Portugal
Portugal is one of the most exciting destinations for your unforgettable honeymoon. Check out the most popular but most incredible places to visit there.
portugal-honeymoonIt is an exotic, romantic destination across the Atlantic Ocean. Romantic escape to Europe, Portugal combines natural beauty, medieval splendor, and sophisticated beach resorts. And the scenery and climate of Portugal couldn't be lovelier.

The country boasts year-round sunshine and is bordered from south to north by the clean blue waters of the ocean. If you choose a city-based honeymoon in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, or opt for the sun-drenched beaches of the Algarve, you'll find lots of places in Portugal to savor romantic moments.

Your romantic trip to Portugal may include hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, and mountain biking. You can also enjoy water sports along the coast or cruise the canals or rivers that crisscross Portugal, tour a winery.

Go shopping together for gold-filigree jewelry, fine wines and ports, embroidered fabrics, ceramics, and other handcrafted goods made in Portugal to feather your nest.

Admire the azulejos - distinctive, hand-made tiles that decorate the interiors and exteriors of many of the most beautiful buildings and museums in Portugal.

Whether you've ever entertained the fantasy of spending your wedding night in a castle, you can do that here. There is a network of pousadas in Portugal - architecturally and historically significant buildings such as former castles, monasteries, and fortresses - that have been converted into extraordinary government-run accommodations.

Some other royal and romantic spots in Portugal include dramatic Reid's Palace, overlooking Madeira's Bay of Funchal. You may stay at Hotel Quinta do Lago, on the lush Algarve coast overlooking the Atlantic and Lapa Palace, an aristocratic setting in a Lisbon suburb.

Portuguese cuisine is as diverse and tasty as one would imagine a Mediterranean country's to be. You often find locally grown almonds and figs sweetening desserts, and fresh grilled sardines and succulent lobsters make their way onto many Portuguese menus.

The cuisine is even more delicious when you dine in one of the country's many open-air restaurants. And in the evening, go dancing, listen to the soulful sounds of a fado performer, or try your luck at one of the casinos.