Airport transfers in Portugal
Portugal is a country steeped in history and defined by variety.
Beautiful beaches washed by the Atlantic, medieval architecture and castles, vast open countryside and remote, old-fashioned villages mean Portugal truly does have something for everybody. Before you begin your Portuguese adventure, let TaxiFinders.com kick your holiday off by getting you from the airport to your accommodation with the minimum of fuss.
What better place to start than the wonderful capital city of Lisbon?
Located in the south of the country, Lisbon is drenched in history. The Belem Tower, which is a World Heritage Site, is a great place to begin. Get yourself to the top and enjoy magnificent views of the city, river and surrounding towns and landscape. Lisbon is famed for its architecture and culture, and the Castle of St George offers a glimpse into 6th Century architecture. Climb the towers, walk the ramparts and take in more glorious views and sights of the city. As you stroll around the surrounding gardens you will come across ducks, geese and peacocks basking in the sunshine.
Lisbon is home to one of the world’s largest aquariums, The Oceanarium. Over 25,000 fish, mammals and birds call this aquatic haven home and live in outstanding surroundings.
Venture south towards the swathes of beaches, harbours and towns collectively known as The Algarve. White and golden sands meet the Atlantic and seem to go on forever. You can hop from town to town along the Algarve and find peace and beauty in each one. Each town and resort is catered for superbly with restaurants, bars, cafes, shops and nightclubs. The seafood is a particular highlight; locally sourced and deliciously fresh.
The best known resort along the Algarve is probably Albufeira. Until as recently as the mid-1960s Albufeira was a small, tranquil fishing village before the tourist industry really started to flourish. The old town vibe still exists down the narrow streets and the tiled buildings, and the town square is a prime spot to while away a couple of hours sipping on something tasty watching the world go by. Albufeira boasts 25 white sandy beaches with an array of watersports on offer. The Catamaran day trips are a real treat, and many of them culminate in a beach BBQ serving freshly caught sardines and local wine. For the night owls, Albufeira has a bustling nightlife with bars galore.
As we move along the coast, Portimao is well renowned for its magnificent beach with caves, nature reserves and striking yellow rock formations. Tee it high and watch it fly on one of the plethora of local golf courses. Spend a few hours shopping before taking the weight off at one of the harbour restaurants or bars. Again, the seafood is a real treat and is as fresh as it is delicious.
Hotel transfers Portugal
The second largest city in Portugal is where the country derives its name; Porto. Located in the north, what it lacks in beautiful beaches it makes up for in stunning architecture and fascinating museums. If it is a beach you’re looking for, look slightly further out of the city towards Espinho. Praia de Baia is a surfing beach and is Blue Flag quality. Ride the waves of the Atlantic Rollers and unwind in one of the cafes or bars which decorate the promenade. Alternatively, head to the white sand beach or Miramar, which is a 25 minute train ride from Porto. Miramar is another beautifully clean, Blue Flag beach.
The island of Madeira poses an alternative destination for a sunshine break. Lying 700km off the coast of Morocco, Madeira has a sub-tropical climate with rainfall between October and March. This rainfall produces lush vegetation which complements the superb coastline and mountain views. The capital of Madeira is Funchal, and the best way to see this city is by taking the cable car. The price is reasonable and the views are fantastic. You can head to the Monte Palace with its magnificent gardens, and if you’re feeling brave why not use the toboggans for the return journey down? Take a local bus the rest of the way as taxi drivers are best avoided. They will heavily overcharge.
The relatively small size of Madeira (60km by 22km) means car hire or public transport are efficient ways to get around and explore. It’s a tiny island but is a real gem with so much to see.
Whether you go to Portugal or Madeira, allow TaxiFinders.com to set you on your way. We’ll get you directly from the airport to your destination with the maximum comfort and minimum fuss.