Portugal, known as the west coast of Europe, is also one of Europe’s best-kept secrets, with more than 850km of shores to explore, amazing natural settings, and a rich and varied cultural landscape to discover. Located only a few hours from any European capital, Portugal attracts visitors from all corners of the world. Fascinated by its mild climate, beautiful landscapes, warm and friendly people and inimitable culture, where tradition meets the contemporary with grace.
Portugal can be proud of its unity and history: it has the oldest borders in Europe. But it can be equally proud of its present, where diversity and cosmopolitanism are just two aspects of an incredible dynamic and lively country, both geographically and culturally. Being a relatively small country, Portugal is extraordinarily rich and generous to the travellers who visit it: great landscapes, a fruitful cultural heritage where past and present mingle harmoniously, amazing architecture, unique traditions and a blooming contemporary scene all contribute to a unique travel experience.
If you add to that the superb gastronomy, some of the world’s best wines, and a great choice of charming hotels, you will understand why Portugal is one of the most sought-after destinations for discerning travellers.
Portugal is also one of the safest countries in Europe, a full member of the European Union and a part of the Schengen Agreement.
Portugal is positioned in the high ranking of ‘quality of life’ according to the latest publication of the “Economist Intelligence Unit” and is recognized as a peaceful and stable nation, with excellent international relations and a high tolerance towards other cultures.
A Latin language, Portuguese is the third most spoken language in the world and the native tongue of about 250 million people.