Portugal has about 530 miles of sandy beaches--all on the Atlantic and all inviting - many with great surfing, and just right for relaxing.
Food and Drink
Bolo de Mel (Madeira honey cake) is considered to be Madeira's oldest dessert. But it has no honey in it…
Portugal has nine new Michelin Stars for 2017, almost doubling the 14 from 2016.
Say hello to some tasty Octopus!
Portugal's Madeira is a magnificent place of warm weather, huge mountains, and 200 years of hospitality. Those who know Madeira, know of its specialty "Milho Frito," a fried corn square not unlike a white corn polenta square. Milho Frito is an excellent accompaniment to a meal of grilled tuna or beef. Seasoned with local flavors, the recipe varies across the islands. Here is one variation:
Porto or Port Wine is a fine wine with a great tradition. It is made from a variety of grapes cultivated in the Douro River Valley of Portugal. At
Here is our guide to Portugal’s top blood based dishes!
Back in the day, this dish traveled with Portuguese around the world. Carne de Vinha d' Alhos can be found today in Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Goa and even Macau.
This October, Conrad Algarve will transform into a hub of culinary talent, hosting the culinary event of the year: a Gourmet Culinary Extravaganza. A three-day gourmet showcase presented in conjunction with Desire, Portugal’s leading gourmet initiative, nine Michelin-starred and two globally renowned chefs will create a series of exclusive ticketed culinary events for the first time, from October 29 – 31, 2016.
The “ Carreiros” toboggans from Monte to Funchal