Best destinations not to be missed in Portugal
The most important tourist region in Portugal
Sun and beach
Enjoy exceptional weather
A gem in blue and green tones
The Algarve is a gem in blue and green tones; with sea and golf, rivers and mountains. It is full of white stone houses, orange and almond trees, carob and strawberry trees, and rivers such as the Guadiana and the Arade. It has plains and mountains (Monchique and Caldeirão, among others), and the Ria Formosa guards a unique ecosystem. The Algarve is not simply the beach, however the beaches here are the heart that beats and pumps blood to the other parts of the region. They are the air that helps it to breathe; the oxygen that makes this the most important tourist region in Portugal and one of the most famous in Europe.
The Algarve also offers activities to suit all tastes, year round. One of the most popular is golf. With unique courses marked by a special kind of nature and surrounded by unparalleled peace and quiet, they are highly sought after by players of all handicaps.
From Sotavento to Barlovento, the 200 kilometres along the southern coast of Portugal are home to several championship golf courses, some of which have hosted top international golf stars and significant tournaments. Along the coast and further inland, architects have gone to great lengths in the design of these courses, taking advantage of their spectacular natural settings. Some of the best courses in Europe (which are appreciated by amateurs and professionals alike) are located in Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo, Faro, Albufeira, Portimão and Lagos.
Vila de Montargil
History and scenery
Lago de Montargil
Dive into paradise
UNESCO World Heritage Site
This is the largest region in Portugal but its strength isn't in its size, it is in its people, history, heritage, gastronomy, wines, scents and places of interest. Alentejo is more than the Tagus, the river that marks the "border". It is Portalegre, Beja and Évora; it is continental and Atlantic; it is inland and coastline. Alentejo is Alqueva, the largest man-made lake in Europe; it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Évora and Elvas); it is one of the best coastlines in the world. It is cork, wine, olive oil, cheese, Arraiolos rugs, the Templo de Diana, the Serra D'Ossa. It is the friendly nature of its people and the warmth of the sun that seems to beat down stronger here.
Vila de Montargil
This is the heart of Alentejo's north. Montargil is both a town and a lake. It is a paradise just a one-hour drive from Lisbon yet removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is a typical Alentejo town with a hotel that brings modernity.
We suggest you let yourself travel through time and space on foot, by bike, in the marina or in the plains. Go an adventure! Tackle the water of the reservoir or go on a horse ride. Visit the town's narrow streets and discover architectural remains from the 18th century. Visit Fluviário de Mora to learn about regional water species in an entertaining and educational space. Try migas, eggs, tomato soup, Sericaia, fish from the river and local meat. Drink regional products. Never forget Alentejo.
Cultural and architectural heritage
Trams in Lisbon
Tradition and culture
Voted the Best City Break Destination in Europe for five years running, this is a capital city that is popular with the international media and thousands of visitors. It is a charming city with its own character and it can be explored on foot or by tram. Lisbon has diverse attractions and the modern infrastructure of a cosmopolitan city; a pleasant year-round climate and a unique atmosphere; fantastic nightlife and rich cultural options.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Rich with cultural and architectural heritage, its traditions, such as Fado music, are internationally renowned. In the centre, you will find a plethora of theatres, museums, shops and restaurants. The riverside is home to terraces where you can while away the time and you can even enjoy a boat ride on the Tagus. A visit to this city will live long in the memory...
Visit this city with NAU Hotels & Resorts, and discover The Vintage Lisboa, in the city centre, or the Palácio do Governador, in the historic centre of Belém.