Portugal, the warmth of the Portuguese people is heartwarming!            #dutchtraveller

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Portugal, a land of enchanting beauty and rich culture, with treasures like Porto, Lisbon, and the Azores to discover, each with allure. In Porto, the city of port wine and charming alleys, I taste the sweet flavor of tradition and admire the historic bridges. Lisbon, the charming capital, exudes vibrant energy, with its colorful neighborhoods, Fado music, and the famous yellow trams as magic.

The Azores, a paradise of green volcanic splendor, with breathtaking lakes, picturesque villages, and whales in full force. On the Azores, I walk through enchanting nature trails, savoring views of the azure blue sea and lush green landscapes.

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Money and payments

The official currency in Portugal is the euro. Make sure to have enough cash on hand for small expenses, but credit cards are generally widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops.

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Climate and clothing

The climate in Portugal varies, so adjust your clothing based on the season and region you’re visiting. Light clothing is suitable during the summer months, while you’ll need warmer clothing in the winter, especially in the northern areas.

Health and Safety

Portugal generally has a good healthcare system, but it’s advisable to get travel insurance that covers medical expenses. Don’t forget to bring essential medications and personal first aid supplies with you.

Public transportation

Public transportation in Portugal is well-developed, with trains, buses, and metros connecting most major cities and tourist destinations. Renting a car can be convenient if you plan to explore more remote areas.


Portugal is in the Western European Time Zone (WET), which is one hour behind Central European Time (CET). Take the time difference into account when planning travels and scheduling appointments. 

Local Customs and Etiquette

Respect the local culture and customs. It’s common to greet with a handshake, and a brief greeting in Portuguese is appreciated. Try local dishes and drinks, and avoid leaving large tips as gratuity is usually included in the bill.


The voltage in Portugal is 230V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. The power plugs used are of type F, which have two round pins. Make sure to check your electronic devices and bring any necessary adapters or converters if needed.

Explore the charming city of Lisbon.

Visit the capital of Portugal and explore the colorful neighborhoods such as Alfama and Bairro Alto. Enjoy a ride on the historic yellow tram, admire the breathtaking views from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte viewpoint, and savor delicious pastéis de nata, the famous Portuguese custard tarts.

Discover the beautiful beaches of the Algarve.

The Algarve is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue waters. Visit popular seaside towns like Albufeira, Lagos, and Faro, where you can enjoy sun, sea, and water sports activities.

Explore the historic city of Porto.

The atmospheric streets and world-renowned wine cellars of Porto, where the famous port wine is produced. Take a boat ride on the Douro River, visit the iconic Dom Luís I Bridge, and taste delicious port wines in one of the many wine cellars.

Visit the enchanting island of Madeira.

Explore the beautiful island of Madeira, also known as the “Flower Island”. Enjoy spectacular views from the cliffs of Cabo Girão, stroll through lush botanical gardens, and take an unforgettable drive along the narrow winding roads of the famous levadas. 

Don't forget to visit Sintra and Cascais.

Take a day trip from Lisbon to the beautiful town of Sintra, known for its fairytale-like palaces, including the famous Pena Palace. Continue your journey to the charming coastal town of Cascais, where you can relax on beautiful beaches and enjoy the lively atmosphere of the marina.

Explore the breathtaking nature of the Azores.

The Azores are renowned for their pristine and spectacular natural landscapes. Explore the enchanting Sete Cidades lakes on São Miguel, hike through the lush crater of the volcano on Pico Island, and admire the majestic waterfalls on Flores. Take a boat trip to spot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat as well. The Azores provide a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of this island paradise.

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