5 reasons why we love Portugal

5 reasons why we love Portugal

The southern European country of Portugal is a gorgeous destination, attracting over 10 million visitors every year. We understand why! Offering an eclectic mix of stunning scenery; from the unspoilt coastline of the Silver Coast to the imposing cliffs on the Island of Madeira, Portugal is truly an explorer’s paradise.


For those looking for a more relaxed getaway, the country offers many beautiful, sun-drenched beaches and a gorgeous climate year-round. We absolutely love Portugal and we know you will too – check out our top 5 reasons why!

Stunning scenery

Portugal is home to endless breathtaking views and landscapes, from natural coastlines, including the treasured Silver Coast, to historic century-old buildings scattered around the country. The plethora of sight-seeing opportunities can be enjoyed by all, notably views across The River Tagus, which flows into the Lisbon region from the north of Portugal.

Popular historical attractions include Lisbon’s impressive 18th century triumphal arch Rua Augusta Arch, Coimbra’s infamous library Biblioteca Joanina and the Porto Cathedral in the city of Porto.

Lively Lisbon

Portugal’s hilly capital city caters for every type of holidaymaker! The bustling Chiado square offers fantastic restaurants, bars, old-style cafes, live music and historical sites. Why not take a stroll down the cobbled streets of Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon, to catch a traditional taste of the city? Or visit the impressive Jerónimos Monastery in the parish of Belém?

From museums to aquariums, Lisbon offers something for everyone and is a must-visit on your Portugal holiday. A trip to Miradouro da Senhora do Monte promises a breath-taking panoramic view of the city…

Surf’s up!

The 1,800 kilometre Portuguese coast is an enormous surfing beach, offering a huge variety of waves and catering for surfers of all abilities. Surfing is popular here throughout the year, particularly on Sagres’ beaches, at the western tip of the Algarve and Ericeria, about 35 kilometres northwest of Lisbon.

While Portugal offers fantastic opportunities for experienced surfers, it’s also renowned for being a great place to learn to surf too. There’s a beach and wave for everyone!

Delicious cuisine

A holiday to Portugal promises mouth-watering cuisine at every corner! The country offers hundreds of markets and restaurants to sample its diverse traditional delights, with many Mediterranean influences and infusions. Most famous for seafood, a holiday here is sure to involve sampling some authentic seafood Portuguese dishes, including bacalhau, arroz de tamboril and polvo à lagareiro.

Festivities galore

Every June, the streets of Portugal come alive with music, dance and colourful parades as the Santos Festivities get underway. The festivities continue long into the nights, celebrating three Saints; Saint Anthony, Saint John and Saint Peter. Almost every village in Portugal hosts its own festival to celebrate a local Saint’s day – it’s a great time to year to visit on your holiday!

Where to? Your holiday in Portugal with Travelopo

As the #1 holiday website on the planet, you’re sure to find your dream holiday villa or apartment in Portugal across the Travelopo portfolio.

With a dedicated team of advisors, we are perfectly positioned to help you book your high-quality Portugal villa/apartment, at the best possible price. You can also arrange your flights, transfers, airport parking, car hire and travel insurance safely and securely through our online booking service! From traditional holiday homes to modern, luxury villas, you’ll find the perfect base for your break through our plethora of professionally maintained holiday rentals in Portugal.

Book your Portugal holiday with Travelopo today!

Ultra-secure booking with Travelopo

As a globally recognized holiday rentals specialist, we aim to make your Portugal holiday booking as smooth and secure as possible!

To make an enquiry on our mobile-friendly website, simply click on the ‘Enquire Now’ button on any property and fill out the enquiry form. One of our dedicated specialists will then be in touch within 24 hours. If the property is “Instant Book” you can book online now.

Book your Portugal holiday through the Travelopo website or on a smart device or tablet today – it couldn’t be easier!

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