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Get active on Portugal’s finest untouched coastline, the Costa Alentejana

From Tróia in the north down to Zambujeira do Mar in the south, with superb coastal paths, country trails, a shining surf and proud Atlantic cliffs backing unspoiled beaches, the Alentejo coast is up there with the best for outdoor activities, from hiking, surfing and biking, to kayaking, golf and yoga.

Biodiversity on the Costa Alentejana

A deluxe destination with biodiversity at its heart, the Costa Alentejana’s troiaresort on the eponymously named peninsula – a short ferry ride from Lisbon’s Setúbal - is a unique retreat for nature lovers, couples and families who appreciate luxury but who also care about the environment.

October half term family adventures at the Amieira Marina

Escape to Europe’s largest reservoir this October half term and sail across its calm waters in your very own houseboat.

Autumn Nordic walking weekends in the unspoilt Western Algarve

Autumn Nordic walking weekends in the unspoilt Western Algarve

The charming Quinta das Barrades plays host to a unique new series of weekend breaks catering to the popular fitness activity of Nordic Walking.

Things to do in the Algarve

Things to do in the Algarve

With plenty of good value holiday packages to the Algarve and 26 UK airports offering direct flights into Faro, visitors can soak up the sun in the region with average daily temperatures currently at 29 degrees.

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series - round 3, The Azores

The Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series - round 3, The Azores

0.1 points decided the winner of the weekend’s third stop of the 2012 World Series on the volcanic archipelago of the Azores, Portugal. It was the closest victory to date since the kick-off of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2009 and made Russia’s Artem Silchenko the third winner in three competitions this season.

Learn to… with the Amieira Marina

Learn to… with the Amieira Marina

In the corner of the Alentejo region in Portugal, the Amieira Marina provides the perfect houseboat holiday for children, adults and budding sailors alike to try their hand at a range of water and land-based activities.

Luxury resort in the Algarve offers relaxing post-summer break

Luxury resort in the Algarve offers relaxing post-summer break

Brits keen to stay put this summer and head off on an alternative post-summer break, are being enticed to Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa, an exclusive 5* resort in the western Algarve, where they can soak up a weekend of spa treatments and relaxation.

Algarve on the water

Framed by a 200km coastline, the Algarve’s warm waters play a central role in highlighting the history, culture, gastronomy and nature of the region.

The Alentejo for the culture vulture with the Amieira Marina

Located on the shores of the Alqueva Lake in Portugal, the Amieira Marina offers a gateway to charming pockets of rural life giving visitors a true taste of Portuguese history and culture.

The ultimate garden-lovers' destination

The Azorean Garden (in the new World of Gardens area at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show) showcases all that makes the Azores so special as a garden-lovers’ holiday destination.

Dream weddings in an idyllic location

Dream weddings in an idyllic location

Intimate, unique, stunning and perfect – A few simple words to describe just how your wedding should be! This is also a perfect description of the Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda which offers complete civil ceremony wedding packages for up to 40 guests from just 5030 Euros.

A houseboat for everyone: Choose your vessel at the Amieira Marina

The Amieira Marina is a hidden gem set upon Europe’s largest man-made lake in located Portugal’s stunning Alentejo region.

New eco-luxe, drop a dress size retreat for New You Boot Camp

New eco-luxe, drop a dress size retreat for New You Boot Camp

New You Boot Camp has teamed up with award-winning eco-luxe destination AlmaVerde Village & Spa, in the Western Algarve of Portugal, to deliver our unique weight loss and fitness boot camps.

Rota Vicentina walking route opens on the Algarve’s west coast

On 11th May 2012 the Rota Vicentina in the Algarve officially opened to the public. The walking trail runs along the rugged western coast of the Algarve to Sagres offering stunning coastal views along the way.