Madeira island is known for its exotic vegetation, breathtaking views from the mountain tops, crystal clear ocean water and warm weather year around. While this is one of the smaller Portuguese islands, there is still plenty to do and see. Another added bonus is that the locals enjoy catering to the tourists needs.
Read more: Madeira, Portugal; a group of islands off the south-west coast

The Centre or Centro region of Portugal is probably the part of Portugal that has the biggest natural contrasts. It has fantastic beaches on the coast that is also dotted with cozy fishing villages. Testaments to the ancient Romans can be found in Coimbra, ancient castles are scattered throughout the region, and you can even ski in the southern tip of the Centre.
Read more: Centre region of Portugal: travel guide and places to visit