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.
Portugal has two salt pools that are open to the public, in a total of five sets of salt pans around the country - according to the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services (DGRM).
As temperatures are rising in the warm Portuguese sun, the second phase of re-opening in Portugal is underway. If the first phase - began on May 4th - allowed small shops, hairdressers, and libraries to open, two weeks later and with no significant increase of infected cases, this next phase will authorize restaurants, cafés, schools, and museums to serve the public as well. This is a challenging period since locals like to enjoy the summer weather outdoors at restaurants and beaches, but now with social distancing. However, people are well aware that there are still precautions to take and that they will look at the Summer of 2020 as a “different one.”
The neighborhoods you have to see on your next trip to Lisbon
The Alentejo town of Redondo is the pottery town you never heard of. Its bight and colorful pottery is unique, and quite charming.
The list of the best new hotels in the world from international travel and lifestyle publication Condé Nast Traveler includes 76 accommodations, spread across the five continents. In Portugal, some three hotel projects were selected.
Today, Portugal starts to emerge from hibernation. It is a long road, but one that saved lives. Stores slowly reopen, public transport is running, and new roles are in place to help keep people safe. The year 2019 was a record one for tourism and Portugal is now the third most tourism-dependent country in Europe.
The foundation of a good and healthy breakfast? A fresh, homemade orange juice is often the right answer - and every Portuguese is happy to agree. The reason for this joy is because in the very south of the country we find a not-so-hidden secret - the Algarve orange - brought home by Portuguese navigators in the 16th century and grown in the green Algarve hills.
Madeira has launched a new phase of their “Stay Home Now. Dream Online. Visit Us Later!” campaign. Reaching out to those who have remained at home for the time being and offering them a little escape. The outreach focuses on “online dreaming,” helping travelers to explore the destination through 20 special experiences on the island, that can be accessed through digital platforms. The message is that Madeira awaits, the beautiful island in the Atlantic looks forward to welcoming visitors old and new.
For almost nine centuries the sun has risen over Portugal. From October 5th, 1143 – Portugal has been an independent nation – looking out on an endless sea. We know these are difficult times for everyone. And, we know that a better day will come. We have a saying, that even the sun returns each morning. So, to help we have taken an inventory of virtual travel videos on Portugal- from riding a trolley, to exploring the Azores, to climbing to a castle, to visiting a museum: A few of our favorite things to do in Portugal – and a fun way to dream until the sun comes up again.
The news is full of worries and concerns. But the truth is, you can't get an illness on hiking trail, a remote beach, an ancient hilltop with a long-ruined castle - Portugal with its open countryside is a great deal right now. And, it is the shortest flight to Europe,...