The Web Summit has chosen to stay in Portugal until 2028

t's official: LisbonPortugal were the choice for Web Summit. The Web Summit, one of the biggest and most influential events for entrepreneurship, technology and innovation in the world, has chosen to stay in Portugal.

Here's to the next 10 years, Web Summit! ;)


Portugal nominations for the World Travel Awards 2018

Portugal, the World's Leading Destination 2017has been nominated once again for world travel awards in several categories. The WTA are considered the "Oscars" from the tourism industry and Portugal has over the past few years won for multiples times. 

The winners will be announced on the night of the World Travel Awards™ Grand Final ceremony that will take place this year in Pateo da Galé, Lisbon, Portugal, in the 1st of December 2018.

Besides the several nominations for the World Travel Awards, Portugal was also nominated in two categories for the awards of Travel Technology  The website is once again nominated for the category of World's Leading Tourism Authority Website 2018, after last year being the winner of this prestigious awardTap Air Portugal is also nominated to the award of World's Leading Airline Website 2018.

The Portuguese World nominees for 2018 are:



Turismo de Portugal

Madeira Islands





Lisbon Cruise Port, Portugal

Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal

Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal

Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua, Portugal

Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)

Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort, Portugal

Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive, Portugal

Hotel Quinta do Lago, Portugal
Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal

Vila Joya, Portugal

Myriad by SANA Hotels, Portugal

1908 Lisboa Hotel, Portugal
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, Portugal
The Vine Hotel, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal
Ria Park Hotel, Portugal

Vila Joya Hotel Restaurant @ Vila Joya, Portugal

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal

Roof Garden Suite @ Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Belmond Reid's Palace, Portugal

Conrad Algarve, Portugal
EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal

Pestana Palace Lisboa, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal

Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Conrad Algarve, Portugal
Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal

Ria Park Hotel, Portugal

EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel, Portugal

Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel, Portugal

Monte Santo Resort, Portugal
Vila Vita Parc, Portugal

About WTA:
World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards™ brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

World Travel Awards™ celebrates its 25th anniversary year in 2018. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Each year World Travel Awards™ covers the globe with its Grand Tour – a series of regional gala ceremonies to recognise excellence within each continent, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year.

Source: WTA


The National Gastronomy Festival of Santarém begins today!

Get you appetite ready, forget about dieting for a while and savor the best food in the country. You'll have until November 4th to enjoy all this.

Aromatic herbs, spices, cheeses, fresh fish and convent sweets are some of the delicacies that you will find here
. A complete experience designed to please you. Come and visit us from October 26th to November 4th, in Casa do Campino, Santarém.

Opening Hours:
Restaurants | Winebar | Crafts | Products | PastryOctober 26th to November 3rd: 12 am to 12 pmNovember 4th: 12 am -4 pm

Praça do Petisco
October 26th, 27th and 31st, November 2nd and 3rd: 12 am - 1 am
October 28th, 29th e 30th and November 1st: 12 am – 12 pm
November 4th: 12 am to 4 pm

Surroundings | Pub
October 26th, 27th and 31st, November 2nd and 3rd: 12 am - 2 am
October 28th, 29th e 30th and November 1st: 12 am – 1 am
November 4th: 12 am to 4 pm

On the day, at the Festival's Ticket Office – 2€ per person
In advance, at the Tourism Office – 15€ per booklet of 10 tickets
29th, 30th, 31st Oct and 2nd Nov free entrance from 12 pm to 5 pm
Free Parking

Guided Tours in English:
Get to know the town where the National Gastronomy Festival is held. To know the history of Santarém and its monuments is to know the history of Portugal.
Information about free tours here.


MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2018

Until the 27th of October, don´t miss the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal 2018

With participation by the world’s leading surfers, Rip Curl Pro Portugal - a competition included within the WSL - World Surf League Tour - will be held in Peniche that at this time of year offer the best conditions for hosting surfing competitions.

The select beach, Supertubos in Peniche, is well known among surfers and very famous for its large, tubular-shaped waves.

Find more information at:


Portugal.Historical Villages

    The authenticity of a proud 900-year long history

Perched on the top of mountains, the Historical Villages can be spotted from afar by the tall towers of their mediaeval castles, strategically aligned along the border.

There are twelve in total, and we suggest a route that starts in the only place where there is no castle - Piódão. The village with schist houses, sits on a slope hidden in the wilds of Serra do Açor.

In Linhares da Beira, the castle built on a plateau, offers beautiful views. The historic centre of Trancoso, has a Jewish quarter where Hebrew symbols are engraved on the stones of the houses.

Marialva was an important military post in the Middle Ages, and Castelo Rodrigo preserves the ruins of another fortress. Seen from the air, the walls of Almeida form a twelve-pointed star. In Castelo Mendo, discover the figures carved in the stone of two houses.

Belmonte, the birthplace of the navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral, who discovered Brazil in 1500, and welcomed Jews expelled from Castile in the 15th and 16th centuries, and there is still an active community that attends the synagogue. Sortelha sits on a rocky escarpment that forms a ring surrounding the village.

In Castelo Novo, the Town Hall, Jail and the Baroque style D. Joao V Fountain are notable. In Idanha-a-Velha you can see the ruins of the ancient Egitânia and the Visigoth cathedral.

Monsanto, is the last village on this tour and here it is normal to wonder if the house is born from the rock or the rock arises out of the house, so perfect is its integration into the landscape.

To organise your trip better, take a look at the offers of activities and accommodation that the Historical Villages have for you at


Cheers to Portugal!

Discover the Portuguese wine routes

Portugal isa country of strong wine tradition, and the excellent quality of its wines is recognised across the world, with numerous awards and distinctions won in international competitions. To fully get to know the vineyards, the wineries and taste the wines, why not stay overnight and explore the surrounding area too?

Starting in the north, the Vinho Verde Wine Route runs from the Minho to the Douro. This is a region of rural tourism, with palaces and manor houses whose vineyards are worth a visit to discover vines growing on trellises, and where you can have wine tastings and other experiences. This also the birthplace of the reputed Alvarinho, the most prized variety of vinho verde.

It is in the Alto Douro Wine Region, created in 1756, that Port wine that has always been intended for export is produced. No wonder that there is a centuries old tradition here of welcoming visitors and sharing with them the best that the region has to offer. To start with, there is the superb scenery of the Douro valley, where man built terraces to plant vines on the region’s rugged slopes. A landscape was produced that was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, populated by farms traditionally linked to wine. It is possible to get here from Porto, where the Port Wine Lodges are, and a good way to discover the region is on board a cruise ship, visiting some of the most iconic sites linked to the production of fine wines from the Douro and Porto.

In the central region you will find the Bairrada route, with is famous sparkling wine and excellent wine tourism units, some of which owned by old Portuguese wineries. These establishments are well equipped, and take advantage of their ancient historical legacy, sometimes even including small museums.

The Alentejo is a fertile region in wine tourism units, and it is here that one can find several leading national producers and its quality is appreciated worldwide and was considered the best wine region in the world to visit in 2014 by readers of the prestigious American newspaper USA Today. The wine producing quintas (farms) and herdades (estates) lay within this landscape of vast horizons, and they are renowned for their hospitality and cuisine. You can also participate in the grape harvest and observe the different stages in the making of a wine.

 On the other side of the  Atlantic highlight goes to the Madeira wine that has gained fame and prestige in all four corners of the world, a real "treasure" that already in the eighteenth century was appreciated by kings, princes, generals and explorers. Amongst the more than 30 different varieties, emphasize is placed on the finest - Sercial, Boal, Verdelho and Malvasia, the latter representing sweet wine, full-bodied with an intense perfume and red colour. The vines arranged in terraces supported by stonewalls, resemble stairs, which in some parts of the island connect the sea to the mountain boasting breathtaking landscapes.

What about tasting a wine that grows on basaltic rock? It seems strange that such conditions produce such a delicious nectar, but that is what you will find in the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture in the Azores, that combining their volcanic nature and ancestral cultivation practices, classified by UNESCO in 2004 as World Heritage.

In short, Portugal offers excellent opportunities for wine tourism, often associated with rural tourism and boutique hotels in prime locations, some designed by internationally renowned architects.

Algarve Events Guide for October 2018

Going to the Algarve during the month of October? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beachesnatural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.

Find more information about the Algarve at
Algarve Region
- Brochure "Algarve, Europe's most famous secret"
- Brochure Algarve, Ideas &Inspirations 
Algarve Map

October 2018 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the month of OctoberFollow Me Lisboa is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual publication in Spanish and English, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.

Find more about Lisboa region at:
- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"

10 things to do and to see in Lisbon 

From today until the 7th of October, don´t miss the Madeira Nature Festival

The Madeira Nature Festival, aims to promote nature tourism, encouraging the practice of activities that allow direct contact with the rich natural heritage of the archipelago of Madeira. Whether in the mountains, in the air or at sea, the choices are more than many, sign up for free! Where? Tourist Information Office - Avenida Arriaga, in Funchal.

Visitors can experience a wide range of different activities suitable for all ages, and I«in addition to these activities there are many more as part of this festival celebrating sport, entertainment, culture and Madeiran traditions, taking place between
 October, 2nd and 7th.
here the full program.

Other initiatives that are included in this event:
Mountain Day (Saturday - October,6, in ulti-activities in the mountain (paintball, bow and arrow, parallels, blowpipe, rappel, slide and traditional games) and traditional lunch
Sea Day (Sunday - October,7th)
2pm - 7:30 pm - 
S. Lázaro Nautical Centre (Catamaran boat trip, Cruise trip, Sailing Trip – raquero boats, sailboard, Kayak trip, SUP baptism)