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Golden sands, toasty temps and pastel de natas for breakfast. These are just three of the reasons why Portugal takes the top spot for a beach break.


Destination highlights

  • Home to the Algarve – a firm favourite with both families and friends

  • Amazing beaches across the country

  • A colourful capital city

  • A great selection of annual festivals to go to

Read more about things to do in Portugal and travel advice for Portugal.


What are the best beaches in Portugal?

Looking for a break filled with sunny days sat on the beach? The Algarve coast is lined with sandy shores that are perfect for all holidaymakers. Here are our favourites…

Praia dos Pescadores is a must-visit when you’re holidaying in the Algarve. Located in Albufeira, this Blue Flag beach is a hit with families, friends and couples seeking a laid-back beach day. In the west of the Algarve, Praia da Rocha is another top pick for sunbathing, swimming and all-round relaxing. If you’re seeking a snorkelling spot, head to Praia da Marinha to see what lies beneath the amazing clear waters, as well as discovering one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe!

Get the best of both worlds when city breaking in Lisbon. If you hop on a train or bus a little further down the coast you can enjoy sunshine and seaside in the region of Cascais. Perfect for a day trip out, take your pick from the spacious Praia de Carcavelos, watch the windsurfers at Praia do Guincho or hop over to Estoril for a relaxing day on Praia do Tamariz.

What are the top hotels in Portugal?

Family holidays to the Algarve, mates’ escapes to Lisbon and couple’s getaways to Cascais – wherever you’ve got your eye on, we have the hotel for you.

Looking for luxury in Lisbon? The Iberostar Selection Lisboa is a superb five-star hotel with an outdoor pool located in the northwest of the capital city – perfect for a couple’s break or mates’ escape. For those who need a comfortable yet classy base for their Lisbon break, the Real Parque Hotel is just 300m from the Botanical gardens and has a brilliant restaurant and bar for guests to enjoy delicious meals.

Along the Lisbon coast in the Cascais region, Baia Hotel Cascais is a stylish hotel by the beach that’s great for couples or friends seeking a Portuguese getaway that’s a mix of beach and city break. Vila Gale Village Cascais is a four-star hotel that’s a great choice for a laid-back family holiday under the sun. In Sintra, the four-star Pestana Sintra Golf Resort & Spa is a perfect pick for a couple’s spa break.

If you fancy soaking up the sunshine in the AlgarveMuthu Clube Praia da Oura is a four-star family favourite located on the beachfront. Monica Isabel Beach Club is another great choice for a family holiday by the beach and AP Adriana Beach Resort is a stylish four-star complex with something for everyone.







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Average temperature in Portugal

JAN

14°C

FEB

15°C

MAR

17°C

APR

19°C

MAY

21°C

JUN

24°C

JUL

27°C

AUG

27°C

SEP

26°C

OCT

22°C

NOV

17°C

DEC

17°C

Enjoying a Mediterranean climate, Portugal benefits from balmy summers and mild winters. In the southern parts of the country, particularly the Algarve region, the weather is hot and dry during the high season. The southern regions are dry with little rain while the north is cooler and gets a little more rainfall, due to the area’s mountainous landscape.

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FAQs

How long does it take to fly to Portugal?

It takes about three hours to fly to Portugal from the UK.



What’s the time difference between the UK and Portugal?

There is no difference!



What currency do they use in Portugal?

The official currency of Portugal is the Euro.



What language do they speak in Portugal?

The official language spoken in Portugal is Portuguese.