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.
While we provide you with the opportunity to be able to relax in one of Portugal’s Pousadas, the true excitement awaits outside and along Portugal’s sun bleached streets. More often than not, you will find the most entertainment in sampling the delights of the local communities which house the glorious building which we are privileged to call home. In order to give you an idea of what Portugal has to offer, we have compiled a list of some of the more popular attractions, starting with the scenic coasts of the Algarve.
Museu de Portimao
The Museu de Portimao is a museum dedicated to the heritage of the principality within Portimão where it is housed, consisting of collections relating to the area’s canning industry as well as its fishing and metalwork. Whilst the exhibitions tend not to sport a great deal of English literature, the Museu de Portimao really gives you an authentic experience and allows for you to have a brief peak into the local ancestry.
Fado com Historia
If enjoying the history and heritage of the area gets too much for your younger weary traveller, then the Aquashow Park will give them the burst of entertainment that they may well be craving. Many of the attractions are perfect for the bold youngster, but for the daredevils amongst you grown-ups, you may want to give the Flume a go; the largest water coaster in Europe at a dizzying height akin to that of an eight story building.
If water is your glass of port, after having your breath taken away by the rides and views on offer, why not visit Zoomarine, a theme park located in Guia, with a passion for promoting awareness and environmental education. Perfect for children, the park boasts an array of species and ecosystems which provide a hands-on look at the underwater world around you.
Cerro de Villa
The Cerro de Villa is a wonderful glimpse into the heritage of yesteryear, hosting a fascinating array of Roman ruins with graves dating back as far as the Bronze Age. Unlike the Museu de Portimao, there are signs translated into English, which enables you to travel back in time and truly appreciate the preserved settlement.
In such a varied and historical area of Portugal like the Algarve, there are so many attractions worthy of a recommendation, so don’t limit yourself to the few listed above. To truly get a feel of any of the area’s where we are proud to boast hotels, we would recommend donning your sun cream and venturing out on your own.
If you are looking for an authentic base to call your home for the duration of your visit to one of Europe’s most stunning localities, please call us on (+351) 258 82 1751, or 0871 218 1751 for local UK rates, and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you with any queries you may have.