Romantic Getaways in Lisbon for Couples

A compact city with plentiful golden sunshine and a reputation for cheap prices, Lisbon is more than just one of Europe’s most travel-friendly capitals. The city is also small enough for the determined traveler to tackle inside of 48 hours, although doing so might run afoul of the population’s relaxed ways and the sleepy atmosphere of what was once the center of the world’s greatest maritime empire. However, these are the qualities that give Lisbon its character, which is both energetic and deeply traditional at the same time, and make it a stellar destination for a weekend getaway. Continue reading “Romantic Getaways in Lisbon for Couples” »

Portugal holidays

Portugal is located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe. It is roughly 350 miles long and 117 miles wide. It has a temperate year-round temperature that is influenced by the Gulf Stream. It’s Atlantic position provides a much cooler climate in the north with a good amount of rainfall in the winter.

Portugal offers many attractions such as sub-tropical volcanic islands, lush green meadows and not to mention 528 miles of beautiful beaches. Rich in tradition and history, it is one of the oldest nations in Europe. Continue reading “Portugal holidays” »

Travel to Portugal

Portugal is an exotic locale filled with unique treasures, and rich culture and history. It’s truly a land worth visiting and experiencing first-hand. Perched on the western edge of the Iberian Peninsula, Portugal stands out among its neighbors as one of the oldest and yet most traditional and conservative European civilizations. Visitors can view 22,000 year-old Paleolithic art on the rock faces of Vale do Côa, and human occupation of this region dates 500,000 years back in time! The Celts settled here around 750 B.C. and were followed by Romans, Visigoths, and Greeks among others. The Moors enjoyed their infamous occupation from the 8th to the 13th Century and left their culture and ornate, whitewashed architecture as an eclectic signature on the Iberian Peninsula. Continue reading “Travel to Portugal” »

Pestana Alvor Atlantic Apart Hotel, Algarve

This hotel is situated next to Dom João II Hotel, near the picturesque village of Alvor and right on the beach front. Faro International Airport is only 1 hour drive from the hotel. All the 83 apartments, the 32 villas and the 2 restaurant areas have been completely renovated in 2000/2001. The public areas involve the reception lobby, the lounge, restaurants, sun terraces and gardens. A wide choice of activities (Algarve folk dances, Portuguese and fado live concerts, barbecue evenings, sport tournaments, horse riding, jeep safari, nautical center and others) will make your holidays simply unforgettable. The hotel enjoys an enviable position overlooking the splendid Alvor Beach which stretches several kilometers to the west towards the lively market town of Lagos.
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Penina Hotel & Golf Resort

Home to the 18-hole Sir Henry Cotton Championship Golf Course, this modern resort hotel is four kilometres from the beach. Air-conditioned guestrooms are decorated in Mediterranean colours and all include minibars, safes and satellite television. Guests can enjoy golf or tennis, workout at the gym, take a relaxing sauna or have a treatment at the hair and beauty salon.
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Le Meridien Dona Filipa, Algarve

Modern resort located just 100 metres from the beach, eight km from the famous San Lorenzo Golf Course, owned by the hotel. Air-conditioned guestrooms open onto balconies and are decorated in Mediterranean terracotta tones with dark wood furniture. Non-golfers can relax by the pool, play tennis or visit the beauty salon; children have their own pool and play village.
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Hotel Tivoli Lagos, Algarve

Constructed like a hillside village adjacent to the town of Lagos, the nine-building hotel includes gardens, archways, and terra-cotta tile paths and stairways. The design creates a small-hotel ambience in each building, heightened by many tucked-away, air-conditioned sitting areas with banquettes of either white leather or orange fabric. Two areas contain fireplaces for winter comfort.

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Hotel Quinta do Lago, Algarve

The hotel is set on a picturesque slope–with sculptures, flowering gardens, lily ponds, and pine and palm trees–that drops down to the lagoon. It attracts nature lovers, bird watchers, golfers, and families seeking tranquil, active holidays.

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Hotel Garbe, Algarve

One of the Algarve’s first hotels, this property was built in 1962 on a choice clifftop site featuring panoramic ocean views. A renovation completed in 2003 maintained the casual, sun-drenched ambience that attracts adult guests year after year.

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Hotel Eva, Algarve

Modern, centrally-located hotel looking out onto Faro marina and the Mediterranean Sea, beside the Ria Formosa nature reserve. Air-conditioned guestrooms have balconies and are furnished in a simple, modern style; all include cable TV and minibars. Guests can take a dip in the swimming pool with swim-up bar, before dining in the restaurant overlooking the Ria Formosa.
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