Albufeira Beach, Algarve ©Jose Manuel / Turismo de Portugal
From the medieval quarters of Lisbon to the miles of amazing beaches and
world-class golf courses on the Algarve, the sun always shines on Europe’s
WITH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
TO THE WEST AND SOUTH
AND SPAIN TO THE NORTH
AND EAST, PORTUGAL IS
MAINLAND EUROPE’S MOST
WESTERN COUNTRY AND
INCLUDES THE AZORES AND
Once a great imperial power, Portugal is now better known for
sunshine, golf and fortified wine. The Costa de Prata, the Estoril
coast and Costa Azul all compete for the attention of tourists,
but best known are the beaches and year-round sunshine of the
Algarve in the far south.
Nature has blessed Portugal’s 850km of coastline with a bit of
everything, from enchanting beaches to varied, breath-taking
countryside and the Atlantic coast is prized by surfers and
windsurfers across Europe.
The coastal towns are also rich in Portuguese heritage, discover
the colourful seafaring and fishing traditions and end your day by
sampling some of the finest fresh fish in the world.
You will find everything you need for the perfect
holiday on the ALGARVE from the casinos in
Lagos, Vilamoura and Monte Gordo to theme
parks like Atlantic Park, Loulé or Zoomarine,
near Albufeira where you can see dolphins,
seals, sharks and crocodiles.
As for beaches, one of the most beautiful, wild
and untamed with lots of waves is Arrifana on
the Costa Vicentina, whilst the lively ones
amongst you will like Praia da Rocha in Portimão,
Galé in Albufeira or Praia da Oura and Vilamoura
where you will find plenty of facilities and nightlife. Two
of the finest resorts are Vale de Lobo and Quinta do Lago.
MADEIRA has a varied oceanic sub-tropical climate,
influenced by its geographical position and mountainous
landscape. The Laurisilva Forest, in the Madeira Natural Park,
is the largest evergreen forest in the world - a fact that has
earned it classification as a world heritage site. Madeira offers a
sophisticated holiday with top quality accommodation, amazing