Photo story: surf culture and local traditions along Portugal's Vicentine Coast

Cape St Vincent, Europe's most southwesterly point, witnessed the beginning of Portugal's 15th century Age of Discovery. Since then it's drifted back to a peaceful pace, where dramatic cliffs and sun-baked scrub form a backdrop to life on land and at sea.

Meet the maker: the Portuguese vintners taking natural wine back to its roots

In a small valley in central Portugal, vineyard owners Jorge Cardoso and Fernanda Rodrigues are reviving ancient wine-making traditions, favouring clay pots over barrels.

Beyond Lisbon: five day trips from the Portuguese capital

Heading to the Portuguese capital? Stay a little longer and venture out to deserted beaches, chic coastal towns and fairytale palaces.

In pictures: Alentejo

With towns made of marble, a landscape dotted with prehistoric remains and 2,000-year-old winemaking traditions kept alive by enterprising locals, the fiercely proud Portuguese region of Alentejo is where time rolls back and the past sits cheek by jowl with the present.

Family travel: What to do in the Algarve

This white-sand Portuguese destination is a must-try, even if you don't plan to spend all your time on the beach. Here's our pick of what to do with the kids.

Alentejo: Portugal's time capsule

The fiercely proud Portuguese region of Alentejo is where time rolls back and the past sits cheek by jowl with the present.

We compare: Family surfing holidays

We've selected some great surf trips for families where there's more than just waves on the horizon

10 of the best places to see autumn leaves

Discover where to see fabulous foliage all over the world, whether in vineyards or forests or simply lining residential roads.

Eat: Alentejo

The soul of the nation's cuisine, the largest Portuguese region of Alentejo offers fresh dishes and rich history, all under a cloudless sky.

Brilliant value summer breaks for the family

We’ve rounded up some great sunny holidays where your money goes further…

Champion tennis break

Test your tennis prowess alongside a pro player in the Algarve

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