Steps down and sunset at Camilo Beach Lagos

It may not be my favourite place in the Algarve but lots of people absolutely love visiting Lagos. They’re attracted by some of the best beaches in the Algarve and the dramatic beauty of it’s cliff-stacked coastline but that’s not all that Lagos has to offer. The old town isRead More →

Santa Barbara Gardens at night, Braga, Portugal

There are so many things to see and do in Braga and the surrounding area that it’s well worth staying overnight. Here are my recommendations for the best places to stay in Braga, from superb hotels to comfortable guesthouses. Not forgetting spacious apartments for when you want a little moreRead More →

Cascais beach and waterfront buildings

People love Cascais, and for good reason. This pretty coastal resort town is easy to get to from Lisbon and there are loads of things to see and do. If you want to spend a few days there, you’ll find a range of luxurious Cascais hotels, boutique guesthouses and stylishRead More →

Sunset Aerial view of Faro.

If you’re considering staying in the Algarve’s capital city, here are some of the best hotels in Faro, plus charming guesthouses and superb apartments. Because more people are choosing this historical city as a base, accommodation in Faro is wide and varied. The hotels in Faro offer luxury and valueRead More →

Coimbra and Mondego River from Santa Clara bridge

Whether you spend one night in this charming riverside city or several, my insider tips should help you decide where to stay in Coimbra. I’ve selected my favourite hotels in Coimbra and apartments that I consider to be stylish, well-located and good value in three distinctly different parts of theRead More →

Landscape around Pinhão, Douro Valley Portugal

The breathtakingly beautiful Douro wine region has become one of Portugal’s must see destinations. Commonly referred to as the Douro Valley, the UNESCO World Heritage landscape actually extends way beyond the Douro River and is dotted with towns, villages and wine estates. When deciding whether or where to stay inRead More →

Colourful boat on the lake, Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve region is one of Portugal’s most popular destinations but it’s more diverse than most people realise. That’s why it’s worth researching where to stay in the Algarve. Before you start looking for the best place to stay in the Algarve, you should work out which area suits yourRead More →