For those whose idea of a perfect getaway involves ample space, tranquility, and the feeling of a home away from home, there’s nothing quite like renting out a luxurious villa. Self-contained and able to host entire families, couples or groups of friends, such properties provide a holiday in of themselves. Of course, Portugal has many […]
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Is Portugal the best holiday destination in Europe?
There are many things you could say about Portugal as a holiday destination, the grand sum of which might well lead you to conclude that it’s one of the best – if not the best – holiday destinations in Europe. Some of those things are obvious. Some are not. There’s of course the weather: a […]
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What to do in Sintra? Don’t Miss these Quirky Essentials.
If you’re visiting the beautiful Portuguese town of Sintra, not far from Lisbon, you probably have a pretty clear idea of what you want to see. This picturesque hillside paradise is dotted with castles and historic buildings. However, there are some rather more quirky sights and activities you should try to check out while you […]
When heading to the Algarve for your Portugal Holiday, the natural association is with sun, sea and beaches, but as we’re always looking for alternative places to visit, we decided to find out what else the Algarve had to offer. We start visiting an old town which used to be the capital of the Algarve […]
Santa Maria is a small island only 17km long and 9km wide, the highest point of the island is Pico Alto. Santa Maria was discovered in the early 15th century, with settlers coming over to populate the island from Portugal after 1439. The island was attacked by pirates many times and the inhabitants used to […]
Sao Jorge Island is about 7km wide and 54km long. The island features a volcanic ridge that stretches across the island from the northwest to the southeast. Sao Jorge is a part of the ‘triangle islands’ along with Pico and Faial and is also part of the Central Group. Pico da Esperanca (Hope Peak) is […]
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Vila Real de Santo Antonio: Portugal’s Beautiful Border Town
Vila Real de Santo Antonio is the furthest eastern point of Portugal’s Algarve, and the border town with Spain. Many people just use it as a “jump off” point for a trip to Spain, but the town is actually well worth a visit in itself. Vila Real de Santo Antonio has a very different feel […]
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Visit Pico island in The Azores?! I would!
Pico is Azores’ second largest island, it is 15km wide and 42km long. The volcano on Pico dominates its western half and is the highest point of Portugal at 2351m high. This mountain is a nature reserve. The island is located in the southernmost end of the Central Group of the Azores Archipelago and is […]
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Cascais, a charming village you cannot miss
The metropolitan area of Lisbon is full of wonderful cities and villages for tourists to visit, and one of them is Cascais, a charming village in the outskirts of Lisbon, famous for its charm and beautiful beaches. Cascais is widely visited by foreigners for its warm weather and sights. When you get to Cascais, your […]
This island is known as the ultimate destination for natural beauty consisting of flowers of exotic colours and lush green vegetation that is surrounded by the deep blue sea. It’s home to the world’s largest Laurisilva forest, which is no surprise as Madeira means island of wood. The islands boast the perfect springtime temperature all […]
The Madeira archipelago lies south of Portugal in the North Atlantic ocean, west from the Morocco coastline. This group of islands includes Madeira, Porto Santo, Desertas and the Savage islands. Madeira Porto Santo Desertas – is a small group of uninhabited rocky islands, 16 miles off the south east coast of Madeira. The islands are […]
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Sao Miguel in the Azores
São Miguel is the biggest island of the Azores Archipelago in the eastern group of islands. About half of the Azorean population live here. Pico da Vara is the highest point of the island at an altitude of 1,105 metres, the island is 62.1 km long with a width of 15.8 km. Portuguese navigators discovered […]
Arguably one of the best cities in the world. The capital of Portugal, Lisbon has something in store for people of all tastes and preferences. The culturally rich and historically abundant neighbourhood’s and streets of Lisbon should ideally be explored on their own without the aide of a map or a guide, to be an […]
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No Solo Agua: Marbella in the Algarve?
If you’ve ever been to the glitzy Spanish resort of Marbella, you may well have visited one of the beach clubs. If so, you’ve perhaps baulked at the prices, amazed that you sometimes have to pay to lie down before you’ve even started to shell out for expensive drinks! If you want to experience an […]
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Highlights of Braga
The north of Portugal has many wonderful places to visit, and one of the most famous ones is the city of Braga. The European youth capital of 2012 has a lot to offer, from cultural sights to a vibrant nightlife. Braga should definitely be among the cities you visit in Portugal. The old town of […]
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Vela 2 Tavira, the Most Fish You Will Eat in One Sitting!
The Algarve is known for its sparkling fresh fish, and for good reason. Simply grilled with olive oil and salt, it’s one of the key culinary attractions of the area. If you’re a fish lover and staying in the Tavira area, you’d be well advised to avoid ordering a single portion of bream or sea […]
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Roman galleries of Prata Street, Lisbon
If you are passionate about history especially about the Roman Empire, you must get in the queue, and visit the Roman Galleries of Rua da Prata (Galerias Romanas). The galleries were discovered in 1771 during the reconstruction of Lisbon when it was almost totally destroyed by the earthquake of 1755. The galleries are hidden beneath […]
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Getting from The Algarve to Seville
It comes as a surprise to many that Seville (in Spain) is actually the closest big city to Portugal’s Algarve. It’s nearer than Lisbon, and from the East Algarve can be reached in under two hours. So, what’s the best way to get from The Algarve to Seville? Algarve to Seville by Public Transport Despite […]