Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Visit Portugal
Holidaying in Portugal, visiting cities, touring the country to get to know its heritage or enjoying relaxing holidays at the seaside is within the reach of everyone. When you visit Portugal you can expect a good climate, a great diversity of interests at short distances from each other and an assorted array of activities and tourist services, all prepared to receive all visitors equally, with a customary congeniality and friendliness.
Portuguese sites which belong to the World
Many Portuguese cities are walkable, which is the best way to discover the culture of a country, being led by a curious mind, strolling the streets, seeing how people live, visiting the monuments and tasting local food. Lisbon, Porto, Guimarães, Évora and Elvas have World Heritage sites that will provide not-to-be-missed experiences. By car, the Douro Valley is one of the most scenic roads of the country that will take you to the impressive open-air rock art museum of Coa Archaeological Park.
Finding balance in nature
The natural parks, geoparks and biosphere reserves recognised by UNESCO have ensured that Portugal is a destination appreciated for enjoying outdoor activities, for those who like to combine physical exercise and contact with the local culture, whether they are more contemplative or more extreme. Following nature trails along the Alentejo coast or in the Algarve, as well as the trails of the Azores islands and the levadas (waterways) of Madeira will certainly inspire you to find your balance.
Enjoying the sun and sea
The Atlantic Ocean pairs with the very sunny summers and mild winters that make Portugal renowned as a beach destination and for walks by the sea throughout the year. The coast offers a diversity of landscapes that allows you to choose between the cooler sea in the north, and the warm and placid waters in the south. Of the wide variety of beaches, the majority have first-rate conditions and have been awarded Blue Flag status.
To travel around in safety when you visit Portugal, look for the Clean&Safe seal on accommodation units, restaurants and tourist services. Being a Clean&Safe seal compliant means committing to comply with health safety recommendations issued by the National Tourism Authority according to National Health Authority guidelines.
Read Features and Reviews about Portugal
- Portugal by SilverTravelAdvisor
- Alentejo and Centro/Heart of Portugal by Noel Josephides
- Portugal’s Douro River with AmaWaterways by Mike Pickup
- Vilamoura, Portugal by Caroline Hutchings
- On foot in unsung Portugal – walking with storks by Roger Bray
- Island Hopping in the Azores by Solange Hando
- Lisbon city break with Kirker Holidays by Gillian Thornton
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