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TOP EIGHT REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT PORTUGAL

Penha Longa Resort presents a great set of reasons to visit Penha Longa Resort and Portugal this year and the upcoming ones. Set amidst a breathtaking National Park and just 20min away from Lisbon city centre, Penha Longa Resort is the perfect spot to getaway, relax and discover this captivating destination.

  • Fabulous beaches - The Cascais - Estoril coast has more than 50 wide sandy beaches. The jagged coastline shelters sunbathers and surfers with natural cliffs. Guincho beach, just 10 min away from Penha Longa Resort, is considered a reference spot within the region for its beautiful white sand and blue waters.

  • Great Climate - Portugal enjoys a mild climate all year round. Temperatures typically range between 20°C to 28°C from June through September and although the area may experience the occasional heat wave, it´s characteristic sea breezes help to keep things quite comfortable. The surrounding waters reach a warm 21°C which is ideal for swimming and all sorts of water activities.
  • Sintra - Close to the resort, the village of Sintra (a UNESCO World heritage site) is famous for its nature and cultural sites. With its lush natural landscape and fairy-tale mountain palaces, it has earned its status as a favoured summer residence for Portuguese kings for 500 years.
  • Food and Wine - Seafood is abundant in Portugal, a land of fishermen and world sailors. The resort and the surrounding region offer a wide variety of typical cuisine. Grilled sardines and mackerel are classic favorites and fish is cooked fresh to order. The Cataplana, a traditional fish and seafood stew, is a must at the Resort´s AQUA restaurant. The dish is one of the restaurant´s specialties and is served steaming hot in a special, hooded copper pot. Portugal is also known for being one of Europe´s finest producers of both red and white wines. The northern region of Portugal is also famous for excellent port wines. Take the time to visit the “adegas” at Arola and il Mercato restaurant, referenced as some of the most complete on our region.
  • Golf Courses - If golfing is another of your favourite pastimes, then the combination of good weather, a championship golf course onsite and several top notch golf courses in the Lisbon area, make Penha Longa the place to be.
  • The History – Ancient monuments and enchanted palaces make Portugal an open air history book. Lisbon is Europe’s oldest capital after Athens. It is also one of the world’s greatest natural harbors and as one of the world’s great historic cities, it should not be missed, especially by history enthusiastic.
  • Lisbon – Lisbon is Portugal's capital and the hub of a multifaceted area that appeals to different tastes and senses. In a city that has, over time, been influenced by many different far-off cultures, there is still a village feel in each historic neighborhood. Stroll through the Pombaline grid of streets in the Baixa district that open on to the Tagus in Praça do Comércio. From there follow the river to discover some of the city’s most beautiful areas: the monumental area of Belém with its stunning World Heritage monuments, the medieval quarters and the city´s latest contemporary leisure spaces, such as Parque das Nações.
  • A Photographer´s paradise - If you are even remotely interested in photography, Portugal is vibrant, colorful, cosmopolitan, and yet rustic in so many marvelous ways. You will love the orange-tiled rooftop houses, and the bright contrast it makes with the rich blue colour of the oceans. The trams of Lisboa, the palaces of Sintra, and the small colorful fisherman villages by the Atlantic, make Portugal a photographer´s dream.