Golfers Today, a British publication named Portugal “best golfing Destination 2012”. The country has 14 golf courses in the top 100 best courses in Europe. You can also learn golfing with perfect techniques here. Many resorts in Portugal offers golfing classes too if you want to learn the sport. Algarve has some renowned golf courses you can visit. Portugal is now considered as a golfing haven. For those who love golfing, Portugal is a great place to visit.
Indulge in beach activities
Portugal is mostly surrounded by sea that gives visitors perfect opportunity to visit these Portuguese beaches and indulge in beach activities. There are various beautiful beaches that offers excellent water sports opportunity. Algarve is famous for its clean beaches that lets a visitor indulge in water sports activities like scuba Diving, kite surfing, jet skiing, and snorkeling, among many more. Take part in other beach activities like aerobics and beach volleyball to have a fun time here.
Portugal is considered as the surf capital of Europe. Due to its unpolluted water, many surfers visit the country for a memorable and adventurous surfing experience. Nazare, situated to the north of Lisbon is considered as legendary for its gigantic rollers. Garrett McNamara, a professional surfer marked a world record for his ride on 80 foot rollers. Other popular renowned spots for surfing includes Peniche, Sagres, and Espino. Algarve is also one of the finest beaches in the world for surfing.
Taste the wine
Porto is famous around the world for its eponymous port wine. You can taste many varieties of wine available in the country. Vintage wine is very expensive as it is kept in a bottle for 5-15 years before it is opened whereas the Ruby is the youngest and cheapest red wine you can taste. White wine tastes sweet and mixes well with tonic water. Vinho Verde is a green colored wine which is light, refreshing and accounts for 9-9.5% in volume. You can go around various wineries to taste the wine Portugal has to offer.
Portugal is a good place for those who love shopping. You can buy designer clothes from fashion designers like Fátima Lopez and Maria Gambina. Look out for handicraft items, home utensils, handmade leather purses and toys among other interesting items. Portugal is one of the top world exporter of cork, and design products made using cork. The prices of these products are relatively reasonable and you can easily find them at markets in Portugal.
Try local Cuisine
Portuguese cuisine offers you delicious food that is surely worth a try. Soup is an essential part of the first meal in the country. Caldo verde, made from kale, potatoes and spiced, smoked sausage is most popular soup in Portugal. Bacalhau is Portuguese staple food that you will find everywhere. You can also try a variety of fish, beef and chicken dishes here. Vegetarians will find it difficult to find a vegetarian restaurant or a Russian restaurant that serves vegetarian dishes. Portugal also has an amazing Nightlife with various bars, restaurants and clubs open throughout the night.