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Holiday rentals in Portugal

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Retro '60s camping bus transformed into home
PLUS
Campervan/Motorhome · 4 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Retro '60s camping bus transformed into homeHave a memorable experience on this double-decker bus, turned into a home. A unique space, welcoming and with great refinement, fully equipped and inserted in the middle of nature.

Water Deposit
SUPERHOST
Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bathroom

Water DepositHouse located near Silves (7km) and inserted in a citrus farm. Shared Pool

Quinta do Arade
SUPERHOST
Entire cottage · 4 guests · 3 beds · 1.5 bathrooms

Quinta do AradeLocated near the historical town Silves, in a area with beautiful nature surrounding it. It has a NATURAL SWIMMING POOL, swim and relax in the clean swimming area while watching hovering dragonflies, butterflies and all the magic of a natural swimming pool. In 2015 the house was completely renovated with an extension built using straw bales that keeps the house cool in the summer an warm in the winter. If you are searching for quality and peace you found the right house!

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Popular amenities for Portugal holiday rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

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Bee Moinho
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Armação de Pêra
Timeless Beach I Apartamento moderno e acolhedor próximo da praia
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Braga
Beach House - Amazing front water spot
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Cascais
Cascais Amazing GardenHouse With Shared PlungePool
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  1. Windmill
  2. Setúbal
Faça uma escapadela romântica num moinho de charme na Arrábida
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Gavinheiras
Two-bedroom house - Gerês, in an inspiring place
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Santa Maria de Marvão
Monte das Cascatas, natural surroundings
SUPERHOST
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  1. Entire villa
  2. Bordeira
Real Carrapateira Beach House A
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Ribeira Quente
Casa de Pedra - Garajau T1
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Aljezur
Sun and Surf Escape - Free Bikes/Surfboards
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  1. Tiny house
  2. Apúlia
On The BEACH
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  1. Tiny house
  2. Taíde
Studio Cascata

Top-rated things to do in Portugal

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists
    Your Dolphin Watching Experience will begin at the Marina de Lagos. Firstly checking in at the BomDia Boat Trip office opposite the Pontoon entrance. A member of our crew will then take you down to the boat that you will be travelling on and arrange the life jackets. A safety briefing and also a trip description will be given by one of the crew as you set off down the river. This boat trip is one and a half hours round trip in search of wild dolphins and any other wild animals that we may be lucky enough to see. Once out of the river we will then speed up on the ocean and commence our search, we do have hot spots and feeding areas that we check but these beautiful wild animals can be anywhere. Once we find the Dolphins our professional crew will respectfully allow the Dolphins to approach and also answer any questions that you may have regarding the particular species you are seeing or any other species you may have questions about. You are free to leave your seats and move around the boat, taking pictures and soaking up the beautiful experience. When it is time to leave back to land, everyone will be seated again for the journey back to the Marina. Our crew will be very happy to talk more once back in the river about any questions you have or ways you can help retain the environment for these beautiful animals. Other things to note In high season please ensure you wear sunscreen and allow plenty of time to reach the meeting point. In the low season please ensure you wear appropriate clothing (jacket or extra jumper) as it can be a bit chilly. Sun screen is recommended in low season too.
    From Price:£30/person
  • The Surf Instructor
    * We received the "CLEAN&SAFE" distinction from the Portuguese Tourism Institute, for the prevention of COVID19.* I will pick you up from Lisbon city center and show you the beach with the best conditions for your level. You will get a wetsuit and a surfboard, and we will get suited up for the activity. From beginners to advanced, one day or intensive surf courses. I will help you all the way, showing and explaining everything you need to know. Learn surf techniques, beach analysis, safety procedures, and enjoy a clean energy activity, immersed in the ocean. We will start with the warm up, and then go straight to theory on the sand, but it won't be long until you hit the water. I will not give a speech on the sand, just short and quick tips If you are experienced in surfing, please let me know what type of board do you prefer, and what is your level, or else I will consider you a beginner. We will surf around 2h, depending on the conditions and your stamina. I remind you that this is a physical activity, and you must follow safety procedures Afterwards we will drive back to the city, and finish where we started so you can have a well deserved rest. Other things to note I can pick you up anywhere from Sintra, Cascais to Lisbon, or a customized pick up for a different fee.
    From Price:£33/person
  • Sunset in Lisbon by Boat
    Enjoy unique views of Lisbon and stay with unforgettable memories and photos to make envy to your friends. Departing from Doca de Belém we will see Lisbon on a way you cannot from land. Discover the city from a different perspective, seeing unique sights while listening to stories about its monuments , sailing on the calm waters of the Tagus River for about two hours. We will see the unique perspetive of the Monument of Discoveries, Tower of Belém, Museum of Eletricity, MAAT, Cais do Sodré Square, Time Out Market, Praça do Comércio, the Catedral Sé, the Castle, hills of Alfama and the Christ. We are going to pass twice underneath the bridge 25 of April. I will be there to receive you most of the times. When i will not be able to be there, you will be received by one of my friends: António or Ana, all of them very experienced and they will provide you a very good experience. Bring a jacket because it can get could. However we can provide blankets if needed. The tour will be taken on a sailing boat, using engine and sail, in order to do the complete tour on 2 hours. If you want only a sailing tour, please book private option. We will do our best to welcome you and pass our love for our city. If there is no availability do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to open na availability for you! Welcome aboard!
    From Price:£22/person
  • This is SINTRA - a Day to Remember !
    ** GROUP, PRIVATE TOURS & FAMILIES! ** ** CONFORTABLE PICKUP FROM LISBON DOWNTOWN! ** Hey! We´re Duarte & Friends! IF you like to be TOURISTS but also LOVE TO "DIVE" into the small and UNTOURISTY PLACES (not missing Touristy ones !) and FEEL LIKE A LOCAL... this Experience is for YOU! :) ** Check our COOLEST EXPERIENCE in Arrábida - shorturl.at/xHKN3 - you'll love it! ** We´re taking PRECAUTIONS for COVID-19 for the safest & most FUN Day! Famous for Culture and unique landscapes, SINTRA is too EPIC to be missed! From a Freemason Palace to a stunning COAST, ending in beautiful WOODS that will remind you of "LORD OF THE RINGS", Sintra is more than you imagine... That's why we started a small Company - Keep it Local Tours! OUR ROUTE IS: - Regaleira Palace - our EXPERTISE (Ticket NOT INCLUDED but cheap // Our Guided Tour inside the Palace is INCLUDED and we pass the Tourist lines!) - Small Villages - Amazing Traditional lunch in LOCAL Restaurant near the coast (NOT INCLUD. & Aprox. 15€ ) - Adraga Wild Beach - Cabo da Roca (Most WESTERN Point Europe) - Enchanted Misty forest w/ Panoramic Views - Last SWEET surprise! **WE DON'T GO TO PENA PALACE, CAUSE WE FOCUS ON OUR MORE AUTENTHIC TOUCH** You can meet our Neighbours, friends or "Balu", our Portuguese DOG! We can´t wait to ride w/ you on roads we call home... Surprises will come and we hope you DON´T FORGET US!
    From Price:£47/person
  • Lisbon Sailboat tour on Tagus River
    Welcome on board to my sailboat, sit and relax with your fellow travellers. Please make yourselves comfortable while i take you through our safety briefing. Take this time to enjoy the incredible views and refreshing breeze as we make our way along the Tagus River. Departing from Doca do Espanhol, Alcântara we will begin our tour, on the way we will see sights such as:: -25th of april bridge -Christ the King -MAAT -Electricity Museum -The Monument to the Discoveries -Tower of Belém -Commerce Square ("Praça do Comercio") -Alfama district Immerse yourself in Portuguese culture as you experience Lisbon from the sailboat while you enjoy a refreshing beverage; I offer a welcome drink (wine, beer or soft drinck) to those on board. You will return to shore with incredible photos and memories of the experience. I hope that touring with me teaches you about Lisbon, do not miss this oportunity, you will enjoy it for sure! People of all ages are welcome! (For your comfort, under some weather conditions the use of engine could be necessary) Other things to note Bring your best smile and feel confortable to ask me any question about the journey or hours availability. Bring a jacket at the Sunset Tour.
    From Price:£22/person

Your guide to Portugal

Welcome to Portugal

Portugal is one of the most laid-back yet exciting countries in Western Europe. Cobbled medieval streets filled with supper clubs, pastry shops, and tiny restaurants sizzling with the smoke of sardines cling to the hills of Lisbon and Porto. These are wonderful cities for wandering, where elegantly dilapidated mansions and ancient wine cellars mix with cutting-edge galleries and hip new food markets. There’s historic Braga, in the north, Sintra with its superb hilltop castle, and Tomar — all of urban Portugal is a song of astonishing forts, castles, cathedrals, monasteries, and Moorish architecture, a physical reminiscence of its fascinating past.

Along the west Atlantic coast, some of Europe’s best surfing waves pound the shores, while inland rivers create steamy environments for relaxation and whitewater thrills. Summer tourism was once all about the gorgeous south coast of the Algarve, but other regions are coming into the limelight, like Comporta, a beachy hub for design-minded travelers, and the Alentejo, with its captivating rural villages and wine tours. Portugal encompasses the beautiful Azores, Madeira, and Cape Verde islands too, adding to the endless allure of this European country.


How do I get around Portugal?

Portugal is very well connected to the rest of the world, with major airports in Lisbon (LIS), Porto (OPO) in the north, Faro (FAO) on the Algarve, and Madeira’s Funchal (FNC), plus several on the Azores islands. Riding the old wooden trams around Lisbon and Porto is a must, and trains in general are a great way to get around the country. Iconic journeys include Lisbon to the coastal resorts along the Portuguese Riviera, or from Porto into the Douro Valley, although river boats are great fun too. Buses are reliable for local trips. Ferries run across the Tejo estuary in Lisbon, to small local islands off the coast of the Algarve, and between the Azores.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Portugal?

With its temperate climate, hot summers, and mild spring and autumn, there’s really no bad time to visit Portugal. The south coast is one of Europe’s most reliable spots for winter sun, although it can be cooler and rainier at that time of year. Portugal’s west coast still attracts plenty of visitors in winter, who come to surf the more powerful swells between October and March, or watch the world’s best surfers attempt to ride the biggest waves on the planet at Nazare. February brings Mardi Gras carnival, with street processions and parties all over the country. June is when towns celebrate their local saints for the Festas dos Santos Populares, and there are always summer music festivals and myriad other cultural fandangos filling the calendar.


What are the top things to do in Portugal?

Comporta

An hour or so south of Lisbon, Comporta is a heavenly area for a tranquil beach break. Tufted sand dunes, cork oak forest, and rice paddies back endless stretches of white sand, hiding stylish holiday pads and chic restaurants. Nearby, there’s world-class hiking in Arrábida National Park and dolphin-spotting boat trips on the Sado Estuary.

Lisbon’s neighbourhoods

Take gastronomic tours of cool Baixa and Chiado, and explore a more traditional side of the city in labyrinthine Alfama, climbing steep alleyways for the best views, then soaking up the sounds of live fado music in a tasca restaurant.

The Algarve

While the Algarve region in the south of Portugal has become a centre of tourism development, there are still quiet, unspoilt spots to escape to. The Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park has dramatic cliffs and empty beaches; the Serra do Caldeirão mountains are great for hiking; and locals love to chill on the sands of the Ria Formosa lagoon, where natural canals and sandbanks are home to pink flamingos.