Portugal is surrounded by sea on two sides, which is one reason for the year-round mild climate. The national identity of the Portuguese is expressed in the respect for old traditions, the Portuguese language, and historical monuments. Roman ruins, medieval towns and old cloisters are scattered throughout the country.
The cultural traces of the Moors, who once conquered the country, have largely been preserved. The coastal location also has an impact on the excellent Portuguese cuisine: every menu offers a wide selection of delicious seafood and fish dishes. Another highlight is the outstanding Portuguese wines. It is no coincidence that Portugal is among the TOP travel destinations of 2016.
Portugal – weather and optimal travel times
The Portuguese climate is overall maritime. The summers are warm and the winters comparatively mild, while temperatures in the north are much cooler than in the south. A Mediterranean climate dominates with high temperatures of over 30°C in July and August. The best time for a resort holiday in Portugal begins in the Algarve in May and ends in October for those wishing to enjoy an extended beach holiday. Because of the mild winters, Portugal is also an excellent travel destination for relaxing winter holidays – so long as you do not wish to swim in the Atlantic.
Do you know everything that is included with a ROBINSON holiday? A variety of food, comprehensive sports programs, numerous events and awesome wellness plans are just a few of the advantages waiting for you at your ROBINSON hotel. Everything you need to know about your resort holiday at ROBINSON is available here.
All the important information on travel requirements to Portugal is available here. Check-in at all ROBINSON clubs is usually from 3 p.m. In order to ensure enough time for thorough room cleaning, check-out is until 12 p.m. on the day of departure. This allows us to provide you and all guests as pleasant an arrival and departure as possible.
The Algarve section of the coast is characterized by steep, rocky ridges and magnificent rock formations. Over the years, the surf has formed wide, eroded arches with small stretches of fine, sandy beaches with crystal-clear waters. Inland, a unique natural landscape awaits you, making the Algarve a paradise for active holidaymakers. Whether golfing, horse riding, hiking or cycling – a resort holiday in the Algarve has plenty to offer.
The region around ROBINSON QUINTA DA RIA is a perfect starting point for interesting excursions to the fertile inland area or for memorable city trips to the cultural city of Evora or glorious Lisbon. If you like hiking, then Alentejo is the perfect place for you: picturesque countryside, vineyards, exciting coastal trails, and shady forests with cork oak and olive trees are waiting for you. The Algarve can also be explored by water on board a boat. So what are you waiting for? Set sail!
In recent years, Portugal has slowly developed into one of the world's top golfing destinations. In 2006, the beautiful Algarve region was awarded the Top Travel Award for Best Golfing Destination by Golf Journal. Pleasantly mild temperatures with over 300 days of sun a year, beautiful and changing countryside, and excellently maintained golf courses are guaranteed to set golfers’ hearts racing.
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