Travelling in Portugal

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Jun 19, 2012 / 0 comments

Like its next-door neighbour Spain, Portugal is renowned for its sunny climate, sandy beaches and friendliness towards tourists from all parts of the world. Aside from taking in the seemingly permanently warm weather, what else is there to do in Portugal? One of the best ways to enjoy all that the Iberian country has to offer is to find a golf course in Portugal with Your Golf Travel and play a round or two there. Blessed with many great courses, particularly in the Algarve area, you’re sure to have fun with an iron in your hand.


Another, altogether more adrenaline-fuelled way to have fun in Portugal is to go surfing. All along the country’s coastline, there are many places where you can catch a wave while taking in the beautiful scenery. Lessons are available, and if you’ve not got the relevant gear, you can always buy some while you’re there.


Portugal is a country which has a rich and interesting history, and is packed with many attractions which are worth visiting. One such place is Belem, an area of Lisbon which is dominated by the white-coloured Monastery of the Hieronymites. Aside from that, there’s also a range of other important monuments dating back to the times of Vasco da Gama when Portugal was known for its seafaring, not to mention a range of bars and restaurants where you can watch the world go by.


A great way to explore Portugal is by foot, and where better for walking than the Azores? Despite being a two-hour flight away from Lisbon, this group of islands are within Portuguese borders and are incredibly beautiful. They provide all who trek across the valleys and through the sleepy villages with great views and places where you can rest your feet.


Photo of Pico Mountain, the Azores, courtesy of flickr creative commons:

Photo of Pico Mountain, the Azores, courtesy of flickr creative commons:



Porto, the country’s second city, is a perfect place to visit, particularly its historic centre. Its narrow streets are adorned with local shops, while its cathedral will simply take your breath away. While you’re there, you might want to sample a francescinha, a local delicacy made with meat, cheese and sautéed vegetables in a sauce made with local beer.





Photo of Pico Mountain, the Azores, courtesy of flickr creative commons: