Did you know that Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe? We enjoyed walking the steep streets of Portugal’s capital city, it was great exercise to burn off all that delicious Mediterranean cuisine like the infamous grilled sardines.
Center of Portugal is the biggest region of Portugal, between Lisbon and Porto.
Don’t forget to check out most exceptional food travel spots on the beautiful island of Madeira.
Furadouro Boutique Hotel Beach and Spa**** is recognized by the Green Key label and the German TÜV Reinhland sign. What’s sustainable about this sea facing boutique hotel? Read more »
Aveiro is a beautiful village to explore, especially if you are a lover of art nouveau and art deco. You can make an art nouveau tour and enjoy a drink at the colourful Art Nouveau museum. Read more »
At the Ilhavo Maritime Museum you can learn all there is to know about cod – bacalhau in Portuguese – and the strong relationship it has with the people of Ilhavo, the ocean, and the Aveiro lagoon. Read more »
Paço dos Cunhas de Santar is a XVII century wine estate in the Dão region. At the moment they only produce one organic wine. But they are working on producing more organic wines. Read more »
Hotel Casa da Insua***** is located in the famous Dão region, which is located 120 kilometers east of Porto and the Spanish border to the west. Dão is one of two wine regions in Portugal, the other being Douro. Majestic 18th-century gardens with colourful Camelia flowers decorate the manor house. Read more »
Quinta das Lágrimas**** is a charming hotel in Coimbra that used to welcome kings and emperors. It is surrounded by a centuries old botanical garden, with rare trees like, camphor trees, maples, palm trees, araucarias, sequoias and this amazing Australian fig tree. Read more »
Ginja de Óbidos is the locally produced liquor made of ginja or ginjinha (sour cherries), alcohol, water and sugar. Tourists can visit Licóbidos, the family owned factory, and have a peek inside the production proces to explore the making of this alcoholic beverage. Read more »
Hotel Areias do Seixo is a design hotel about an hour’s drive from Lisbon. A luxurious place from which to experience nature and enjoy great food. Eco-friendly, techno, hippy, chic, modernist, living room are the words that best describe the vibe of this hotel with its twelve luxurious rooms and three exquisite villa’s. Read more »
Hotel Eden Mar in Funchal is part of the Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts, a Portuguese hotel group with six hotels on Madeira. The Porto Bay group has drawn up a sustainability policy to make sure their hotels will take environmental issues into account in order to minimize their footprint on the environment. For example: reducing water consumption, developing energy efficiency plans, and a preference for local suppliers selling certified and regional produce. Read more »