My holiday in Lisbon by Cristina   I travelled to Lisbon for a few days with a boyfriend a few years ago and I absolutely loved it. We took a small room in a hostel very close to the castle and the old part of the city. The old narrow streets with the clothes hanging

Paddling in Portugal Paddling in Portugal Photos and Story copyright L Manouch   A canoe free holiday, just for once that’s what we agreed. It was the end of November, hubby and I had literally just come back from an exhausting paddling trip on Rannoch Moor. In fact our past 4 holidays had all been

Ria Formosa  Birdwatching at Ria Formosa, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, text by Simon Colbourne Spring or autumn this is paradise. For the last eight years we have taken an autumn break here. The resort sits some twenty minutes from Faro airport, inside the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Whoever said that golf courses, for the resort

My Portugal Sport and Adventure   The latest stories and photos from the Portugal Sport and Adventure team and other energetic travellers. We hope this page will help inspire you and let you dream of sunny holidays! Been there, done that? Can you recommend a particular destination in Portugal or activity? Or have you got

A Quick Guide to Portugal   Our guide to Portugal includes a quick introduction to Portugal and its regions and its weather.   An Introduction to Portugal  3000 hours of sunshine a year, long golden beaches and attractive, historical towns have always drawn visitors to Portugal. It is rightly famous for its great hospitality and food and the Rough Guide to

What to know when travelling to Portugal   We hope these facts about Portugal, Madeira and the Azores will help you plan your holiday and ensure that it goes smoothly. Portugal is part of the European Union, so travelling from the UK, Ireland and other EU countries is easy and as Portugal is safe and