World Travel Awards just released this winners for 2021 and amazing Portugal was recognized in 12 categories!


Alqueva, Passadiços do Paiva, Alentejo, Madeira and Algarve: the big winners of the World Travel Awards


2021 has been a year characterized by infinite obstacles and grave difficulties in the tourism sector. However, here in lovely Portugal, things are improving with a sign of normality. Annually, the World Travel Awards are announced and amazing Portugal has a multitude of reasons to celebrate national tourism, which leaves the gala with 12 awards.

Highlights include the Algarve, chosen as the World’s Best Beach Destination, along with Madeira Island, which won in the category of Best Island Destination. Another of the most prestigious awards was given to the world-famous Paiva Walkways, chosen as the Best Adventure Tourism Attraction.

For a romantic getaway, Monte Santo Resort in Carvoeiro was elected Europe’s Most Romantic Resort. Monte Santo is characterized by the extensive gardens, spaciousness, luxurious services and tranquillity that create such a romantic atmosphere. Not surprisingly, given the international impact the initiative has had, Dark Sky Alqueva took the gold in the Responsible Tourism category. In addition to being the first region to receive the Starlight Tourism Destination international certification, its isolation allows the observation of the starry sky like few other places in the world — and combines this privileged location with events, courses and evening tours.

There were four Portuguese hotels that also deserved the attention of the public and, above all, industry professionals, who elected Conrad Algarve as the Best Luxury and Leisure Resort in the world. Next is L’AND Vineyards, in Montemor-o-Novo, which was highlighted as Best Wine Hotel.

The Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel, in Lisbon, distinguished in the classic hotel category. And in the luxury segment of beach and lifestyle accommodation, Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive beat all the competition.

Portugal is paradise and if you go and check out some of these incredible places, you will understand why we love living here!


Check out the World Tourism Awards site to see the complete list of all the winners.


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