Unwind in Style at Costa Verde

Unwind in Style at Costa Verde

The Costa Verde is the tourist area covering the districts of the Minho and most of the Douro Litoral; it stretches north from the city of Porto to the Spanish border, a small distance north of Viana do Castelo. Here, you’ll find some stunning coastline, including the wide, sandy beach […]

What to See and Do in Vilamoura

What to See and Do in Vilamoura

Situated on two thousand hectares of magnificent land in the scenic Algarve region of Portugal, Vilamoura is home to the largest single tourist complex in Europe. This relaxed resort community has a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities for the whole family, and serves as an excellent holiday destination. […]

Enjoying the Natural Beauty of Portugal

Enjoying the Natural Beauty of Portugal

Just 550kms long and 220kms wide, Portugal occupies a rectangular chunk of the Iberian Peninsula, west of Spain. Its southern Algarve coastline is one of the most dramatic and picturesque in Europe, while the rest of the coast is Atlantic facing and is similarly pretty. The country enjoys an incredible […]

A Short History of Portugal

A Short History of Portugal

Portugal came into being as an independent country in 1143 during the reign of King Alfonso Henriques. However, its history prior to that was rather checkered. The earliest inhabitants were the Celts, who settled on the Iberian Peninsula around 700 BC. However, they later came under attack from the Romans […]

Exploring Portugal by Car

Exploring Portugal by Car

The stunning Algarve coast, with plenty of private beaches, is reason alone to hire a car to discover and explore a timeless hinterland seemingly unchanged in a century. There is also the lovely Duora valley as well as many wonderful national parks offering a wide variety of landscapes. Sintra should […]

An Overview of Portugal

An Overview of Portugal

Lisbon’s Baixa and Alfama districts are the city’s oldest, an intriguing mix of cobbled streets and classical architecture below the Castelo de São Jorge, which presides over this large city. Downtown, closer to the river Tejo, you will find open and airy piazzas and the lively Bairro Alto district with […]

Top Attractions in Lisbon

Top Attractions in Lisbon

The coastal city of Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is the perfect place to use as a base while exploring the area. Lisbon boasts an interesting blend of rich culture, historical attractions and stunning sights that make this a fascinating place to explore. Here are some of the […]

Day Trips from Lisbon

Day Trips from Lisbon

The city of Lisbon can be found nestled on the picturesque Atlantic coast and is a great place to spend time. Renting a car here offers travelers pure freedom to explore at their own pace. Read on to discover some of the impressive day trip destinations that can be found […]