Considered as 2019's World's Leading Destination by the World Travel Awards, Portugal is no doubt one of the most favorite destinations of tourists from different races. But why are there a lot of people falling in love with this country? What does this country have that these people can't get enough with, which pushes them to discover and experience it more?
PORTUGAL HAS THE BEST AND BIGGEST WAVES IN THE WORLD
With waves that can reach up to 100 feet, Portugal is indeed blessed with amazing seas, which surfers can have the best time of their lives. Nazaré, the most beloved municipality in Portugal because of its waves, now became one of the most popular tourist spots among international surfers.
The municipality's great waves are said to be caused by Nazaré Canyon, which produces constructive interference among the waves making it higher and stronger. In November 2017, Rodrigo Koxa, a well-known Brazilian surfer, was able to ride down an 80-feet-wave, which was considered the biggest wave ever ridden across the world. The amazing event happened in the municipality of Nazaré, Portugal, as reported by Live Science.
PORTUGAL HAS THE BEST SUMMER
Portugal has a lot of beaches and other beautiful destinations where you can enjoy during the summer big time. The 1,794 km of coastline is filled with the finest beaches that have a marvelous view that will surely leave you in awe. Some of these beaches include Praia da Rocha, Troia Peninsula, Praia da Mareta, Praia do Senhor da Pedra, Praia do Barril, Foz do Arelho, Praia de Almograve, Praia do Creiro, Praia do Guincho, and Praia Dona Ana.
PORTUGAL HAS AMAZING AND DELICIOUS LOCAL FOODS
The food served in the Portuguese table is more than just amazing culinary art. Whether served in a fine dining restaurant or inside their very own houses, every dish offered to the table is a summary of the locals' culture that conveys different stories. This reason makes every Portuguese delicacy more exciting and beautiful, as shared by the Readers' Digest.
Once you visit the country, one of the foods that you should never miss is Mediterranean cuisine. Already became a part of every Portuguese heart, this cuisine is mostly made out of mollusks, crustaceans, and fish, mixed in olive oil, fresh herbs, and olives.
Another delicacy you should also try is the Sardinhas grelhadas or grilled sardines. This dish is traditionally served in the table in June or during summer. It is usually served with a salad or potatoes as a side dish.