SUPER FOOD YOU CAN ENJOY WHILE IN PORTUGAL

SUPER FOOD YOU CAN ENJOY WHILE IN PORTUGAL

Eat what  the locals eat.

If you are planning a trip or already planned for a holiday in Portugal, booked online a villa Algarve or apartments in  Albufeira.  Next thing to do is go online and research activities and restaurants.  Push it a step further and check out Portuguese cuisine.  You can  plan ahead of time what to eat and where to eat it while there. Perhaps you will ask what is Portuguese food like? What are the traditional dishes? In this article we look at the superb  food you can have while in Portugal in some  great restaurants.  Most of supermarkets and restaurants will supply meals and foods as takeaway. So while lounging in the sun at the pool in one of the many luxurious Algarve Villas enjoy a meal el fresco.

BACALHAU DISHES

Bacalhau which is salted and dried cod fish is something you will always find in the Menu in most Portuguese restaurants. There is no specific way to cook this dish, its believed the recipe changes everyday. Bacalhau is more like lasagna with layers of co fish, onions, diced potatoes and cream.

This is a must try dish while in Portugal.  Always reasonably priced and very available.

 

PORTUGUESE SEAFOOD DISHES:

There is plenty of sea food in Portugal. The most popular being cuttlefish a dish with chocos.  This is the seafood you have to try, its unique and can only be found in Portugal – Percebes, the creatures are the size of a thumb, tube shaped and the shells are small, but once you bite them you want stop, you will eat and look for more.  Mostly found in restaurants close to the sea.  If you choose a villa to rent in Albufeira for instance you ll fine this dish locally.

Salad based on fish
Fish salad

ACORDA:

Most countries eat soup and bread as an accompaniment.  The Portuguese enjoy making soup with bread.  There are two different version of bread soup or Acorda. In Lisbon the bread is mused and cooked with shrimp. It is a delicacy. Tried it once in an Lagos restaurant didn’t  particularly like it.  Maybe I ll give it another go.

 ALTENEJAN

Then there is Alentejana, where olive oil and garlic is spread over the slices of bread and topped with a poached egg. Very Portuguese.

CATAPLANA:

The popular Cataplana fish stew is a must to have  while on a Portugal holiday rental holiday. A signature dish from way back. The ingredients differ from region to region and restaurants.  The ingredients of white fish, seafood, potatoes, peppers and some chili will always remain the same. Eat it straight from the pot with warm crusty bread. When you go to Rome do what the Romans do.  Most of our Portugal Apartment, Villa’s in Portugal are located close to  restaurants that serve these dish.  To be fair you can say this about all of Portugal.  The one thing the Portuguese have in common is they like their food and like to enjoy good company while doing so. To enjoy all these dishes book online a holiday rental on www.goholidaylets.com.  We have a number of excellent location to choose from . Have a look at one of the excellent Lagos villas most with private pools.  Or apartments  in Albufeira depending on your requirements.  Book early as villas Portugal is a very popular search topic.

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LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

LET’S TALK PORTUGUESE CHEESE

Yes, an article about Portuguese cheese !!!!

There is a huge amount written about cheese on the internet and some great slogans.  A few I like are “Kraft  Have a happy sandwich or good food to grow up on.

We as a website encourage visitors to book holiday apartments such as a villa in Lagos or apartment in Alvor or a holiday rental anywhere in Portugal.  As a consequence,  we tend to look at food from a holiday perspective be it entertaining friends at the villa poolside or dining in one of the many superb Lagos restaurants.

Please read our brief  guide of Portuguese  Cheese

Portugal is famous almost all year round sunshine,  delicious foods, great Portuguese wines, stunning manicured golf courses.  Magnificent Portugal holiday Apartments and luxurious Villas to rent in Algarve and other places.   Extraordinary Vilamoura marina, blue flag certified beaches.  What not always known Portugal has some excellent cheese.

While you enjoy some great Portuguese wines from Alentejo region try some delicious cheese from the Serra de Estrela or from Serpa cheese in southern Portugal.  Book a Lagos holiday villa today or other excellent locations on www.goholidaylets.com and enjoy an excellent holiday.  Sample all Portugal and places like the Algarve have to offer

 

In this article we review some of the cheese that you can enjoy while staying at a holiday rental in Portugal.

Terrincho Velho DOP –This is made with raw sheep milk, it is then rubbed with paprika, white wine and extra virgin olive oil.  Its production is considered traditional and only milk from a local bred goat is used.

Sabores d’Avózinha

Cheese from Sabores d’Avózinha
Sabores d’Avózinha

 

Casa de Mendevil Velho – This is milk cheese made with pasteurized milk and traditional rennet, it is aged for sometime and washed with sweet red pepper and extra virgin olive oil.  The flavor is strong and texture is firm.  It has a spicy finish, its buttery while dense and salty while bright. This cheese has more attention than the other cheese, a must try.

Amarelo da Beira Baixa DOP –This is an absolute classic of cheese, its salty with a smooth texture.  It can be strong but at times.  The goat milk gives a sort of uplifting effect to the earthy and slimy sheep milk.

There are other kinds of cheese of you can find and sample them either in a Lagos restaurant or Tavira bar enjoy  in your Albufeira Holiday apartment. Have a cheesy holiday. 🙂

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How to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Porto de Mos, Lagos

How to enjoy the breathtaking beauty  of Porto de Mos, Lagos

PORTO DO MOS NEAR LAGOS

A place where beautifully tanned beachgoers and fishermen mingle.!!!!

If you haven’t been to this beach area of Lagos Portugal known as Porto do Mos make time to go there?  You certainly will not be disappointed.  It is just a fabulous setting, small sandy beach guarded by imposing cliff face on either end.  A walk on the strand can provide assortment of sights and activities depending on time of day or year.  Early morning walkers or joggers witnessing the sunrise to the east display serene set of colours on the distant horizon.  The occasional beach fisherman with a collection of fishing gear transported on a modified shopping trolley.  Not too far away you ll see the tanned bodies of all shapes and sizes , lying motionless soaking up the sun.

The Meia Praia Beach Lagos
Meia Praia Lagos

Some distance back from Porto do Mos on the hillside you’ll  see magnificent Lagos villas have been and are being built.  Many of these properties will be searched in the years to come using the keyword holiday rentals Lagos or villas Lagos. Wealthy European are so enamoured with the area they have chosen to invest here.  You can also stay locally many excellent hotels. Vivenda Miranda, Cascade Wellness and Lifestyle  5 stare Resort.

Igreja de Santa Maria Lagos
LagosIgreja de Santa Maria

The Porto do Mos beach is one the best around for surfing and bodyboarding but can sometimes have a strong breeze. The other main advantage of Porto de Mos is that it is always significantly quieter and less crowded due to the distance from the city centre.  Search Lagos apartments to rent or Lagos villas for suitable Lagos holiday rental accommodation.  Booking online today at www.goholidaylets.com

 

If you are a water sport person, this beach offers you the sporting action like surfing.

We have made a list of recommended restaurants worth checking out and near our Lagos holiday rentals properties.  We can highly recommend a holiday here especially in one of the many wonderful villas in Lagos.

Let’s review some of these restaurants.

THE GARDEN: Located in R. Cândido dos Reis 81, 8600-681 Lagos, Portugal
Tel: +351 915 045 650 Located in Lagos but has a unique setting as it is all outside.
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/Qz9j6d1KLYt

MAHARAJA TASTY INDIAN: An Indian restaurants located in R. Afonso de Almeida, 8600-674 Lagos, Portugal, Tel: +351 282 768 083,  like The Garden also in the Lagos old town.  See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/j9Q2v6dPfWL2

OTHER NEARBY BEACHES:

PRAIA DO CAMILLO: Praia do Camilo, 8600 Lagos, Portugal
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/qnV4hqnZN422

PRAIA DONA ANA: Located Dona Ana, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/C2XJoNhsu3R2

GOLF COURSES CLOSE BY ARE:

Boavista Golf and Spa Resort Located in: Urbanização Quinta Boavista, Atalaia, 8600-281 Lagos, Lagos, Portugal, See more at:- https://goo.gl/maps/U9tNtzdUPbL2

ESPICHE GOLF COURSE: Located in Espiche Campo de Golfe S.A., Sitio Matos Brancos, Luz, Lagos, 8601-906 Espiche, Luz, Lagos, Portugal, See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/B1NghL7oC8S2

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Extraordinary beach front area of Meia Praia in Lagos Portugal

Extraordinary beach front area of Meia Praia in Lagos Portugal

MAGNICANT MEIA PRAIA BEACH

The expansive and stunning  Meia Praia beach is a must place to visit while in Lagos.  It is by the largest beach in the Lagos area.  The golden sand stretches all they way from Lagos (the western side) all the way to the Odiaxere River on the eastern side.   If your staying in a nearby  Lagos marina apartment or  one of the many  villas in Lagos a morning stroll on Meia Praia is a worth while experience.   If you measure the beach on Google maps you can see its 5.06kmts.   Nice morning stroll.  You can also visit Lagos Marina.

See more here: https://goo.gl/maps/Lirh8PTUz7D2

Considering the extensive tourist numbers that visit this area of Lagos, Meia Praia beach manages to accommodate each and every tourist visiting the bars and restaurants.  The hotel and restaurants There are also a lot  leisure water sports activities  located along the beach.

We have put some information from Google maps together for you so you can concentrate your search on Meia Praia and the Lagos holiday rentals in this area.

Please use the information to search on google.ie or google.co.uk or ring us at +441213149153.

Hotels.

Yellow Lagos Meia Praia Hotel

See more:  https://goo.gl/maps/Cq7Mq6i64Co

Vila Gale Lagos

See more: https://goo.gl/maps/roBW3tFsjPN2

Restaurants.

Linda The Beach Bar

Estr. de São Roque, 8600-315 Lagos  282 792 146

Bar Quim,

Excellent location on the edge of flat sandy beach adjacent to carpark.

https://goo.gl/maps/sjM2XQmLZoG2

Palmares Beach Club  926 686 355

https://goo.gl/maps/CtShVT1FgCT2

Some excellent  Algarve villa type properties in the area well worth checking them out online.

Gaivota Branca

https://goo.gl/maps/GZfQy4Q1o422

Restaurante & Bar Duna Beach  Pinhal da Meia Praia, 8600-315 Lagos   282 762 091

https://goo.gl/maps/CyDttapYfbm

Bahia Beach Bar,  282 760 149

https://goo.gl/maps/qqcFY3kC7jC2

 

Lagos Restaurants.

THE GARDEN: Located in Portugal, R. Lançarote de Freitas 48, 8600-605 Lagos
Tel: 913 187 142
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/DSHbKtdh4jD2

The Garden is as it says a very popular open air restaurant at very affordable prices.

NAH NAH BAH RESTAURANT: located in Tv. do Forno 11, 8600-632 Lagos
Tel: 966 207 702
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/gzTmj7maaiR2

Lagos Water sport.

Extreme Algarve Kiteboard school and kite lessons  918 674 079

https://goo.gl/maps/4qvSmCHxdtr
There are three means of public transport to get to Meia Praia beach from Lagos. Either by walking, by bus or by train. The bus services start at Porto Mos beach heading towards the Lagos bus station all the way to Meia Praia beach.

CENTRAL BUS STATION:

Located in: R. Mercado de Levante 9, 8600-315 Lagos

See more at:- https://goo.gl/maps/pWdurUaTAJt.

Book online today one of the Lagos villas or Lagos apartment.
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How to discover Amazing Tavira Bars

How to discover Amazing Tavira Bars

 Amazing Tavira Bars

Tucked away in the  south east coastline of Algarve is the holiday resort of Tavira. It is a short drive from Faro and very near the Spanish border.  Tavira is a Portuguese town known by Holidaymakers for its white sandy beaches,fine dining restaurants and for comfort magnificent Tavira apartments to rent.  After a day of exploring the town,  step back into Tavira to wind down you will discover an array of bars which offer quite an experience.

Black Anchor

 One of these Irish bars known as the Black Anchor on Rua Borda d’Agud de Asseca is scenic and relaxing with a riverfront view.  Just across from Tavira Apartments, you can pop in have a drink,  catch up on sports and listen to live music. Maybe have a Portuguese Soup for lunch or you can get a takeaway of your staying in a nearby Algarve Villa.

The Old Barrel

The Old Barrel pub on Charles Bonnet Geofisico is another one of Tavira bars with plenty of Guinness, good Portuguese food and reasonable prices.  It is run by a great couple who cater to all your needs and have quite a collection of music to enjoy any day.

As you wind down your visit, you might  come across Santa Lucia sports bar on Antonio Cabreira Street.  The ambience and friendly staff  will welcome you with great service.  You ll find them not short of chit chat  about Tavira while serving you  with great professional skill.  The drinks menu including the cocktails are affordable. You should find it  quite a pleasant experience to have all within close proximity to  Tavira Apartment rental or a Tavira villa to rent.

Book a wonderful holiday in the East Algarve town of Tavira with www.goholidaylets.com.  Who knows you might even get time for a game of golf on one of the magnificent local golf courses. Relax afterwards with a nice Portuguese wine.

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HOW TO DISCOVER THE AMAZING ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA VILAMOURA

HOW TO DISCOVER THE AMAZING ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA VILAMOURA

Welcome to another article by the team in www.goholidaylets.com.  In this blog article we are looking at area within a  popular resort.  Today we look at  ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura.   Vilamoura holiday rentals and hotels are always in high demand and Alameda da Praia da Marina is in the centre of all the tourist/visitor activity.  Luxurious apartments to rent In Vilamoura upmarket shops and boutiques.

In the area you will also find outstanding hotels like:

Vila Gale Ampalius  https://goo.gl/maps/RRYNMzwq9xq

Crown Plaza Hotel https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

In the nearby Vilamoura Marina

Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Hotel, https://goo.gl/maps/yuaJmw1LgJC2

Renowned restaurants  are also nearby:

The culinary experience in Vilamoura is the like the Golf its always above par.

Portuguese food and Portuguese wine served in ultimate luxurious surroundings.

RESTAURANTE AKVAVIT: Located in Edifício Vilamarina, Loja 4, 8125-403 QuarteiraPortugal Tel: +351 289 380 712
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/ev9EQCEKT6m

RISTORANTE IL TRIO: an Italian restaurant of note well worth a visit.   One of the benefits of a Vilamoura Holiday rental or a nearby Algarve villa to rent is you can visit a different restaurant.  IL TRIO is located in Rua do Clube Náutico, Edíficio Vila Lusa, Bloco2-B, loja 8, 8125-442 VilamouraPortugal Tel: +351 912 556 155
See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/z1ShAa1NdyK2

BARS:  Vilamoura is famous for its nightlife and if your on ALAMEDA DA PRAIA DA MARINA in Vilamoura your in the centre of the action.   There are great bars around the Vilamoura Marina on a warm evening the atmosphere is full of energy and the buzz of people enjoying themselves.

OSCARS BAR AND KITCHEN: is an English Bar Located Zona Comercial Vila Sol, Vila Sol, 8125-307 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: +351 289 308 828
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/bKRYprbeaKx

THE IRISH PUB: Located on Centro Comercial da Marina, Lj 61, Vilamoura, 8125 Vilamoura, 8125-022 Quarteira, Portugal Tel: 282 459069
View more on: https://goo.gl/maps/Pvh5QfSqySr

The Brewery  Its views say its a great Irish Bar full of craic and great food.

Marina de Vilamoura 2, 8125-401 Quarteira 289 308 226    See more at: https://goo.gl/maps/vavAxouvyqz

Northwood Bar  Some excellent reviews for this venue.  They its tucked away off Marina. Maybe use the link here to find it.   The cocktails seem to be a big hit at a Fiver each.  Huge praise for the service and Its noted the Portuguese like to hang out here as well

Marina Arcadas, 8125-144 Quarteira  See more :https://goo.gl/maps/HV54qDYxxHP2

Book your vilamoura holiday rental with www.goholidaylets.com and use our blog to find your way around the Marina area of Vilamoura.

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THE JOY OF EATING IN THE ULTIMATE FERRAGUDO RESTAURANTS

THE JOY OF EATING IN THE ULTIMATE FERRAGUDO RESTAURANTS

African Proverb “The sun does not forget a village just because it is small”.

 

Ferragudo

Ferragudo Quayside
View of Arade River from Ferragudo

There are many restaurants in the village of Ferragudo that you can dine in no matter how long your stay.  You could be here just on a Sunday afternoon or on the ferry from the Marina in Portimao or you could have booked a holiday rental in the village.  Whatever the reason there is a good choice of cafes and restaurants, The area has many restaurants,  here we look at a few of them that you can enjoy meals and have a chit chat.

SUESTE RESTAURANT:

The restaurant is located in Rua Infante Santo, 918400-256 Ferragudo, within an old warehouse at the end of the fishing quay. The restaurants serves traditional Portuguese cuisine.

Don’t be deceived, the outside may not look ideal but when you set your foot in the inside is magnificent.  The stones arches, hand painted tiles; murals lining on the wall s make this restaurant’s ambience unique. It’s simple and impeccable, so is the cuisine served. This restaurant is well worth a visit.  Another plus factor this restaurant they are Ferragudo Holiday Apartments and Ferragudo villas for rent built close by.

 

CASABELA:

Ferragudo Casabela
CASABELA Restaurant Ferragudo

The hotel has its own pathway and entrance to the beach and which gives a view the spectacular ocean. A very peaceful place to be.

The restaurant is beautifully decorated in soft colours, the service welcoming and friendly. The menu changes everyday and fresh produce is  used. The lamb is exquisite. Fresh homemade desserts of the region made in-house. There as lovely. fresh homemade jams are also served.

The restaurant is open to all is also well worth visiting.  You also find Algarve villas to rent within easy reach of this restaurant and Ferragudo.   Note the address for the benefit of your satnav.

FIM DO MUNDO: Located in 8400, Rua Dr. Manuel Teixeira Gomes 30, Ferragudo,

Lets start with the staff here there are friendly and very welcoming making you feel at ease.  The food really nice, huge portions and worth every penny. The place is worth a visit, feels like home.  Booking is recommended as the restaurant is at times filled to capacity, you don’t want disappointment especially if you came in for chocolate mousse

RESTAURANT FARRAGOOD:  

This is in Rua Zeca Afonso, Ferragudo 8400 – 211, Portugal. 282 461 236.   Another address for the Satnav.

For service of Portuguese food the Farragood always excels. The owner is charming as he welcomes you into his great establishment. A trick about this restaurant during summer ask for a table overlooking the street but when its cold sit close to the bar where you can just see the busy cooks at work.

The menu is diverse with a list of good Portuguese wine. The prices are reasonable. Try their lamb casserole, grilled prawns, chicken kebabs which are served in great quantities.

The main course comes with well cooked vegetables, salad or chips.  There is a glass of “medicine” which is a complementary drink served to you at the end of the meals.  Farragood is a busy restaurant and early booking on a Friday or Saturday is recommended.

 

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HOW TO ENJOY TASTY CHICKEN SALAD AS PART OF HEALTH EATING

HOW TO ENJOY TASTY CHICKEN SALAD AS PART OF HEALTH EATING

We normally bring you information to enhance your holiday experience in Portugal s Algarve of Spain s Costa Blanca.  We trend our articles towards best places to eat as in restaurants we have researched or experienced.  Occasional if we are recommending a location for holiday rentals and we see swimming in an area should be done with care we will point that out. It does not take from the holiday rental locaton just hopefully lets use proceed with caution.

We occasional display recipes we particular like. Particularly if you can easily prepare in your Albufeira villa or eat on your balcony  in your Vilamoura marina apartment. Hope you enjoy the article and the apartment.

How can you best describe healthy eating?  It is not about strict diet limitations, starving yourself to get that perfect body, or denying yourself from those foods you love.  Rather, we can say healthy eating is about feeling great, feeling energized, staying in good shape and stabilizing your mood.

In this article we look at chicken salad being part of a healthy meal that you can eat no matter what time of the day it is. A meal that you can all enjoy as a family.

A GUIDE TO A HEALTHY CARIBBEAN CHICKEN  SALAD RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 or 2 boneless chicken breast cut into halves.
  • Teriyaki marinade sauce.
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped.
  • Half chopped onion.
  • 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro.
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno pepper.
  • ¼ cup mustard of your choice.
  • ¼ of honey.
  • 1 ½ tablespoon white sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 ½ cider vinegar and lime juice
  • ¾ mixed salad greens

 

METHOD:

  • Place the chicken in a bowl, and cover with the teriyaki marinade sauce. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • In a small bowl mix the tomatoes, onion, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro. Cover the mixture and refrigerate.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the mustard, honey, sugar, oil, vinegar, and lime juice. Cover dressing, and refrigerate.
  • Preheat the grill for high heat.
  • Lightly oil grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and discard marinade. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until juices run clear.
  • Arrange mixed salad greens on plates. Spoon some of the salsa over each salad, and sprinkle with 1/4 of the pineapple chunks. Break tortilla chips into large chunks, and sprinkle over salads. Lay some of the grilled chicken strips on each salad. Finally, sprinkle dressing over each salad, and serve.

There are a lot chicken salad recipes to choose from.  You prepare what best suits your health.  Enjoy with a nice Douro wine.

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Here are Beaches you ll find on the WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

Here are Beaches you ll find on the WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

 

BEACHING IN THE WEST COAST OF PORTUGAL

With a long stretched coastline, Portugal got your back when it comes to beaches.  A large portion of Portugal’s border is made up of long Atlantic shoreline, and there’s a beach ideal for everyone.

You will find bays, sandy Island and cliffs.  For a less crowds on the beach your focus should be on the west coast. There is scores of great beaches.

Let’s analyze some of them:

GUINCHO, NEAR LISBON:

If you prefer your beach refreshing and breezy, Guincho which is just 30 min from Lisbon is your ideal beach. It has an impressive Atlantic tides roaring over the golden sands.

The beach is fitted with a restaurant, serving French cuisine with a combo of local ingredients that deliver a sense of belonging (like you are part of the community) a good hang out incase you have family with you. The view is stunning.  Enjoy meals as you watch the sunset and the waves from the ocean.

Good for walks due to its long stretches. Stay in a Lisbon rental apartment or one of the many stunning Lisbon villas to rent.

PENICHE:

Peniche is mostly popular for its long fabulous town beach. It is surrounded by sea, a running port.  The historic centre makes it pleasant for strolling and the seaside fort where Salazar’s regime detained political prisoners is a place worth visiting if you are interested in the history of Portugal.

Handicraft workers can enjoy Peniche’s specialty, handmade lace and you can watch quick fingers of women at work.

Outdoor enthusiasts with no dispute will definitely love the beaches. All this area also has excellent holiday rentals.

 

Praia dos Buizinhos

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This beach is south of the city of Sines.  Praia dos Buizinhos is located in the quaint village of Porto Covo.  Its in the remarkable Sudoeste Alentejo National Park.  A number of excellent restaurants nearby are O Pescador, Marquês – cervejaria/marisqueira, Zé Inácio https://goo.gl/maps/Mdxt7SMDzSw

The beach might feel remote and empty, but in the months of July and August its gets really busy. It also has nice holiday rental Portugal style nearby.  Try  apartments to rent in Sines as well.

The west coast of Portugal is a home to many more stunning beaches.  Just explore the region identify what suits you, enjoy and beautiful memories from your beach tours in west coast.  Or just sit on the Praia with a nice Portuguese Wine and enjoy the sunset. If searching for accommodation try holiday rentals Portugal.

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HOW TO DISCOVER PORTUGUESE GREAT WINES

ENJOYING THE BEST  PORTUGUESE  WINES

We have continuously wrote about Portugal and what I call its divine simplicity. It is a place when you discover you can never get enough.  From the authentic restaurants, the manicured golf courses, the marina’s, the exceptional  beaches  Coupled with  the stunning selection of accommodation. Check out their 5 star hotels  holiday rental Villas and Apartments to rent in Portugal and the greatest of all the Portuguese wines.  Perhaps you are on a journey to discover that woww!! wine.  This could be the place for you.  Portuguese on a world stage are somewhat on discovered.  In this article we take you some of the best Portugal wines you can sample on your holiday and maybe encourage you investigate with your taste buds further.

 

VINHO VERDE:

Vinho Verde is a region a coastal zone in the northwest whose name goes hand in hand  with the freshness and vitality of the grape and ultimately the  wine. Vinho Verde is a popular and well known wine of Portugal. The Vinho Verde wines have low alcohol content light and refreshing, hence suitable for dining with  seafood. Most of these wines are meant to be drunk right away not waiting for the maturity of the wine.

There are several winemakers that make exquisite  Vinho Verde.  Which means it is readily available for consumption.  If you want to sample some of the region’s more fine wine, get a bottle from Anselmo Mendes or Aphros.  Like make other vineyards they are based in Northern Portugal.  For accommodation check out www.goholidaylets.com you find holiday rentals Portugal or holiday rentals Spain.

DOURO:

The vineyards along the Douro River have been producing world class wines for decades. In the last few years, the dry wines have continued to gain popularity.  Try a dry Douro red wines , white or rose with a wide range of grapes that are used.

The red wines are more strongest and spend a little time aging.  Most of the red grapes that you will see on the Douro are mostly used to produce the red wines.  Give the wines a try you won’t be disappointed and guaranteed of great taste.

White grapes make up only a small fraction of the wines. If you want to try  Douro white track down a bottle of Niepoort’s Redoma Branco. This is a wine that has a special taste, if you like white Burgundy you will be pleased with this choice.

LISBOA:

Lisboa is a small region in the Colares sitting right along the Atlantic Ocean. The area is home to many excellent lavish Lisbon holiday rental villas. This regions makes some truly outstanding wines from the Ramisco grape. The vines meander along the sand dunes to protect themselves against the harsh ocean winds that come from the North Atlantic.

The grapes are able to survive the harsh climate and manage to retain the fresh acidity.  There are lots of good bottles of wine that you can find here labeled Vinho regional Lisboa.  The white wines are made out of the Arinto and Fernao Pires grapes, the grapes are crisp and aromatic.

Casa Santos Lima offers a wide range of wines that are of incredible value.  One thing you should note Lisboa used to be known as “Estremadura”, this name still appears in wine shops and some old bottles of wine.

There is a wide range of wine to take back home with you after touring the vineyards here in Portugal. Still grab a bottle and enjoy in the comfort of your holiday Apartment in Portugal.  Or if you book a holiday rental with www.goholidaylets.com some where like a Villa in Vilamoura you could make a day trip to this area.

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