Portugal is one of those places that is often forgotten about when it comes to choosing a luxury vacation, yet it offers so much in diversity that you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you have visited.
Portugal is steeped in history, with seven main regions to explore.
Portugal has the oldest borders in Europe, and you’ll find the unique cultural heritage blends the modern with the traditional perfectly.
For those that love fine wines and superb cuisine, this is a tourists paradise. Portugal has long been one of the world’s most popular wine growing regions, producing some of the most popular wines around.
Portugal’s climate is as unique as the landscape itself, where the summers are hot and dry, especially inland, while winter can bring some snow, particularly nearer to Spain, even to the point it is often possible to ski.
But for those in the know, one of the best times to visit Portugal is at the beginning of November, when the days are warm and filled with sunshine, making it the perfect time to explore the very best of Portugal’s history and wineries.
One of Portugal’s attractions for visitors is the beautiful never ending coastline, offering stunning beachside locations, white sand and rocky cliffs, which contrast amazingly against the aqua blue turquoise waters.
Probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal would have to be the Praia Formosa, Santa Maria Island, Azores.
Discovered in 1427 it is famous for it’s crystal clear waters and very suitable conditions for many water sports.
You’ll also get to experience the ruins of a centuries old fortress, built to defend against pirates. The fort of São João Baptista, or simply known as the ‘sand castle’, it is easy to access, but you may find it very hard to leave this beautiful place.
Portugal spoils it’s visitors with endless natural landscapes and viewpoints, and some of the best vantage points to take it all in are as unique as the views themselves.
On the top of the Santa Luzia hill, inspired by Sacré-Coeur in Paris , you’ll discover the Shrine of Santa Luzia, taking in a magnificent view oft the sunset over the River Lima, beautiful beaches and the city of Viana do Castelo.
Climb up the dome and enjoy the view, and then finish the day with one of the perfect wines at the Pousada.
Portugal is ideal for anyone, especially the free-spirited that just want to have a relaxing, yet exciting vacation that they’ll remember for years to come.
Stay a while
There are many great hotels in Portugal where you can treat yourself to a luxury vacation.
The Six Senses Douro Valley offers 5 star celebrity-style treatment, complete with picturesque river views, while the Vila Joy offers it’s guests 5-star accommodation with amazing ocean views, and a Two Michelin Star restaurant.
So if you have ever thought of visiting Portugal, why put it off any longer? It is truly a stunning place like no other, and a great place to visit if you are looking for a luxurious and memorable vacation.
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