With millions of tourists flocking to famous Spanish attractions each year, Portugal sometimes seems to get lost in the shuffle. However, more and more intrepid travelers are beginning to discover just how much this small country has to offer. Nearly 1,800 kilometres of beautiful coastline, enjoyable cultural hubs in Lisbon and Porto, awesome island scenery on Madeira, and picturesque rural inland provinces littered with great hiking trails and charming villages.
While many travelers describe relaxed, photogenic Lisbon as their favourite European capital, the true tourism gem of Portugal is the stunning Algarve region along the southern Atlantic coast. With tremendous weather all year round, hundreds of picture-perfect beaches and stunning cliffs lining the rugged coast, the Algarve has a little something for everyone, from busy beach resorts to quaint medieval fishing villages. Adventurous types often start or end in the Algarve while tackling the 200-kilometre Rota Vicentina, one of Europe’s best long-distance treks. On top of all these amazing draws, Portugal remains one of the cheapest destinations in Western Europe, making it truly a must-see destination.
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Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to Portugal! So what are you waiting for?
LANGUAGE: Portuguese, Mirandese
CURRENCY: Euro (EUR)
SUITCASE SIX POSTS ON PORTUGAL
GUIDES, ITINERARIES, & ATTRACTIONS
A Guide to Hiking the Rota Vicentina (Routinely Nomadic)
3 Days in Lisbon: Complete Itinerary for First Timers (Maps n Bags)
Evora Portugal Travel Guide & Itinerary (Fashion Edible)
Alentejo Portugal Travel Guide (Fashion Edible)
Cost of traveling to Portugal – road trip style (Life With A YDK)
Portugal Accommodations – Options – 14 Suggestions and Reviews (Zig Zag On Earth)
Boutique Hotels Lisbon – My Picks For The Best Place To Stay In Lisbon! (Travel With A Silver Lining)
Where to Stay in Portugal (With Husband In Tow)
10 incredible Porto airbnbs under £100 you need to stay in (The Common Wanderer)
QUINTADA DA REGALEIRA: MYSTICAL PALACE IN THE FOREST (Out of Office)
Limitezero: Zip-lining from Spain to Portugal (What’s Katie Doing?)
A Foodie’s Guide to Eating in Lisbon, Portugal (Sweet and Savor)
Pastel de Nata Portuguese Egg Tarts (Sweet and Savor)
8 Desserts You Must Eat in Portugal (No Man Before)
My destination preparation : A girls road trip in Portugal (Life With A YDK)