A Perfect Day Exploring Old Town Tavira

Tavira Bandstand

While everyone who knows Portugal’s Algarve has plenty of their own favourite places, few would disagree that Tavira is one of the region’s most attractive and inspiring cities. Tavira is a pleasingly compact place to explore. Although it is … [Continue reading]

Head to the mountains and explore Monchique

View over Monchique park and town

To add a dose of greenery to your holiday in the Algarve, Monchique is a good place to aim for.  It’s high up in the forest-covered mountain range that stretches across the south of Portugal so you’ll get great views as well as shade. I set off to … [Continue reading]

Top Portugal Links From Around The Web – February 2014

Villas in Portugal - LX Type

It's been a busy start to 2014 for us here at Villas in Portugal with lot's of developments being put into place. I've also spent quite a bit of time on our twitter account (@VillaHunters) sharing posts and articles that I've found with all our … [Continue reading]

The 5 Best Beaches in Portugal


We are not lucky enough to be blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches here in the UK, which is a real shame – because we clearly love them. The heat wave this summer has seen our beaches swarming with the general population trying … [Continue reading]

Where is the cheapest holiday in Europe?


Unfortunately this article may be a little late to the party, as a lot of our readers have probably either already been on their holidays or have had it booked for months! We all know how much more fun it is to create the anticipation of a 4 month … [Continue reading]

What is the Festival of the Ocean in Lisbon?


Every year in Lisbon, they celebrate the Festival of the Ocean (Festival Dos Oceanos) for a two week period. This year’s festival begins on the 30th of July – so if you’ve got a holiday booked to Lisbon in the next couple of weeks, then you are in … [Continue reading]

10 Things You Did Not Know About Portugal

The 10.5 mile Vasco De Gama Bridge

Portugal is often overshadowed by its next door neighbour, Spain. A common consensus it that it is a lot like Spain – but that couldn’t be less true. Portugal is an incredible country with its own amazing culture and history. So here are ten … [Continue reading]

The Climate of Portugal


Portugal has a typical Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers being a particular feature which attracts many holidaymakers. There are differences depending on the specific region you are staying in though so we have put together this short … [Continue reading]