Portugal is bordered by Spain and by the Atlantic Ocean. Its long, varied coastline, sunny climate, and the lifestyle of the inhabitants of its charming towns and villages have made it a top holiday destination. Yacht charter in Portugal is very unique, the Portuguese have a huge affinity to the sea; for centuries their famous mariners led the way in the exploration of the world, and opened trade routes to the East. The Portuguese province of the Algarve, divided from the rest of the country by a series of mountains, is one of Europe's most popular coastal holiday destinations. The coastline stretches 150km from Cape St. Vincent to Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the border with Spain.