Historic spa resorts across Portugal are being reborn for the modern traveler. And, new luxury spas are dotting up across the landscape. The country has always been thought of as "a garden by the sea," with green inviting landscapes, and in some places the waters are known to be therapeutic.
Portugal has been voted the World’s Leading Destination, at the 24th World Travel Awards, the first time that a European country has won the distinction. Portugal was also recognized as the World’s Leading Tourist Board, and World’s Leading Tourism Authority Website (for visitportugal.com).
The Craftsmanship of Portugal’s Estremoz clay figures was just added to UNESCO´s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
What is chanfana after all ? A tasty traditional dish served only in Central Portugal. It is a dish based on goat meat, slow cooked in a caçoila of black pottery in woodburning stoves, steeped in red wine, garlic, bay leaves, pepper, colorau and salt.
Azores Airlines has signed a nterline agreement with Alaska Airlines, which allows the Portuguese airline, based in the Azores, to issue tickets for flights operated by Alaska, and vice versa.
After sweeping travel media accolades in 2017, how did Portugal do with American visitors this year? The numbers are impressive so far. If in 2016 the total number of American visitors in Portugal was 391,125 with overnights of 910,751, by October 1, 2017 they had already hit 522,653 visitors with 1,196,923 of overnights, which is 34% higher than last year’s results and four times higher than just 10 years ago.
How to pick a menu? See a guy outside trying to get you to come in? Keep on walking… . Ready to order? Don’t use the menu – Portuguese don’t they look for the specials. Ask for the ementa do dia- menu of the day – and get ready for some fresh cooking.
Bolo Rei, or King's Cake, is a Portuguese holiday tradition. Fit for a king, this sweet bready cake is covered in nuts and candied fruit.
For the fourth year in a row, Portugal has been awarded the title of World’s Best Golf Destination in the Annual World Golf Awards ceremony.
Azores Airlines gets you to the Azores this winter and fall with an easy non-stop direct flight from Boston Logan Airport for just $596, all taxes included, round trip.