Secluded cave near Lagoa Algarve Portugal [Portugal is has it all. great food and wine sights natural spots (like this one) friendly people. and you can get away with your high school Spanish if you need to.
The Monserrate Palace is an exotic palatial villa located near Sintra, Portugal, the traditional summer resort of the Portuguese court. It was built in 1858 for Sir Francis Cook, an English baronet created visconde de Monserrate by King Luís.