Travel has helped us to understand the meaning of life and it has helped us become better people. Each time we travel, we see the world with new eyes.
Want to surprise your significant other? Planning the perfect romantic getaway? Going to propose your partner? Whatever be the reason, Portugal is the perfect destination to take your romantic trip a notch higher! Let’s have a look at the 5 one-of-a-kind romantic experiences in Portugal that will sweep you off your feet.
Nothing can be more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage ride! This classic and poetic form of transportation will help you travel back in time, while the rhythmic sound of the hooves hypnotize you and make you fall in love with the beauty around. Pulled by the beautiful Ardennes horses, this 20-minute carriage ride will take you around the lovely green hilltop forests of Parque de Pena (Pena Park), surrounding the magnificent Pena Palace. Soak in the views of this fantasy forest and its lush fern gardens, and let the fragrance of exotic flowers intoxicate you and your partner further. When you reach the highest point of the mountain, you will find Queen Amelia’s favorite seat from where you’d also be able to view the palace. End your day watching the sunset and celebrate love at this magical place!
When in Portugal, raise a toast to love and togetherness with some fine wine and a delicious spread of food. Start by visiting the extraordinary village of Sesimbra – famous not only for its dessert wine but also for its lip-smacking seafood. Spend a day together enjoying the Portuguese hospitality, savouring yummy pastries, exploring the town and visiting the wineries where you can sample the region’s beloved Moscatel de Setúbal – a deliciously sweet wine. Another beautiful place very famous for its wines is the Douro valley, known for its red wines, especially port wine.
Don’t forget to wear your walking shoes to have an exclusive day full of romance!
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Enter Sintra through the forests of the Serra de Sintra mountain range and get mesmerized with its narrow streets, architecture, and beautifully built houses. Experience blankets of mist and soft rain as you walk through the path leading to Moors Castle. At the end of the trail, you will come across the Castle of the Moors, built in the 8th century by Arabs to surveil the roads and waters of Atlantic Ocean. The ruins covered by dense ferns and moss will capture your heart and envelope you with a feeling of togetherness. A day in Sintra is not enough, so keep 2-3 days in hand to spend enough time at this awe-inspiring place.
Nothing makes for a better evening than bonding over some great music. Hop over to Portugal’s most loved and biggest music festival - Super Bock Super Rock. Witness some great performances here, with music ranging from rock and hip hop to electronic music. If you happen to be there in summers, you could also attend the huge summer festival, Sudoeste which takes place in the coastal town of Zambujeira do Mar.
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Few kilometers from Sintra is the breathtakingly wild and rugged Cabo Da Roca, surrounded by quaint fishing villages. Till the late 14th century, these windswept cliffs were once believed to be the end of the world. Cabo means lighthouse, and when there’s a lighthouse in sight, there is always going to be impressive scenic views. And that is exactly what you get here! It is the perfect spot for a romantic evening as you watch the waves of Atlantic Ocean bounce on the massive jagged cliffs. Oh! And also enjoy snuggling together in your warm clothes since it usually gets very cold there.