Portugal, with its long Atlantic coast, has become an emerging sailing destination. With its mild climate, bright sunshine and favorable winds, sailing along the Portuguese coast is a great pleasure. Long known for its sailing prowess, the small coastal country laid the foundations of an empire dating back to the celebrated Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Portugal is one of the few places in Europe where you can play an 18 hole round of golf all year long. For that reason, the southwestern country has become Europe’s foremost destination for golfing enthusiasts. From new 5-star luxury resorts to award-winning golf courses, Portugal boasts a myriad of options to choose, many in the sunny Algarve, where golf has developed into a way of life.
One week of peerless cuisine, delectable cooking and innovative culinary creativity, paired with the finest wines from around the world, all under one roof. VILA VITA's biennial Fine Wines & Food Fair is Portugal’s most eagerly-anticipated culinary event, offering a unique experience for food lovers and connoisseurs.
Buçaco is a fanatic forest in the Centro region, about 30 minutes from Coimbra. In its heart is the Bussaco Palace Hotel, built in 1906 by the Portuguese Crown as a royal lodge. It is a neo-Manueline-Gothic masterpiece with all sorts of whimsical details, and the forest is home to some of the oldest trees in Europe.
Portugal has become an emerging a destination for cyclists
Azores Airlines is offering round-trip, direct flights from Boston to Lisbon this winter, Portugal starting from $568 per person, all taxes and fees included. The deal is for selected dates between February 2 and April 10, 2017. Tickets need to be purchased between January 16 and 31, 2017.
The noblest riding school in Europe is not to be found in Vienna or Spain. It is the Portuguese Riding School, and the role of the horse in Portuguese culture and lore predates Portugal as a nation. Today, the horse of the Alter and Lusitano breed are prized as national treasures. In the interior Lisbon and Alentejo regions
With a pleasant climate and a sun shining all year-round, Portugal offers lovely conditions to be explored by motorbike.
New creative vacation classes offer glimpse at the soul of Portugal