Extremadura is comprised of two provinces:
Though very much a Spanish region, because of its position on the border with Portugal, Extremadura has absorbed aspects of both Portuguese and Spanish cultures.
Culinary delights abound too in Extremadura, and the region truly excels in the production of Spanish cured ham. Add to this the ubiquitous olive oil, and the fine cheeses of the region, and you won't want to leave. Many fine wines are also produced here, especially in the north around Caceres.
Transport and communications have improved considerably in recent years, and, because of Extremadura's unique location, Portugal and the cities and coasts of Andalusia are all within easy travelling distance.