About Portugal Bed & Breakfasts
For the past decades bed and breakfast in Portugal has gained great popularity and has become one of the preferred types of accommodation as guests have the opportunity to immerse in the authentic atmosphere of the place they visit as well as enjoy local cuisine and culture in a home-like environment. Bed and breakfasts in Portugal come in all shapes and sizes. Very often they are located in historic and architectural landmarks or modern purpose-built houses. Portuguese bed and breakfast properties in large cities and tourist centers may be found in the so called 'pensoes' (pensions), 'albergues' (similar to hostels), 'residenciais' (residences) or guest houses. Usually under the name 'quinta' or 'casa do campo' are hidden charming farm houses or country houses that are sometimes set in original centuries-old stone manor houses and buildings with traditional local architecture. A bed and breakfast in Portugal may also be found in a 'herdade' (manor house, homestead), 'moinho' (mill) or even a 'convento' (convent).
Portugal is located in south-west Europe on the Iberian Peninsula to the west of Spain. The country enjoys large variety in landscape from North to South. There are incredible mountains offering adventures, quiet romantic vineyards for getaways, shiny and brilliant ocean coast with numerous resorts and laid back historic cities. Still a trip and a stay in the country are quite affordable compared to other well established tourist destinations in Europe. Undoubtedly there is a lot to do and see in Portugal. The dramatic history of the country has left an abundance of sites and a large part of them are featured in UNESCO's World Heritage List. The rich cultural inheritance and cultural life has turned every major city like Lisbon, Porto, Coimbra, Braga into a real gem for every culture hunter. Portugal is also a country where everyone enjoys and invests in sports. Recently it has become a real golf paradise. Tennis, water-skiing, horse riding, fishing and windsurfing are practiced on large scale. Portugal is ready to be rediscovered as a preferred tourist destination.