Madeira nightlife

Madeira nightlife

Visiting the main attraction of Madeira or spending quality time on the beach, sunbathing or surfing are only a few of the wonders that Madeira offers to its tourists, the other part means getting to know the nightlife of the islands. So, here are a few suggestions of the best bars, clubs, cafés and restaurants that will spice up your night. Restaurants and café A perfect night cannot start on an empty stomach. If you are thinking of having a late dinner before getting to know the Madeira ... [ read more ]

Top Madeira beaches

Top Madeira beaches

I do not know about you, but for me the basic ingredients for a perfect holiday are unique beaches, stunning landscape and, of course, azure waters. Or not? Of course an idyllic environment is attractive for those who want to take a break from the crowded and noisy cities but you should keep in mind that many beaches in Portugal are unique, even strange at a first glance and thus, should be explored to the fullest. So, if you haven’t made any plans yet, I invite you to explore the Top Madeira... [ read more ]

A guided tour to Madeira Islands

A guided tour to Madeira Islands

Madeira Islands represent a volcanic archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean made up of four major islands: Island of Madeira, Island of Porto Santo, Desertas and the Selvagens. The biggest and the most visited island is Madeira (more than 1 million tourists decide to spend their holidays here every year) with its capital at Funchal. This exotic paradise can be accessed from the major cities in Europe, Brazil, Venezuela as both Funchal and Vila Baleira (the capital of Porto Santo) have airports. Also,... [ read more ]

Portugal for budget travelers

Portugal for budget travelers

  If you are searching for a dream holiday but your budget is affected by the crisis period, then the best option is to make a list of the most affordable countries that are both accessible in terms of money and provide the perfect ingredients to enjoy yourself. Portugal for budget travelers is definitely a great option as you will later on see for yourself. So, start preparing your travel itinerary as if you were real guide and pay attention to the fallowing tips and tricks that mig... [ read more ]

Top Portuguese events in 2011

Top Portuguese events in 2011

If you haven’t made plans for this year but you are thinking of taking part at some of the most important sport competitions, major musical concerts or film festivals, then, a short guide of the top Portuguese events in 2011 might come in handy. As you will see, you have a large variety of events to choose from. Musical events   One of the greatest events that will take place this year in Lisbonis Optimus Alive Festival, a musical happening that will gather some of the most appreciat... [ read more ]

Portuguese craftsmanship

Portuguese craftsmanship

The fame of the Portuguese people lies not only in their daring spirit that led to the Golden Age of Discoveries, but also in their creativity and knowledge in different fields like ceramics, prints, embroideries, leather that all reflect the Portuguese craftsmanship. The diversity in styles and colors, characteristic for this part of Europe combined with the finest techniques (traditional or modern ones) impress the eyes of the tourists. Handcrafts of Minho Probably the most known Portugues... [ read more ]

Best resorts and spas in Portugal

Best resorts and spas in Portugal

  Relaxing, enjoying your free time and feeling revitalized, these should be the key elements of a dream holiday. The perfect place to experience a well-disserved break from the stress of the daily existence and finding your inner balance are spas and resorts. The best resorts and spas in Portugal offer its guests outstanding facilities, professional staff and great atmosphere. Here are a few of the most appreciated relaxing places in Portugal. Blue & Green Villalara Thalasa R... [ read more ]

Things you did not know about Portugal

Things you did not know about Portugal

  After finding out so many astonishing things about Portugal, about the seven wonders of Portugal, about the diversity in wines and cooking specialties, we may have the wrong impression that one knows almost every aspect about this former empire. You cannot be more wrong as I will shed light on things you did not know about Portugal. Prepared to say wow? Let’s get started then. Portuguese records Portuguese history is full of memorable events, of fascinating legends praising the c... [ read more ]

Basic information before visiting Portugal

Basic information before visiting Portugal

  You have decided to visit Portugal. You bought your plain tickets, you prepared a short itinerary with the places you want to see, you established the amount you are willing to spend and booked a room in a hotel. So everything seems perfect. If you do not want to experience any unpleasant surprises I suggest you should take into consideration some basic information before visiting Portugal. Here are some tips and advices that might come in handy to you while being in a foreign coun... [ read more ]

Short Guide to Portuguese Music

Short Guide to Portuguese Music

  After visiting so many wonderful places, it’s time to party! And what can be more pleasant than being carried back in time by the rhythms of Portuguese music, back when music was more than entertainment, when it represented a way of life. So put your dancing shoes on as you will discover a short guide to Portuguese music. Portuguese traditional music Who did not hear of the famous Portuguese music style called fado? This main traditional music, that means fate in Portuguese, ... [ read more ]