This furthest south-westerly corner of Europe has on average 300 days of sunshine a year – for the large part of the year we bask under blue skies and bright sunshine with temperatures rising to the high thirties celsius by midsummer and daytime temperatures seldom lower than 15 degrees during the winter months, particularly in the Algarve. The weather is generally more stable and the season longer than in other parts of the Iberian Peninsular. Light is clean and crisp and shoot days are long from April through until November. Rainfall is minimal and generally confined to the mid-winter months.
LANDSCAPE & ARCHITECTURE
PORTUGAL is a treasure trove of natural wonders and magnificent historical buildings sit comfortably amid some of the finest modern architecture currently being constructed in Europe. There is great diversity here - the beautiful cities of Porto and Lisbon connected by the monolithic silver coast , the lush green port wine regions of the Douro in the north and the swathes of spaghetti western plains of the Alentejo transport you across mountains and riverbeds. Further south from the magnificence of the west coast with it’s wild surf along the southern Algarve coastline of golden cliffs, caves and lagoons to the white sands and inland waterways of the Ria Formosa. Portugal has an extraordinary ability to transform from American outback and Argentina into Scotland, Devon and Cornwall and then into the Caribbean within a distance of a few hundred kilometres.
Lisbon, Porto and Faro are all central hubs remarkably well served by many international and budget airlines. Flying time from the UK is a approximately 2.5 hours. The time zone for Portugal is GMT. Lisbon to the Algarve is approximately a 2.5 hour drive making a split shift shoot easily attainable.