Portugal is one of Europe’s most diverse travel destinations. Most visitors prefer the beautiful beaches to the Algarve. A highlight is the island of Madeira with its lush, tropical vegetation. Alentejo, about 2 hours by car south of Lisbon, is the destination of the rich and famous. The beaches of Carvalhal and Pego are among the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Our boutique hotels in Portugal are real insider tips.