The land of Portugal is one comprising dramatic landscapes, where mountain ranges begin from vast rolling plains and dune covered beaches end at calm blue seas. Activities are as varied as the landscape where the thrill of hiking amidst the granite peaks of the Peneda-Geres National Park is as enticing as watching dolphins in the Sado Estuary. History reigns supreme at the many UNESCO listed sites in Tomar, Belem, Batala and Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon.
With over 800km of coastline punctuated by golden sands, Portugal is a haven for sunseekers. Portugal’s beaches are renowned for their stunning beauty and a great vibe, and some of the best beaches in the world are found here. Marinha Beach in the popular Algarve region is one such beach, listed as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Another magnet for beach bums is the Ilha de Tavira, with its vast stretches of golden sands.
Beyond the golden sands, lie beautiful rugged mountains and quaint villages waiting to be explored. The Serra da Estrela National Park does not make it to many itineraries but it is definitely a treat for nature lovers. You’ll find everything here from thick forests, hidden lakes, rushing rivers and of course, lofty peaks.
For a trip into an enchanted land, head to Sintra, just an hour away from Portugal’s capital city. Nestled between a forested mountain range, this fairytale village has all the trappings that make up a great fantasy tale. Impressive palaces, stone-walled taverns, unique looking mansions, and centuries-old monasteries characterize this UNESCO listed site.
The Portuguese like to mingle and party and festivals rank high on the Portuguese calendar. Whether it’s Lisbon’s Carnaval or the Iberian Mask Festival, Carvavelos beach festival or Porto‘s Festa de São João, there’s always something to celebrate here. Festivals also offer great opportunities to indulge in some delicious Portuguese cuisine while sipping on a velvety port from the Douro Valley.

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