Picturesque Portugal is a natural fit for the visually-oriented Instagram platform, which is currently exploding with drool-worthy vacation photos posted by jet-setting travelers. But as HuffPost (and Instagrammers) have noted recently, Portugal is receiving its fair share of the Instagram spotlight. Portugal has become a hot vacation and honeymoon destination. 2017 marked a record for the number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal. The country won “World’s Leading Destination” at the World Travel Awards. The Institute for Economics and Peace voted it fourth safest and named it more affordable than nearby countries. Weather, culture, accessibility and authenticity are part of the Portugal experience. CIRE Travel’s president, Eric Hrubant, points out Portugal’s small size offers travelers the chance to experience a variety of activities and rich cultures that appeal to many interests and tastes in a short trip. And, it doesn’t hurt that celebs, like Madonna, are helping put Portugal on the travel map.