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9 of the Coolest Castles in Portugal

9 of the Coolest Castles in Portugal

Portugal is a western European country with a beautiful coastline and pleasant sunny weather. The country has a long history and has served as an important stop along many trade routes. With a population of 10 million, Portugal is a country with a rich history and culture, which makes it an excellent place for tourists to visit. The country has many interesting cities, castles and museums to explore. Portugal is home to many castles, 150 in fact, some of which date back hundreds of years. These castles were built as defence fortifications for the country. Today they are popular tourist…
Where to stay in Lagos, Portugal

Where to stay in Lagos, Portugal

The Algarve is a magical place to go on holiday, and Lagos is one of my favourite destinations there. Situated on the south coast of Portugal, the Algarve is the Portuguese version of the Costa del Sol; sunny, touristy, and perfect for a laid-back vacation. Lagos is a small city in the western part of the Algarve, a little more relaxed than the bustling towns of Faro and Albufeira. It has a heavy footfall of tourists, but many of them are Portuguese and European (in other parts of the Algarve, you get more tourists from around the world). The city…
Where to stay in Porto

Where to stay in Porto

After Lisbon, Porto is Portugal’s second largest city. With over two million people, Porto is quite large to navigate. The strategic location where the Duoro River meets the Atlantic Ocean gives Porto quite a lengthy and interesting history. Known best for port wine cellars and a plethora of bridges, Porto dates back to 300 BC and later became an important part of the Roman Empire, centuries before becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors to Porto today come for the wine, the colourful architecture, and picturesque bridges. Porto is relatively easy to get around, but it’s a bit hilly, so…
Things to do in Lagos, Portugal 

Things to do in Lagos, Portugal 

Lagos is a small, picturesque city on the south coast of Portugal - the Algarve. Known for its idyllic weather, scenery, and welcoming accommodation of expats and immigrants, the Algarve coast of Portugal is an iconic destination. Slightly removed from the more popular cities of Faro and Albufeira, Lagos is a smaller, more laid-back city that has a classic Portuguese feel, but is still packed with things to do. Although you will find many tourists and expats in Lagos, they haven’t quite ‘taken over’ like they have in other parts of the Algarve, and you will still find plenty of…
Where to stay in Lisbon

Where to stay in Lisbon

The capital of Portugal is gaining popularity as an affordable European destination. Lisbon is a colorful seaside city, with the perfect mix of culture, cuisine and scenery, all in an affordable destination. As Lisbon travel and tourism increases, more Lisbon accommodation options become available. Before deciding where to stay in Lisbon Portugal, you should first decide what to do in Lisbon, so you can choose your Lisbon hotel in proximity to the attractions you want to see. The city centre is relatively small, so it’s easy to walk around Lisbon city and see the attractions, but it’s also quite hilly,…
Where to stay in The Algarve

Where to stay in The Algarve

Planning a trip to Portugal’s Algarve region can be overwhelming. With over a dozen resort towns to choose from, finding the best places to stay in the Algarve Portugal is a big decision and will depend on what you are looking for in your choice of Portugal beach resorts. Which is why we’ve put together this guide of the best places to stay in Algarve Portugal, recommendations for the best beaches in Algarve and a selection of Algarve hotels for every budget and travel style. Now, let’s pick the best Algarve town for you! We will cover off all types…
48 Hours in Lagos - 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Lagos – 2 Day Itinerary

Lagos is a small city on the south coast of Portugal, towards the east of the Algarve region. It is well-connected to Faro, the administrative capital of the Algarve, being just one hour's drive along the highway, or less than two hours on the train. You can also take a direct bus or train to Lisbon, the country’s capital, although that takes significantly longer.  Lagos is known for its accommodation of tourists, not only for its tourist attractions and popular Marina, but also for its beautiful beaches and nightlife. For such a small city, it really does have everything.  The…
48 Hours in Lisbon - A 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Lisbon – A 2 Day Itinerary

Portugal, voted no.1 tourist destination in 2017 is an incredible country and Lisbon, the capital, is a perfect city to spend 48 hours. With our guide to Lisbon in 48 hours, you will be sure to leave the city wanting to return again and again. Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe and was a thriving city even before the Roman Empire. Four centuries older, according to Historians. It is the second oldest European capital after Athens, being established by the Phoenicians during 1200 BC. Lisbon also only became the capital in 1255 when the King, Alfonso III, moved…
Budget guide to Lisbon

The Ultimate Budget guide to Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the top travel destinations of the moment. Portugal was voted no.1 tourist destination in 2017 and there are many international flights and low cost flights from within Europe to Lisbon airport which will allow you to explore “the city of light”, as it is known by its locals, on a budget. The intense Mediterranean sunlight reflects off the historic buildings and bathes the city in warmth. Its winding and sloping streets are for getting lost in and around every corner you may find an interesting, dilapidated historical building. Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe,…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Porto

Ultimate Travel Guide to Porto

Porto is Portugal's second city in terms of population and size, but when it comes to culture, history and attractions, it’s second to none. Founded on the banks of the Douro River, and close to the Atlantic coastline, Porto has played an incredible role in the history of the Iberian peninsula. The city was once a Roman fortress, and over the years grew into an impressive trading port, famed most of all for its excellent, fortified Port Wine. There’s a wealth of history and heritage waiting in Porto, as well as fine wine, exquisitely fresh seafood, and excellent restaurants. To…