Portugal is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe and it's easy to see why, expect a warm climate, tasty seafood food and local wines, friendly people, modern cities and incredible beaches. Get inspired to visit Portugal.


Portugal Travel Ideas

Portugal Travel Guide

Flag of Portugal

Find ideas for things to do if you would like to travel to Portugal.

  • Capital - Lisbon (population 550,000 approx)
  • Currency - Euro
  • Population - 10,100,000 (approx)
  • International Calling Code +351
  • Language - Portuguese
  • Area - 92,390 km


Top Reasons to Travel to Portugal

  • Warm climate
  • Tasty food
  • Friendly people
  • Good infrastructure for tourists
  • Cheaper than other destinations in Europe
  • Stunning beaches
  • Lots of activities


Best Places to Visit in Portugal

Here are some of the highlights of Portugal and places you need to add to your itinerary:

  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Algarve
  • Lagos


Travelling in Portugal

Portugal Gap Year

Portugal as a whole often falls to the backburner for tourists and even those considering a visit to the country probably forget about Porto in favor of the capital Lisboa and the sun-soaked Algarve. However, this seaside gem is home to a slew of intriguing attractions for tourists with about half the price tag and crowds of Europe’s bustling hotspots.

Portugal offers a range of experiences from exploring bustling cities like Braga, Porto and Lisbon to visiting the remote paradise of the Azores islands. If you have an interest in nature you might want to plan a trip to the Peneda Gerês National Park or if you are after a more laid back experience go in search of beaches which are among the best in Europe. If you are after a more lively experience you could visit and party in Lagos which has lots of beachside bars, cafes and nightlife.


Gap Year in Portugal

Portugal gap year programs

Search our ideas for taking a gap year in Portugal. We have fantastic things to do on your gap year where you can be more than be just a tourist and actually live, work or travel this spectacular country. If you are looking for ideas how to spend your gap year in Portugal our guide will help.


Portugal Travel Tips

  • Explore Porto and Lisbon which are two of the best cities in Europe
  • Working a summer season is highly recommended
  • If you want to avoid tourists stay away from popular destinations like the Algarve and try to hire a car to visit some of the National Parks in the country. 
  • Portugal is one of the best places to learn to surf
  • Knowing Portuguese is not required but will really help especially if you learn the basics, there are Portuguese language courses available throughout the country




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