TagOff-the-beaten-path Portugal

Portugal’s Hidden Gems: Exploring Off-the-Beat Rural Areas

Exploring Portugal’s hidden rural areas reveals a world of enchanting landscapes, historic villages, and cultural richness, offering a serene escape from the well-trodden tourist paths. Here are some off-the-beat gems to consider for your next Portuguese adventure: Peneda-Gerês National Park: This is Portugal’s only national park, boasting stunning landscapes like lush forests and sparkling lakes. It’s a haven for hikers and wildlife enthusiasts, where you might spot the Iberian wolf or golden eagles. The park is dotted with traditional villages ...Read more

Portugal’s Top 10 River Beaches: A Journey From Inland to the Coast

Portugal’s river beaches, or ‘praias fluviais,’ are hidden gems that offer a unique experience of the country’s diverse landscapes. From inland retreats to coastal havens, here’s the Pure Portugal list of the top 10 river beaches that provide a quintessential Portuguese experience! Praia Fluvial de Loriga, Serra da Estrela: Nestled in the heart of Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Loriga is one of Portugal’s highest river beaches. The crystal-clear waters of the mountain stream offer a refreshing dip amidst beautiful ...Read more