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Portugal Holidays 2017
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With its beautiful beaches, interesting towns, rolling landscapes featuring olive trees and vines, and its warm climate, Portugal has all the ingredients of a first class vacation. Situated on the Atlantic coast, Portugal beaches are sandy and stretch for miles. Portugal holidays don't have to be expensive, so if you're looking for a cheap family package holiday this could be the ideal choice. We have the best range of Portugal Holidays 2016.
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There is a wide variety of accommodation all over the country, from hotels, guest houses, and apartments at the cheaper end of the scale, to four and five-star Pousadas and grand hotels. Pousadas are interesting old buildings, such as castles and monasteries, converted into hotels, steeped in history, and situated in locations with fantastic, panoramic views.
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Whether you want an active, sporting holiday or something more relaxing, Portugal has a lot to offer. The Portugese way of life is very laid back and the country has a rich and lively cultural heritage. Traditional-style folk and music festivals, markets, and delicious freshly cooked food are some of the highlights of a holiday in Portugal.
The sea has played an important part in the history of Lagos in the Algarve region of Portugal. Located directly opposite the North African coast, Lagos was the port from which many ships arrived and departed during the international "Discoveries" of the 15th century.
Today, the picturesque harbour is one of the first sights to greet visitors to Lagos, a town whose prosperity grew in the 19th century with the introduction of the tinned fish industry. Portugal has many busy sea ports, but nowadays most of the vessels coming into coastal towns like Lagos are yachts heading for, or returning from, the Mediterranean, or the Americas.
Golf Holidays in the Portugal & The Algarve
Those seeking an active break may opt for golf holidays in Portugal. Algarve golf holidays are particularly popular with some of the best destinations for the sport in the world. And Portugal weather ensures you'll be playing in beautiful warm sunshine as long as you like. The wide selection of courses is very well maintained. Whether you opt for a cheap flight to Portugal or a package holiday, this is the place for golf breaks. Expect good fresh food at reasonable prices, friendly, hospitable hosts, with the option of a lively nightlife if you’re the dancing type. The Algarve is the place for excellent golf breaks or a cheap holiday.
Algarve holidays are a must for families wanting a safe and relaxing beach holiday. If you're on the look out for a package holiday - winter sun or high season - Portugal is a great choice for a cheap holiday abroad. Summers are hot and dry, with temperatures averaging around 70°F. Winter is the wettest time of year with temperatures usually in the 50s.
The Portuguese Republic, known familiarly as Portugal is a European holiday hotspot located in on the western edge of Europe. Lying on the tip of the Iberian Peninsula with an Atlantic Ocean coastline to the west and the south. Spain is the only country to share a border with Portugal. The small holiday islands of the Azores and Madeira are part of Portugal too! Portugal is one of the smallest countries in the Europe, yet offering so much, it draws in holiday makers time and time again! The most famous areas of Portugal are the capital city of Lisbon and the Algarve in the far south of the country. Quaint farm houses and luxury villas are the norm, whilst chic hotels and apartments are very popular in Lisbon and it's outlying areas. Large hotels are also key to the beach resorts, offering great entertainments, fine foods and plenty of amenities. A country of Lush, Green country side and a beautiful rugged coastline really has something to shout about. Enjoying a Mediterranean climate of hot, hot summers and warm winters, Portugal makes for a great place to visit all year round.
Most of the visitors to Portugal head straight off to the Algarve, boasting beautiful sunshine and lengthy sandy beaches; the Algarve is a perfect setting for a summer sun get away. The eye popping countryside is great for walkers and the beaches have idyllic wind conditions were water sports too! Professionals and amateurs will always have a good time here. Snorkelling and diving is also a good option - with plenty of fascinating marine life, even close to the shores! A holiday to the Algarve is all about Golf courses galore and trendy towns bulging with great restaurants and hip bars and nightclubs there really is no need to ask why this area is so popular. With something for everyone, Portugal's favourite region is a favourite to the world. Former fishing villages are now bustling holiday resorts, yet just minutes away from the centre are some of the most tranquil, lush settings. Portugal is a country that never looses its tradition the northern areas are mile after mile of beautiful landscapes, vineyards, countryside and sunny, sandy beaches. Lisbon's medieval character and Oporto's rustic charm are perfect for culture vultures. Architecture through the ages, elegant cafes and exciting shops and markets are just some of the gems to be found.
Holidays to Portugal have a reputation as being beach orientated. There is so much in Portugal however - just waiting to be discovered. Whether its a golfing holiday with friends, pony trekking across the countryside or relaxing with the family in a traditional farm house. Bulging with exciting cities and the up and coming holiday hotspot of the Portuguese Riviera are often forgotten. The cuisines of Portugal are really something to be desired to - famous wines complementing delicately spicy foods and fabulous sea foods too! The diverse country of Portugal will have you booking for next time, as soon as you return.
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