City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

City of Porto, hotbed of youth, creativity and dynamism

Fifty years ago Porto city was just a city in Portugal with nothing special to offer. Today it is considered one of the liveliest cities of the country as it has become more cosmopolitan with several accommodation and nightlife options. Lots of artistic and cultural events take place here which involve the local population. The old buildings such as bars and restaurants have been rehabilitated and the locals are more creative in gastronomy than ever. Thanks to the creative industries which ha... [ read more ]

Best foods and dishes of the Algarve region – fish and traditional Portuguese cuisine

Best foods and dishes of the Algarve region – fish and traditional Portuguese cuisine

Food is always an essential and important part of a holiday and the further you go from home the harder is to be satisfied unless you like foreign cuisine and like to experiment and try new tastes. Along the coastlines of the Algarve there are several kinds of bars and restaurants offering you plenty of fish and seafood at reasonable prices. No matter if you are a vegetarian or a meat eater, Algarve offers all kinds of dishes, starters, main courses and delicious deserts. There are many resta... [ read more ]

Best drinks for low prices in the Algarve region

Best drinks for low prices in the Algarve region

Alcoholic drinks in the Algarve region are not very pricy. Considered to other countries wine, beer and other spirits have more accessible prices. In the supermarkets you can buy a bottle of wine for not more than 1 euro. The bars and restaurants also offer several drinks for reasonable prices. Buy a glass of wine for €1.20-2 or beer for €1-1.50. However, in the more popular locales the prices might be higher, up to €6.  The best prices are in the cafes where you can get freshly squeeze... [ read more ]

Traditional Portuguese dishes at Silver Coast

Traditional Portuguese dishes at Silver Coast

The Silver Coast is directly in touch with the Atlantic Ocean hence to no one’s surprise seafood ranks among the top dishes of Silver Coast cuisine. However this does not mean that Portuguese dishes only consist of various kinds of fish, clams and seaweed. Silver Coast cuisine has its own traditional meals and fine specialties. In the region of the Silver Coast the center of fishing industry is the city of Peniche. Fresh fish is loaded off in large quantities here every day which can be boug... [ read more ]

Finest wines of the Silver Coast

Finest wines of the Silver Coast

Every country and region has their own traditions and customs when it comes to wine producing. In our case, the Silver Coast has a long history on this matter. Producers in this region have combined all kinds of varieties of grapes to attain their distinctive, special tasted Portuguese wines. Vineyards from the Silver Coast are influenced by the Atlantic weather and numerous micro-climates that take allow the grapes to develop special and unique characteristics. If you are an expert in wine t... [ read more ]

The flavors of Portuguese cuisine

The flavors of Portuguese cuisine

  Whether you are visiting Portugal for a few days or for a longer period, for business or for holidays, one cannot leave this spectacular country without tasting a bit of its culinary wonders, without experiencing the flavors of Portuguese cuisine. Former empire, symbol of the Golden age of Discoveries, Portugal represents a mixture of divine flavors, colors, spices and tastes, all brought from the very countries that used to be Portuguese colonies hundreds of years ago. Let’s ... [ read more ]