Portugal’s climate is largely influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, meaning that the north of the country is cooler and rainier, and moving south along the coast the temperatures get higher. The south is sunny and drier, and the heat can be more intense. The islands, Madeira and the Azores, have year-round Atlantic climates. So, the real thing determining the ideal time to travel to Portugal is the amount of tourists you will encounter, rather than the temperatures you might face
It has 66 rooms, spa and indoor pool, gym, restaurant, bar with street terrace, garden courtyard, rooms with view over the city and a meeting space. This is the group's second hotel in Porto, following the acquisition of the 4-star Hotel Teatro, now the PortoBay Hotel Teatro, in December last year.
This is the tale of Civil War. A bloody conflict of brother against brother, one that was brewing for years, and was fought over basic human rights and freedoms. This is the tale of Portugal’s Civil War – and its legacy that persists today. From 1828 to 1834 two brothers faced off in war to decide the future of their shared nation.
In summer 2015, TAP operated 16 flights across the Atlantic, from its two U.S. gateways, Newark Liberty and Miami International. By summer 2020, the 71 flights represent an increase of 344percent, from its now eight gateways, in just five years.
The Madeira Promotion Association has launched its first online campaign to promote the Madeira Archipelago to the US market.
So where can we find the traces of Moorish Portugal? Well, the first place is the language – many Arabic words remain in Portuguese. Words as simple as Bairro (neighborhood), cabide (hanger), sofá (sofa), marfim (ivory) and almofada (pillow). Oxalá - comes from insha’Allah, and means “God willing.”
Castles, yellow trolley cars, pasteis de nata, colorful streets and river views – no doubt these things are part of a true Lisbon experience, but they are also a bit overdone. Guidebooks can be helpful when you’re exploring a new city, but they all seem to focus on the same old attractions, suggesting the same – maybe overpriced – restaurants, and lead you to places packed with tourists chasing that Instrgram-worthy shot.
Madeira, Portugal -- The new Savoy Palace, the only Leading Hotels of the World affiliate on the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is now open. The new Savoy Signature property opened July 1st in the city of Funchal.
The newly opened Vila Galé Collection Elvas - Historic Hotel, Conference & Spa, in Elvas Portugal is the rehabilitation of the former São Paulo Convent, and is the first hotel to open in Portugal under the Revive program.
It’s often said that travel broadens the mind and perspective. It’s also an excellent way to round out your education, especially for young people looking to expand their horizons. Being in unfamiliar surroundings forces you to adapt to new situations and people whose values and lifestyles are different than yours. It can be intimidating, but travel can also instill confidence and self-reliance in young people just learning how to take care of themselves.