There are definite benefits to being Europe’s westernmost country.
Geography has ensured slower-and-steadier growth than in other countries. A slower pace of life. Multi-course meals and wine with lunch. Hang dry laundry from balconies. People really seem to take their time to appreciate the pleasures. The result is a country that looks like someone’s masterpiece, patiently painted and added to carefully.
Portugal is truly one of the prettiest countries in Europe. Here are some of the ways to experience it for yourself.
7 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN PORTUGAL
WANT TO GO TO THE SEASIDE?
Calling Cascais a beach town would sell it short. The town once favored as a retreat for Portuguese royals has maintained a certain old-world charm that is particularly hard to come by these days.
Want to see for yourself?
PORTUGAL BY VAN
I knew my day in a campervan would come.
Rent a van and explore the best parts of the Atlantic Coast with absolute freedom. Here’s all you need to know.
BEST TREKS IN EUROPE
SLEEPING IN A CORK HOTEL
Want to know a semi-fun fact? Nearly half of the world’s cork comes from Portugal.
Spend the night inside one of 56 cork-insulated bungalows situated just outside of the historical town of Évora.
Drink. Wander. Do nothing much at all.
It isn’t hard to fall in love with the Portuguese city of Porto. Here are some of the ways.