Portugal, one of Europe’s best bargain destinations, shares with Spain the Iberian Peninsula, and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south. You can visit the best of Lisbon- the capital city on the west coast-, including the cobbled winding streets of the Alfama, Lisbon’s medieval citadel, before taking a rest in the many cafés of the city, listening the sentimental fado music, imported from Africa, which is one of the country’s unique experiences of the Portuguese tradition for visitors. If you travel a few miles north or east you can discover the picturesque countryside, where you can stay in historic pousadas and enjoy unspoiled beaches, golf by the sea, the tasty specialties of the Portuguese cuisine to the sounds of folk music at the many colourful festivals, and more… port wine, castles, ceramics, charming medieval villages and the relaxed lifestyle of the warm, friendly inhabitants. In the southern province of the Algarve, modern high-rise resorts frame the coast with its sandy golden beaches, sunny climate, excellent sporting facilities, and an exciting nightlife. The old town has little squares and winding streets which boasts lovely restaurants (especially fish!) as close to a pretty working harbour. From to the cork forests in Alentejo to the long and varied coastline, from remote beaches to the shopping malls and sophisticated glitzy resorts, Portugal is a country well worth discovering. All this mixed with a perfect combination of the old and modern put Portugal on the list of the world’s top vacation stations.