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  • Bonita Faial: Hydrangeas to Horta

    Faial Island is a Portuguese Island of the Central Group of the Azores. The Azores are made up by São Miguel Island, Terceira Island, Pico Island (Faial’s nearest neighbour, east across the channel) São Jorge Island, Graciosa, Santa Maria Island, Corvo Island, Flores Island and of course the stunning Faial Island.

    The island sometimes gets referred to as the Ilha Azul (Blue Island) due to the large quantity of hydrangeas that bloom in the summer months, creating a spectacle!

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    Exploring Faial: How to Make the Most Out of Your Holiday in Portugal

    While Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve remain popular options for tourist seeking to holiday in sunny Portugal, the country has other equally incredible and impressive places you shouldn’t miss out on! The Azores is one such place. This archipelago has many points of interest you can explore, as well as historical and cultural locations, beautiful monuments and buildings, and stunning scenery. Continue reading…

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    A Beginners Guide: Advice for Exploring Lisbon

    It’s not hard to see why Lisbon is such a popular destination for travellers. The great capital has become increasingly popular in recent years; its warm Mediterranean climate, stunning architecture and sandy beaches are just three of the reasons travellers hurry back every year.

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    5 Beautiful Historic Attractions You Need to Visit in Portugal

    There is much to see and do in Portugal, as our past articles have shown – for example, you can’t leave Portugal without exploring Óbidos, downtown Lisbon and the Azores! If you’re craving a holiday rich in culture and history, this country will also deliver on that. After all, there are so many historic points of interest throughout Portugal that you’ll find it impossible to see everything in one go. Continue reading…

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    5 Reasons Why You Need to Visit the Algarve

    The Algarve: a stunning area of Portugal to which hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to each year.

    World famous for a variety of reasons including its delightful beaches, superb golfing resorts and welcoming locals, it is no surprise that the area is frequently referred to as one of the best European summer holiday destinations. Continue reading…

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    Yet More Essential Portuguese Words You Should Know Before Visiting Portugal

    While you don’t need to know Portuguese to explore Portugal or to communicate with locals (as most people will understand you), knowing even a little bit of the language may go a long way! Continue reading…

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    5 Things That Will Make You Want to Visit Cascais

    There are many popular hot spots in Portugal that are absolute favourites for anyone who visits, and Cascais is certainly one of them. This coastal town is the perfect place for you to base yourself in (check out our Pousada de Cascais for that), as you will have easy access not only to Cascais itself, but to many other locations and points of interest as well. Continue reading…

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    Top 4 Historic Attractions in the Algarve

    A holiday in the Algarve isn’t just a chance for some much-needed sea, sun, sand and family fun, it’s also a chance to discover some of Portugal’s best historic sites and learn a little more about the region’s fascinating history. We’ve compiled the top four historic attractions in the region for you to visit on your next holiday to the Algarve.

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    Yet 5 More Facts About Portugal

    Here at Pousadas of Portugal, we strive to make your experience the best it can be, including providing useful information that you may find interesting! This can be anything, from learning words that can help you navigate Portugal when you visit to amazing facts about the country – such as the ones we already offered here and here. Continue reading…

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