Updated: Jul 8
Easter is a perfect occasion to spend a few days away and disconnect from the routine. Whether you are one of those who prefer the beach or the city, if you are one of those who are looking to learn about the traditions of this Easter or make a getaway to disconnect and recharge batteries, we have the perfect plan for you and we adapt to all tastes.
Visit cities rich in history
The cities of Mérida and Cáceres have a rich historical-cultural heritage that you can visit during the Easter holidays. Knowing the influence of its different cultures, the majesty of such well-preserved monuments or enjoying the gastronomy of the area is a good way to discover the jewels that Extremadura hides.
But Portugal also has historic cities such as Évora, which is home to the largest megalithic complex in the entire Iberian Peninsula, or Coimbra, whose University, one of the oldest in all of Europe, was declared a World Heritage Site, as it is a benchmark for Portuguese culture. This country has a large number of treasures that you didn't know and that you will surely enjoy if you are a lover of history and culture.
For those of you who like tourism in charming villages, you cannot miss out on visiting Aveiro, the Portuguese Venice. It is the perfect city to take a few days off, travel by moliceiro boat or even visit the beautiful beaches of Costa Nova and its famous colourful houses.
If you want to know some of these cities in detail, you can do it with our travel guides, which bring the complete itinerary and the necessary recommendations so you don't miss anything.
Discover the best beaches in Portugal
Visit very special beaches of the Alentejo that are a little hidden from the view of everyone and that will allow you to enjoy beaches without crowding. Examples of this are the Serro de Águila beach, and the Cerca Nova beach, small coves where you will find a lot of tranquillity to rest for a few days.
If you are looking for immense beaches, with fine sand and turquoise water, you have to discover the beaches of Nazaré, famous for their surfing contests. This fishing village will surprise you with its beauty and its traditional Portuguese cuisine. You can't miss the rocky beaches and cliffs of Porto Covo, which have a blue flag, so here you will find some of the best beaches in the Portuguese country. This area is well known for the quality of its seafood, which you cannot miss out on if you travel to Portugal at Easter.
Do you prefer a rural getaway?
For those who prefer an Easter break in Extremadura with which to get away from the city and disconnect, we recommend areas such as Valle de Ambroz, where you can feel in contact with nature or discover small towns as beautiful as Hervás, an ideal place that will allow you to enjoy spas that are very close to the area and where you can spend time relaxing and well-being.
If you don't know exactly what to see in Extremadura this Easter, visit towns like Cuacos de Yuste, Jerte or Montánchez and discover the number of luxury accommodations perfect for unwinding for a few days. Enjoy the traditional gastronomy of each of these areas, which have their denominations of origin: the Iberian ham from Montánchez or the Jerte cherry, which you can enjoy in the season next May. Meanwhile, this Holy Week, you can contemplate the beautiful spectacle of cherry blossoms in the Jerte Valley.
Learn about unique traditions
If you want to experience Holy Week in Extremadura, there are many cities and towns with traditions that you can discover. These dates are a good time to visit the cities of the region because they will allow you to see the famous procession of the Black Christ in Cáceres or the Stations of the Cross in Mérida in an environment as unique as the Roman amphitheatre.
Without a doubt, some of the most curious traditions are "Los empalaos" in Valverde de la Vera or La Pasión Viviente in Oliva de la Frontera, whose notoriety is growing every year. Its representation of the Passion of Christ is exquisite thanks to the involvement of all the neighbours, who leave the town completely set in the time of Jesus Christ. They are unique shows to see whether you are a believer or not, due to the great staging and the respect with which these traditions are carried out.
If you are thinking of staying in the Iberian Peninsula these holidays, you can experience a different and unique Holy Week, with all the options you have at your fingertips. If you don't know where to go on vacation this Easter and you want to know unique plans to make on these dates or you need a personalized itinerary, do not hesitate to contact us.