February is the month for lovers, with Valentine’s Day being the perfect excuse for doing things as a couple. How about getting away for a break to Portugal? We offer you some romantic suggestions for enjoying a special moment together. But, if you can’t come right now, don’t worry, Portugal is the perfect place for romance all year round. And there are always plenty of special offers!
Have you ever heard of the great love affair of Inês de Castro and the king Dom Pedro I? We suggest you visit the beautiful Quinta das Lágrimas in Coimbra and find out all about one of Portugal’s most beautiful love stories. But, if your heart can take it, the islands of the Azores are another perfect destination. There, on the island of São Miguel, you’ll find a lake that’s half blue and half green. They say the colour of its water comes from the tears shed by a prince with green eyes and a princess with blue eyes. Pure romance!
If it’s beautiful landscapes that inspire you, how about a cruise on the River Douro or a pleasant stroll through the scenic gardens of the island of Madeira? Or perhaps you might prefer to discover Lisbon and Porto. Take a ride on a tram or visit the Port wine cellars, and fall in love with the charm of these two Portuguese cities.
And to round off your trip in style, why not take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the town of Sintra? Or you might prefer to admire the splendour of the sunset over the sea in the Algarve or in the Alentejo, or enjoy a candlelit dinner in Óbidos.
So, now you know, there’s no need to celebrate your love on just one day. Invite your loved one to join you in discovering a country where romance needs no special calendar.