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Why everyone loves Portugal

Monday 08 January 2018

Why everyone loves Portugal

Whether you are looking for an adventure or a chilled out holiday you are sure to find what you are searching for in Portugal, as this great country really does offer something for everyone.

With this in mind, we want to look at why everyone loves Portugal and we are sure that you’ll want to book a trip there if you haven’t already experienced it for yourself.

Based in southern Europe, Portugal boasts a mild climate and plenty of sunshine all year round, with a fantastic average of 3000 hours of sunshine recorded each year. Although it may not always be sunbathing weather, these clear days mean that you can explore the outdoors no matter which season you visit in.

With 850km of beaches to choose from you are guaranteed to enjoy walks along Portugal’s beautiful coastlines, or you could choose to head for the mountains instead if you prefer some more intense hiking. In addition to mainland Portugal there is also the opportunity to head to the islands of Madeira or Azores where you will discover a lush oasis of calm in the middle of the Atlantic.

The fresh seafood you can enjoy in Portugal is a great reason to head there on holiday, and if fish isn’t your thing you could opt for selections of meats, sausages and vegetables, all paired with delicious wines. To complete your meal you must try a pastel de nata which is a custard tart that is enjoyed with coffee.

Portugal is a great destination for families who can take part in activities such as visiting castles, zoos and museums, have fun at theme and water parks, enjoy donkey or bike rides through the parks, and even try out surfing lessons.

However, it is also perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway as there are palaces and castles to discover, delicious food to be eaten by candlelight, horse drawn carriage rides to be had, and the opportunity to watch the sunset on one of Portugal’s many beaches.

With so many reasons to love Portugal, take a look at our selection of brochures for this diverse country and book your own amazing trip there.