As Portugal lies on the edge of Europe’s Atlantic Coast, many people disregard the beautiful country, as it isn’t on peoples ‘Inter-rail Tour around Europe’. However those people are most definitely missing out. If you are a keen surfer, then this is one of the top destinations you want to put on your bucket-list. Because it has some of the tallest breaks in the world!
Don’t worry if you’re not a surfer. Portugal offers stunning beaches, coastlines, fine food and beautiful architecture in fascinating cities such as Porto or Lisbon. It is also cheap compared to other European countries, meaning you can travel further and wider on your budget, who doesn’t love that!
Portugal is generally a very safe country, however always take precautionary measures around cities, and be aware for pickpockets, especially at night in unlit streets.
Currency: Euro (€) Click here for currency conversion rates.
Good to know: Olá (Hello), obrigado (Thank you), Tchau (Goodbye).
Visa: 90-day Schengen visa on arrival for most nationalities – Click here for more information.
Climate: Varies between the North to South and Coast to Mountains, however generally they have hot summers and mild winters.
Power Adaptors: 2 pin plug – Type C or F (Click here for more information).
Global Peace Index: Rank 5th of 163.
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