Portugal is located in the southwest of Europe. Together with Spain it forms the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal has a rich and unique culture, lively cities and a beautiful countryside. The country has a great diversity of landscapes by its north-south position on the Iberian Peninsula. You can travel in one day from the green mountains in the north, covered with vineyards and all sorts of tree species, to the rocky mountains with spectacular slopes and waterfalls in the middle, and then through a desert landscape in the Alentejo, ending at attractive beach destinations in the Algarve, officially called Faro.