Camping: Creativity and glamour with a view

Camping: Creativity and glamour with a view

Whether you’re looking for style or functionality, PDV handpicks seven camp sites with a difference.

Quinta da Romaneira: Luxury cradled by nature

The Quinta da Romaneira is already renowned for its wines. What is perhaps less known is that inside this estate there is a luxurious hotel with beautiful views of the Douro River.

Marialva: An apparition from the Middle Ages

The historical village of Marialva received the charter of the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, and was once upon a time a busy military stronghold. Now a quiet place filled with memories, it is preserving the pace of a world in danger of extinction.

Tourism: Hotel occupancy rates down as domestic demand dwindles

Hotels in Portugal recorded 2.5 million guest nights in March, a 1.8% drop compared with the same month last year.

Porto: increase in tourism more than catered for by hotels and hostels

A hike in visitors had led to a 36% rise in the number of beds available in the city, causing concern.

Budget travel: The best hostels in the world are in Lisbon!

According to the hostel booking website, the Portuguese capital is home to the best hostels in the world, recently distinguished at the 2012 edition of the Hoscar Awards.

By Sara Raquel Silva

Travel: Under the Alentejo skies

A stay at Imani Country House and a tour around Évora’s prehistoric sites.
By Célia Pedroso

Piódão: The picture-postcard village

Its cluster of stone houses seems to have been gently placed at the foot of the hills of the Serra do Açor with no other purpose but to provide visitors with a picturesque view of an enchanted village. This is how Piódão appeared to us, one of the ten Historic Villages of Portugal.

Casa da Ínsua: A luxury retreat in the middle of nature

Classified as national heritage, Casa da ínsua is an old manor house in the Beira Alta region, converted into an irresistible tourism facility for those seeking a luxurious retreat in rural Portugal. The estate is also renowned for the unique Dão wines it has produced since the 18th century.

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country & Spa: A place devoted to pleasure

A rural hotel equipped with spa and wine cellar, Herdade da Malhadinha Nova is a place devoted to pleasure where you can enjoy several theme programmes, focussing on gastronomy, yoga, writing, photography or wine tourism.