Visiting Portugal in a safe way can be a great solution to ease the mind, find balance and enjoy the great outdoors with our closed ones.
These uncertain times pose difficulties to everyone. No work, more workload, less time, too much free time, being away from our loved ones, spending all the time with the family.... Despite all the challenges, it's time to reevaluate and make important changes in our lives: spend money consciously, support local businesses, protect the environment and really cherish time spent in good company.
Let's focus on what's truly important and keep travelling, which is the only thing we spend money in that makes us richer :)
Visit Portugal is a good challenge
It's undeniable that these times are challenging, but like everything else in life it is a matter of pespective. We feel it's important to perceive it as an opportunity instead: it's hard to go to distant places, but we can still travel. We can't be amongst crowds, but we can gather with our family and close friends. We can't stay in busy places, but we can enjoy quieter ones... Let's face these times as a chance to really get to know this little corner with our favourite people.
Explore the countryside of Portugal
A long time ago there was a massive immigration from the countryside towards the coast, where the bigger cities are located and there are more job opportunities. Now it's time to move on the opposite direction and explore what was left behind.
In some regions inland it almost feels like travelling back in time since not much has changed. Locals rely on agriculture and farming, have a close connection to the natural surroundings and remind us of what is essential to lead a happy life.
Apart from being quieter and peaceful, the countryside of Portugal has a lot to do and discover, from beautiful riverbank beaches to medieval castles, gorgeous farmhouses, historical sites and awesome natural parks.
Venture to the natural landscapes and stay active
Venturing to greener areas can be a great solution to dodge the more crowded places in the country. And what's best than pairing relaxing times with more active experiences? We're thinking of hiking, cycling, canoeing, horseback riding, surfing... you name it. Now more than ever it's important to invest in our health and promote good habits when it comes to exercise and physical activity, so why not plan some active holidays?
Portugal is a fantastic playground for sporty people and fans of the great outdoors and the options are endless!
Explore Portugal safely
My Bookpack has been granted a "Clean and Safe" stamp by Turismo de Portugal, which means we are compliant with the new hygiene and cleaning standards for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other infections. We also work alongside partners who are aligned with the recommendations and take all the precautions to ensure travelling in Portugal is a smooth as possible.
What are the precautions when travelling in Portugal? Apart from what's common sense these days, following the WHO and other Public Heath agencies guidelines and recommendations is crucial. Since each bookpack's content is personalised, we ensure up-to-date information is included and also add some helpful tips so that you know what to do and where to go. Also, we work with many self-catering accommodations and small sized B&Bs, where it's easier to maintain the social distancing and spend some quality time in safety.
If you are thinking about visiting Portugal and need help to find the perfect accommodation and some thrilling experiences, get in touch and we'd be more than happy to create your own bookpack.
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