Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday cost. We will enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotels with a variety of cold and hot dishes to choose from.
We mostly dine in local restaurants in the evening, but sometimes we enjoy dinner in the hotel’s restaurants. Wine or soft drinks are included at all evening dinners. The local restaurants we choose are usually smaller and family run, serving traditional Portuguese and Spanish food and used by locals. Eating in local restaurants allow us to enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional Portuguese and Spanish restaurant.
Portuguese dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients, and usually consist of soup, meat or fish, vegetables and potatoes. Portugal is famous for its seafood and fresh fish and usually it is caught, cooked and eaten the same day!
Spanish dishes are similar to the Mediterranean diet, with lots of fish, salads, cured meats, fruit and vegetables. Tapas is well known way of eating in Spain, with lots of cold and warm small dishes, such as breads, meat, fish, and vegetables. A great way to try a variety of food! Please note that it is the custom in Spain, especially out of the main tourist areas, to eat dinner from 20:00 onwards.
Vegetarian options are available if we are advised in advance so please contact our Sales & Reservations department. However please be aware that Portuguese food mostly consists of meat and fish. We do make suggestions on what ingredients to consider to produce a well-balanced and tasty meat and fish free meal, however vegetarian and vegan options can sometimes lack protein and carbohydrates. You can, however, guarantee that ingredients will be fresh and locally sourced.
Lunches are not included and can be taken as picnics or in local cafes.