In recent years, Portugal has quietly become one of Europe’s top travel destinations. It’s inexpensive compared to some of its neighbors, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s easy to access from most U.S. cities. As a growing wellness destination, here are the country’s top spots for a relaxing vacation.
Farther inland from Portugal’s renowned Atlantic coast is Evora, a historic city with centuries of stories and Roman monuments still intact. Its Acqua Veritas spa is worth the 90-mile trip from Lisbon.
Located about an hour and a half south of Lisbon, this coastal area is worlds away from Portugal’s bustling city life. Visitors can ride horses, take yoga classes at Comporta Yoga Shala, surf or taste wine among expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Algarve area in Portugal’s southernmost region has become a hot spot for visitors who want to explore beyond Lisbon and Porto. The region boasts rocky cliffs, wraparound ocean views, golf courses and relaxing spas like Pine Cliffs Resort.
This archipegalo off the coast of Portugal is also an up-and-coming destination for off-the-beaten-path travel. Escape the crowds and indulge in the islands’ lush green landscape, hiking trails and notable spas Mythos and Alkimia.
This region located just outside of Porto in Northern Portugal is known for its port wine production, but the rolling hills and acres of vineyards also set the scene for a relaxing vacation. Book a stay at the Six Senses Douro Valley or Douro Royal Valley Hotel and Spa to get a taste of what the region has to offer.
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We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
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