Cheap Holidays to Portugal

This charming region enjoys idyllic temperatures which makes it perfect for a year round destination. The coastline consists of a long stretch of great sandy beaches broken up by extraordinary rugged cliffs and fantastic grottoes which are best explored by boat. The area also offers some fantastic golf courses for those looking for Golfing holidays.

Whether you prefer relaxing and soaking up the sun on a beach in the Algarve or taking in some culture in the bustling medieval city of Lisbon you will not be short of things to do in Portugal

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How Hot?

Portugal's capital city of Lisbon is a great place to visit anytime of the year, with temperatures rarely going below 50ºF, the city is generally mild and sunny (though rain can be expected throughout the year). Portuguese summers are hot hot hot and in the Algarve can top 86ºF (30ºC).

Out and About

Portugal was once thought of as a destination for those looking for nothing more than a beach holiday or a golf holiday but Portugal has changed over the years and people now realise that whatever sort of holiday you are looking for you can find it in Portugal. Whilst Portugal is famous for it's golf courses, there are also some beautiful beaches, medieval castles and picture perfect villages.

There is one national park in Portugal, Peneda-Geres which offers 70,000 hectares of dramatic mountain scenery, old stone villages and some amazing opportunities for outdoor activities.


There are a couple of UNESCO World Heritage sites to see, the first of which is Ribeira which is in Porto. Here there is history lurking round every corner, from it's neo classical Stock Exchange Palace to it's romanesque-gothic Cathedral and there are some amazing views along the waterfront of Cais da Ribeira. The other site is Sintra which is an idyllic town surrounded by wooded hillsides. A must see here is the former summer residence of the Portuguese royal family and the beautiful Monserrate gardens.

There are many other historic sites to see in Portugal and a visit to the capital, Lisbon is a great day out. As well as having some great beaches, Lisbon is an art lover's paradise and has a great number of museums and galleries to explore. Lisbon is also well known for it's architecture and is home to the Ponte Sasco de Gama which is the longest bridge in Europe and the ninth longest bridge in the world. St George's castle is also worth a visit and once you have trekked up the hill you will be greeted with some fantastic views.

Out for Lunch

Portuguese cuisine is influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine, full of flavour and colour. A lot of spices are used in the cooking in Portugal including Piri Piri, cinnamon, vanilla, black pepper and saffron. Garlic is widely used as is herbs and olive oil. Fish is a very popular choice of food in Portugal and is found in most restaurants around the country. Portugal is among the top 4 in the world for the highest fish consumption in Europe. Serra da Estrela cheese is very popular amongst residents and the convent bakers are responsible for the national speciality sweets and pastries.

Dining in Portugal ranges from your local cafe and snack bar right up to luxury restaurants serving every kind of cuisine you can think of. Local delicacies will be found in the smaller restaurants in the more residential areas whereas in the tourist areas you are more likely to find International menus.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London around 2 - 3 hours depending on your departure point in the UK

Currency - Euro

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed

Best Time to Visit: April to October

Top Hotels In Portugal

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Portugal, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa View rates for Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa
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Albufeira, Algarve
The Albufeira Sol Suite Hotel and Spa is situated close to the resort centre and is ideally located for Albufeira's many attractions. This modern complex offers a friendly, informal atmosphere and pro...

4.6 / 5 from 39 reviews

Luna Clube Oceano Aparthotel View rates for Luna Clube Oceano Aparthotel
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Albufeira, Algarve
The Luna Club Oceano is only 150-metres from the beach and just a short walk to the shops, bars, restaurants and discos of the lively entertainment area. The hotel offers well equipped self catering a...

4.7 / 5 from 27 reviews

Estrela Da Luz Hotel View rates for Estrela Da Luz Hotel
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Praia da Luz, Algarve
Estrela Da Luz Hotel is ideally located for families and couples looking for to be close to the beach. The complex offers indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness gym and seasonal kids club....

4.7 / 5 from 21 reviews

Tropical Sol Apartments View rates for Tropical Sol Apartments
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Albufeira, Algarve
Comfortable apartment complex with a range of facilities and the added advantage of a central location. Ideal for families and couples looking for a self catering holiday....

4.7 / 5 from 51 reviews

Interpass Zarco Apartments View rates for Interpass Zarco Apartments
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Vilamoura, Algarve
Within 3km of the resort centre, the beach, marina and several golf courses, the Zarco Apartments are well situated to enjoy the leisure and recreation facilities of Vilamoura....

4.6 / 5 from 16 reviews

Algar Apartments and Hotel View rates for Algar Apartments and Hotel
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Armacao de Pera, Algarve
Just 15m from the beach, this aparthotel has good views from the roof-terrace and a choice of studios or one-bedroom apartments....

4.5 / 5 from 29 reviews

Algarve Mor Apartments View rates for Algarve Mor Apartments
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Praia da Rocha, Algarve
Algarve Mor Apartments offers simple accommodation in a convenient location, just steps away from the beach and all the resort amenities....

4.4 / 5 from 9 reviews

Cerro Malpique Apartments View rates for Cerro Malpique Apartments
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Albufeira, Algarve
Perched on a hillside above Albufeira's old town, the Cerro Malpique offers pleasant accommodation suitable for a self catering holiday. This would be a good choice for couples or families....

4.5 / 5 from 13 reviews

Lake Resort Hotel View rates for Lake Resort Hotel
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Vilamoura, Algarve
Overlooking the lake and the marina, the Lake Resort offers a choice of accommodation with hotel rooms and suites, and luxury apartments. The complex has three outdoor pools, a kids club and a spa wit...

4.7 / 5 from 9 reviews

Alfagar Village Apartments View rates for Alfagar Village Apartments
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Albufeira, Algarve
The complex is set in 9 hectares of landscaped gardens with private steps leading directly to the Santa Eulalia beach. Offering one and two bedroom apartments, with a choice of outdoor pools, children...

4.7 / 5 from 18 reviews

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