Portugal….So Much To Love!🇵🇹❤️🚐

 

We really can’t believe how much we love Portugal!  We left you at “ the end of the World” in Sagres😂…and discovered Soo much more up the West Coast!   Hang on, here we gooo 🤗🚐……. You will notice a slightly different format and we are crossing our fingers you like it!  The advantages are that we will be sharing these Instagram Posts almost daily to our Blog!  So you won’t have to wait 2 weeks to see what we’re doing!  Also, you click right so you can see a full size photo, rather than a teeny one on a collage!  And you can also check out the interesting hashtags!  We feel this is a better and  we just can’t keep up with the Blog in its other format!  It’s sort of like trying to write 2 novels at the same time ! 😜  Thank you for being patient with us , as we figure out the best ways to stay connected with you!  We love your feedback so please let us know your thoughts!  And here is Porto Covo, which we really loved!!

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Porto Covo…BELLÍSIMO!! Like really drop dead gorgeous!!😍 If you like quaint little villages perched on seaside cliffs, cozy sandy & rocky beach coves plus a postcard Marina.. this one is for you!! When we turned North up the West Coast & left the Algarve, we weren’t sure what to expect??🤔. Swipe left⬅️ to follow us from Camping Porto Covo just steps off the palm lined Main Street leading to the darling blue & white Village! That street goes directly to this ocean bench & dazzling VIEW! We sat for a long time enjoying the waves & Crystal Clear water! ( turn up the volume:-). ). Then hiked down to the sunny secluded beach & back up to Taska do Xico Restaurant with an amazing Harbor view. 🤗 We had to pull ourselves away… It’s hard to pick a favorite in Portugal, but this one is right up there!!👌❤️🇵🇹🚐. There are lots of wild camping spots here also!👍🚐😎 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #portocovobeach#setubalportugal #praiadosbuizinhos #praiadobanho #portugalbeaches🌊🌞🏊🇵🇹🏄😘🐠🐬🚣 #campingcarportugal#bestbeachesever #prettiestbeaches #portugalwestcoast #amazingbeachesoftheworld #loveportugallikeus #amazingportugal🇵🇹 #portugalisamazing #sprintervantravel #sprintervanlifestyle #pleasurewayrv #seniortravelblogger #traveltheworld🌏✈️✈️ #vanlifeforever #rvquotes #travelinspirationgoodvibes #livevanlife #travelvanlife #beautifulcoastlines #portugalwanderlust #glampings #unexpectedblessingsarethebest#boundarieslost #travellifehappylife #pleasurewayrv#vanlifeeuropecampervan

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Next,  we continued on to Sines….which has an intriguing history as well as being beautiful!

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Sines is best known as the birthplace of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama…and here is “Captain Paul” enjoying Castelo de Sines where the navigator grew up! 🇵🇹. You can walk all around the top of this Castle hanging on the Bay! Swipe left⬅️ for commanding views of the picture postcard white washed, tile roofed city!💙. You see The Mother Church of São Salvador where Gama was in early religious training. Next we hiked up The Tower with more sweeping views of Vasco da Gama Beach framed in by an old fishing village on one side & modern Marina on the other! This is Paul’s idea of Perfect!⛵️😂. We just passed through Sines & The Castle really is the perfect place to take in this city’s intriguing history, beautiful beach & even The Sines Museum located within the Castle walls! Hope you enjoy!😍🇪🇸🚐😎 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #sinesportugal#castelodesines #vascodagamabeach #sinesbeach#portugalbeaches🌊🌞🏊🇵🇹🏄😘🐠🐬🚣 #beachesinportugal #bestbeachesever #castlesofportugal #portugalcastles #loveportugallikeus #travelportugal🇵🇹 #campingcarportugal#vanlifelocationportugal #beautifulcoastlines #traveltheworld🌏✈️✈️ #sprintervanlifestyle #vanlifebestlife #portugalcoastline #portugalwestcoast #castlesineurope #boundarieslost #adventuretravelmagazine#wanderlusttravelmagazine#vanlifeeuropecommunity #bestbeachesineurope #homeiswhereweparkit🚐⛺️#unexpectedblessingsarethebest#vanlifeeuropecampervan#pleasurewayrv#rvquotes

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And more from Belém…..,

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Beautiful Belém….A sight to behold, starting with The Belém Tower built on the Tagus River in 1514 for defense. If you like Gothic, this one is for you!😍 Swipe left⬅️ to see more! Next to it is the Monument of Discovery with 33 historical 15th & 16th century Portuguese figures carved out of STONE in 1960! Then, just across is the Jerónimos Monastery where the sailors prayed before their expeditions, including Vasco da Gama in 1497. Attatched to it, you see the awe inspiring interior of the Church of Saint Mary. We took the Ferry over, but you can take the 1.5 mile “25 de Abril Bridge”….. longer than its twin The Golden Gate. ( Thats Christ the King Statue on the right side). Belém has 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal…..The Tower & The Monastery!…. As well as miles of sandy beaches & cafes across The Tagus, like this one in Costa da Caparica, almost outside Flybyes door. Belém truly is Lisbon’s next door GEM! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #belemlisboaportugal #belemportugal🇵🇹#belemtowerlisbon #torredebélem#monumentofthediscoveries#jéronimosmonastery #25deabrilbridge🇵🇹 #25thofaprilbridge#costadecaparica🇵🇹#coastofportugal #loveportugallikeus #castlesofportugal #vanlifeblogger #rvblogger #travelmoreworryless✌ #lessjunkmoretravel #unexpectedblessingsarethebest#campingcarportugal#campingportugal#vanlifelocationportugal #europevanlife #sprintervanlifeuk #sprintervanliving#campervantravel#travelportugal🇵🇹 #travelforever🌎 #livelovetravel_world#livelovetraveltheworld

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Costa de Caparica is IDEAL to ferry over to enjoy Belém & Lisbon AND come home to relax here with its 20 miles of glorious beaches & charming seaside villages! Perfect!👌. A photo just didn’t capture it, , so we wanted to give you a 360 view of the seemingly endless beaches & Lisbon in the distance! We love to be near beaches & villages to explore..and Flybye does too 🙌🚐. We were delighted with Campismo Orbitur Costa de Caparica just across the street & hope you enjoy this quick glimpse. 🙌🏖🚐😍 Lots of wild camping too along this coast👍. 🤗 So much to love in Portugal🇵🇹❤️! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #costadacaparicaportugal #costadacaparica☀️ #costacaparicabeach#setubalportugal #belemportugal🇵🇹 #portugallisbon#loveportugallikeus#travelportugal🇵🇹 #campervanportugal #campervaneurope #campervantravels #sprintervanlifestyle #traveleurope✈️ #seniortraveller #vanlifeblogger #unexpectedblessingsarethebest #lessjunkmoretravel #livelovetravel_world #livelovetravel_europe#lovevanlife #livevanlife #unexpectedblessingsarethebest #godisgooddaily #travelworldlivelife #loveeurope❤️ #🤗 #seniortravelbloggers #travelisfun❤#pleasurewayrv

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And on to Lisbon…,,

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Lisbon….another magical City to leave your heart IN❤️! Europe’s westernmost Capital, beautifully situated on the Tejo River with mesmerizing views! Swipe left⬅️ for another view from the Moorish oldest part of the city, The Alfama District! 🤗. You can take the famous Tram 28 up, but we enjoyed walking the winding, cobblestone streets to hidden squares & cafes. Next, back down to The Lisbon Cathedral, commissioned by the first King of Portugal in 1147! Then , Praça do Comércio, which housed The Royal Ribeira Palace until it was completely destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. 😢 The Tower you see is one of 2 that were encorporated into the Plaza rebuilding. And lastly in the Plaza is The Arco da Rua Augusta built in 1875 , where you see the figures Glory rewarding Valor & Genius. Lastly, back home to Flybye & Paul’s guitar!! 🚐🎸….Heaven❤️. We think Portugal is better than anything we could have imagined!! 🙌👍👌🇵🇹🌎🚐🙏🙏🙏🙏 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #lisbontravel#alfamadistrictlisbon #historiclisbon #lisboncathedral #sedelisboacathedral #pracadocomerciolisboa🇵🇹 #pracadocomércio #arcodaruaaugusta🏛🇵🇹 #royalribeirapalace#loveportugallikeus #beautifulportugal❤️ #lisboaportugal🇵🇹 #portugalcoastline #beautifuleuropeancities #springtimetravelportugal #beautifulportugal🇵🇹 #travelisfun❤ #welovevanlife #livethatvanlife #seniortravelbloggers #rvbloggers #campingcarportugal #campingcartravel #answeredprayers🙏 #sprintervanlifestyle #sprintervantravel #marryyourbestfriend👫#travelforever🌎🌎🌎#vanlifefulltime

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Next was Sintra, which just might be our favorite!

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Sintra…looks and feels like DISNEYLAND! 🧚‍♀️….A spellbinding Fantasy World of lush green mountains dotted with palaces, castles & a delightful Village! That’s the magnificent Palace of Pena behind us, ordered by King Ferdinand II in 1838 on the lofty ruins of a 12th Century Monastery! Swipe left⬅️ for the equally delightful Village below & the mighty mountaintop Castle of the Moors above from the 8th Century! We took a Tuk Tuk up through the exotic parks & gardens planted by The King… with more romantic Palaces & past Chalet Biester where Johnny Depp filmed “The Ninth Gate.” There just aren’t words to describe The Pena Palace…..beyond EXQUISITE with views to blow you away , including Castle of the Moors which we hiked down to on the lovely 1.5 mile Santa Maria Trail to the Village! Amongst the Village cobblestone streets, narrow stairways & Churches, we found the cozy Restaurant Alcobaça with yummy food! Sintra is a UNESCO Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site…. but for us it will always be an unforgettable memory, pure magic & we want to come back & see more! We really loved Sintra & we hope you do too! 💘💞🙌👏👌🚐🇵🇹⬅️ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #sintraportugal🇵🇹 #sintra🇵🇹#palacepena #palacedepena#sintratrails #chaletbiester#castleofthemoors#beautifulsintra#palacesofportugal#todayisoursomeday #castlesofportugal #portugalcastles #europeanpalaces #europeancastles#loveportugallikeus #travelportugal🇵🇹 #coastofportugal #campervanportugal #portugalcamping #campingportugal #sprintervanlifestyle #lovevanlife #europevanlife #travelisfun❤ #livethatvanlife#travelforever🌎 #bloggersdeportugal #homeiswhereweparkit🚐⛺️#vanlifeblogger#homeiswhereweroam

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Last but not least is Guincho Beach where we took a relaxing break!!

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Guincho Beach…..LOVE IT!…..Known for surfing, windsurfing & kitesurfing…During the 90’s it was the location for the windsurfing World Cup & also famously featured in James Bond’s “In Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Swipe left⬅️ for the scenic boardwalk with Paul, leading to the beach & Fortaleza do Guincho Hotel & Restaurant way down there! This rocky cove is right below. It was built as a Fortress in the 17th Century & has been sumptuously renovated to a 5 star Hotel & Michelin starred Restaurant. No, we did not stay or eat there😂.. but it was fun to see! 🤗.The famous Chef Antoine Westermann has combined French cuisine with Portuguese tradition to create the renowned restaurant & one of the best in Portugal. We actually stumbled upon this famous beach located next to Parque de Campismo with a great pool too! This campsite also has a restaurant, market and is an excellent location to visit Sintra & next on to Cascais! Hope you enjoy these views! Portugal’s beaches ROCK!! 👍🙌👌🇵🇹😍 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #guinchobeach🏄 🏄 #caiscais🇵🇹 #caiscaisportugal #caiscaisportugal #coastportugal #beachesinportugal #beachesofportugal #portugalbeachs #portugalhotels #portugalrestaurants #surfenportugal #beautifulbeaches🌊 #campingcarportugal #campingportugal #campingbeach #vanlifelocationportugal #sprintervanlifestyle #vanlifeeuropecommunity #livelovetravel_world #travelforever🌎 #livethatvanlife #livevanlife #travelvanlife #seniortravelbloggers #portugalblog #unexpectedblessingsarethebest #joyfulmomentscaptured #livelovetravel_world#homeiswhereweparkit🚐⛺️ #homeiswhereweroam#travelvanlife

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And that’s a wrap for now, next it’s on to Cascais and more!  Stay tuned and we will be posting almost daily here as well as Instagram and Facebook@ AdventurAyers.  Till then Happy Trails and God Bless!!🚐🙏

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