If you are looking for a beach holiday but don’t want to travel a long way to reach it, Portugal is a fabulous destination to consider. The Algarve, which is located in the South of Portugal is blessed with wonderful sunshine and a gorgeous picturesque coastline. There are lots of lovely hotels you can stay in.
Fill your days with sun, surfing and sand and your evenings with the large amount of entertainment available in the locals towns. Head to the beach bars and discos and dance the night away under a starlit sky. The Algarve is also home to several beautiful castles, so if you fancy a break from the beach, there is plenty of other activities you can do.
The capital city Lisbon has a wonderful culture behind its walls. This gothic yet glamourous city is a lovely addition to add onto your beach holiday. There are plenty of sites to see and things to do, including a trip to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos which is a famous monastery in Lisbon. Visit the Castelo de São Jorge which is one of Lisbon’s famous castles which was built in the 2nd century BC but has been expanded since then.
What everyone does in Portugal
If you are looking for a great beach holiday then the Algarve is the perfect destination. Along with the beautiful sandy beaches, stunning cliff edges and warm med sea, the Algarve has a lot to offer, including great night life, historic castles and diving.
What some people do in Portugal
Why not pair your sunny beach holiday with a stop in Lisbon, the country’s capital. There are plenty of cultural spots you can visit making it a nice addition to your trip.
What no one else does in Portugal
Pico island is located in the middle of the North Atlantic Sea but is part of Portugal. This tiny island can be reached via Lisbon, and is also home to the highest mountain in Portugal. This island is a great addition if you are looking to visit somewhere unusual and is great if you want to avoid tourists.