Portugal is a popular destination for holidaymakers who want to soak up the sun, play a few rounds of golf or enjoy the vibrant capital city of Lisbon.
With a mild year-round climate, long white sandy beaches and some of Europe´s most famous golf courses, Portugal offers a vast choice of attractions. Explore the history and culture of Lisbon, including the 16th century, Jeronimos Monastery and the old Moorish quarter of Alfama.
Visit Belem where Magellan and de Gama first prepared their New World Voyages, laze on the beaches of Albufeira or enjoy the wilderness of the Peneda-Geres National Park near Porto.
The Algarve is the most popular destination for beach lovers. Situated in the south of Portugal with a dramatic coastline, the Algarve is home to secluded bays sandy beaches and vibrant towns.
Portugal enjoys mild year-round temperatures. July is the hottest month with average temperatures of 24°C and the coldest month is January at 12°C. The best month to swim in the sea is August when the sea temperature is 21°C. The wettest month is December.