Snakes in Portugal

Snakes in Portugal

Portugal is populated by a wide variety of snakes which can be found across the whole country. There are no “dangerous” species of snake in Portugal, and most bites are on humans’ hands as they attempt to capture the animal. Of all the possible snakes you might encounter in Portugal, these 5 should be kept … Read more

Santa Maria Azores

Santa Maria Azores

Santa Maria is a very popular tourist destination in the Azores. It has a population of just over 2,000 residents and spreads out in five districts: Cidade (City), Achada (Village), Terra Nova (New Farmland), Terreiro da Lagoa (Fisherman’s Terrace) and Castelo Branco. The main attraction are its natural gardens, which comprise 85% of the city’s … Read more

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

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

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

National Palace Sintra

National Palace Sintra

The National Palace Sintra is a building that currently houses the Portuguese President. It was an estate until the monarchs of Portugal moved to Lisbon in 1834 and it became a summer palace for the Royal Family. Today, it also serves as one of the official residences of A Presidente da Republica Portuguesa (the Portuguese … Read more