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Islands of unforgettable experiences

There are journeys that stay in our memory forever. Moments that create an emotion that can convey what we are looking for in a particular destination. Madeira and Porto Santo offer you all of this. From the very first minute, there is a question that will be asked time and time again: “What are we going to do next?” These islands are not just for any particular group of visitors. They are not just landscape, culture, food, sport, surprises and entertainment. They are much more than that. They are the awakening of a thousand wishes every day of the year.

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Trains or trams, 2 wheels or 4: how to get around in Portugal

7 min readPublished 1 day ago

Here’s our guide to exploring Portugal’s cities, beaches and countryside by train, bus, plane, car and tram.

LISBON, PORTUGAL - September 28, 2017: Famous yellow funicular on the Bica street in Lisbon during the sunny day in Portugal; Shutterstock ID 763020457; your: Brian Healy; gl: 65050; netsuite: Lonely Planet Online Editorial; full: Getting around Portugal

Among the countless beaches in Portugal, these are the 10 best

5 min readPublished 2 days ago

From bar-lined city beaches to vast, empty stretches of golden sand, Portugal has sun-kissed shores of every type.

Wonderful view of Benagil Cave in Carvoeiro Algarve Portugal

10 top places to visit in Portugal, from city thrills to surf breaks

6 min readPublished Apr 12, 2022

Portugal is the destination with everything, from the vibrant nightlife of Lisbon to the beaches of the Algarve, here's our pick of the best places to go.

A woman walking down a sunny street in Lisbon
Adventure travel

7 superb hikes in Portugal: plan the perfect spring walking vacation

5 min readPublished Dec 9, 2021

From coastal routes to hilltop climbs, Portugal has trails to suit every type of hiker. With peak hiking season in spring, now's the time to get planning.

hiker on hiking trail  along coast portugal , rota vicentina. HDR image
Food and Drink

COVID-19 took my senses of taste and smell but Portugal's Alentejo region revived them

9 min readPublished Oct 29, 2021

Writer Georgina Lawton heads into the Portuguese countryside in search of the tastes and smells she longed for while suffering from COVID-19. 

Alentejo's famous porco preto on the grill at Caveiral.