2017 Holiday Tips: Look to the New Year with a trip to Portugal

Written by

Sarah Dawson

Sarah is our in-house blogger. She loves exploring new countries and in her spare time she likes to share stories of her travels on her personal travel blog: http://thenorthernnomad.com/


With Christmas well and truly over, the clock begins to wind down on 2016, however does the thought of enduring another three months of winter chill you to the bone? Why not bring in 2017 with a spot of warmth instead by exploring that all important spring or summer holiday?
 
One of Solitair Holidays favourite destinations for 2017 is Portugal, a rich and exciting place, with lots on offer, from quaint fishing towns, bustling resorts on the Algarve, lively cities of Lisbon and Porto and miles of rugged coastline and stunning lush landscapes making it the go to destination of the year.
 
Enjoying some of the warmest weathers in Europe, it is well known for its azure blue skies and sunny weather, whether you’re looking to escape the winter blues or looking for that all important summer getaway the climate is perfect for any season, making it the perfect year round destination.
 
If sightseeing is high on your list, Portugal’s long and fascinating history will be sure to delight, having played a vital role in world history, Portugal has much to offer by way of art, architecture and culture.
 
For gastronomers Portugal offers mouth-watering foods, from fresh fish to authentic cuisines. Sample traditional Bacalhua, a delicious salted cod dish, or soak up the café culture with a coffee and a pastel de nata, an egg tart pastry desert, whilst watching the world go by. If wine’s your thing be sure to explore the nearby vineyards offering some of the best wines in the world.
 
The Algarve remains a popular location owing to its many golden beaches, thanks to its 300 days of sunshine year and war sea temperatures during the summer months, what’s more the coastline is also heralded as a surfer’s paradise, so why not grab your board and dip your toe in 2017?
 
Be sure to view our best holidays to Portugal for 2017, including the Algarve and the bustling city of Lisbon: http://www.solitairhols.co.uk/portugal/