Attractions in Portugal

A holiday home, the perfect way to experience everything Portugal has to offer

Portugal provides a wealth of attractions to visit on an active vacation in a vacation rental. Whether you want a relaxing, historic, or active holiday, Portugal can provide everything you need. The beaches in Portugal are world class, long stretches of golden sand and azure waters. Portugal's coastline faces the powerful atlantic sea and is the destination of choice for many surfers throughout the year. Your vacation home could provide the perfect base for a surfing adventure.

If a city break is more to your taste, a vacation apartment in one of Portugal's historic centers will provide a relaxing and incredibly rich cultural holiday. Experience the authentic Portuguese cultural life in major cities such as Lisbon, Porto, and Lagoa, and travel the rustique countryside to experience the local villages, markets, towns, and fully immerse yourself in Portugals incredible variety and cultural heritage.

The Algarve

The southernmost region of Portugal provides an incredible array of activities and attractions. The weather is sublime in the Algarve and it is a fantastic destination for your vacation rental vacation. The Algarve is where we have the majority of our homes and we belive it is one of the most enticing regions in Portugal. The dramatic rocky shoreline hides a wealth of beaches, with more than 100 awarded with the Portuguese blue flag in honor of their cleanliness and water quality. If you are booking a vacation home to go golfing, the Algarve is the perfect destination for you. With more than 36 golf courses in the Algarve alone, it is a world class golfing destination.

The Algarve - Faro

Faro is the capital of the Algarve region, and is one of the cities you should see if you book a vacation home there. It is a historic city, but it is also a university city where the nightlife starts at midnight.

There are a number of attractions just in the vincinity of Faro, such as the smaller cities of Silves and Loulé, known for their historic city centres, local markets, and great restaurants. Another attraction near Faro is the beautiful waterfall 'Pego do Inferno', a perfect destination for a relaxing picnic excursion from your vacation rental.

The Algarve - Praia da Marinha

The Praia da Marinha is a must see if youy book a holiday home in the Algarve. Situated near Lagoa, it is recognised as one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. Like many other beaches in the area, it is surrounded by dramatic cliffs, and the water is crystal clear. It is quite a descent down to the beach, but it is most definitely worth it.

The Algarve - Albufeira

Albufeira is a very popular resort, and a great destination for people renting a vacation home. With the option for a relaxing day at one the three beaches in the area, Praia dos Pescadores, Praia do Tunel and Fisherman's beach, and the famous entertainment area 'the strip' right nearby, Albufeira is an attraction you can't miss.


Lisbon, located on the Targus river, is the capital of Portugal, and is a fairly large and populous city. As the historic centre of Portugal it has quite a few things on offer. Lisbon could make for an interesting historical trip away from your vacation rental. There are a number of museums situated in Lisbon, with three especially worth mentioning, the 'Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga', the national museum of tiles, 'Museu Nacional do Azulejo', and the largest museum of modern contemporary art in Portugal, 'Museu Berardo Colecção'. There are churches, monasteries, and palaces strewn through Lisbon and these can make for an interesting cultural and historic trip. You should also visit the Baixa district, known for Rossio square, and Bairro alto, known for its restaurants and nightlife.

Costa de Prata

Costa de Prata is an area roughly 100km north of Lisbon, and is recognised by many as one of the unrecognised gems of Portugal, a perfect location to book your vacation home. The area is incredibly diverse, offering a variety of different landscapes and experiences. Visiting local towns such a Sao Pedro and Leiria, you will see a truly authentic part of Portuguese life and culture. The beaches in the area are also world famous, particularly for the fantastic surfing conditions. Visit the town of Nazare to experience a true surfers paradise, the perfect location for your own vacation rental surfing adventure.


The city of Porto is one of the main cities in Portugal and is definitely an area where you should consider booking your vacation home. Famous for it's port wine and maritime tradition, Porto also offers a variety of other attractions. Particularly wine from the Vila Nova de Gaia is famous throughout the world. Porto contains a number of heritage sites, including the imposing cathedral and the completely unique Casa de Musica. Another special thing you mustn't miss when visintg Porto is the Livraria Lello & Irmão, a beautiful old bookstore which will take your breath away.

These are a just a few suggestions for your vacation in one of our vacation rentals. The list could be endless, but these are just a select few. Book you vacation rental today, and start planning you own vacation rental vacation in Portugal.