Friday, 10 September 2010

Portugal Holiday Recap.

Portugal...was amazing!

I would love to be back there right now. I have never been to Portugal before and it was such a lovely country to visit. I found the locals to be so much more friendlier than previous places I have visited. Below is a recap of my holiday (with pictures haha).

We got the plane at 05.50 am. I was SO tired and not at all impressed about waking up at 2am to catch the flight. However, it was pretty awesome watching the sunrise whilst waiting to board the plane.

We pretty much lounged around this beautiful pool all holiday! I have never swam in a pool that big. I couldn't even fit it all in this photo. In the background there is the sea/beach. The hotel had its own beach which was brilliant and it was a 60 second walk away!

We did go on our excursions though. Laura, Lotte and I took a speedboat out into the Atlantic Ocean to visit Dolphins! We had a Marine Biologist, Raoul, as our tour guide and he was fantastic. It was like being in class but out at sea! The best bit? We got to swim with them in the wild. Out of this world!!!!

I took this video of the Dolphins swimming before we went in with them. They are the most beautiful and friendliest creatures to ever encounter! To be with them in their own environment was magical. I do not agree with them being in those Dolphin shows like they are at Seaworld and other places etc. It was a day I will never forget. 

Every country has something they are famous/renowned for. Well Portugal is famous for its Algarve or "Caves" coastline. We sailed in and out of them on the speedboat, some of the formations were breathtaking and the surrounding water as clear as day! It was my favourite day.

Another day we went shopping! We visited the "Old Town" and it had all these really cute gypsy markets and alley ways. Some of the trinkets and souvenirs were adorable. There was also a lift/elevator in the rocks to hitch a ride down to the beach - how strange is that?!

The day before our last day Laura, Lotte and I went Para-Sailing. I will save that for another blog post because it was a "Bucket-List" moment for me. 

The flash did not work too well on my camera in this photo but this is us outside our hotel. On our last night we went photo mad. The hotel was lovely and I would definitely recommend it. We went all inclusive so all meals and drinks etc were technically free.

The best part of the holiday? Spending time with these girls. There were so many moments where we laughed until our sides hurt and we made incredible memories. This was our last snap before getting the plane home. We have been saying for the past three years we should go away together and we finally did. Portugal had fantastic weather, kind people and beautiful scenery. I feel very rested now :)

Portugal, I will be visiting you again.


Brittney Galloway said...

Wow, that looks amazing! The dolphin encounter is just breathtaking! I'd love to know information about the resort, if you don't about how much per night and how did you book? You can email me at

CardiffScot said...

SOOO Jealous about the dolphins! It looks SO Amazing! I'm glad you had a great holiday. X.

Alex(andra) said...

Oh my goodness, it looks gorgeous!! I'm definitely jealous about the dolphins... such great creatures. I'm glad you had a great time!

a life of color said...

Your trip sounds so amazing!!!Especially swimming with the dolphins!! Iam glad to hear you had a great time!

myuncensoredlife said...

This looks so amazing. I need to visit there someday. Thanks for sharing your pictures :-) I just love hearing about your fun adventures!

Stacie said...

Looks truly amazing and beautiful! Glad you had a wonderful holiday.

Callie Nicole said...

Looks like a great vacation! I'm glad you had such a nice time and were able to make so many good memories. :-)

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