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Things To Do On Holiday In Portugal

Apr 19, 2008
Portugal is a very small country in Europe. It offers a lot of options for a holidaymaker planning to visit Portugal. In Portugal there are some of the best luxury holiday villas and self catering apartments in Europe. Some of these stunning luxury villas with swimming pools are next to the wonderful golden coloured beaches in the Algarve. There are also holiday farm houses to rent that have been converted with many having swimming pools.

Portugal borders Spain and the south and west of the country is covered by the Atlantic Ocean. Portugal is blessed with great weather and the Gulf Stream influences the mountains lying to the north. There are some beautiful holiday villas and farm houses nestled in these mountains with spectacular views.

The major tourist destination in the country is the Algarve which is a coastline having over 100 beaches with holiday villas and the limestone cliffs along the coasts. This place is great for sunbathing and swimming. Algarve is famous for its whitewashed holiday homes and narrow streets which are cobbled up together. Portugal has high end restaurants and also locations that are very traditional.

Portugal has mind blowing lush landscapes and also hills which are round in structure. There are also vineyards which lie in acres that are very spectacular. There are also sandy beaches that offer the tourists cheap and good holidaying. In Portugal there are a lot of medieval cities; Lisbon which is also the capital and the historic and elegant city of Porto. Activities like golf in the Algarve, horse riding and fishing is a great pastime activities for a tourist staying in a holiday home.

Outdoor sports like tennis and cycling are popular family activities that are quite enjoyable activities in Portugal. All types of water sports like water polo and water ball are also available in Portugal. The beaches of Algarve's offers sailing on the traditional sail boat called the Bom Dia through the beaches. There is also a dolphin safari in the deep oceans, where you can see wild dolphins. Other safaris include a Jeep safari that includes a full trip of the whole of Algarve. The food and drink of the Portuguese is quite delightful. It includes the sardines that are freshly prepared, Vino Verde, tasty pastries, and the port of rich tasting is something worth trying out. Many holiday makers on vacation to Portugal stay in self catering apartments to enjoy the local food and night life.

There is a national park in Penanda Geres; it is the only national park in Portugal. It is possible to rent holiday farmhouses in this area. De Montesinho is one of the most dense forests in all of Europe. Visitors will be treated to superb sceneries of endangered animals like wolves and the royal eagle.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of Direct Holiday Bookings. It is one of the fastest growing on line holiday home rental websites. To see an example of why Direct Holiday Bookings is growing so rapidly have a look at Holiday Villas in Portugal
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