Tourism in Portugal

Tourism in Portugal

Portugal has been entitled to the health label “Clean & Safe” this year. The Portuguese Tourism Board, the Portuguese Health Authority, and NOVA Medical School have partnered in this. 

The aim of this label was to guarantee the travelers feel safe while traveling to Portugal. It’s been an important step for healthcare considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The “Clean & Safe” label includes hotels, tourism enterprises, and related companies in Portugal.

In addition to safety, Portugal offers many beauties that you can discover. You can find guides about what to do, eat, or where to visit in Portugal below. 

See & Do in Portugal Tourist Attractions

Here you can find the best Portugal tourist places and activities to do there.

Lisbon Tourism

Lisbon’s the capital city of Portugal and quite a vibrant city. It’s rich in history, beautiful beaches, and nightlife entertainment as well. 

Lisbon is also close to many beaches by a short bus or train ride. The Cascais-Estoril coastline and Costa da Caparica are only a few of them. 

Basically, you can find everything you want in this city: beach and sun, city life, historic places. Thus, Lisbon’s tourism will blow your mind with all its facilities. 

Swing in Nazaré

Nazaré is a popular place among surfers. The beautiful place also offers a panoramic view with the Ladeira swing, in the Sítio district. Established very recently, Ladeira panoramic swing offers a view of the landscape as well as the ocean. 

Visit Noah Surf House

Located only one hour away from Lisbon Airport, Noah Surf House is at Praia da Fisica, in Santa Cruz. Here, you can do surfing, yoga or skating during the day. The place is in the middle of nature and overlooks the sea. It has eight rooms and 13 bungalows offering a comfortable stay. 

You can also enjoy the restaurant, bar, the terrace with a panoramic view, and the solar deck here. There is also a swimming pool, functional training room, surf school, and an organic garden. You can also use a shared kitchen that is fully equipped. 

Dive in Berlenga

The region includes three groups of small islands. These are Berlenga Grande, and the reefs Estelas and Farilhões-Forcadas. You can visit Berlenga Grande by boat from Peniche. The place is located just opposite Peniche. 

The islands are popular with their unique plants and animals. 

It’s one of the great places in Portugal for diving. 

Visit Praia da Marinha

Located in the Atlantic coast region of Algarve, the beach is around a 30-minute drive away from Albufeira. It’s also one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. It offers high cliffs on the landside as well as sandy beaches and clear blue water. It’s also a great place to do snorkeling. 

Loriga River Beach

The river beach in the mountain village of Loriga is situated in a glacial valley. Furthermore, it’s the only river beach of this kind in Portugal. It’s located inside the Serra da Estrela Natural Park. You’ll find that the pure water of the river comes from a spring in the mountains. Here, you can also do hiking and some adventure sports. 

Visit Historical Places

If you’re traveling to Portugal, it’s advisable to visit the cultural and historical works that witnessed the history. There’s a long list of places to visit in Portugal. However, you can find the top popular places to see below:

  • St George’s Castle in Alfama, Lisbon
  • 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
  • The Lisbon Oceanarium
  • Monserrate Palace in Sintra
  • 14th-century Sintra National Palace
  • Cais da Ribeira in Porto
  • Roman Temple in Évora.

Eat & Drink

Portugal offers a rich cuisine with Mediterranean flavors and great wines all around the country. The capital city of Lisbon, for example, is most popular with fish meals. 

Seafood is an important part of Portuguese cuisine. When you visit Portugal, you can try sardines, Bacalhau and Arroz de marisco. These are special seafood prepared with various other ingredients. 

For meat and chicken, Bifana, Chicken Piri Piri, Chouriço, and Alheira are othe popular tastes. 

If you want to try traditional foods in Portugal, take a look at the following list of restaurants:

  • Taberna Sal Grosso in Lisbon 
  • Rei das Praias in the Algarve
  • Alma in Lisbon
  • Delhi Darbar in Lagos
  • O Marinheiro in Albufeira
  • LAB in Sintra
  • Restaurante Calheiros Olhos d’Agua
  • Cafe Portugal in Lisbon
  • A Casa Guedes in Porto
  • Mini Bar in Lisbon
  • Choupana in Alentejo

Wine drinking is another popular activity in Portugal. Five wine regions are available in the center of Portugal. These are Dão, Bairrada, Beira Interior, Tejo and Lisbon. There are places that you can taste the wines while looking over great views. Some of them also allow you to walk through their gardens and fields. 

Find some of the best wine destinations below:

  • Quinta do Sanguinhal
  • Quinta do Gradil
  • Paço dos Cunhas
  • Quinta da Taboadella in Silvã de Cima
  • Casa da Ínsua
  • Quinta do Encontro.

Activities for Vacations in Portugal Tourist Attractions

We’ve listed some of the activities you can do when you arrive in Portugal. Find more about the popular region of the Algarve and surfing in Portugal below.

Discover Algarve Tourism

The Algarve is located in the south of Portugal. Algavre’s tourism offers many destinations for tourists. Algarve provides around 3000 hours of sunlight per year. In addition, it offers great beaches and a Mediterranean climate as well. The Algarve also attracts people with its delicious cuisine and world-famous golf courses.

The regions of Faro, Sagres, and Lagos also take place in the Algarve. The history of Faro dates back to the 18th century. Furthermore, Lagos and Sagres date back to the Roman period. 

Surfing in Portugal

Portugal is a popular destination for surfers around the world. Each year, competitions take place in certain surfing destinations in Portugal. You’ll find international competitors and audiences in those times. 

The variety of waves, swells, beach breaks, and reef breaks make the country a desirable spot for surfing. 

Some surfing spots in Portugal are more suitable for beginners while others are suitable for experts. Quick research before you come to Portugal is advisable. You can also get surfing lessons at these destinations as well. It suffices to say that summer is the best season for surfing if you’re a beginner.

You can find the list of the best places to surf in Portugal below:

  • Costa Verde (Green Coast)
  • The Costa de Prata (Silver Coast)
  • Figueira da Foz
  • Ericeira
  • Lisbon Coast
  • Alentejo Coast
  • Algarve Coast
  • Azores and Madeira Islands
  • Nazaré
  • Peniche
  • Buarcos.

Museums To Visit in Portugal

Portugal has witnessed many periods during history. It has managed to protect many works of art and historical artifacts until now. The museums are an example of this. You can find some of the great museums to visit in Portugal below:

  • News Museum in Lisbon
  • Maritime Museum in Lisbon
  • National Coach Museum in Lisbon
  • Serralves Museum in Porto
  • The Museum of Lisbon
  • Museu Militar de Lisboa
  • Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon
  • Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology in Lisbon
  • The Biscainhos Museum in Braga
  • National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon
  • Image Museum in Braga
  • Lourinhã Museum in Lourinha
  • The House of Music in Porto.

In this article, we hope that we could give an idea about the tourism in Portugal and Portugal tourist attractions you can visit and enjoy delicately.