Portugal Travel Guide

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Say Olá to Portugal!

Portugal is one of our favorite countries in Europe…and it’s not even on most people’s travel radar yet!

Ultra affordable by Western European standards, Portugal has fewer crowds than its next door neighbor (Spain), and just as many beautiful places to visit.

The Algarve in the south is a package vacation hotspot for UK tourists and northern Europeans, but there are still many authentic and interesting towns. Central Portugal is the country’s wine and agricultural heartland, full of sweeping green, ancient Roman ruins, and beautiful towns. Head north, and you’ll find a unique character and culture to the places and people.

 

Posts About Portugal

  • Where to Stay in Lisbon — Find the best area to stay in Lisbon, no matter your travel style. We’ve enlisted the help of an expat in Portugal to outline Lisbon’s best neighborhoods to stay in.
  • If you need some help deciding Where to Go in Portugal, we’ve outlined 23 beautiful places we think you should consider.
  • Obidos, Portugal, is a lovely little town that makes a perfect day trip from Lisbon or Coimbra. Check out this post about Our Day Trip to Obidos!
  • Castro Marim and Vila Real Santo Antonio are two other interesting spots in the Algarve, with Vila Real showcasing the Pombaline-style urban architecture that has saved Portugal from destruction in many earthquakes, and Castro Marim offering beautiful views.

Groceries and Beer

It’s funny the things that seem surprising when you’re staying in a foreign country, especially those countries where you have to carry out everyday chores,

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Castles in the Algarve

Silves, Portugal

The day before yesterday we were feeling antsy, and so decided to take a trip to the town of Silves. Silves is most well-known because

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Tavira, Portugal

When we woke up this morning, we realized we had a weather window of several hours before the rain we’ve been experiencing for what feels

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Albufeira, Portugal

We awoke to a beautiful day in the Algarve, and decided to drive to Albufeira, one of Southern Portugal’s resort towns…   One of the

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