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  • Check-in, Chill-out! Your Guide to Holiday Relaxation

    Unless you are an adrenaline junkie then holidays for you are most likely a time to get in some much needed rest and relaxation. A chance to leave the rat-race behind and jet off for sunnier climes, where days start later, seem longer and end happier… sounds nice doesn’t it?

    This is of course the best case scenario for a holiday but there is often one thing that stops us ever really relaxing… ourselves! Leaving a stressful life behind and really throwing yourself into relaxation can be difficult and take far longer than it needs to. Continue reading…

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    Five Packing Tips from Seasoned Travellers

    So, you’ve worked out your budget, booked your flights and your stay (in one of Portugal’s Pousadas, we hope!), and exchanged your pounds for euros. What’s next on your list?

    Packing, of course. The dreaded struggle with the suitcase; the fight with your flip-flops, the tangle with your T-shirts. Fear not; there are ways to get everything in without a battle. Continue reading…

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    Charm, History, Nature: Understanding the Pousadas of Portugal

    For those who have never stayed in one, it may be easy to think that the Pousadas of Portugal are simply a chain of hotels. Those who have had the experience, however, will be able to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth! Each hotel is a completely unique experience, giving you an insight into the charm, history and nature of Portugal.

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    Portuguese Cuisine: Traditional Portuguese Dishes That You Definitely Have to Try

    If you’re planning on visiting Portugal soon, it’s essential that you try out some of the very best Portuguese cuisine whilst here. We think that Portuguese cuisine is often extremely underrated, when in fact its use of high quality products and ingredients make it some of the tastiest food in the world.

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    The Best of Beaches

    If there is one thing that Portugal does best, it’s natural landscape. The coast is absolutely stunning, and therefore it’s certainly a magnificent destination to spend your holiday throughout the entire year. Portugal’s Pousadas are the ultimate accommodation choice whichever type of holiday you’re after, although it’s hard to imagine a holiday to Portugal without visiting one their spectacular beaches.

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    See & Do: The Algarve

    Frequent visitors to our blog will be all too aware of the stunning landscapes that the historic country of Portugal has to offer, the heritage of which is furthermore preserved through the Portuguese Government’s formation of Pousadas of Portugal, which allowed for the preservation of so many of the country’s culturally important buildings. Continue reading…

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    The Allure of the Azores

    Portugal has so much to offer, in both tourism and landscape. With beautiful scenery and an interesting history, you won’t find anywhere as perfect to visit than the Azores.

    Located approximately 850 miles west of Portugal, the Azores are an autonomous region comprising nine islands. Although the islands have a volcanic origin, some have had no recorded activity at all since they were settled and the last significant activity was in 1957; nonetheless this origin has given them a particularly unique and striking appearance. Mount Pico, on the island of the same name, is the tallest point in Portugal at 2,351 m (7,713 ft). Continue reading…

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    Top Places to Stay in Central Portugal

    Following on from our previous posts on places to visit in Northern and Southern Portugal, if you are planning a visit to the central part of the country you will find that there is just as much to see and do. Continue reading…

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    Top Places to Stay in Southern Portugal

    Portugal is a fascinating and beautiful country with plenty to see and do. If you are coming to the southern half of the country, here are some of the top locations to visit during your stay. Continue reading…

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