Portugal, with its Atlantic coastline and roaring surf, has a rich marine heritage, a number of excellent beach resorts and pretty sun-drenched towns that nestle between olive groves, vineyards and endless fields of golden wheat.
|The Algarve is traditionally the most popular region for holidaymakers...|
Occupying the most westerly position in Europe, Portugal is dotted with monuments and architecture of World Heritage status and is blessed by a pleasant climate - dry, hot summers and mild, but sometimes wet, winters. June-September is typically the best time to visit, although April, May and October are all enjoyable.
The Algarve is traditionally the most popular region for holidaymakers, due to the fine weather, beautiful sandy beaches (over 100 miles of coastline to enjoy) and excellent facilities for tourists.
The Portuguese cuisine is varied, although locally sourced seafood is a popular choice and olive oil is used in abundance. Already an established favourite with families, Portugal also has great appeal for couples, whilst golfers flock to its fabulous golf courses during the spring and summer months.