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Pirate Week 2015 – Armação de Pêra, 30 July to 5 August

By | July 25, 2015 at 10:48 am | No comments

Pirates are invading the Algarve! From 30 July to 5 August, residents and visitors can follow the action along the beach in Armação de Pêra as Turkish pirates come ashore, discover the riches of the local village. It is up to Dom Pedro and his men to battle the pirates and expel the back to […]

Old Stuff

Castelo de São Jorge – St. George’s Castle in Lisbon

By | July 13, 2015 at 9:55 am | No comments

Visiting Lisbon? It’s hard to miss Castelo de São Jorge (St. George’s Castle) high on a hill overlooking the city. Built in the mid-11th century, when the Moors ruled Portugal, this fort was built on what was considered to be the most difficult spot to access in the area. It’s purpose was to house …

Amusements

Magikland Amusement Park – Penafiel, near Porto

By | June 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm | No comments

Where else can kids climb onto a pirate ship, or ride a wild Old West mountain coaster, save a medieval princess, fly a plane over African savannahs, visit an enchanted forest and learn to make soap?!?! One place of course! At Magikland amusement park in Penafiel in northern Portugal. There’s something for everyone…

Water Parks

Slide & Splash – Lagoa

By | April 23, 2015 at 5:06 pm | No comments

Slide & Splash in Lagoa is spread out over 16,000 acres. It is considered the largest water park in the Portugal, and one of the largest…and best…in all of Europe. Many rides and attractions for kids of all ages. Visit the Kamikaze, 60-feet two parallel speed slides. Ride an inner-tube down rapid river.

Fun Facts

Hammer on the Head at Porto’s São João Festival

By | June 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm | No comments

In Portugal, June is the month in which cities and villages across the county pay tribute to the patron saint of their town with celebrations. In Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, they throw a HUGE street party on the night of 23 June to honor their favorite saint, São João (St. John). This celebration has taken place for six centuries, and over that time, many traditions have been created specific to ….

Adventures

Grutas de Mira de Aire – Caves, Water Park, Animals & More in Leiria

By | April 29, 2015 at 8:11 am | No comments

Not in Lisbon, exactly….but just an hour drive to the north in Leiria is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the Portugal….The Grutas de Mira de Aire (Caves of Mira de Aire). This multi-amusement park is one of the biggest natural attractions in Portugal. 11.5 kilometers of caves make up this unique geographical formation.