Villas in Portugal for a sunshine holiday with heritage

Some of the finest beaches in the whole of Europe are found in Portugal along with fantastic seafood and great golf courses.

Luxury Holidays in Portugal

Portugal, nuzzled into the west of Spain is a country brimming with historical imprints of a diverse history. Portugal holidays in large villas put you within easy reach of the coast for game fishing and dolphin spotting. The pretty villages nearby offer some café culture, vinho verde and sardines and a range of festivals held throughout the year.

Portugal nestles and merges at its borders with neighbouring Spain and is a striking country of rugged coastline where deep sea fishing for marlin can be paired with dolphin spotting for a day on the water. Alternatively the Atlantic provides some fabulous opportunities for surfing, body boarding and other water sports or a day on the golden sandy beaches.

The chequered history of the country is evident in the mix of architecture found throughout the old and new cities. The Moorish and Roman influence is seen all over and the centre of Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the Moorish castle of Sintra makes a wonderful picture for the album and a memorable day out.

A wander through the ancient towns, whitewashed villages and cobbled streets will lead you into traditional artisan’s shops selling souvenirs such as handmade pottery and azulejos. The cities are full of boutiques and the designer shops will ensure you can have a shopping spree in style.

The Algarve area is stunning with blue skies, blue seas and warm honey coloured rocks where shopping, nightlife and spa days fit perfectly into your Algarve holiday. Art exhibitions and museums showcase the remarkable talents of the Portuguese and the acres of manicured golf courses will entertain keen golfers.

Featured in Portugal

Casa do Eido da Devesa
Casa do Eido da Devesa
Minho, Portugal
Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 8
Meio Villa
Meio Villa
Alcanede, Portugal
Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7
Villa in Guiaes
Villa in Guiaes
Douro, Portugal
Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 10

Written by: Emily

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