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One of the most vibrant natural heritage sites in the world, Madeira is a much sought after eco-tourism destination.

Its forests and reserves are home to some of the rarest plants, flowers and animals in the world. With… read full article

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Summer, fun, nightlife and music festivals were last month’s most popular topics on the Venere Travel Blog:

1. The Best Night Clubs in Ibiza

Want to know what the best night club in Ibiza, Balearic Islands, is?… read full article

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Often called the ‘floating garden of the Atlantic’,  Madeira is probably one of the most exhaustive nature reserves in the world.

This UNESCO World Natural Heritage location has everything from the ocean to waterfalls and mountain springs, from golden sand… read full article

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More then just a sunny region in Portugal where travelers go to thaw out from the colder winter months the Algarve has become the most targeted destination in Portugal. The region is so unique due to its… read full article

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Sitting in the northern Atlantic Ocean the Madeira Islands is a Macaronesian archipelago that has been included in the UNESCO list of World Natural Heritage sites.

Madeira Flora

Macaronesia refers to the bio-geographical region off the coasts of Europe and Africa and includes five archipelagoes, three… read full article

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You walk into a local supermarket and want to buy some items that are particular to the place. What’s unique to a Portuguese market? For starters-freshness. Portugal produces primarily for itself and a few European neighbors. Agriculture accounts for the highest percentage of GDP compared to the… read full article

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Vegetarian DinnerFaro is for all practical purposes the gateway to the Algarve of southern Portugal, which has become the most popular vacation destination in the country and one of the more recommended ones in Western Europe.

Dining in Faro and the Algarve region will afford the… read full article

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A trip to the islands of Madeira has an intoxicating effect on every one of its visitors, and the reasons are manifold.

Definitely the rolling green forests, the starkly austere black volcanic rocks, the clearest blue ocean, exotic flowers and rare birds all make this an… read full article

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Madeira is a small group of islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean and is one of the autonomous regions of Portugal. Of the several islands and islets there are only two, the Madeira island and the Porto Santo Island, which are inhabitable. Its… read full article

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Check out last month’s most popular articles on the Venere Travel Blog:

1. Budget Airlines in Europe

Published September 11th – Traveling overseas and wondering what is the best budget airline company in Europe? Looking for useful information on airlines serving Eastern Europe and cheap flights… read full article

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Portugal has as a rich literary tradition born of its culture of maritime exploration and political struggles.

Portuguese literature is also heavily influenced by the cultures of Brazil, Africa and various other regions where… read full article

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Travel Agony Aunt received the following question from a traveler planning to spend Christmas holidays in Portugal:

 

Dear Travel Agony Aunt,
Please give me your thoughts regarding the weather in Lisbon and Porto over the holidays (Christmas and New Years). I like… read full article

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Portuguese cuisine is a uniqueness of its own. The cuisine of Portugal is heaped in tradition and old school culinary ingredients.

Caldo Verde

Located on the coast means it is in a prime location for fishing. Therefore, it is not surprising that the main by… read full article

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Theme Parks for kidsThe Algarve region stretches across the whole of southern Portugal and is a popular destination not only for its beautiful beaches, the mild climate and the lively nightlife, but also for its numerous theme parks. There are zoos, race tracks, water parks and… read full article

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You’ve arrived to one of the richest coffee drinking countries in the world. Cafés beckon at every corner in Portugal, the sound of the espresso machine greets your entry, and now the hard part…how to order the coffee?

The Portuguese are very serious about their coffee and… read full article

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