Welcome to Portugal
portugal 10 day itinerary – how to spend an amazing 10 days in portugal
9 things to do in belem – the perfect day trip from lisbon
things to do in Lagos Portugal – the best beach town on the algarve
the best views in lisbon – a guide to the miradouros
8 amazing lagos portugal beaches to visit
Portugal road trip alentejo – beautiful towns & dramatic hilltop villages
marvao portugal – a charming medieval village you must not miss
3 day lisbon itinerary – how to see the best of lisbon in 3 days
castelo de vide – one of portugals best hidden gems
10 best things to do in evora – a delightful portugese City
chapel of bones evora – one of the most macabre places to visit in Europe
things to do in albufeira – the party capital of the algarve
Occupying most of the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal has a very different feel to its neighbour Spain. Whereas much of Spain belongs to the Mediterranean, Portugal is more influenced by the Atlantic.Its south-westernmost point, Cape St Vincent, was believed by the Romans to be the end of the Earth, and parts of the coast, especially the surrounding Costa Vicentina, have a remote, undiscovered feel.
Further to the north, the coast has some of the best surfing beaches in Europe, such as at Nazare, and to the west, the Algarve is blessed with dramatic beaches and rock formations like fairy chimneys, sea arches and stacks abundant.
The country’s two biggest cities, Lisbon and Porto, are worth the journey alone, both built on steep hills overlooking great rivers, they both have their own unique quirky charm.
The rest of the country is less explored but has plenty to lure you. We have fallen in love with some of the beautiful old whitewashed towns like Obidos and Monsaraz, and seen spectacular castles from the exotic fantasy of the Palacio da Pena at Sintra to the border sentinel of Marvao, looking out from its mountain eyrie over the flat plain of Spain below.