Portugal’s Wild Side: 4 Years of Wildlife and Landscapes in 3 Minutes

Take a journey through Portugal’s wilderness with this showreel from 4 years of filming wildlife and landscapes.

Portugal is on the coast, with Spain on the east, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. With its location between the two, this 900-year-old European country has aged like a fine wine. Much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s-1800s, when Portugal had a maritime empire.

Map of Portugal. (Image: Wikitravel)

Map of Portugal. (Image: Wikitravel)

Its oceanside location influences many aspects of its culture—salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, and the Algarve‘s beaches are a major tourist destination.

It has stunning landscapes that echo Spain, as well as ocean-loving wild life, wild deer, horses, and native birds. The filming style is very natural and captures the wilderness still thriving there, beyond the old architecture and cities.


Portugal: The Wild Side. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

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Coastal birds. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

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Craggy limestone cliffs. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

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A hedgehog. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

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Beautiful bird display. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

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Wild horses. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

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Summer fields. (Screenshot/Vimeo)

Portugal as a traveling destination

There are beautiful resorts and sunny beaches in the Algarve region, while in Lisbon you’ll find boutique hotels, and rustic retreats overlooking vineyards. The country suits many kinds of travelers on different budgets.

“Most travelers will find that Portugal’s accommodations are cheaper, on average, than other places in Western Europe, making it an attractive place to spend some time splashing out,” according to Lonely Planet.

Portugal is one of the warmest European countries, averaging a temperate climate, where it gets up to the 90s Fahrenheit during summer.

Portugal is a genuinely great destination to consider in Europe.

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