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Portugal

Portugal offers visitors a rich, unique culture, lively cities, amazing beaches and beautiful countryside. The long country stretching across Spain’s western boarder boasts outstanding landscape diversity. In a single day visitors can travel from lush, green mountains in the North to rocky mountains, with spectacular slopes and falls in the center, to a near-desert landscape in the Alentejo region and then to the glamorous beach destination Algarve. Many tourists head to the Portuguese beaches, which are well worth visiting and offer many activities such as surfing and kite-surfing. Active travelers may opt to cycle through the mountainous terrain of Geres or go white-water rafting in the Douro. Portugal has also developed into a golfing haven due to its amazing terrain and climate. Honeymoon couples looking for a taste of culture, long beaches and a bit of adventure will enjoy what Portugal has to offer.

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Geography/Environment
Portugal is located Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain. The terrain of Portugal is mountainous north of the Tagus River, rolling plains in south.
Climate and Weather
Portugal maritime temperate; cool and rainy in north, warmer and drier in south.
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