Portugal has a wealth of activities and holiday options to offer its visitors. Not just the spectacular Algarve, but the fascinating cities of Lisbon and Lagos, fantastic food, and world famous wines: Portugal really can deliver the perfect European holiday.
Of course, the beautiful beaches and well-established resorts of the Algarve are some of the best holiday making places in Europe. They also boast quality golfing, and great international links, with an international airport at Faro, the capital of the region, and are within easy reach by cheap Portugal car hire of resorts like Vilamoura, Vale de Lobo, and Albufeira.
The country’s capital city, Lisbon, which underwent a regeneration program in the late 1990s, has some fabulous architecture, great museums and fascinating old parts such as Alfama and Baixa. After sunset the area of Bairro Alto comes alive, and you can while away the warm evenings with music, food, and great cheap wine.
If you’re a sun-worshipper or just enjoy a good sea breeze then there are options other than the Algarve. The more remote and quieter but equally beautiful Costa Verde is a great place to see real coastal Portugal.
If you’re needing some retail therapy then the Chiado area of Lisbon is the place to go, and you won’t be disappointed; you can shop until you drop using your car hire in Portugal. The tourist towns all have quaint souvenirs and handicrafts for sale too, and can be a good chance to pick up some local colour to take home.
Heading north in your car rental, Porto, home of Portugal’s world famous beverage, Port, is a great city to enjoy for a few days, or to explore the wine country from. To get out into the countryside proper is easy with your Portugal car hire and the Douro Valley gives a taste of scenic rural Portugal at its finest.