Portugal’s Best Beaches

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No one can deny that Portugal is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. For the perfect romantic beach vacation, hit up the best beach towns in the country.

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • BeachesBeaches
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Lisbon, Portugal

  • 2

    Albufeira, Portugal

  • 3

    Figueira da Foz, Portugal

  • 4

    Viana do Castelo, Portugal

  • 5

    Porto, Portugal

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Things to do in and around Lisbon

  • Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon
  • Lisbon 1
  • Bairro Alto, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Rua Augusta
  • belem
  • Playas de Estoril
  • Sesimbra vista do mar
  • Centro Cultural de Belém
  • Lisbon fading
  • Vista desde el mirador de Santa Justa, Lisboa. View from Santa Justa viewpoint. Lisbon.
  • Campo Pequeno
  • Ericeira
  • On Cascais Beach
  • silence! (as in french)
  • Jeronimos Monastery, Belem
  • P1020718
  • The Oldest Church
  • Portugal, Nazare
  • Vilamoura, Portugal
  • Lisboa, Lisbonne
  • Torre de Belem, Lisbon
  • Exterior of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon
  • just another day
  • Fishing harbour in Setubal
  • Sintra, Portugal
  • JSPA(21-11-2007)_03
  • Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
  • View from Miradouro de Santa Luzia
  • Chinese Propaganda Posters at the Service of Politics
  • Faro 021
  • Coimbra


Portugal, Lisbon region

CultureFoodHistoricNight lifeBeaches4 nights

The capital of Portugal, Lisbon is a lively city filled with restaurants, shops, buzzing nightlife, and historical sites.

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century, it was captured by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1147, the Crusaders reconquered the city and since then it has been a major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean climate. Among all the metropolises in Europe, it has the warmest winters.
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Things to do in and around Albufeira

  • Albufeira  Portugal
  • View over Albufeira old town
  • Vilamoura, Portugal
  • Lagos - Portugal
  • Faro 021
  • Portimão
  • Tavira
  • Playas de Estoril


Portugal, Algarve region

BeachesNight life2 nights

Once a fishing village, Albufeira is now a popular resort town with beautiful beaches, buzzing nightlife and a charming old town.

After sunset, the centre of Albufeira comes alive with bars, restaurants, and shops to suit most tastes, from authentic Portuguese-fare to Irish, English, and Dutch restaurants and pubs. The tourist areas are divided into two main areas, 'The Strip', and the Old Town. The Strip's main street is full of bars, restaurants and open-air discotheques. It is a very nightlife oriented area, very popular with young people. The Old Town is situated at the seafront. Street-artists entertain the crowds and there is a large choice of restaurants, bars and shops. Albufeira has two main beaches and several important religious and architectural attractions.
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Things to do in and around Figueira da Foz

  • Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • Figueira da Foz 41
  • Portugal, Nazare
  • Playas de Estoril
  • Coimbra
  • Ericeira
  • Convento de Santa Clara
  • On Cascais Beach

Figueira da Foz

Portugal, Centro region

BeachesNight lifeSmall towns2 nights

A popular resort town for sun-seekers. It also offers plenty of leisure activities such as concerts, bars, and casinos.

Figueira da Foz, also known as Figueira for short, is a city and a municipality in the Coimbra District, in Portugal. It is located at the mouth of the Mondego River, and sheltered by hills (Serra da Boa Viagem). It is the second largest city in the district of Coimbra. It is a coastal city with several beaches, summer and seaport facilities on the Atlantic Ocean coast. As a tourism city, it plays an important part in the centre of the country. A zone of legal gambling, one can find in Figueira one of the biggest casinos of the Iberian Peninsula – the Casino Figueira.
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Things to do in and around Viana do Castelo

  • Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
  • IMG_4904
  • Canção de Lisboa
  • Municipal Museum - Londrina - Paraná
  • Viana do Castelo, Portugal-1
  • Convento de Santa Clara
  • Guimarães-019
  • Viana do Castelo - Igreja Matriz
  • Gil Eanes
  • Torre da Roqueta
  • Viana, my love
  • Braga Portugal jardín Santa Bárbara y muralla
  • Coimbra
  • Main Square. Vianna do Castelo. Portugal
  • Costa da Caparica surfing
  • The bicycle

Viana do Castelo

Portugal, Norte region

BeachesHistoricCultureSmall towns2 nights

A seaside resort town in the north of Portugal, home to a charming medieval center and a long stretch of sandy beaches.

Viana do Castelo is a municipality and seat of the district of Viana do Castelo in the Norte Region of Portugal. Human settlement in the region of Viana began during the Mesolithic era, from discoveries and archaeological excavations. Even around the Roman occupation the area was settled along the Mount of Santa Luzia. The city has a seaport with naval repairing facilities; its major industries are related to naval construction and repair, with the Estaleiros da Viana do Castelo remaining one of the few large shipyards still in operation.
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Things to do in and around Porto

  • Ligurian colours
  • Praça de Almeida Garett
  • Cais da Ribeira
  • Ramos Pinto Building
  • 20140619-Portugal-0656-Porto-Rua_de_Santa_Catarina
  • Costa da Caparica surfing
  • Convento de Santa Clara
  • Igreja de São Francisco - Salvador/BA
  • Serralves Foundation
  • Livraria Lello & Irmão
  • Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto
  • Guimarães-019
  • Coimbra
  • Santa Clara interior
  • Jardim da Palacio de Cristal, Porto
  • Escultor Leopoldo de Almeida, Portugal
  • Jardim do Infante Dom Henrique, Porto
  • Portugal, Nazare
  • Braga Portugal jardín Santa Bárbara y muralla
  • The bicycle
  • Vila Real


Portugal, Norte region

Night lifeFoodCultureHistoricBeaches3 nights

Famous for its wine, Portugal's second largest city boasts a lovely waterfront and several historical sites and monuments.

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Porto is one of the oldest European centres, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its settlement dates back many centuries, when it was an outpost of the Roman Empire. Its Latin name, Portus Cale has been referred to as the origin for the name "Portugal", based on transliteration and oral evolution from Latin. One of Portugal's internationally famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the adegas of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the production and export of the fortified wine.
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