Flores Azores Island

Flores Azores Island

The Portuguese archipelago of the Azores is one of the most stunning and exciting places on Earth. Made up of nine islands, its volcanic origins have created green scenery in stark contrast to azure waters and unspoiled beaches. Visitors come from all over the world for hiking, diving and whale watching tours. The Azores were … Read more

Faial Island

Faial Island

Faial Island is an island in the eastern archipelago of the Azores. It is the third largest and second most populated of Portugal’s ten autonomous regions, with a population density of 118.3 people per km² on its 86.8 square kilometers territory (Portugal has 12.2 people per km²). Faial is also the easternmost island of the … Read more

Azores Itinerary

Azores Itinerary

The Azores are a small group of autonomous Portuguese islands in the Atlantic Ocean about midway between North America and Europe. We’ve put together this itinerary to help you plan your trip, so you can spend your travel time wisely! The Essential Azores Itinerary: Day 1: Flight from U.S. to Ponta Delgada (PDL), São Miguel … Read more

Things to do in Nazere

Things to do in Nazere

Nazare is a coastal resort town in the Portuguese region of Leiria. The name Nazare means “victory” in Amazigh. It is the only place in Europe where you can find sand dunes 100 meters high (328 ft) and up to 2 km long (1.24 miles). There are some really fantastic things to do in Nazere … Read more

Best Albufeira Boat Trips

Best Albufeira Boat Trips

Albufeira boat trips are extremely popular amongst tourists and expats alike. The most popular Albufeira boat trips include parasailing, Benagil caves, dolphin watching and kayaking the Albufeira coast. Benagil Cave Benagil, the small fishing village along the coast is famous for its incredible sea cave which is one of the most beautiful natural attractions in … Read more

Porto Cathedral

Porto Cathedral

Porto Cathedral is a church in Porto, Portugal. It was built between the 12th and 18th centuries and is the country’s last example of an architectural style that mixes Romanesque and Gothic styles. Built over many centuries atop the ruins of a 10th century Moorish mosque, this cathedral has managed to maintain an atmosphere of … Read more

National Palace of Queluz

National Palace of Queluz

If you find yourself in the beautiful Portuguese city of Sintra for Pena Palace, why not stay a little longer to visit the National Palace of Queluz? Introducing the National Palace of Queluz Quinta da Regaleira is a public garden classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Park is located in the municipality of … Read more

The Portuguese Language

The Portuguese Language

The Portuguese language (português) is the official language of Portugal. The Portuguese language is spoken by almost all of the population of Portugal. In official situations, such as press releases and government office communications, an International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) version of the Portuguese language may be used instead. Portuguese pronunciation differs from a few standard … Read more

Prettiest Places in Portugal

Prettiest Places in Portugal

What are the prettiest places in Portugal? I asked a group of international travellers and here’s what they came up with. Lisbon Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, it’s also the largest city in the country and one of the oldest cities in Western Europe.. It has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. … Read more

Things to do in Faro Portugal

Things to do in Faro Portugal

If you’re considering a visit to Faro and are wondering what to do when you get there, look no further. We’ve compiled this list of things to see and do with our guide on fun things around the city for your convenience. From day trips to sightseeing, we’ve got it all covered. How to get … Read more