This 5-star hotel has a stunning cliff-top location above Portugal’s longest beach, Praia da Falésia. It features luxury spa facilities, 8 restaurants and a seasonal water sports centre. All of the beautifully decorated rooms and suites at Pine Cliffs Hotel include LCD TVs. All rooms also include furnished balconies with resort, garden or sea views. Pine Cliffs Hotel features a choice of 11 restaurants and bars, some of them seasonal, including specialists in Japanese and international food. Guests can dine in pool-side areas or enjoy a drink in cliff-top locations, with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Pine Cliffs features 5 tennis courts, a 9-hole golf course, a beach club and a mini golf.
The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its Atlantic beaches and golf resorts. Whitewashed fishing villages on low cliffs overlooking sandy coves were transformed in the 1960s, and now its central coast between Lagos and Faro is lined with villas, hotels, bars and restaurants.
Portugal is a predominantly Roman Catholic country with a close-knit family ethic. Its rich culture results from many influences, including Celtic, Lusitanian, Phoenician, Germanic, Visigoth, Viking, Sephardic Jewish, and Moorish. In recent decades, the country has undergone a renaissance in the arts, and the cities of Lisbon, Porto, and Guimarães have all been designated European Capitals of Culture.
Portuguese is an Indo-European Romance language and the official language of Portugal. Portuguese is used in several other countries, which have had contact with Portugal over the years. A large population of Portugal's population, about 96%, speaks Portuguese.
The currency used in Portugal is the EURO, introduced in 1999. Since 2002, the former currency Portuguese Escudo is no longer available, and replaced by the Euro currency
It has a Mediterranean climate (csa in the Köppen climate classification). This means that summers are warm and winters are mild. The average maximum temperature is 16 degrees Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) in January/February and 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit) in July/August