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Busting myths about Portugal!

Foz do Arelho Portugal

We've been visiting Portugal for many years. We adore the country and its people and have no hesitation in recommending it as a holiday destination. Yet we still come across some popular misconceptions about Portugal…

Top 6 Reasons Why Booking With An Agent Makes Sense!

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Alternative Portugal is a booking agent for holiday rental properties in West Portugal.  We know you have plenty of choices when booking your holiday, the rise of online booking portals truly has been a revelation to many people. Yet, we are absolutely positive that there is still a place for a booking agent such as ourselves in this high speed, online world.

How to get ahead and make school summer holiday planning a breeze...

Foz do Arelho

For those of us with school-age children, the term dates tend to dictate much of our annual calendar and with ever-increasing demand for the best family destinations, sometimes a little organisation is required. Don’t panic - we can help you to find the perfect holiday...

October holidays: top 5 reasons to visit authentic Portugal this Autumn

October holidays Portugal

Looking for ideas for an October holiday? The south west coast of Portugal is our speciality and remains relatively undiscovered...

We're stoked to be the travel partner for the London Surf Film Festival 2016!

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To ease the return to reality after a fantastically hot summer full of great waves, we have teamed up with the London Surf Film Festival and couldn't be more excited to be the official travel partner of the event! 

The Colourful Tauromaquia Spectacle!

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Tauromaquia is as colourful and culturally distinctive as Spanish corrida...

Spotlight on Martinhal Cascais

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 "Portugal's hottest new resort" according to The Sunday Times

Areias do Seixo: laid back luxury in a natural setting

Areias do Seixo: laid back luxury in a natural setting  image

Whether you want a base from which to explore the local area, or just to relax and rejuvenate in beautiful surroundings, it's hard not to be impressed by the thoughtful, sleek architecture and the homely-chic interior design of these villas...

Surf Central!

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The west coast is a legendary location for huge waves...

Perfect Pastries in Portugal!

Pastel de Nata

From nuns' habits to the bakeries of 21st century Portugal...

Why Alternative Portugal?

Obidos Lagoon

The west coast of Portugal has many similarities with Aquitaine...

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