The Newly Discovered Algarve, full of History and Wine!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 18-Feb-2016 17:40:58

Have you ever visited the Algarve, the charming coastline of southern Portugal? Well, if you haven't, without a doubt, you should! But either if you had that chance or not, you most certainly have already heard about its gorgeous unusual cave beaches, splendorous weather, luxurious Resorts, Marinas and numerous top quality Golf courses!

It is only normal, since those features are the ones for which Algarve is broadly known across the globe. Andy Symington, a Lonely Planet Writer described the coast of the Algarve as "a seemingly endless series of some of Europe’s finest beaches (...) seriously spectacular stretches of sand: the climate and atmosphere are Mediterranean, but (due to the Atlantic) good waves and water sports are available alongside more sedate, family-oriented paddling zones. There are more than 150 beaches to choose from".  And as a result of that, all sorts of Resorts and Villas offering accommodations, and activities like sightseeing cruises in all kinds of boats and yachts started being available for all the world travelers that came across this secret charming Mediterranean paradise.

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Portugal, Renovating Journeys and Literary Inspiration!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 14-Feb-2016 19:51:50

The High Mountains of Portugal could be the name of a fantastic wine tour, or even better, a novel’s title…

But wait... it is! That is exactly the title of Yann Martel’s New Novel! 'Life of Pi' Author talked with Travel+Leisure about Travel as a way to re-center yourself and about Portugal and the research he made in Lisbon and Trás-os-montes!

Yann-Martel-High-Mountains-Portugal-BOOKQA0216.jpgiImage Credits: Emma Love

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Bairrada: Great Wine, Food, Historic Magnitude and Love!

Posted by Nisa Duarte on 10-Feb-2016 13:00:22

Like any other wine region in Portugal, Bairrada is a place where extraordinary good wine and food are everywhere, which also has a light and a color that inspires romance. The blurred light, the green tones through the foliage of a resplendent forest that inspires poets, painters and lovers... Either you are visiting the north, the center or the south, Portugal is truly a place for Romance, since it has been inspiring it for ages!

This Region in particular manifests its cultural uniqueness through flavorful amazing typical dishes and desserts, like the famous Bairrada style roasted piglet and Santa Clara Pastry, and off course, top quality wines, but mostly through its rich historical heritage, and captivating tragic love stories of ancient Portuguese Kings and Queens. So it is not surprising that a journey to Bairrada is able to truly transport you into the middle of several epic historical movies in just 4 Days!

Bussaco Palce Hotel, Luso, PorugalPhoto credits: Rui Videira

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Topics: Wine & Food Exclusive tours Culture & Heritage Getaways Bairrada

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