Where to Stay in Algarve Portugal

Where to Stay in Algarve 2024: Ultimate Hotel Guide

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Trying to decide where to stay in Algarve, Portugal? Most likely, you have a lot of questions running through your head. Where are the best locations in the Algarve? How much does it cost to stay in Algarve? How far in advance should I make my reservation? Will I need a car? We answer all of these questions and more …

Things to Do in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon Bucket List: 40 Amazing Things to Do in Lisbon

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Lisbon is the largest city in Portugal and a popular starting and/or ending point for many visitors to this country. The list of things to do in Lisbon is very long, with historic landmarks to visit, colorful neighborhoods to explore, and quite a few places to indulge on Portuguese delicacies. Below is a big list of things to do in …

2 Day Porto Itinerary

2 Days in Porto: Best Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first trip to Porto, this Porto itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Porto, you have just enough time to see the highlights of this incredible city. Enjoy the views from the Dom Luís I Bridge and Torre dos Clérigos, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, stroll along the Douro …

Best Beaches in Algarve Portugal

Best Beaches in Algarve: 10 Stunning Beaches You Can’t Miss

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Located along the southern coast of Portugal, the Algarve boasts some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. From hidden coves and grottoes to long stretches of shoreline, each of these gems offers a unique experience that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty of this part of Portugal. Join us as we unveil the best beaches in …

One Day in Sintra Itinerary

One Day in Sintra: 3 Sintra Day Trip Itineraries from Lisbon

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Tucked away in the mountains outside of Lisbon sits the lovely town of Sintra. This town is the gateway for exploring several of Portugal’s most famous palaces, castles, and museums. With one day in Sintra, visit Pena Palace, stroll through the gardens at Quinta da Regaleira, walk the walls at the Castle of the Moors, see the beautifully tiled rooms …

Big waves of Nazare

14 Amazing Things to Do in Nazaré, Portugal

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Nazaré is a small fishing town surrounded by a long stretch of sandy beaches. This city has a long, rich history, but in recent years it is growing in popularity because of its enormous waves. During the winter months, the largest surfable waves in the world crash on Nazaré’s shore, making this a surfing mecca. Seeing the giant waves tops …

Things to Do in Porto Portugal

Porto Bucket List: 30 Amazing Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

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Stroll along the Douro River, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, visit the most beautiful bookstore in the world, and watch the sunset from the Dom Luís I Bridge. These all top the list of the best things to do in Porto, but there are also beautiful churches to visit, new foods to try, and neighborhoods to …

Niepoort Wine Cellar Porto

Wine Cellars in Porto: Port Tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia

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One of the best things to do in Porto is to taste port wine. Located across the Douro River from Porto, in an area called Vila Nova de Gaia (or simply Gaia), sit the wine cellars where port wine is stored and aged. In this guide, we list the best wine cellars in Porto to visit, things to do in …

When to Visit the Algarve

Visiting the Algarve in October: Weather & What to Expect

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When is the best time to visit the Algarve? If you want sunny skies, warm temperatures, warm water, and relatively low crowds, October is a fantastic time to visit the Algarve. We spent 9 days in the Algarve in early to mid-October. With warm weather and brilliantly sunny days throughout our visit, the weather was perfect. This time of year, …

Things to Do Sintra Portugal

13 Amazing Things to Do in Sintra, Portugal (2024 Guide)

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Sintra is a land of fairytale palaces, historic estates, and stunning coastlines. Pena Palace and the Initiation Well in Quinta da Regaleira may be Sintra’s most famous attractions, but you can also walk the walls of an ancient Moorish castle, tour the oldest palace in Portugal, and visit the westernmost point of continental Europe. In this guide, we cover the …

Algarve Portugal Beach

Seven Hanging Valleys Trail: Photos, Stats, Map, & HELPFUL Tips

Julie Portugal 9 Comments

Stretching along the coastline of the Algarve is one of the most beautiful walks in Portugal, the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail. On this hike, you will gaze across some of the most picturesque beaches in Europe, peer into Benagil Cave, and be treated to an endless number of jaw-dropping views of the Algarve. This hike can be done one of …

Obidos Portugal

15 Wonderful Things to Do in Óbidos, Portugal

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Stroll the picturesque streets, walk the castle walls, and drink ginja in a chocolate cup …these are all things to do in Óbidos, Portugal. If you have been to Tuscany, Italy, a visit to Óbidos will feel very much like exploring one of Italy’s smaller hill towns, such as Montepulciano or San Gimignano. Óbidos is a compact town, perched on …