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Travel Guides to Portugal’s Top 5 Most Beautiful Destinations

The Algarve

The Algarve is known for its exquisitely beautiful coastline and Portugal’s loveliest beaches, white sand, and warm waters. With so many things to do and such a great variety too, the Algarve coastline is well worth a visit.

Eye of the cave

Many sea caves and rock formations line the alluring Algarve coast in the south of Portugal, and today we’re shedding light on Benagil Cave – one of the region’s most spectacular and famous natural landmarks. Just east of the small fishing village of Benagil, the cave was formed about 20 million years ago from the pounding waves that sweep in from the Atlantic. Rainfall has caused the softer segments of limestone to erode, creating a giant hole in the cave’s roof, which is what we’re looking down through in our photo.

Benagil Cave South of Portugal Algarve coast aerial view
Benagil Cave South of Portugal Algarve coast
algarve sunrise

The Azores

The nine islands all boast breathtaking landscapes which include the sea on one side and the volcanic mountains on the other as a beautiful backdrop. On these nine islands, you will also find a spectacular show of azaleas and hydrangeas.

Lisbon

Lisbon is a friendly and amazing city! It has lots to see, do, explore, and beautiful architecture. The food is delicious and the enchanting city is full of surprises.

Madeira

A dream destination for the world traveler. Madeira is an archipelago comprising four islands with a subtropical climate and simply beautiful green landscape vistas as well as spectacular views over the deep blue sea.

The Fanal Forest in Madeira

Fanal Forest Madeira

Go back 15 million years and you'll find most of southern Europe looking like this fantasy forest: thick, scrubby underbrush canopied by wizened laurel trees. An epoch or two of human agricultural advances cleared those ancient woods, but patches persist on a few temperate Atlantic islands, especially here on Madeira, a Portuguese island off north-west Africa. The Fanal Forest, at almost 60 square miles, is the largest surviving laurel forest in the world. Ninety per cent of the forest's growth remains uncut, and some of these long-in-the-root laurels have stood for 500 years.

Jaw-Dropping Stuff!

In Europe’s early summer everyone is itching to get out. Porto is another of Portugal’s coastal cities and is Portugal’s 2nd largest metropolis after Lisbon.

Porto (or Oporto) is known for port wine (I bet you guessed that one) and its stately bridges.

How expensive is Portugal?

As promised earlier, here you can see why Portugal is an affordable holiday destination.

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Where to stay in Portugal

Portugal flights and best hotels