This 'must see' Portugal holiday guide provides all the information you require to plan and book your stay in Portugal.
We also offer in-depth information about Portugal’s best-loved attractions, places to see, things to do, car hire, flights, hotels and resorts, wine, getting around, including essential travel tips on driving, language and gastronomy, as well as local weather and insights into Portuguese geography, history and culture.
Set in the south-western corner of Europe, Portugal is one of the oldest nations on the continent, boasting a diversity of traditions and a proud seafaring history, outstanding monuments, where castles and churches meet futuristic new buildings and technologies, while ancient traditions are upheld as vigorously as new trends are embraced. This is the magic of Portugal!
Despite its diminutive size, the country is blessed with a variety of landscapes, from verdant mountains and golden plains to beautiful river valleys and miles of sun-drenched beaches.
Need to relax? Why not visit some of the small villages located all over the mainland, inside old castles walls or amidst untouched natural countryside.
Lisbon is Portugal’s laid-back capital – a vibrant, cosmopolitan city. Nearby Cascais is home to stunning beaches while a day trip to Sintra’s forests and fairytale castles is highly recommended. In the north, Porto is famous for its Port Wine and picturesque Douro region. If you’re looking for a dose of sun and sea, discover the Algarve’s gorgeous coastline of cliffs and golden beaches, as well as a number of excellent golf courses. This is the Portuguese region with the best weather all year round.
We also feature dedicated Destination Guides to Lisbon and the Algarve. If you are looking for hotels and resorts in the Algarve, Madeira, Lisbon or on the Lisbon Coast, try our specialised Hotel Guides.
Additionally, for those who like to get a little further 'away from it all', a short flight will transport you to the floating garden of Madeira – a charming island boasting incredible natural beauty and ancient forests. We feature a dedicated Madeira Island Destination Guide, a Madeira News and Video website and a Madeira Hotel Guide, plus an informative Azores Islands Destination guide, the breathtaking tranquillity and wilderness of the Azores islands makes it an enticing holiday destination.
This is a country with an amazing historical and cultural tradition, excellent hotels and a holiday destination for all the family!
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Looking for hotels in Porto, Lisbon or Madeira? Portugal Live recommends:
Pestana Porto Hotel
Fortaleza do Guincho
Pestana Palace Hotel
Quinta da Marinha
Hotel do Carmo
Hotel Quinta da Penha de França
Hotel Quinta Bela Sãp Tiago
Pestana Promenade Hotel
Hotel Meliã Madeira Mare
Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens Hotel