The capital, Lisbon, is a great place to visit to get a feel for the country’s history. There are many museums, palaces and churches dotted around the city to explore as well as the Belem Tower which sits on the shores of the Tagus River. Porto, the second largest city and home of port wine, is a great place to visit and take a wine tour in one of the many wine caves. Those who come in search of beach resorts largely head to the Algarve. This stretch of coastline, running along the southern region of Portugal, is approximately 100 miles long and home to numerous holiday resort towns. The safe beaches are a draw for holidaying families and the abundance of nightlife attracts crowds of party goers in search of a good time.
Year round sun ensures a constant flow of visitors to Portugal with summers being hot and winters being very mild. Lisbon’s proximity to the Atlantic means sightseeing in the summer months doesn’t get too uncomfortable.