Palacio Estoril

Palacio Estoril

Palacio Estoril is a historic Portuguese institution on the Atlantic coast and one of the most emblematic European hotels. Built in 1930 in the sleepy coastal town of Estoril on the Portuguese Riviera, a 25-minute drive from Lisbon, the hotel was known as the “Coast of the Kings,” where many members of the royal family, … Read more

Monte Gordo

Monte Gordo

Monte Gordo is a small town, but has the most necessary services and amenities: pharmacy, bank, children’s playground, tennis courts, several hotels and apartments. Yellow Praia and the Monte Gordo Kids Club, where children will find various ways to have fun during their stay. Monte Gordo comes alive in summer, when many tourists come to … Read more

Salema

Salema

Salema is a hard-working fishing village in the Natural Park of Costa Vincentina, a nature reserve of exceptional natural beauty in the western Algarve in Portugal. Think cobbled streets with tiny blue trims and whitewashed fishermen’s huts littered with chimneys. The lovely village of Salema is a pleasure to walk around at any time of … Read more

Silves Portugal

Silves Portugal

On a perfect day on the Algarve coast, Silves is a charming medieval town of citrus groves and vineyards. The city experienced its heyday in Moorish times, when it was the capital of the region. The castle on the top of the hill is a monument to Islamic rule of the 13th century. It has … Read more

Alvor

Alvor

Alvor is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in the Algarve and an ideal destination if you want to spend a relaxing holiday on the beach. Once a fortified town and fishing port, Alvor has become a charming and mature holiday destination. The town is situated on the banks of the Alvor estuary and … Read more

Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo is located in the extreme south-west of Portugal and Continental Europe in Barlavento do Algarvio, on the south-west coast of the Algarve, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on its southern and western borders. With pristine beaches and a secluded town, it is the jewel of the Western Algarve. The coast around Vila … Read more

Sagres Portugal

Sagres Portugal

The name Sagres derives from sagrado, sacred, due to the important local religious practices and rituals that took place in the prehistory of the nation. The name Albert Leo Schlageter Sagres II appears on the American and Brazilian flags purchased by Portugal in 1962. Sagres is located in the country of Vila do Bispo, southwest … Read more

Ferragudo

Ferragudo

Ferragudo is a perfect place to explore the Algarve, and with so few authentic towns and villages offering accommodation, it is an amazing place to spend some time. With an infinity pool, free bikes and kayaks, a sauna and sunset terraces, there is real local knowledge. Ferragudo itself is small and easy to reach on … Read more

Cacela Velha: A Beautiful, Historical Portuguese Village

Cacela Velha

Located in the East of the Algarve on the coastline near to Monte Gordo is Cacela Velha – a picturesque and historical Portuguese village which is highly recommended for a relaxing getaway. Getting to Cacela Velha Cacela Velha is a six-kilometre drive from Monte Gordo and a 20-minute drive from Tavira, passing through the scenic … Read more

Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery

One of the most famous places in the monastery Batalha is the unfinished chapel (Capelas imperfeitas in Portuguese). The last stage of the tour is a visit to the unfinished chapel at the back of the main church. The Batalha Monastery can be enjoyed as a day trip from Lisbon or as a day trip … Read more