Mountains, lush green valleys and Manors with small vineyards, good food and wine and friendly Celtic people.
Porto, capital of the North, is located at the mouth of the river Douro, with long sandy beaches to north and south.
Grapes producing the famous port are grown on the slopes of the Douro Valley.
Main towns: Porto, Braga, Braganca, Viana do Castelo
Long sandy beaches backed by sand dunes. Inland high plateau and mountains dotted with centuries old villages.
Lisbon, Portugal's fascinating capital city with its coast combining wonderful beaches with small, sophisticated south facing resorts.
Main towns: Lisbon, Viseu, Coimbra, Obidos, Setubal
Long undiscovered sandy beaches in an area with little habitation.
Vast open plains with large farms, many rearing fighting bulls.
The Algarve, known for its magnificent beaches and world class golf courses, is one of the most popular tourist areas of Portugal.
Main towns: Faro, Sagres, Portimao, Beja, Evora