Self catering villas and accommodation for villa holidays are popula, especially amongst those visiting Portugal for a self catering holiday. Villa stays very often offer the kind of homely feel that many like and if you are travelling as part of a family or a larger party, can quite often offer good value for money.
Portugal nestles architectural marvels that have captured the imagination of many, like the splendid Belem, National Palace of Pena, Convent of the Order of Christ and Monastery of Alcobaca. The numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Historic Centre of Oporto, Monastery of Batalha, St. George's Castle, Jeronimos Monastery and Cultural Landscape of Sintra are popular with tourists.
Whilst in Portugal you can admire the diversified landscape at Ponta da Piedade, Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres, Azores and Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela. Other popular attractions include the Fado Bars in Alfama, Oceanarium, Conimbriga and the Historic Centre of Porto, Braga and Evora. Portugal also boasts several museums like Tile Museum, Gulbenkian Museum, Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Coaches Museum, Ancient Art Museum and Mude - Design & Fashion Museum.
Tourists can explore Madeira and Azores, enjoy the nightlife of Bairro Alto or indulge in activities like hiking, trekking, surfing, diving and much more. Portugal has so much to offer that a single visit to the country is very often not enough to explore all its treasures. Luckily for those seeking a villa holiday in Portugal, there are a number of self catering villas to rent in Portugal both by the coast and in the countryside.