Portugal is in southwestern Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east. The Azores and Madeira are also part of Portugal. Portugal is known for its mild climate, the beauty of its landscape and beaches, the friendliness of its people and its laid back lifestyle. It also has numerous championship golf courses, high quality leisure resorts and sophisticated hotels. Served by several International Airports, the country is within comfortable flying time from most major European cities.