Situated in the absolute south-west of the European continent, and only a couple of hours from many other European capitals, the Algarve attracts visitors from all over the world. It’s no surprise, with over 3,000 hours of sun each year, together with countless miles of spectacular coastal shore line, and a temperate climate, a honeymoon in Portugal is our idea of honeymoon paradise all year round.
Gorgeous and diverse landscapes, leisure activities, history, culture, and a nation that holds the oldest boundaries in Europe, Portugal has something to offer any couple.
WHY HONEYMOON IN THE ALGARVE?
Portugal is also the ideal destination for honeymooners who love history, wine, food, and gorgeous scenery. An additional advantage: your dollar will stretch a little further than other European honeymoon hot spots.
Among Europe’s oldest countries dating back to the 12th century, Portugal is loaded with culture, beautiful cities, medieval buildings, palaces, and endless places to explore.
Wine Unsurprisingly, wine-tourism had become a sought after action. Many wineries have opened their doors to permit curious wine fans to get dirty and take part in the grape crop, wine tasting, and wine cellar tours. In the Algarve, the Alentejo area is among the greatest manufacturers.
Shrimp, clams, fish, or octopus — the Portuguese adore their fish and prepare it as nowhere else on the planet. You will have never uttered the bounty of the sea quite like this . But the feast does not stop there! Portuguese food incorporates wonderful vegetable and curry dishes, passion fruit, and (my favorite) specialty desserts known as Pastel de nata. You are just going to have to try one of to comprehend my new obsession!
Surrounded by miles of shoreline with some of the finest beaches in Europe, and the entire world for that matter, Portugal makes for a fantastic hot air balloon trips destination for both sand and surf seekers. Without a 2 shores being equally, you will be pleasantly surprised by the individual beauty of each. White sandy beaches with a calm waters edge, a dramatic coast line with a number of the best surfingblack or black sands with specks of emerald green. Whatever your preference, you will most definitely fall in love with the Algarve’s shores.
From just $10 a night you’ll be able to choose to remain in a self catering flat. Or, splurge and stay at a luxurious beachfront 5 star hotel. No matter how large or small your budget, the Algarve has you covered for lodging. For a unique experience, look into the Pousadas. You will find Pousadas found all over Portugal offering unique stays in previous castles, palaces, convents and monasteries. They are known for a high level of personalized service and will most likely be a highlight of your trip.
Scenic strands of sandy beaches tucked beneath tower stone cliff faces
Meandering rivers plied by small cruise boats
Scents of grilled fish
Peaceful strolls along quaint historic cobblestone village streets, and
A light-hearted setting that fills the Moorish alleys
Can we mention that the abundant wine country? Portugal could quite possibly be the last bastion of undiscovered wine regions in the world. Cheap wine which tastes like it ought to be much more costly, can still be obtained for only a few dollars a bottle.