Located on the western side of the Iberian Peninsula and offering some 1,794 km of coastline (that’s cute–Australia has 35,876), Portugal offers the perfect sampling of European landscapes and way of life. Rocky green mountains lie in the north, while dry Alentejo is practically a desert. Sandy shores in Algarve and the Madeira and Azores archipelagos offer plenty of activities for beach bums. Ready to head out? Us, too. Booking one of our Portugal hotels is the perfect starting point to Portugal holidays full of old-fashioned villages, deliciously affordable seafood, and all-night festivals where you can dance your feet off.
Right outside your accommodation in Portugal you’ll find more views than you can point and shoot at. So get out there and hike to the tops of granite peaks at Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês, or watch the dolphins while kayaking in the Sado Estuary. Oh, don’t forget to sneak in a few rounds at 14 of Europe’s top 100 golf courses. Because golf.
Don’t forget to bring it back in for a stroll down cobblestone village streets or a bowl of cataplana fish stew as part of a balanced, “see”-food diet. Ride a scooter up and down Lisbon’s seven hills and the banks of the Tejo River to temporarily fulfil your secret dream of owning a Vespa, or check out one of the world’s largest oceanariums. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty and adventure of it all—and your Portugal accommodation will be waiting for you when you need to recharge.
Touching down in Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) lets your start your trip in the nation’s capital. Plus, it’s pretty centralised. Porto Airport (OPO) and Faro Airport (FAO) are pretty great choices, too. If you book your flight right here on Wotif, they’re all right at your fingertips—along with sweet deals on hotels, car rentals, and more. Grab these discounts before they fade into history like the Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors who spent thousands of years preparing Portugal for your arrival!