Under the radar: Portugal’s hidden gems

December 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Beautiful Alentejo is often overlooked (Photo: Francisco Antunes)

Beautiful Alentejo is often overlooked (Photo: Francisco Antunes)

Portugal is a great destination if you’re looking for beautiful sunsets, picturesque beaches, great wine, and good value for money, but underrated and overlooked is the perfect description for the Portuguese countryside that lies between the popular Algarve region and the bustling city of Lisbon. Although these well-travelled tourist hubs have plenty to offer tourists, Portugal has some hidden gems off the beaten track, proving that there is more to Portuguese breaks than beach holidays in the Algarve. We explore some of Portugal’s hidden gems that fly under the tourist radar.