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Travel to Portugal

Portugal is an exotic locale filled with unique treasures, and rich culture and history. It’s truly a land worth visiting and experiencing first-hand. Perched on the western edge of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal stands out among its neighbors as one of the oldest and yet most traditional and conservative European civilizations. Visitors can view 22,000 year-old Paleolithic art on the rock faces of Vale do Côa, and human occupation of this region dates 500,000 years back in time! The Celts settled here around 750 B.C. and were followed by Romans, Visigoths, and Greeks among others. The Moors enjoyed their infamous occupation from the 8th to the 13th Century and left their culture and ornate, whitewashed architecture as an eclectic signature on the Iberian Peninsula.

Holiday in Central Portugal

In the Centro de Portugal, Coimbra is to be found contemplating itself, a vain city looking at its own reflection in the water of the River Mondego. A city of courtyards, steps and medieval arches, the bohemian Coimbra, inhabited by students, is sung about and feted by many poets. Step forth boldly onto the stone steps, shaped by centuries of use, and plunge deep into the history of the city, where the old cathedral (Sé Velha) stands impressively before all those making their way up to the centuries-old University on the top of the hill. Its most iconic feature, the Library, with its baroque architecture dating from the reign of Dom João V, reminds us of a chapel with its frescoes and carved and gilded woodwork.

Portugal beach resorts

Portugal has 850 kilometres of Atlantic beaches, with sunshine all year round. From the north to the south of the country, not forgetting the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, there are many beaches displaying the blue flag, guaranteeing their generally excellent state. All of these beaches have their own particular charms and represent a diversified supply with characteristics to suit every taste.

Madeira Island vacations

This floating garden of verdant vegetation is the home of orchids, anthuriums and birds of paradise, as well as many other flowers with unforgettable aromas and unexpected colours. White clouds drift across skies of blue while, below, boats plough their way through the deep blue sea, contrasting sharply with the green of the island’s forests and mountains.

Golf in Portugal

Take advantage of the country’s mild climate and set off to discover what many consider to be the golfers’ paradise. Portugal has more than 70 golf courses from north to south, where you can play by the sea shore amidst grass-covered sand dunes, make your way through elegant parkland areas flanked by trees and delight in some magnificent views.

Algarve beach holidays

Put your feet in the sand and feel your body temperature rising. Then close your eyes and let the breeze push you gently towards a cool, refreshing dip in the sea. The Algarve gives you precisely that kind of sensation, a feeling of pure pleasure. Famous for its golden sands and clear, transparent water, it is the perfect destination for all those who enjoy beaches and lots of sun. With its Mediterranean-like climate, which continues well beyond the summer months, the Algarve offers you an irresistible invitation to visit the region all year round. Take advantage of your stay to discover the many small coves, where you’ll constantly find new beaches nestling amongst the rocks, or perhaps you might prefer to spend some time away from the sand and appreciate all the other delights that the Algarve has to offer you.

Algarve golf courses

The Algarve’s golf courses have a wide range of different settings and difficulties, making it possible for professionals, amateurs and even the mildly curious to find one that is suited to their needs. Albufeira – Set on the cliff-tops amidst beautiful pine-woods, the courses here are relatively flat and afford stunning views over the beaches below. The peaceful surroundings of this natural landscape are inhabited by many different protected species of wildlife.

Five “Must Visit” Places In The Algarve

Why is the Algarve such a popular destination? Yes, it’s because you can get cheap flights from most UK airports and Yes it’s because the weather is good pretty much all year round. Oh, and Yes, it’s because it has a huge number of golf courses. But the next time you go to the Algarve, have a day away from the beach and take in some of the Algarve’s more traditional attractions.

Holidays in Faro

Holidays in Faro

Capital of Portugal’s popular Algarve region, Faro is the southernmost city in the country and though we typically associate The Algarve as being one rife with tourism, flights to Faro will land you in an altogether calmer holiday experience. And though when the sun goes down there is still plenty of fun to be had, you’ll find Faro gives a much truer Portuguese experience than its busier neighbours.

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Earlier this month tourism took centre stage in Paris in the World Tourism Hall inside the Exhibition Park of Porte de Versailles.