Set in lush gardens, the modern hotel is located right on Santa Eulalia Beach, one kilometer from Albufeira city center. Guestrooms have bright, warm contemporary decor with balconies and panoramic views, all include cable TV and minibars. Well-equipped spa offers an extensive range of treatments, including hot stone massage and full body exfoliation.
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A palm tree-lined drive way leads up to the glass doors of this terracotta and white hotel, where guests find a large atrium with a bed of tropical plants at its center and green plants spilling over balconies on each floor, complementing the mosaic floor, tiled and marble surfaces and large bright modern paintings. The sofas here, or beside the water feature on the floor below, provide a tranquil resting or meeting place for both leisure and corporate guests.
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Located on a cliff top by Falesia beach, this white hotel has several wings stretching out into the landscaped gardens of pine trees, black and white mosaic stone pathways, and Moroccan-style wooden bridges over streams. From the reception to the golf course, the hotel has a Moorish influence with patios, fountains, wooden screens and signs in typical Portuguese azulejos (tiles). Guests enter into the main lobby to find a tiled floor, antique carved tables and chairs with tapestry upholstery, seating areas separated by wooden screens, a lobby lounge with an old fireplace, where leisure and corporate guests can cool off, take a break or have an intimate meeting.
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Opened in June 2002, the hotel serves as a holiday destination for both families and couples from the U.S. and Europe. Spacious public areas and a sunbathing courtyard offer ample space for rest, while group activities (most varied in the summer season) entertain day and night.
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In the Centro de Portugal, Coimbra is to be found contemplating itself, a vain city looking at its own reflection in the water of the River Mondego. A city of courtyards, steps and medieval arches, the bohemian Coimbra, inhabited by students, is sung about and feted by many poets. Step forth boldly onto the stone steps, shaped by centuries of use, and plunge deep into the history of the city, where the old cathedral (Sé Velha) stands impressively before all those making their way up to the centuries-old University on the top of the hill. Its most iconic feature, the Library, with its baroque architecture dating from the reign of Dom João V, reminds us of a chapel with its frescoes and carved and gilded woodwork.
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Portugal has 850 kilometres of Atlantic beaches, with sunshine all year round. From the north to the south of the country, not forgetting the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, there are many beaches displaying the blue flag, guaranteeing their generally excellent state. All of these beaches have their own particular charms and represent a diversified supply with characteristics to suit every taste.
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This floating garden of verdant vegetation is the home of orchids, anthuriums and birds of paradise, as well as many other flowers with unforgettable aromas and unexpected colours. White clouds drift across skies of blue while, below, boats plough their way through the deep blue sea, contrasting sharply with the green of the island’s forests and mountains.
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Take advantage of the country’s mild climate and set off to discover what many consider to be the golfers’ paradise. Portugal has more than 70 golf courses from north to south, where you can play by the sea shore amidst grass-covered sand dunes, make your way through elegant parkland areas flanked by trees and delight in some magnificent views.
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Put your feet in the sand and feel your body temperature rising. Then close your eyes and let the breeze push you gently towards a cool, refreshing dip in the sea. The Algarve gives you precisely that kind of sensation, a feeling of pure pleasure. Famous for its golden sands and clear, transparent water, it is the perfect destination for all those who enjoy beaches and lots of sun. With its Mediterranean-like climate, which continues well beyond the summer months, the Algarve offers you an irresistible invitation to visit the region all year round. Take advantage of your stay to discover the many small coves, where you’ll constantly find new beaches nestling amongst the rocks, or perhaps you might prefer to spend some time away from the sand and appreciate all the other delights that the Algarve has to offer you.
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The Algarve’s golf courses have a wide range of different settings and difficulties, making it possible for professionals, amateurs and even the mildly curious to find one that is suited to their needs. Albufeira – Set on the cliff-tops amidst beautiful pine-woods, the courses here are relatively flat and afford stunning views over the beaches below. The peaceful surroundings of this natural landscape are inhabited by many different protected species of wildlife.
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