Portugal, the land of pastel de nata, port wine, and endless beautiful beaches! This sun-drenched country on the Iberian Peninsula is the perfect destination for travelers who love to enjoy sun and sand as much as they love to sightsee. Get lost in the winding streets of Lisbon or soak up the sun on the beaches of the Algarve. And let’s not forget about the food! With fresh seafood, tangy cheeses, and mouth-watering desserts, Portugal is a foodie’s paradise. So get ready to indulge in all the best that Portugal has to offer. Vamos a Portugal!
The best time to visit Portugal depends on what you want to do and see during your trip.
Generally, the peak tourist season in Portugal is during the summer months of June, July, and August when the weather is warm and sunny, and many festivals and events take place. However, this also means that popular tourist destinations can be crowded and prices can be higher.
If you prefer fewer crowds and milder weather, then spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) are excellent times to visit. During these seasons, temperatures are usually comfortable, and you can enjoy beautiful scenery, as the countryside is green and lush.
Winter (December to February) in Portugal can be rainy and chilly, particularly in the northern part of the country. However, if you’re looking to escape the cold and enjoy some winter sun, the southern Algarve region can be an excellent choice, with mild temperatures and fewer crowds.
Ultimately, the best time to visit Portugal depends on your preferences and travel goals, so consider what you want to do and see during your trip and plan accordingly.
The official language in Portugal is Portuguese. English is also widely spoken in Portugal, especially in the bigger cities and in the Algarve.
The official currency in Portugal is Euro (€) and you can pay by card almost anywhere. If not, you will find an ATM in every village where you can withdraw money.
Portugal is a member of the European Union and Schengen Area, making it easy for travelers from other EU countries to visit without a visa.
This also means that the European roaming regulation applies here and you can therefore use your mobile data if you come from another EU country.
Tipping in Portugal is not expected but it is always appreciated. If you do want to tip, you can add 10% to the bill.
You can drink the tap water in Portugal.
Portugal has two types of of power plugs: Type C and F. They operate on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
The time zone in Portugal in summer is GMT+1 and in winter GMT+0.
Euro – €
C and F
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