Our long coastline is bathed by the Atlantic ocean, which brought Portugal closer to other peoples and cultures. For company, there is bright sunshine that turns the skin golden and warms the soul.
The sun fills the fine white sands of our beaches with light and joy. Whether they are immense stretches of sand as far as the eye can see, or little coves sheltered by rocks, each beach has its own dazzling and surprising beauty. Some are crowded, with lots of entertainment, while other remain deserted and unexplored, holding secrets waiting to be unveiled... there's always something for every taste and state of mind, whether it's to stretch out and relax on the sand, take a walk by the sea, to enjoy a date or to have fun and party the night away.
It was here that, in the 15th century, the Portuguese set off on the epic journey that led them to discover other peoples and cultures? and it is in the Algarve that we cheerfully welcome many of our visitors. Even the climate is mild and sunny all year round! There's no shortage of high quality beaches either. Sandy stretches as far as the eye can see, framed by golden cliffs, virtually deserted islands marking the boundary between Ria Formosa and the sea, and small coves sheltered by the ...
A summer scene is ramping up on Portugal's West Coast, as artists, a-listers and surfers revel in the beach-shack vibe. Some people will want to say Comporta in the same breath as Ibiza, but, really, they're missing the point altogether. Comporta is not Ibiza. It is not St Tropez 30 years ago. It is not Montauk or Tarifa, Oualidia or Trancoso. On the global list of languid beach hotspots, the closest, most relevant where-shall-we-compare-it-to is José Ignacio in Uruguay, for that ...
With its century-old tram system and pink evening hues, Lisbon is a monumental city blessed with a feeling of measured serenity. But underneath the brightly tiled exteriors of its traditional azulejos façade is a city bursting with the energy of youth, the pride of an ancient seafaring legacy and the ideas and initiative of a forward-looking generation.