Portugal | Europe
Portugal is one of Europe's best kept vacation secrets. Its climate is pleasant year-round and the Portuguese are known for their warm hospitality.
A popular Portuguese vacation option is to stay in a Pousada, an artistocratic country villa or farm in wine country, and experience local Portugese life, culture and cooking. These family accommodations are located throughout Portugal's countryside.
Tour Portugal's wine region of Douro Valley where port wine is produced, or stay on the volcanic island of Madeira, a mountaineous and tropical island famous for its Madeira wine and lace. For a fabulous honeymoon, the Algarve coast is one of the world's most beautiful resort areas with a Mediterranean climate, white sand beaches, rugged cliffs, and grottoes.
The Algarve offers vacationers luxury accommodations, championship golf courses, watersports opportunities of all kinds, and world class deep sea fishing.
Lisbon is a fashionable and charming city with fine art museums, beautiful architecture, and a gorgeous setting on the coastal hills. Inland, Portugal has wilderness mountain ranges where fishing, hiking, canoeing, horse riding, pony trekking and adventure sports are ideal.