In Portugal, tourists are choosing villas as their prime choice of accommodation, replacing the usual hotels and hostels. Before, travelers only considered rental villas and apartments if they needed to stay for a longer time e.g. around a week or more. But now, more and more travelers are becoming interested in vacationing in Portugal while staying at private homes, villas and apartments even if their vacation stretches only a few days long. This is because most of today’s tourists wish to experience witnessing Portugal’s stunning sunsets, landscapes, and beaches at the comfort of their own lush villas. These villas are scattered all across the beautiful country.
Almost half of Portugal is surrounded by water. You should expect to see lots of villas around the coastlines and in some of the country’s world-famous beaches. Surfing lovers will have a blast as they bask under the sun while visiting regions such as Cota Verde, Costa de Prata, and Algarve. These coastal areas are also home to some of the world’s most pristine beaches and most stunning sunsets. You can also expect to see plenty of medieval and historical structures, gardens, and other interesting spots. If you want a time of peace all to yourself, you may want to visit the remote islands of Madeira and Azores. You can take this time to meditate, do some yoga and regain your calmness.
The Montanhas region is home to historical sites and amazing landscapes, as well as other natural wonders like mountains. This makes it the perfect place for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts. You might think that villas can be found only in areas near beaches, but there are actually villas in Portugal’s mountainous areas. You can find the Montesinho Natural Park in Braganca, which covers a massive land area of 75,000 hectares, as well as a rich variety of wildlife. In addition, the Abade de Bacal Museum houses famous paintings from well-known artists like Alberto Souza. Here, you can also find religious artifacts that date all the way back to the Golden Era of Portugal.
To fully experience the country’s rich culture, tradition and religion, you can visit their famous churches, such as the Cathedral of Braganca and the baroque-inspired Savior’s Mother Church.
Portugal is a stunning country that is perfect as a holiday destination. It’s ideal for all kinds of travelers, including families because it offers such a wide array of activities for the outdoor lover, history buff, beach bum, and more. To make the most out of your holiday, you may want to opt for a villa instead of the usual hotel. This way, you can truly experience the country from the comfort of your own “home” even for just a few days.