Destination Highlight : Portugal
Get Into the Portugal Fever!
Renowned for its great explorers, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to explore the unknown world. Today, Portugal has an abundance of treasures to offer to the inquisitive traveller! Travel like never before, discover the pristine coastlines of the Algarve and the charming island of Madeira!
The Algarve Coastline: Be Enchanted
Be sure to visit Vilamoura for a real taste of Algarve luxury, the largest private tourism haven in Europe. Boasting a 1,000-berth marina, Vilamoura has something for everyone! Famous for its vibrant golf scene, Vilamoura houses five 18-hole championship golf courses where international tournaments are often hosted. Get into the action and stay at Four Seasons Vilamoura, located in the heart of Vilamoura! Fronting one of Vilamoura's championship golf courses, the hotel offers everything in terms of luxury and relaxation to the discerning traveller.
For the avid historians, visit the preserved Roman Ruins Site and the Museum of Cerro da Vila for an enthralling glimpse into the area’s history. For beach lovers, do not miss Praia da Marina and Praia da Falésia! Part of Praia da Marina is in style of Nikki Beach, offering a luxurious beach experience with indulgent sofas, beds and shades!
For a less decadent experience, opt to stay at Oasis Village. Offering simply furnished apartments in garden settings, Oasis Village is perfect for tea connoisseurs who will find the ambiance perfect for tea at anytime of the day! What’s more, Oasis Village is simply a stone throw away from O Colonial and Casa do Pescador, two highly acclaimed restaurants that will fulfill all your gastronomic desires!
Also situated along the Algarve coast line is Lagos, a bustling city full of activity, modern attractions, and a vibrant nightlife. This July, join in the fun at Sander Dance! Expect a weekend of Jazz, Hip Hop, African Dance, and so much more! Also, Igreja de Santo Antonio Church, restored in 1715 with a fantasy-inspired deco, is a must-see. Experience a magnificent stay at Dom Pedro Meia Praia Beach Club, located just outside Lagos. Overlooking the spectacular beach of Meia Praia, this small development is a little heaven on earth.
The Island of Madeira: Uncover Its Majesty
The island of Madeira, located off the Portuguese coast in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is one of Europe’s most beautiful travel locations. The island has a perfect climate and a bustling casino scene, including the Casino de Madeira in Funchal. Take in the pure air, majestic mountains and fauna-filled valleys; Ride on horseback in Santo da Serra and sample delectable local food such as Tuna Steak and Veal Kebabs! For avid adrenaline rush junkies, discover excellent surfing conditions at the coast of Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar, packed with waves for all tastes.
Replenish your energies at Alto Lido of Madeira, situated on the outskirts of the bustling capital city of Funchal. The hotel is surrounded by an untouched fauna paradise, one of the best kept secrets of Madeira. In the first week of July, be sure not miss the Funchal Jazz Festival, an annual event taking place in the beautiful Parque of Santa Catarina which features numerous famous international artists!
Go on and embrace all the beauty and life that Portugal has to offer! Expect a new discovery with every step, in an experience of a lifetime.