Visitors to Portugal certainly have the country’s “grand” restaurants to consider, in addition to excellent seafood and meat restaurants, as well as dozens of “hot” eateries with cuisines hailing from Hong Kong to Hamburg to Hoboken. But no visitor should pass up lunch or dinner at one of Portugal’s hundreds and thousands of small restaurants that serve some of the most delicious and comforting food on earth.
The debut of AlmaLusa Hotels, a boutique 28-room hotel set in a historic building right in the heart of Lisbon, offers an alternative for urban travelers looking for a more contemporary luxury.
The new Japanese restaurant Mizu at VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, in Porches, Algarve, will be officially opening its doors on 23 February. With a Zen and relaxed atmosphere, a decoration inspired by Japanese culture and tradition mixed with a sophisticated and modern style, high quality ingredients, innovative culinary techniques and a privileged view over the Atlantic Ocean, Mizu intends to establish itself as one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Portugal.
Visiting Portugal is a cultural feast for the eyes, the ears and the senses. Particularly the ears.
Celebrated as the first luxury train in Portugal´s booming tourist scene, last year’s “Vila Joya no Douro” paired the legendary 2 star Chef Dieter Koschina, of Algarve´s “Vila Joya”, with a selection of Niepoort´s finest wines and an impressive list of the country’s best products, in what founder and executive curator Gonçalo Castel-Branco described as “a fantastic trial, that has now matured into The Presidential- a world class luxury experience”.
The 5th Walking Festival Ameixial will grow significantly in 2017, while also striving to boost its international profile. With this in mind, the event is now twinned with the Gran Canaria Walking Festival (http://www.grancanariawalkingfestival.com/en/), a sibling event with which several joint promotion and dissemination activities are planned.
Flor da Rosa was abandoned in 1843, but again restored in 1995, with the church rebuilt and reopened, and the monastery building turned into a Pousada. The Pousada has 24 Rooms, three of which are located in the Monastery's Tower.
Warmed by sun and ocean breezes, Madeira is the pearl of Atlantic with a nearly perfect climate—warm and clear in winter with temperature in the mid 70s. And now a round trip airfare from Boston is just $568, including all taxes and fees. This Azores Airlines special fare is on sale now from February 16 to the 28, 2017. Promotion is valid for travel between March 27 and June 19, 2017.
From 14 February - 2 April, Vilamoura World will host the "Vilamoura Atlantic Tour", one of the most prestigious equestrian competitions on the international circuit in the Algarve.
Porto, Portugal, has been voted the Best European Destination in 2017 by the European Best Destinations organization. Porto wins the recognition for the 3rd time with a record number of 138,116 votes. Porto also won the title in 2012 and 2014.