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The year has just started, but it's never too early to start planning your first holiday of 2024!! Whether it’s in Madeira, Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios or São Paulo. .. we have prepared some suggestions for you on how to spend your holidays in style!



If you are looking for a multifaceted destination, Madeira is without doubt the place to go. Take advantage of the year-round mild climate to enjoy the best this island has to offer – from the splendours of nature, its beaches, delicious traditional cuisine and culture. Are you ready for a dream holiday?! 

Immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes

Madeira is a true paradise for nature lovers, and offers the perfect combination of majestic mountains and serene ocean.
If you like mountains, you’ll be amazed by the panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Surrounded by nature and its welcoming environments, our 4-star boutique hotel, PortoBay Serra Golf is the ideal place for your stay. 
If you prefer the sea, a visit to the Avista restaurant at the 5-star hotel Les Suites at The Cliff Bay is a must. Here, you can enjoy a delicious meal with a sea view that is guaranteed to leave you amazed. ... For somewhere to stay, we recommend the Vila Porto Mare resort, an authentic paradise overlooking the ocean. We also suggest the 4-star Porto Santa Maria hotel, located in the old town of Funchal, which also has sea views.

Dive into crystal clear, refreshing waters

Visiting Madeira means diving into its blue, crystal clear waters; whatever time of year it is, the amenable temperatures make this a good option!!
You’ll find various beaches across the island and places to have a dip and do a wide range of water sports. If you want an even more special experience, take the opportunity to discover the south coast of the island aboard a private sailing boat or yacht.
To enjoy the sea throughout your stay in Madeira, we recommend The Cliff Bay 5-star hotel, well known for its access to the sea, as well as another 5-star hotel, Les Suites at The Cliff Bay, which shares the same facilities.

Indulge yourself with the island's typical food and drinks

During your visit to Madeira, there are some typical local dishes and drinks you cannot miss. .. among them is the traditional Madeiran kebab, which you can find at the Avó Micas restaurant inside the 4-star PortoBay Serra Golf hotel, or bolo do caco bread with garlic butter and the famous poncha.
If you're looking for more sophisticated versions of local produce, enjoy a memorable gastronomic experience at the 2-star Michelin restaurant Il Gallo d’Oro, inside the 5-star hotel The Cliff Bay – but be sure to book your table in advance!




The Portuguese capital is pure magic. Its architecture, culture, cuisine and characteristic light, which illuminates the city in such a special way, make Lisbon an ideal holiday destination.

Lose yourself in the city
Lisbon has a vast number of historic streets, squares and avenues which are full of life and worth exploring. Among them, the famous Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo, Praça do Chiado, and, of course, the luxurious Avenida da Liberdade, one of the city's main avenues with abundant shops and street kiosks. Just a few minutes' walk from this avenue is the 5-star PortoBay Liberdade hotel, designed for visitors who are looking for comfort and sophistication. On Rua Duque de Palmela, just around the corner from Praça Marquês de Pombal and a short distance from Avenida da Liberdade, you will find the 4-star PortoBay Marquês hotel, which is ideal if travelling with your family!
We also suggest a walk through Alfama, one of Lisbon's traditional neighbourhoods, where you can stroll through narrow alleyways and admire endless buildings covered in Portugal's famous hand-painted tiles. This is also where the voices of fado singers echo, emanating from the various fado houses dotted throughout the neighbourhood.

Enjoy the panoramic views

Something that you cannot miss during your trip to Lisbon is a visit to some of the many viewpoints located in various parts of the city. .. add these classic viewpoints to your itinerary: Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, Miradouro de Santa Catarina (or Adamastor), Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Miradouro da Graça!!
Take the opportunity to relax and enjoy a drink at the city's various terrace cafés, including the one at the 5-star PortoBay Liberdade hotel, which has a magnificent panoramic view.

Try some typical cuisine

Many of Portugal’s traditional dishes originated in Lisbon, and it would be rude not to try them during your stay in the capital. .. trust us, you won't regret it! Two of these typical Lisbon treats are the famous pastel de nata and Bacalhau à Brás.
The pastel de nata is one of the hallmarks of Lisbon, especially those made and sold in Belém at the iconic Pastéis de Belém pastry shop. This tart can also be found in many of the city's pastry shops and cafés.
Bacalhau à Brás, another dish you cannot miss, consists of flaked cod, fried potato sticks and egg. Enjoy an adaptation of this delicacy at the Bistrô4 restaurant in the 5-star PortoBay Liberdade hotel.




If you are looking for a trip full of history, tradition, food, wine and hospitality, Porto is the ideal place for you! Come and venture into the ‘Unvanquished City’, and experience the Portuguese soul!!

Explore the city on foot

The city of Porto has a lot to see, but there are some places that are a must! The Dom Luís I Bridge connects Porto with Vila Nova de Gaia. It is one of the city's trademarks and offers a magnificent view. We also suggest a stroll along Rua das Flores, one of the busiest and most traditional streets in Porto, where you will find the 5-star PortoBay Flores hotel. If you enjoy the arts, including music and theatre, be sure to visit the Casa da Música and Teatro Sá da Bandeira, located next to the 4-star PortoBay Teatro hotel.
Don't miss the famous Avenida dos Aliados, Praça da Liberdade, Clérigos Church and Tower, São Bento Station, Livraria Lello bookshop, Fundação Serralves gallery and Mercado do Bolhão market!

Discover Porto's cuisine

If there is one thing you absolutely shouldn’t miss in Porto, it’s the food. During your visit, be sure to try the famous francesinha, the most popular dish in this region, which is a sandwich containing beef, smoked sausage, fresh sausage, cheese and a special sauce. Wash it down with a glass of Port wine!




For those looking for a more relaxing holiday, we recommend a visit to the Algarve! From red cliffs to heavenly beaches, this is a destination not to be missed.

Enjoy the beach and the great weather

Relax, swim, sunbathe and then do it all over again. ... This could well be your routine in the Algarve! With a 200 km coastline and year-round micro-climate, the Algarve is the ideal destination for a relaxing break. We suggest a stay at the 4-star PortoBay Falésia hotel, which, as well as its swimming pools and breathtaking views, has direct access to Falésia beach!! You can also explore other beaches in the vicinity of our hotel, such as Praia do Barranco das Belharucas, Praia Olheiros de Água Doce, and Praia dos Olhos de Água. ...
Along the coast, you will find a variety of coves, cliffs and caves that are worth exploring. These include Benagil cave, one of the Algarve's best-known landmarks, not to be missed during your visit here!
You can also go diving, surfing, water-skiing, sailing and jet skiing or take a boat trip. Enjoy and have fun!!

Explore the cities of the Algarve

In addition to the beaches, there are plenty of incredible cities to visit. Albufeira, Portimão, Faro, Lagos, Tavira, Silves, Vilamoura. .. the list goes on! Lose yourself in the streets of any number of cities, try the local restaurants and visit the craft shops.




Rhythm, colour, flavour, and joy. .. this is where you will find the perfect formula for a holiday full of fun!!

Enjoy the beaches

Anyone who mentions Rio de Janeiro talks about the beach. .. more specifically, Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, which are must visits.
Copacabana, the best-known beach in all of Rio, has its own cycle path, plus kiosks, bars, restaurants and hotels, including the 4-star PortoBay Rio de Janeiro hotel. ... Here you will be at the centre of the city's events and experiences!!

Enjoy panoramic views of the city

Rio boasts various locations with stunning panoramic views, such as the famous Christ the Redeemer, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World! At 709 meters above sea level, it offers a unique and unforgettable view over the city of Rio.
You can also take a cable car ride to Pão de Açúcar, which gives you an amazing panorama of various iconic points in the city.

Indulge in Brazilian flavours

During your visit to Rio, be sure to try some typical Brazilian cuisine. ... Feijoada, brigadeiro, moqueca and cheese bread are some of the dishes we recommend.




Just a 2-hour drive from Rio de Janeiro, you will find another authentic paradise. ... Búzios! For those looking for a relaxing break, this is the ideal destination.

Enjoy the beaches

Búzios has 23 beaches, which are all worth a visit. If you want to get to know them all, take a trolley tour with a full itinerary along the peninsula's beaches.
And, of course, any one of these beaches is ideal for a day of relaxation. ... When you book your stay at the 4-star PortoBay Búzios hotel, you can take advantage of the beach just 450 meters away, along with facilities such as an outdoor pool and spa, ideal for a peaceful and well-spent day!
You can also try water sports, including a surfing lesson at Geribá beach, a kayak trip at Tartaruga beach, or snorkelling at João Fernandes beach. You can book all these activities in advance at the PortoBay Búzios hotel reception.



Unlike Rio de Janeiro and Búzios, São Paulo is the ideal destination for those who prefer the bustle of the city. Fashion, culture, architecture, style and cuisine are some of this city's attractions!

Enjoy the city’s party atmosphere

If you appreciate culture, you can't miss Avenida Paulista, considered the city's cultural hub thanks to its diverse range of activities. Visit the Museum of Modern Art, Casa das Rosas and Itaú Cultural. Here you will find the 5-star hotel L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo, ideal for enjoying the best restaurants, bars, museums and luxury shops the city has to offer!!
For a varied arts programme, visit venues such as the Sala São Paulo, Theatro Municipal de São Paulo and the Gazeta and Renaissance theatres.

Enjoy the city's green zones

Thanks to the heat you experience in Brazil practically all year round, outdoor activities are always a pleasant option. Visit the green zones that São Paulo has to offer, such as Parque Ibirapuera, Parque Trianon and Parque Mário Covas and spend quality time with your family and friends!


Now that you know more about different destinations in Portugal and Brazil and the most suitable places for you, book your holiday and start dreaming about the unforgettable days that await you!

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