Portugal is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, located between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, which explains why many of its national dishes involve sea food. Its many attractive beaches make it a very popular destination for tourists. As well as sun, sea and sand there are also protected marshlands and wetland areas waiting to be discovered by the adventurous, whether by boat or trekking. It is a photographers paradise of spectacular scenery, wild life; including flamingos, chameleon and a variety of colourful birds, which will stay with you long after your visit.
The capital of Portugal is Lisbon which is located on the coast and is noted for its vibrant cafe culture and soulful Fado music. Within the city is the impressive Castle of São Jorge, from where the old city is laid out before it with its beautiful pastel-coloured buildings which are a sight to photograph or paint; many artists being found in the city. There are also numerous churches, bridges, monuments and shopping areas to cater for the tastes of any visitors. The weather is ideal with the Western Algarve enjoying a typical Mediterranean climate, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. In the summer, the heat is tempered by the cooling Atlantic breezes.
Holiday Hamster will introduce you to Portugal’s calendar of festivals to ensure you get the most from visiting this wonderful country. Enjoying the local festivals, feasting on delicious meals or trying the local wine enables the visitor to experience the richness and variety of Portugal, the ideal destination for individuals or families.
Outside the cities why not take in the unspoiled scenery and historic sights, looking out from dramatic cliffs across the Atlantic and soaking in the beauty and tranquillity of the clear blue seas. Whatever part of Portugal you want to make your holiday memorable Holiday Hamster will make it happen as we will run around for you.