A Travel Guide to Portugal
Portugal sits next to Spain in southwestern Europe on the Iberian peninsular and is known for its popular destinations of the Algarve and Lisbon. Portugal is home to miles of blue-flag beaches and perfect weather. The country is also popular with golfers with several top courses to choose from.
Portugalís premier destinations is the Algarve, it is the southernmost region in Portugal. The influx of tourists into the area has seen the development of the coastal towns here many are specially built tourist resorts with high quality restaurants and hotels.
The Algarve is a large region and as such there are a wide range of attractions to choose from here. The Zoomarine is an amusement park with rides and shows to enjoy. See dolphin shows, sharks and sea lions after riding rafts down waterslides and roller coasters.
There are several towns to explore on the Algarve. Faro is the largest town here and with the airport being here, most visitors will find it convenient to stay in or around the town. Faro has existed since the Romans and there are plenty of historical sites to explore here. The town also offers a pretty Marina, which is well worth exploring.
Lisbon is the capital and largest city in Portugal and because of this; Lisbon attracts millions of visitors each year. Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe and predates other capitals such as London and Paris by hundreds of years, this makes the city a must see for those who love to take in the rich history and culture of a country.
Lisbon is a city that offers a variety of things to enjoy that few other cities can offer. As well as the history and culture, the city also offers modern restaurants and shopping and vibrant nightlife. The city is also close to the other prime tourist attraction in Portugal, its beaches.
There is a wide variety of self catering holiday accommodation in Portugal ranging from villas and apartments on the Algarve to city centre apartments in Lisbon and fine country houses in the beautiful interior.