Portugal, for many tourists, equals to gorgeous beaches, amazing weather and delicious food. However, Portugal is much more than that. Here are 6 things you should do while you are in Portugal.
Watch Whales in the Azores
The Azores is one of the most well-known destinations for admiring numerous varieties of Whales, such as Sperm Whale, Pilot Whale, and Beaked Whale. Initially a hunting ground for such water beings, Azores was recently turned into a place where these majestic species are now protected.
Simply book a company from among the many that run whale-watching tours in as well as around the Azores, amaze yourselves with the sight of many whales and five different species of dolphins!
Go for a fun ride in a Tuk-Tuk
A tuk-tuk is a rare sight in western countries. However, Portugal is an exception. In this European fun land, a tuk-tuk ride is your best bet when it comes to kids. Take them for a tuk-tuk ride and be rest assured, they will never ever have been so excited! You can spot some cool tuk-tuks in Lisbon, Porto, and Sintra. And for a better tuk-tuk experience, negotiate your fares and rides in advance.
Hike to your heart’s content in Madeira
If adventure makes adrenaline rush course through your veins, then you must visit Madeira, a volcano mass in the Atlantic Ocean! Madeira’s majestic peaks make for a good opportunity for nature admirers who also double as adventure junkies. And the best part? Madeira is far removed from the mass tourist crowd, making it a perfect sport for those who enjoy some solitude while reconnecting with nature’s beauty and challenge!
The best hiking spot on Madeira is the island’s highest peak, Pico Ruiva. There is no lack of adventure here. Hike on using the well-marked trails on the peak and come face to face with some of the most eyeball-grabbing sceneries sprawled amongst Madeira’s red landscape! Or discover coastal paths to end up on breath-taking cliff sides!
Explore the caves of Grutas de Mira de Aire
Portugal is as interesting and unique underground as it looks on the surface. And the caves of Grutas de Mira de Aire, in Central Portugal is a proud evidence for the statement. Sprawled in all its glory 110m underground, Grutas de Mira de Aire houses more than 600m of underground chambers!
If you love some good old mystery paired up with some classic adventure, you can unleash your hidden Indiana Jones by visiting the caves of Grutas de Mira de Aire. You are sure to enjoy every moment of it. And, don’t worry, there are elevators present to take you back to the surface once your little adventure is over.
Treat your taste buds with traditional Portuguese cakes
No trip to any nook and corner of the world is complete without getting a taste of the traditional dish of that place. In Portugal, pasteis de nata, a traditional custard cake is the one bake that your taste buds shouldn’t miss out on. These cakes are a perfect solution to your sweet tooth and also, to an unforgettable moment in your trip to Portugal!
Take a view of beauty and wonder from the top of Portugal
Climb onto some of the tallest towers in Portugal and take a jaw-dropping look at various viewpoints in Portugal. It is a country filled with nature, beauty, and beaches. So, don’t miss out on this one! You can climb many towers across Portugal, including Elevador de Santa Justa in Lisbon, O Sitio District in Nazare, The Cathedral Tower of Evora, and Dom Luis I Bridge in Porto.
Portugal is the home of beaches, caves, forts, palaces and some good old nature. This is a country that has something to offer to people from all walks of life. So if you are planning a trip to Portugal, make sure to make a long bucket list and fulfill it. You will cherish every moment in this European beauty!