Portugal

Four great water park holidays from Majorca to Marrakech

For a family holiday to remember there needs to be thrills and spills, and where better to provide that than a water park? Modern water parks cater for the whole family with a mix of attractions, shows and rides. So, here are four destinations with super water parks to provide family fun this summer.

A22 Algarve protest against tolls

There’s talk on some forums of car hire companies billing credit cards for charges of up to €25 or even more to cover charges, however the road operators Brisa and Euroscut say the hire companies are not liable for the payments if they give details of the driver.

Automatic tolls in Portugal

The A22 is a major artery, taking residents and tourists from Lagos to the Spanish border. Charges on the A22 will impact travel in the Algarve because the A22 is the only fast road from east to west – with the smaller urban roads being much slower.

Pastel de Nata - Portuguese custard tart

The most famous and sought after pastéis de nata are sold at the eponymous shop Pastéis de Belém. The natas sold here are made using the original secret recipe.

Waiter

Tipping is the kind of thing reserved for fancy restaurants, and even then some people don’t even think about adding a tip to their bill – but people deserve a tip because they provide attentive service.