Lisbon? tick. Porto? tick. The Algarves? tick. That’s Portugal done, then? Well, no, not really. There are huge swathes of the country that often get overlooked, such as the Côa Valley near the border with Spain, which has two prehistoric rock art sites. There’s Chaves, a charming town also in the north famed for its healing thermal waters. There’s the Ria Formosa national park with its lagoons, flamingos, salt pans and tidal islets, which stretches down 35 miles of the coast. We’d like to hear about your Portuguese discoveries off the beaten track. It could be anything from a little taverna in a hilltop village, a river beach in a national park, or a farm stay in the Douro Valley
If you have a relevant photo, do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition.
Keep your tip to about 100 words
The best tip of the week, chosen by Tom Hall of Lonely Planet, will win a £200 voucher to stay at a Coolstays property – the company has more than 3,000 worldwide. The best tips will appear in the Guardian Travel section and website.
We’re sorry, but for legal reasons you must be a UK resident to enter this competition.
The competition closes on 12 June at 9am
Have a look at our past winners and other tips
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