Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours – highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.
As we walk through Lisbon – whose history spans back thousands of years – we find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
Visit Lisbon of the River Tagus, whose riverfront is dedicated to leisure activities and links the monumental zone of Belém with the modern area of the Parque das Nações.
Have fun in Lisbon, where nightlife continues till dawn.
Practise sport in Lisbon – with excellent Golfe courses and beaches close at hand.
Experience calmer moments in Lisbon in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades.
Or simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas and shopping centres.
Lisbon. A personal experience.
For those who have never been to Portugal, or have no idea about the warm, temperate ecstasy that its southern tip holds for visitors, it would be hard to believe that there exists a country in Europe with such delightful winters and natural beauty that will leave you wanting for more.
Algarve is located in the mountain range of Monchique and the region is blessed with delightful beaches, breathtaking valleys, beautiful mountain ranges and calm lagoons.
It would be next to impossible to find any other region in the continent of Europe with such a rare and unique combination of so many natural delights for your senses. The very simple fact that you can find more than 10 natural delights to visit this once ‘end of the earth’, is proof enough as to why a trip to Algarve is worth its weight in gold.
The area of Lagos has a rich tradition that has been largely acquired during the ‘Age of Discovery’. The place with stunning beaches and awesome topography was headquarters of Prince Henry the Navigator and till today exudes that vibrant spirit that made it the launch pad for explorers. This historic town is the main attraction for all nature lovers and its golden beaches are among the most beautiful in Europe.
Nearly 40 churches endow this elegant riverside town and the sandbar beaches of the little town allure every tourist who wishes to get away from the more nasty winters in Northern Europe. The romantic and tranquil town of Tavira is ideal for taking a vacation from the breakneck pace of city life as its timeless charm and riverside walks will make sure you leave the region of Algarve.
Sagres is the supposed location of Henry the Navigator’s lauded school of navigation. Its awesome setting as the isolated tip of Europe, which was long considered as the point where the world ended, makes it all the more special. The Sunsets into the Atlantic encompass beauty beyond description as an evening on Sagres truly will give you an experience that will convince people that this indeed is ‘the end of the world’. Beauty, charm and isolated privacy make this spot a favorite among visitors.
Life in Albufeira is like an ‘eternal party’. The good times never stop in this top holiday spot which is the Algarve’s largest resort and the most happening place in all of Portugal. Add to this, cool beaches, nice relaxing spas and plenty of cafes and clubs and you will enjoy a fast-paced, delightful holiday in Albufeira.
Apart from great cultural heritage, Vilamoura sports Europe’s largest leisure complex and plenty of sunshine and sand to keep you busy and on your toes. The huge marina and all fun you can have in the leisure complex will keep you busy, and if you wish to spend more time close to nature, then there is always an option of hitting the waves.
Faro is the first destination where you will most likely start your journey in the region of Algarve. Capital of the region and the biggest city in southern Portugal, this is where all the excitement starts. The region is blessed with some great beaches, like most other parts in the district of Algarve, and it also is an important place both in terms of economy and tradition. Faro is a nice place to start the whole trip from.
Home to two of Europe’s most enthralling resorts, from where it is possible to reach the luxurious holiday villages of Vale Do Lobo and Quinta Do Lago. The place is a lot more expensive than others in the region of Algarve, but that is understandable considering the luxury and the delight the resorts have on offer. The beaches and the scenic beauty along with comfort and luxury will make sure that you never feel like going home.
If you love to watch spectacular rock formations that are unique to Europe, then the place to visit would be Portimao. Praia da Rocha is a magnificent beach known for its strange yellow rock formations standing in the blue-green sea. It is also the home to the widest cliff-backed stretch of sand in Europe and one trip to this predominantly modern town will startle you with the geographic beauties that lay deep in its heart.
This is the town with the scenic hills and the gorgeous valleys with plenty of green all around. The place also boasts some soothing spas that are not too far away, and if you’re not interested in relaxing then you can always hit the mountains. The landscape is more beautiful than challenging, which makes it enjoyable without a lot of effort.
The former Moorish capital of the Algarve, Portugal, the beautiful landscape of Silves is a ‘must’ for all tourists as it enchants you with its gardens, trees and plenty of natural splendor. Do not miss a trip to the giant old castle and the largest orange growing area in Portugal. The dams of Arade and Foz are also well worth visiting for the beauty of their natural setting.
Words often fail to describe the beauty of the shades, sounds and textures that nature has on offer for us and it could not be truer in the case of Algarve. This ‘not so famous’ land on the southern edge of Europe has hidden delights that only the human mind and the camera can capture best! Take a trip to Algarve and we promise you that you will not return home disappointed.