Portugal, although located thousands of kilometres away from Poland, is a exceptionally attractive place for yacht chartering. This westernmost corner of Europe invites the tourists with many advantages. Glossy, clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, sandy never-ending beaches, breathtaking mountains occupying 70% of the country area, wild vegetation and perfect, aromatic cuisine. This is what the Portuguese coast looks like in our dreams – this also the truth.
The climate in Portugal is very pleasant. In addition, the landscape of Portugal is diversified by several islands belonging to its territory, like the Azores or Madeira. It is located in the subtropical climate zone – summer is very warm, sunny and – what is the most important – long. Winter is short and not freezing – the temperature is between 0 and 8°C. The sunny weather for the majority of the year is one of the advantages distinguishing Portugal from other countries and attracting tourists – not only those who visit the land, but also the ones who sail over the surrounding seas. Thanks to such insolation also the water temperature is high – it can reach even 17°C in November.
Marinas, ports and taverns covering the Portuguese shore are well-equipped, although many of them had existed for years. This is where many famous sailors, geographical discoverers, come from. Lisbon, Porto and Algarve are cities you must visit during a cruise by a motor or sailing yacht, or a catamaran on the Atlantic Ocean waters. An exceptional architecture, beautiful landscapes, charming restaurants and taverns, and plenty of attractions, such as festivals, concerts and dance shows will make visitors of one of the towns of Portugal want to stay there for longer. Unique, colourful culture and tradition of the Portuguese people is so attractive thanks to the influence of the Arabic culture.
When visiting Portuguese restaurants during the cruise, you should try fresh fish and seafood. They are mostly served grilled. The most popular fish in Portugal is codfish served in many ways and shrimps, lobsters or sardines. When chartering a yacht in Portugal, you should also try local wines, which are traditionally produced from feet-pressed grapes grown in Tag, Douro and Guadiana rivers.