Category: Portugal

Alvor, Portugal

Beautiful Alvor in Portugal is our most favourite place to visit in the Algarve. We love the way it has retained its traditional Portuguese charm with its low rise white buildings and cobbled streets that lead down to the harbour.

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Costa Nova, Portugal

Costa Nova is only a small town which is still an active fishing village but its charm is the colourful candy-striped wooden buildings of all shapes and sizes which line the main street through the town. These buildings which are like beach huts are known as Palheiros and whilst most are used as holiday homes some are permanent residences. There are also really interesting traditional tiled buildings mixed in.

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Nazare, Portugal

Nazaré is halfway between Lisbon and Porto on the West Coast of Portugal. It makes a great day trip or stop-over to break the long drive between the two most visited towns of Portugal.

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Albufeira is the main tourist destination in the Algarve.  Its famous for its nightlife and beaches.  The two main areas where partying is the most lively are The strip in oura and Areias de S. Joao and the “Street of Bars” in the Old Town.

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Lisbon, Portugal

We got off the tram at Praca do Comercio at the southern edge of the Baxia district and overlooking the River Tagus estuary.  This is the city’s main square and is the largest of the 4 squares in Baxia.  It’s a very impressive riverside square and is the major hub for the tram network.  

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Porto, Portugal

Porto is Portugal’s second largest city. It is an ancient port steeped in history and tradition and a highly atmospheric place to visit.

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