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Portugal Hotels

Portugal Hotels

Are beaches your holiday highlight? You’ll find them in Portugal by the bucket load. If food is the way to your heart, or your golf game is your top priority, there’s a resort with your name on it here too. Infuse your beach break with some clubbing, shopping, cycling, or any combination of the above, and there’s no wonder why Portugal attracts thousands of British tourists each year. This country’s appeal is as diverse as its coastline, which ranges from heavenly golden sands to hidden coves and caves.


With over 1000km of shoreline, it’s only natural that Portugal is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Head to the resort towns of the south for stretches of sand dotted with sun loungers, beach bars and watersports centres – Praia da Oura in Albufeira and Meia Praia in Lagos are two of our favourites. Go north for the perfect surf spots, and if you like to combine beach days with urban exploration, Portugal’s coastal capital of Lisbon is the perfect blend of city break and beachy escape.


Many of Portugal’s coastal towns started life as fishing villages, and have since grown into the bustling beach havens we know today. These humble beginnings can still be seen in everything from the country’s food, where flavourful fish remains a common staple, to its events, where the cultural line-up includes the Lisbon Ocean Festival and The Week of the Sea Festival in the Azores. Both of these festivities celebrate the country’s maritime heritage with fun parties and spectacular boat races, and there are plenty more to discover for yourself.

Food & Drink

Cheeky piri piri chicken might be Portugal’s most famous culinary export, but there’s a whole world of flavour to explore here. Start your day right with a traditional breakfast of fresh bread, butter, ham and a bica - a small espresso. Make sure you also sample some delicious local goat’s cheese or fresh seafood at lunch or dinner. Sweet tooth? Pick up a pastel de nata, Portugal’s signature pastry.


What’s your perfect night out? Whether you’re a dusk-til-dawner or a dinner and drinks fan, there’s something for everyone when the sun goes down in Portugal. Albufeira is a clubbing hotspot, with a famous strip full of lively bars and clubs. You can also head into Old Town Albufeira for a more relaxed evening ambience. Alternatively, Lisbon nights are more of a cosmopolitan affair – keep an eye out for hidden gem wine bars like Vestigius, a cool venue housed in a former warehouse.

Important Information

Flight Time: 2.5hrs
Time Difference: 0hrs
Currency: Euro
Official Language: Portuguese

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