Portugal isn’t all bustling beaches and trendy nightspots where you can party ’til dawn, its also a country rich in stunning scenery, tranquil landscapes and breath-taking vistas where you can escape the throngs of tourists and feel like you’ve been transported to an oasis of tranquillity.
A short transfer from some of Portugal’s main tourist areas and you’ll feel like you couldn’t be further away from the standard beach resorts that thousands flock to year after year.
So if you want to escape the hustle and bustle and see the true beauty of Portugal, here are a few ideas for you to discover what else this fabulous country has to offer the serenity-seeking traveller.
If you crave peace and quiet away from the crowds, then the region of Praia Verde is the perfect sanctuary to relax in one of Portugal’s most beautiful settings. Situated in a tranquil forest and just #a gentle 5-minute stroll from a quiet beach, the Praia Verde is a chic and peaceful hotel designed to help guests slow down and take in the natural beauty of the area at their own pace.
As well as luxurious accommodation and first-class dining and service that you’d expect from a luxury hotel, you can also borrow books from the hotel’s extensive collection, hire a bike to explore one of the nearby nature trails or select one of many relaxing treatments in the privacy and comfort of your spacious room.
The perfect relaxation break at a beautiful Algarve hideaway.
Beautiful beaches – Portugal is renowned for its beautiful beaches, but at peak times of the year, you’ll have to jostle for space and a sun lounger which can mean that your trip to the beach is more stressful than serene. Taking a break away from the normal tourist hotspots means that you’ll be able to enjoy some of the areas less frequented beaches and be free to enjoy the waves lapping against the shore without the noise of hundreds of holidaymakers spoiling the peace.
“The Epic Sana is a haven away from the cities and busy resorts with a stunning beach situated right on the hotel’s doorstep. If you don’t feel like exploring the quaint local area, the Epic Sana has five stunning pools, a beautiful spa and several fabulous restaurants and bars to choose from, you’ll be able to get some much needed R&R and discover the true Portugal without having to get up at 6am to bag yourself a prime beach position.”
Nestled into the Vale Covo Cliffside with breath-taking views over the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, the Tivoli Carvoeiro is the place to enjoy some of the most fabulous sunsets that the Algarve has to offer. Enjoying a clifftop spot close to a traditional village with a calm and inviting atmosphere, the Tivoli Carvoeiro is the perfect base for exploring an area rich in natural beauty that remains unspoilt by the usual touristy distractions.
Recently upgraded, the hotel boasts a five-star rating and has a reputation for its rustic and locally sourced cuisine created by its in-house team of world-class chefs. A perfect place to sample the real Portugal.
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