Portugal - diverse with green hills, endless vineyards, ancient fishing villages and impressive rock formations.
The Algarve is extremly popular with holidaymakers of all ages. Located on the south coast with sandy beaches, rugged rock formations, spectacular bays and vibrant resorts such as Albufeira and Lagos. Interested in trying different sporting activites? There are many beaches to try surfing on the waves of the Atlantic. For the children there are many gently shelving beaches you can relax as they play safely in the sun!
The Portuguese landscape is varied. Inland from the rugged coastline are rolling green plains, calm and rural areas with vineyards and historic country houses. A visit to Sintra brings you to fairytale palaces. Other must see cities include: Lisbon known as'White town' located on seven hills not forgetting Porto a vibrant port city full of wine cellars , restaurants , cafes and port tasting there is a must!
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Area: 92,212 km ²
Highest point: Ponta do Pico 2,351 m
Our recommendations for Portugal:
Classic dish with meat and wine
750 g of beef, 40 g butter, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 onions, 1 bell pepper, 2 tomatoes, 2 glasses of red wine, 2 tablespoons of dried oregano, 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (chopped).
Crush the garlic and chop the onion and peppers in to small bits. Cut the meat into 4 equal portions and brown in butter in a frying pan. Fry garlic, onion add the tomatoes, wine and oregano. Bring to a boil, add the meat and cook for about an hour and a half. When cooked, garnish with parsley.