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Bed & Breakfast in Portugal
Once you have been to Portugal, you‘ll always want to go back. Did you know that Portuguese is the only language that has a single word for nostalgia, yearning and homesickness? That word is ‘saudade’, and the Portuguese feel these emotions for their loved ones, their songs, their homeland and even their food. So it’s no wonder that tourists might also feel ‘saudade’ for Portugal! Visit Portugal and stay in authentic B&B’s, hostels or quintas (agro-tourism). Bets are on that you’ll become a fan!
B&B on the Algarve
The Algarve in southern Portugal comes with sun, sea and beaches guaranteed. Beach and water sport enthusiasts can really live it up here. With its rugged rocks, golden sand and clear water, Praia da Marinha is the best beach. Famous cities include Faro and – of course – Albufeira, with its huge selection of seafood restaurants. Although international cuisine is gaining in popularity, the best food is still found in traditional Portuguese restaurants.
Bed and breakfast on the Costa de Lisboa
Less well-known, but at least just as stunning as the Algarve, is the Costa de Lisboa. Here, you’ll find everything that might make a region interesting, such as history, art and culture, friendly inhabitants and a stormy ocean. To be honest, strong winds mean that you’ll only enjoy a relaxed time on the beach on really hot days. If you like a blast of windy fresh air, you should visit Cabo da Roca, the windiest and westernmost point of Europe. Friendly resort towns include Cascais and Ericeira, though you must make sure that you don’t miss Sintra. With its gorgeous palaces, this former retreat for Portuguese monarchs has a truly historic atmosphere. As a great outing, visit a palace or the Castelo dos Mouros castle ruins, and then enjoy a bica (Portuguese espresso) with a queijada de Sintra (a local candy) in the old city centre. A real treat!
Bed and breakfast in Lisbon
Lisbon consists of districts that all have their own distinct atmosphere. So it could take a while for you to get to know this city. We recommend that you take your time. Hop onto historic tram 28 and take a trip along winding, narrow and steep streets. Get off at the Miradouro de Santa Lucia lookout point and climb up to the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the Alfama working-class district. In the evening, you could take in authentic fado music in Alfama or in the Bairro Alto nightlife district. Another great attraction is Belém, where memories of Portuguese explorers live on. From a distance, you’ll see the Torre de Belém, the symbol of Portugal. Fancy something tasty? Then indulge in some world-famous ‘Pastéis de Belém’ at the Antiqua Confeitaria. Here, tourists line up for this sweet delicacy. Hint: enjoy a glass of port with it.
Bed & Breakfast in Porto
Porto in the north is obviously renowned for its port wine. Here, port is available to taste and buy at wine shops. The Ribeira district is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is essentially an open-air museum consisting of narrow alleyways lined with pastel-coloured homes. Note the range of azulejos that decorate the walls. These are typical Portuguese tiles that make great souvenirs. Ideally, you’ll end up on a terrace overlooking the Douro River. Life is good in Portugal!
Book your B&B in Portugal now
Do you also want to feel that bittersweet ‘saudade’ for stunning, versatile Portugal when you look back at your holiday snaps? Then book your holiday now and stay in a lovely B&B, hostel or quinta in Portugal. Enjoy!