Beaches, golf and luxury hotels
Did you know that Portugal is one of the oldest nations in Europe? The population are proud of their rich cultural heritage and with many parts of the country enjoying year-round sunshine it’s hard for visitors not to develop a yearning to return to visit year after year. The Algarve enjoys a world-wide reputation for its magnificent golf courses, with so many courses to choose from it is a destination that will suit all levels of golfers from beginners to professional. The Algarve is also famous for its superb beaches, elegant resorts and enchanting fishing villages. For those travellers wishing to go a little further afield why not holiday on the beautiful island of Madeira? Madeira has been described as “an exotic floating garden” and the island enjoys verdant landscapes and a stunning coastline. Funchal , the capital is a bustling Portuguese city offering a cosmopolitan choice of shops and restaurants.
Whilst Madeira doesn’t count sandy beaches as one of its assets the island’s hotels feature superb pools and sunbathing terraces often set amidst lush gardens.
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Flying Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
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Portugal offers a temperature climate with hot summers and cool wet winters. Refreshing sea breezes keep temperatures at a comfortable 25 degrees Celsius on the Atlantic coastline in the summer months. In the south temperatures can rise to 40 degrees. Winters can bring a lot of rain especially at the coast.
Statue of Christ the King (Monumento Cristo Rei)
One of Lisbon’s most iconic sites, Monumento Cristo Rei is situated in the heart of Lisbon overlooking the capital city. The viewing platform at the base of the statue offers magnificent panoramic views.
Known for its sunny climate and outstanding beaches, the Algarve is the perfect destination for those wanting to immerse themselves in gorgeous beaches, historical sites, mouth-watering cuisine and picturesque towns at an affordable cost.
Portugal is renowned the world over for its magnificent golf courses. The Algarve, in particular, offers world class golf links to suit every player. Some of the best courses include Laguna, Ocean Golf Course, and Pine Cliffs.