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Resorts in Portugal

Algarve | Lisbon | Madeira

Portugal has long been a favourite with sun worshippers thanks to its beautiful beaches, which lie along a coastline filled with sublime scenery and imposing cliffs. Plus, Portugal's warm and sunny climate, and mild winters, make it good choice for sun seekers all year round. Although, if you head to the northwest, you will find the weather to be milder and damper, so it would be wise to bring an umbrella.

However, don't despair, summer temperatures in the Algarve can top 30°C, and climb even higher in the Alentejo and Alto Douro, with temperatures recorded as high as 47°C in the Alentejo. 

More than just a pretty backdrop, Portugal's dazzling scenery sets the stage for some great outdoor adventure too, with horse riding and big-game fishing being two activities that fully embrace the idyllic coastal settings Portugal has to offer. Furthermore, why not try your hand at one of the many water-sports on offer, or spend an afternoon up in the hillside mountain biking.

 

Portugal is a favourite with golfers, thanks to the Algarve's world famous golf courses. The hikers amongst us would also appreciate a break in the Algarve, as it offers some beautiful destinations to explore. Monchique is one great example, which lies in the hillside and offer spectacular views and gentler climates.

 

Those looking for a taste of Portuguese culture won't go wrong if you head to one of the many annual festivals the country has to offer, from the melancholic music of fado, to wine tasting along the Douro, there is pretty much a festival to suit everyone.

 

Want to explore Portuguese history, then head to the last remains of Atlantis in the Azores or Berlenga Island, the historical first line of defence from invaders past. Furthermore, Portugal is filled with old-fashioned charm, medieval castles and picture-perfect villages.

 

World Heritage sites are scattered through-out the country's amazing countryside, all of which offer us a peek into this once great seafaring nation.

Portuguese cuisine isn't as well known as it's neighbours of Spain and France but it is definitely worth trying out some of the local dishes on your holiday in Portugal! Locally sourced ingredients and simple preparation are the key to let the fresh flavours ooze out.

 

In the seaside resorts check out the wonderful array of delicous seafood - be sure to try grilled sardines straight from the boat!

Reviews

Review from Helen Reviewed 06 December 2013
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I stayed in the resort of Albufeira at the Arieas Village Apartments. I would definitley recommend this property. This accomodation is 4* and in a great location, only a few minutes walk to the strip where you will find the bars and restaurants which will appeal to the younger ones. Matts bar is a must for the bucking bronco! The beach is easy enough to get to too. Albufeira has a beautiful marina which is a must see, especially at night! Around the marina are lovely seafood restaurants with all the fresh fish served up. You cant go to the Algarve and not try the piri piri chicken, totally different to having it at home, delicious! Really enjoyed relaxing around the marina after my meal watching the world go by. If you like shopping Albufeira is great for this. Little market stalls where you can buy hand made jewellery, leather goods, pretty much anything you want. I would definitely recommend the Algarve to anybody. It has something for everyone of all ages and has a really good climate :-)

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Algarve
Algarve

Famous for its fantastic fresh fish restaurants, hot spicy piri-piri chicken, lively bars and unspoilt beaches it’s not hard to see why the Algarve remains a firm favourite year after year. read more

Lisbon
Lisbon

Portugal's capital city, Lisbon has a lot to offer, from its lively atmosphere to it's intriguing side streets that are filled with colourful boutiques, cafés and stylish nightclubs. read more

Madeira
Madeira

The Portuguese island of Madeira is perfect for those looking for secluded spots to discover. read more

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