Last minute deals to Portugal for beauty, culture and beaches
The beauty of Portugal
If you’re thinking about a holiday that encompasses sun, sea and beautiful scenery, then check out the magnificent country of Portugal. You can enjoy a city break in spectacular Lisbon, with its dramatic architecture, café culture and beautiful vistas, or you can head to the beach. This stunning country, which borders Spain and has some of the most spectacular coastline in Europe, is often overlooked, but once people go there they find themselves hooked. Lisbon has a relaxed charm all of its own and is one of the most elegant capital cities in southern Europe. Yes it has history, yes it is the economic engine room of the nation, but it is also tranquil, relaxed and a favourite city for many.
Of course, if you’re looking for beaches then the Algarve has some of the finest in Europe, too. Portugal benefits from some spectacular Atlantic waves, which means it regularly hosts surf championships and is therefore a must for watersports enthusiasts. Its southerly location means it gets year-round sunshine, too, so you simply won’t beat the weather without heading long-haul.
See the food to believe it
Portugal has some of the finest food in the region, too, and while some of it is reminiscent of the Spanish dishes you know so well, there’s a distinct local twist that gives Portugese food its own flavour. If you are used to cod coming in batter with chips then get ready for a taste sensation, as the Portugese have a way with fish that will simply blow your mind. Seafood is taken seriously, so you are sure to have a culinary delight when you visit this Latin country.
A history lesson
Portugal is no longer a political heavyweight, but in times gone by it was a global force to be reckoned with. Its empire spread around the world and there are still a number of Portugese speaking nations to this day, including Brazil and Angola. Inevitably, Portugal has a rich historical story to tell through its buildings and its museums. So if you are a serious history buff then you’ll find everything you need in Portugal to keep you satisfied and to give you a thirst for more knowledge.
So if you’re looking for sun, sea and something a little different, then sign up and check out our last minute deals to Portugal and our exclusive handpicked hotels and villas for the very best stay in the city, the countryside or by the spectacular Atlantic Ocean.