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Portugal is located in the south-west of Spain and Europe, on the Iberia Peninsula.
Portugal borders the Atlantic Ocean on western and southern coasts, it is north of Morocco, North Africa.
With around twice the population of Scotland it is roughly the same size.
With 1,793 km of coastline there are numerous beautiful areas and beaches to visit.
It is a sunny country with a wide diversity of geographic features thus making it a proven winner for all holidaymakers.
Enjoying a slow paced life is a passion with the Portuguese people.
With a rich seafaring past, amazingly beautiful beach resorts, quaint villages including vineyards, olive groves and wheat fields, there is something for everyone in Portugal.
There is so much to see but a few of the don’t miss areas include: Douro Valley, Lagos, and the capital Lisbon.
Portugal is traditional and conservative due to the mainly Catholic upbringing and many years of repression.
The people are serious when it comes to the religious festivals–including Romarias honouring of a patron saint – and football results!!
Another passion with the Portuguese people is eating with friends and family.
When it comes to eating you will find lots of sea food and wine on most of the menus.
Resorts in Portugal
For couples we recommend the enchanting world heritage listed Douro Valley.
Here you can taste Port made in the Gaia wine cellars and be captivated by the methods used to produce this local gem.
There are boat trips along the river Douro which is a great way to see the northern capital of Oporto.
With amazingly beautiful beaches including Meia Praia and Praia do Pinhão,
Lagos is one of Portugal’s most popular tourist draws.
Lagos is located in the south of the Algarve – which is just holiday magic with loads of sun, natural bay, lovely cliff faces and wonderfully warm water.
The town of Lagos has many tourist advantages such as the renting of bicycles, mopeds and even horses for the adventurous.
Don’t miss a magical boat trip from the harbour.
If you want some culture on your trip don’t forget to visit the Museum Municipal, it is filled with many ecclesiastical treasures among other things.
The country's capital is a beautiful area that at one time lured settlers and traders alike.
Set within seven small hills next to a river it is truly a lovely site.
You will find Lisbon to be extremely laid back and the architecture is from a world gone by.
If you are trying to decide what time to visit Lisbon it does depend on what you want to do.
Travel any month through summer if you want to relax on the beach.
A really enjoyable time in Lisbon is during Carnival, which falls in February and March, but please be aware that the cost of most things will rise as it is one of the capitals busiest times.
Peak season is the middle of June through to August, lots going on and fantastic weather.