Your stay in Portugal: sun, beach and Atlantic Ocean

A gentle climate, 3,000 hours of sun a year and 850 km of magnificent beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean make Portugal the ideal destination any time of year.

In this country, one of the oldest in Europe, you'll find a wide diversity of landscapes, countless leisure activities and a fabulously rich historical and cultural heritage. In Portugal, tradition and modernity combine in complete harmony. The cuisine, the fine wines and the particularly hospitable people are without a doubt undeniable tourist attractions that will seduce visitors from the moment they set foot in the country.

In Portugal, perhaps more than anywhere else, the land and the ocean have forged a unique identity, very different from that of its Spanish neighbours, which some have called "the unique Portuguese singularity". An ocean land par excellence, Portugal built its history and its legends there and it boasts one of the richest historical pasts. Curiously, this small country (covering about a sixth of the area of France) is nonetheless surprising for its diversity and the wealth of its landscapes.

Portugal is a favourite destination, not only because of its gentle oceanic climate and charming ancient ruins, but also the warm welcome of its people, who invite you to discover this hidden corner of Europe, bathed by the Atlantic. A unique experience to enjoy to the full at a Logis hotel during your time in Portugal.

Portugal has a wide and varied range of tourist attractions for you to enjoy. You'll find stunning cities that you simply cannot miss, such as Lisbon and Oporto. Spending time on the Algarve is also a must. And let's not forget the beautiful Azores and Madeira with their spring-like climate all year round. While you're here, don't pass up the chance to visit the Cabo da Roca lighthouse, the most westerly point in Europe.

Staying in Lisbon

Be transported by Portugal's charms in Lisbon, with its narrow streets and tourist highlights, such as the Belém Tower, Alfama, the Castelo de São Jorge castle and the Teatro Nacional Doña Maria II. Don't think twice about spending a few nights in one of the Lisbon hotels!

A charming weekend in Oporto

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, Oporto is also Portugal's second-largest city. The city is home to a charming old town, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Ribeira district is a delightful labyrinth of tiny narrow streets that lead down to the river Duero. The perfect place for your time in Oporto!

Renowned also for the famous drink to which the city gives its name, port, the city has a rich historical heritage, as well as stunning churches and monuments, such as Oporto cathedral (La Sé de Porto) and the church of São Francisco. Also on your must-see list in Oporto is a visit to the modern-design Casa da Música concert hall and the Serralves museum. It's hard not to be seduced by the charms of Oporto!

Splendid lazy days and nature during your stay in the Algarve

If you're heading south, you must stop off in the Algarve and revel in the wonderful beaches and gentle climate of this region. Portugal's premier tourist destination, the Algarve is the ideal spot for an unforgettable stay. Discover such incredible sights as Sintra, which is home to two of Portugal's most important treasures: the Palácio Nacional de Sintra palace and the Palácio Nacional da Pena palace.

Other must-sees here are the Formosa nature park and the famous Catro Marim reserve: nature-lovers will no doubt be able to appreciate the tranquillity of these spots.

In 1914, the Virgin Mary appeared six times, which led to the worldwide fame of Fátima, a small town that now attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

Óbidos, a beautiful town in the Algarve, is famous for the beauty of its walls and castle. The city of Batalha is home to the famous Batalha monastery, a World Heritage site. Another recommended visit during your stay in the Algarve is the Dominican monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria, also declared a World Heritage site.

A gourmet stay in Portugal

Excellent, plentiful and very economical: these are the three adjectives that best describe Portuguese cuisine, which is complemented to perfection by its excellent wines. Fish and seafood are another cornerstone of the national gastronomy. Roast fish and seafood (abundant the entire length of the coast) will leave you with an unforgettable memory of Portuguese cuisine.

As for meat dishes, don't forget to try a typical dish: the famous Portuguese estofado, a tasty combination of meat and vegetables. If you find yourself in the north of the country, you can also savour a tripe dish or a feijoada. You'll find top-quality olive oil in every dish and it's the perfect accompaniment to the 1001 cod recipes.

Last but not least, Portugal offers high-quality wines, but don't be fooled, port isn't the only great Portuguese wine. The wines from the Douro, the Alentejo and many other regions are equally exceptional.

Ready to discover Portugal during your next stay? Now's the time to book your Portugal hotel and make the most of the wealth of the land and the country's gastronomy.

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