Updated: Feb 5
We are starting the most romantic month of the year, a perfect month to enjoy with our beloved ones, whether on a romantic getaway with our partner, in a plan with friends, with family or, why not, in a trip alone to conect again with ourselves. Valentine's Day, the day of love and friendship, gives us multiple options to enjoy with our loved ones, however you prefer, in one of the most charming areas of the Iberian Peninsula.
Extremadura and Portugal have an infinity of activities and areas to discover where you can enjoy slow tourism and with the guarantee of being able to disconnect from the fast pace of life to which we are accustomed to, being able to spend quality time with the people we love. In these lands, you can find the perfect activities and sceneries to get away for a few days.
We share with you some different ideas to enjoy this day according to your preferences and with whom you will share this day:
Plans to enjoy with family
Disconnect in a natural environment such as the Ambroz Valley, north of the province of Cáceres. Its natural pools are well known to enjoy in summer, but only a few know the number of activities you can do in winter. From visiting and walking through one of the best-preserved Jewish neighborhoods in the country, relaxing in some of its spas with Roman baths, or even enjoying a day of skiing in the surrounding areas. You choose!
Plans to enjoy with your partner
Haven't you know the Portuguese Venice, yet? Be surprised by the charm of Aveiro city. Its colorful houses, the rides in moliceiros (typical boats of the Portuguese city) through its charming canals and its sunsets, make Aveiro a fairytale city. It is also a great place to enjoy gastronomic plans, trying its cod cooked in multiple ways, shellfish, or typical sweets like the ovos moles or "tripa".
If wine is your thing, you can enjoy a visit to the vineyards and wine cellars of Alentejo to learn about the production process of its up to eight certificates of origin, such as the wine from Évora or Portalegre, and be marveled with its flavors and sensations, pairing different Alentejo delicacies. In these areas you can enjoy a romantic picnic at sunset among the vineyards or prepare your own wine, putting yourself in the shoes of a winemaker, among many other options. An experience that will definitely not leave you indifferent.
Plans to enjoy with friends
For those foodies, we suggest you visit the southern area of the Badajoz Province. Tierra de Barros, La Campiña Sur or Jerez de los Caballeros, have an extensive gastronomic richness, you can delight with magnificent hams which you can not miss to try.
Enjoy its Iberian meats, cheeses and "arroz a lo cafre" (a typical dish from the Middle Ages made with hunting meat and mushrooms), among many other typical dishes of the area, and be captivated by some of the best gourmet restaurants in Extremadura. This could be a different way to rediscover the south of this province, which will surprise you.
If you are thinking of giving an original gift for Valentine's Day, giving experiences is the perfect way to create new memories, anecdotes and experiences to share, which will help you strengthen your bond with your loved ones. The memory and experience of the trip will last much longer than any other material gift.
These are just some of the many experiences you can have in these destinations to celebrate February 14th in a special way, but the possibilities are endless! If you are interested in knowing more experiences, in our store you will find ideal vouchers to give to the people you love the most and succeed. Our vouchers give you the possibility to choose the budget and the type of getaway you would prefer when using it (relaxation & wellness, nature, adventure, gastronomy or history...) as well as the destination you would like to visit. We will surprise you with the activities and the accommodation!
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