Portugal is a winning holiday destination: its combination of sandy beaches, dramatic scenery, fine weather and championship golf courses which makes it ideal holiday destination for anyone from families to groups and even solo travelers.
Lisbon is a city of a kind, one that lures you to get lost in discovering its numerous distinctive sights and images which have survived the passage of time. The World Heritage Belem Tower should at least top up your list. It is the most photographed landmark in Lisbon; its significance is like that of Big Ben in London or that of Eiffel Tower in Paris.
It is a city of different yet magnificent architectural designs each representing different eras and times; the 16th century elaborate and distinctive designs and the 18th century uniform yet elegant structures. The history of the city is well preserved in the museums where unique artifacts are displayed in the Gulbenkian Museum and the one of a kind Tile Museum.
If you want to see the city from a different angle, the ancient St. Georges Castle gives you an opportunity to stretch your eyesight as far as you can see. Here you can check out the traditional village of the Alfama from a vantage point.
Algarve is Portugal’s southernmost province and the most popular touristic destination. Its plate is full with Europe’s most beautiful beaches, magnificent cliff sceneries, fantastic grottoes and warm all year round weather making it a destination for anyone and everyone.
Though it may have lesser cultural attractions than most parts of Portugal, Algarve prides itself in its array of spectacular sandy beaches. Most visitors are so struck with the magical sceneries of the beaches that they never leave their resorts to explore other parts of Algarve. The beaches are not only alluring but also cleanest in Europe some even awarded Blue Flags; they include Praia da Marinha, Dona Ana, Ilha de Tavira, Meia Praia and the list goes on. Some of the best championship golf courses are also found here. It is also home to some of the best holiday villas in Portugal with pools and without, so you can leave the sand behind and relax in your own privacy whenever you want.
Take some time to explore the ancient towns such as Sagres, Faros and Lagos and be amazed by the ancient architecture of different eras.
Madeira is a sub tropical island of Portugal and one of the most popular touristic destinations. It offers extraordinary beautiful natural sceneries, excellent all year weather and some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. It is a hub for exotic plants that were left here by ships that navigated this area during their voyages which has earned the island names like “Gods Botanical Garden” and “The Floating Flower Pot”.
The mountain scenery here is awe inspiring; the Pico De Arieiro is a place you can stop over and meet the clouds as you admire the beautiful volcanic rocks. The Lavado trails are magical and lined up with gardens and vineyards; you can ride a toboggan through the channels.
Traditional villages in Madeira are also stunning with thatched roofs but a trip to the World Heritage forest of Lauri Silva should not be missed.