When I think of Portugal, I remember red cliffs, fierce surfing waves, brightly tiled walls, and breezy seaside days. That’s mostly from my adventures along the Algarve, Portugal’s south coast, where you can hike, surf, paddleboard, or chill on the beach all in one day.

Of course, there are also Portugal’s iconic cities: Lisbon, Porto, and many others. You can wander the winding streets, ride on the iconic yellow street cars, or savor Portugal’s cuisine – especially if that means devouring a sweet and creamy Pastel de nata in the sun.

Wherever you choose to go in Portugal, I hope you too fall in love with this colorful country.

all the best eats in Portugal

View from my fave hostel in Portugal

“Any Portuguese town looks like bride’s finery – something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.”

-Mary McCarthy

So You’re Considering Traveling in Portugal?


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Plane (TAP Air is the best in Portugal), bus, or train (Comboios de Portugal/CP)



Plug Type

C and F. I recommend this universal adaptor for travel in Portugal.

Must Eat

Any fresh fish or a delicious Pastel de nata.
Read my gluten free Portugal guide.

Portugal Bucket List
  • Eat a Pastel de nata pastry
  • Go surfing and stay in a surf house
  • Explore the streets of Lisbon
  • Go hiking along the Algarve coast

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