Holidays in Portugal with a youthful spirit

Sun and sea, radical sports, natural parks, historic cities, spectacular landscapes, delicious food, festivals, and concerts — there’s a bit of everything in Portugal for a great holiday for young travelers.

Scattered from north to south, including on the islands, you’ll find many accommodation options for every mood and budget, so you and your group of friends can stay in a truly fantastic hostel, hotel, camp site, or try rural tourism, a pousada or even sleep in a houseboat .You can stay for a while in one destination or move around, spending each night in a different place.

One thing is certain: what tourists notice most when they visit us is the hospitality and friendliness of the Portuguese, so you just might come back having made some real friends for life.

Also, we have beaches to suit all tastes: long golden stretches on Porto Santo Island, black sand in the Azores, hidden coves in the Southwest Alentejo or the famous Algarve beaches. All are excellent spots for sunbathing and swimming. You could also try some sailing, diving, bodyboarding, windsurfing, and more! The reinvigorating seas to the north and on the central coast pose great challenges; beaches in Peniche and Ericeira are genuine surfing Meccas.

Inland, you’ll encounter breathtaking landscapes in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, on the steep slopes of the Douro River valley, listed as a World Heritage Site, in the high mountains in Madeira and in the Serra da Estrela. For a different scenario, visit the underground caves in the mountain ranges of the Azores and in the Serras de Aire e Candeeiros. Discover these unique spots at your own pace: calmly, with time to observe the local fauna and flora, or packed with adrenalin rafting, hang-gliding, mountain climbing, canoeing, caving, or sliding. There are also villages that will take you back in time, such as Monsaraz, Óbidos, or Monsanto, where you can breathe clean air and discover ancient customs.

If you prefer the hustle and bustle of city life, visit Lisbon, the nation’s capital, with its cosmopolitan streets and picturesque neighborhoods next to the river Tagus. Take a trip to Oporto, whose historic center elegantly blends with modern architecture and design shops, and of course taste a glass of Port when you go out in the evening.

At mealtimes, try fresh fish, shellfish, or tasty salted cod, and wash it down with some excellent Portuguese wine — another essential discovery. Make sure to try a pastel de nata (custard tart) and the conventual sweets: you’ll be begging for more!

And after a day in the sun, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy our nightlife and chill out. From famous DJs at discos and cult bars, to concerts and music festivals featuring the best bands, the key is to join in, get into the mood and have fun into the night!  Come visit us, and don’t miss the party!

Things to consider before traveling

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