| Portugal is a country
of astonishing beauty and diversity, not to mention clear blue skies
and very friendly, courteous people. Pick any destination and the
view from your window might be a rugged stretch of windswept coastline
including Cabo do São Vicente, Castelejo,
Cabo Espichel, a pristine beach where fishermen
mend their nets beside brightly painted sardine boats in Albufeira,
Bordeira, Praia do Camilo or a
cobbled street overlooked by dazzling whitewashed houses with wooden
balconies and red-tiled roofs. |
Portugal is a land of infinite options where you can mingle with
the crowds in one of the more sophisticated beach resorts or wander
through the medieval quarters of historic cities like Lisbon,
Porto, Braga or Coimbra.
To explore the more remote beauty spots stay overnight in a romantic
pousada in a converted farm, monastery or manor house enjoying a
wonderful setting – an amazing bargain.
If it’s an activity holiday you’re looking for, Portugal
is one of Europe’s premier golfing destinations
while the tennis schools are second-to-none. You
could try your hand at big game fishing or horseriding,
learn how to windsurf or water ski.
Other unmissable experiences include Fado (Portugal’s
answer to soul music), country fairs where centuries-old folk traditions
are lovingly reenacted, Port wine tastings and mouthwatering fish
Portugal is a country ripe for discovery.