Spotlight on Portugal

10 November 2020

With 850 km of coastline, boasting some of Europe’s finest beaches; and miles of open plains, through regions such as Alentejo; Portugal’s natural appeal is evident. Add to the mix cultured cities, remote islands, a unique culinary offering and some of the world’s premier hotel brands, and you’ll see why Portugal is turning heads for 2021.


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"Once a small fishing village the resort has blossomed into one of the most popular on the Algarve. The town is split into the Old Town and the Marina area. The Old town is surrounded by the 16th-century walls which have beautiful cobbled streets, plazas and some unique churches and historical sights to visit. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from and the Praca del Gil Eanes has children’s entertainment and music most evenings which was perfect for us each evening before or after dinner. There are also several streets off the Praca for exploring and souvenir shopping."

Ursula, Travel Counsellor, after her trip to Lagos

When to visit 


"As our trip was early October, the resort was quiet and we were lucky enough to share it predominately with the locals. Five of us were enjoying a two-course meal with wine for around £12-£15 each. The weather was also fab, not too hot but warm enough to sunbathe comfortably. I'd absolutely go back to this lovely little gem either with friends, family or with my husband as a couples getaway."

Karen, Travel Counsellor, after her trip to Olhao


Things to do in Portugal



Try something a little different…


"No visit to Funchal would be complete without a ride on the cable car from Funchal to Monte (or a journey between heaven and earth - as it is advertised). The cable car is 3300 metres long and takes you over Funchal to the village of Monte. The views are spectacular, you can see all of Funchal and the harbour where cruise ships dock. P&O Azura was in overnight while we were there."

Allan, Travel Counsellor after his stay in Madeira 



For more ideas about what to do in Portugal, how to get there, when to go and where to stay, get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor.


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