Portugal: Summer holidays

Porto Santo beach ©Turismo da Madeira
Have you chosen the destination for your summer holidays yet? Looking for sunshine, nature and a relaxing atmosphere? You’ll find all this and much more in Portugal!

If you’re looking for sun and beach activities, you can opt between the fresh breezes of the beaches in the North and Centre regions, the Alentejo’s unspoilt beaches or more cosmopolitan and lively beaches to the south, including excellent resorts and tourism villages. 

If you prefer other activities, why not point your compass to the hinterland, where you’ll find preserved villages, natural parks, thermal spas, dams and river beaches, from north to south, that offer peaceful relaxation.

We haven’t yet mentioned the islands. Nature’s finest attributes are concentrated in the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.

And why not enjoy a bit of culture during your holidays? There’s always time to schedule a trip to a castle or a museum!

Make the most of the warm summer nights for open-air activities.  Throughout the country, you’ll find a wide array of music festivals, traditional festivities and glamorous and sophisticated events, that you’ll be sure to enjoy.

So now you know where you can spend your holidays this summer! Pack your bags and come to Portugal. We look forward to seeing you :)


New direct flights from Madrid and Santiago to Porto Santo Island

Since July 6th up to September 7th, Air Nostrum is flying weekly from Madrid and Santiago Compostela to Porto Santo Island, Madeira.

This is a charter operation promoted by the tour operator Costas Galicia and the flights are operated with a CRJ-900.

More information at:

Source: ANAM- Aeroportos da Madeira 


From 16th to 31st July, Coimbra will host the 6th edition of the Arts Festival

From 16th to 31st July, Coimbra will host the 6th edition of the Arts Festival, promoted by Inês de Castro Foundation. 

This eclectic festival gives voice to several art forms: music, painting, theatre, literature, cinema, photography and so on!  

The festival will be mostly centred at the breathtaking open air amphitheatre in Quinta das Lágrimas. Absolutely outstanding!

Check here the programme.

More information at:



New flight from Dusseldorf to Porto Santo

Germania has started a charter flight from Dusseldorf to Porto Santo Island on July 3rd. 

This operation is promoted by the tour operator Olimar, and will last until the 16th of October, 2014.

The flights will be carried out with Boeing 737-700 aircraft, with seating for 150 passengers.Thus, the island of Porto Santo sees recognized its quality as mass-bit family and tourist destination, despite the operation to be limited to the summer.

More info at:

Source: ANAM

Germania adds a new flight from Hamburg to Madeira

From November 2nd 2014 to April 26th, 2015, the company Germania is offering a new service  with 1 weekly flight from Hamburg to Madeira.

The schedule is the following: 
ST2190 HAM-FNC   0830 – 1210    Sunday
ST2191 FNC-HAM   1255 – 1805    Sunday

These flights are operated with an Airbus A319.

Germania is flying to Madeira since 2011 and currently has services from Bremen, Erfurt, Munich, Karlsruhe and Toulouse to Madeira.

More information at the Germania website.

Source: Ana Aeroportos de Portugal | ANAM 

New Route to Faro from EasyJet

To mark this new and unique service to Berlin-Schönefeld, Faro Airport and the British airline, who launch their 10th route to/from Faro and simultaneously enter the German market, welcomed the A319, the crew and passengers with a welcome shower of the aircraft upon arrival.

The direct link to Berlin Schönefeld, will operate with 2 weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays (see schedule below) with an A319 aircraft, representing a total supply of 6,552 seats and 42 movements this summer.

For Faro Airport the opening of this route is a very positive sign from the German market, bringing Faro Airport better connected to another airport in the city of Berlin and the Algarve region served by a total of 6 weekly direct links.

For easyJet, which currently flies to major airports, the opening of a route in Faro strengthens its investment in Faro Airport and the Algarve and its strong commitment to take passengers to the heart of cities, saving time and the cost of their journeys.
Bookings at

Wednesdays and Saturdays
SXF-FAO - 15:40 FAO-SXF - 19:00 <
SXF-FAO - 18:25
FAO-SXF - 23:40

Madeira Airport has new direct flights from Poland

Since June 17th to the 16th of September, Madeira has now weekly flights from Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznan.

The polish operator ITAKA has expanded its operation from Warsaw and Katowice to Madeira, adding Madeira destination to its network from three new airports in Poland.

Madeira Airports have prepared a welcoming reception to the passengers arriving on the inaugural flights, offering local treats, such as Madeira Wine and flowers.

Source: Ana Aeroportos de Portugal