From its North to its South, not forgetting its islands, Portugal is upping its profile as a top destination! There is no better proof to this statement than this year’s edition of the European World Travel Awards (WTA), where the country was nominated for a whopping one hundred and a half trophies, which resulted in an impressive 41 awards!

Among the winners is the locals’ choice summer holiday destination. The Algarve was named by the WTA – for the seventh time – as the best beach destination for the year. As for the beautiful island region of Madeira, where lush natural surroundings reign supreme, it became a 6-time winner of the prize for best island destination in Europe.

Moving on to a more urban setting, Lisbon is the year’s best place in Europe for a City Break, making it ideal for a fun-filled and culturally-charged short visit! In addition, the Portuguese capital was also cited as owning of the best cruise port in all of the whole continent!

Further up north, about 60 km from Porto, we find a true highlight in the Paiva Walkways in Arouca. This magnificent and scenic course was awarded for the fourth time in the WTA, winning 2 prizes in one sitting in this ceremony: Adventure Tourism and Innovative European Tourism Development Project.

And this is but the tip of the proverbial iceberg! With tremendous beach, city and nature destinations — which boast a uniquely flavorful cuisine and unparalleled historical heritage – Portugal is certainly an exceptional holiday destination for guest from all over the World!

Join us in discovering this true gem, which is the current holder of the title of (in the “World Winners” category) WTA’s “Best Destination in the World”!

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