São Miguel is the most popular and developed island. It is also the largest with an area of nearly 300 miles. On the west end, you'll find blue lakes and craters surrounded by lush greenery. Traveling to the east side brings you to an area familiar with geothermal activity. It is probably the default island for someone new to The Azores.
Every Thursday Barcelos becomes a magnet for traders selling everything from jewelry, clothing, tools, and pottery to food and vegetables.
Portugal is an old nation. And hundreds of castles, towers, and forts kept it independent for centuries. Today you will find their ruins in almost every city, town and village. It’s hard to pick, but here are a few of our favorites.
ABC News and other media have recently highlighted sleeping in a giant wine barrelat the Wine House Hotel in Lamego, Portugal, but do you know about other cool and unusual places where you can spend the night?
Portugal’s wines have made it on the big stage! But no wine region in Europe has mixed climate, tradition and technology in the way the wineries of the Alentejo have. So, if you’re looking to explore a wonderful wine region, this is one that will please your eyes (and palate).
If we had to choose one truly remarkable thing about Portugal, it would be the cuisine. There are amazing natural landscapes and miles of beaches, not to mention the rich culture but Portugal has many delicacies that are only found in certain regions and they are worth a special trip.
Alqueva, Portugal - Portugal's Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, the world's first "starlight tourism destination," was recognized at the World Travel Awards as Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction. After winning two World Travel Awards earlier this fall, Dark Sky Alqueva has just been named as the World’s Leading Tourism Project for 2020,...
Windmills came to the Azores during Portuguese settlement during the 15th century. They were used to pump water and to perform various actions in support of local agriculture.
All aboard! Much has been written about Portugal, but not so much about Portugal’s rail system. And that’s a shame. Rail is a great way to get around Portugal. It is fast and easy, with major rail hubs in Lisbon and Porto. In fact, Lisbon’s Oriente Station is just 10 minutes from the airport. Most stations are near downtown, and bigger cities have connections from downtown terminals to bigger stations on the main line, as in Coimbra, Porto and Lisbon.
For a small country, Portugal has a rich literary tradition. Portugal’s 2nd king was a poet, and every generation has produced writers of note. Today, mountains, monuments and an infinite sea make for inspiration. Here are a few places that have a writer's touch: