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Bifana – Portuguese Pork Sandwich

What is Bifana? It is a traditional Portuguese Pork Sandwich. It is made with thin pork slices, but these are marinated with white wine or beer, garlic, and spices (such as black pepper, oregano, and paprika). When do the Portuguese eat bifana sandwiches? You can find this sandwich all over Portugal, but it is never…

Best Family Vacation in Portugal

Planning a Family Trip to Portugal What motivates you to go out of bed in the morning? It’s been a tough time for so many of us lately, but you know what gets me out of bed in the morning? For me, it’s my beautiful family who relies on me. Probably with you, that is…

Coronavirus in Portugal

Coronavirus in Portugal Last Update Hello, Portugal is OPEN! We review our Health & Safety Policy. From the beginning, Eco Trilha has been monitoring the evolution of the pandemic in Portugal. We followed the recommendations issued by the General Directorate of Health. We implemented measures to provide the safety of employees and travelers. We signed…

Solo Travel in Portugal

Portugal is Perfect for Solo Travel Are you planning to travel solo in Portugal? Then, you’ve come to the right place! Travel solo in Portugal with us, but you will never go alone! Seeing the world is even easier on our tours made just for small-group. Explore Portugal and meet like-minded adventurers while you are…

6 Fantastic Things to Do in Coimbra

What To Do In Coimbra Everybody knows the Portuguese capital is Lisbon. But that is not the first capital of this old country! When was Coimbra the capital of Portugal? It all started in Guimarães, the birthplace of Portugal. Then the capital moved on to Coimbra. This city became Portugal’s capital until 1255. In that…

Easter in Portugal

Holy Week in Braga What are the Easter Traditions in Portugal? Easter in Portugal is not about bunnies and eggs. The country is rich in age-old traditions and rituals. That celebrates the Christian liturgical year’s main feast. Easter in Portugal Traditions include the “folar” (easter bread) and sponge cake (recipe). Folar is a piece of…

How can I get to Portugal?

Where do you fly into for Portugal? There are regular direct flights to Portugal from various European and North American destinations. The three main airports in Portugal are Porto Airport (OPO), Lisbon Airport (LIS), and Faro Airport (FAO) in the Algarve. The Lisbon airport is the primary entrance when traveling from another country. But sometimes…

Best Things to Eat in Portugal

Best Food to Eat in Portugal Portugal is blessed with fresh food access. In general, the food is not expensive compared to other countries. It is normal to see in the local market the chefs buying some ingredients. Several restaurants focus on seasonal and sustainable cuisine. They prefer to buy the food directly from small…

Pears Port Wine Sauce Recipe

Pears Poached in Ruby Port With Spices That is my favorite dessert! When I visit Porto, I always order Pears with Port Wine in the local restaurant. It is a sweet dessert with a strong flavor of spices. This recipe is perfect for family dinners because you can prepare it a few days in advance….

Portuguese Piri-Piri Chicken

How to order Piri-Piri Chicken in Portugal The dish is called “Frango Assado com Piri-Piri.” You can buy in the supermarket or Portuguese Grill Houses (Churrascarias). That is a cheap dish — price from 5€ (take-way in the supermarket) to 25€ per person. In the supermarket or restaurants, you can read on the menu “Frango Assado”….

Portugal Cooking Vacations

One week Cooking the Authentic Portuguese Food. Are you hungry for adventure? Are you starving for new experiences? If so, pack your appetite and read about these Culinary Vacations in Portugal. The Portuguese diet contains many staples of traditional Mediterranean cuisine. The eggnog cream and almonds are always presented in the Portuguese pastry. Portuguese cuisine…

Beaches in Portugal

What are the Best Beaches to Visit in Portugal? Portugal has more than 1700 kilometers of coastline. That is hard to select the best beaches because we have thousands of famous beaches. Each one is famous for different reasons! But, we will help you choose the best beach for your next vacation in Portugal. How…