From golden beaches and whitewashed villages to medieval cities and fantastic nightlife, a hotel break in Portugal has something for everyone.
With over 3000 hours of sunshine per year and hundreds of kilometres of stunning beaches, Portugal offers a wide range of exciting activities and fascinating tourist attractions to match. The Algarve region is one of the most popular destinations for a seaside hotel break in Portugal, thanks not only to its fantastic beach resorts but also to its beautiful landscape of olive and orange groves, whitewashed villages and charming towns. The wind and the waves along the Atlantic coast provide ideal conditions for surfers and windsurfers, and adventurous travellers can also enjoy activities such as kayaking, dolphin watching and diving. Further inland, rugged landscapes such as the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, situated in the largest mountain range in Portugal, offer picturesque surroundings for hiking, paragliding and birdwatching. The most popular urban destination for a hotel break in Portugal is Lisbon, the picturesque capital, where romantic cobbled streets and Moorish and Roman ruins meet a bohemian bar scene and some of Europe’s best nightlife. Further north along the coast, visitors can admire the potpourri of architectural styles in the charming city of Porto and enjoy a glass of the region’s world famous port wine at a waterside café in its atmospheric, UNESCO-protected Old Town. Meanwhile, the university city of Coimbra, the cultural heart of Portugal, offers colourful street life and a vibrant artistic atmosphere in a medieval setting.