Welcome to travel draft’s Portugal Travel Guide. As Portuguese travelers, we know Portugal from birth and are always looking for the best food & drinks, the best vacations spots & hotels in Portugal! Here we share them with you.
Here, we reveal the Portuguese people, the places, and culture, and ultimately how to save time and money while discovering Portugal like a local.
Portugal in a hindsight
Official Name: Portuguese Republic
Area: 92,212 km2(109th)
Population: +10 300 000
Capital (and biggest city): Lisbon
GBP per capita PPP: $30,193 – 2017 estimate (40th)
Time Zone: WET/GMT UTC (Azores UTC-1)
Visas: Portugal is in the Schengen Area so no need for visas to other UE citizens and American have the 90 days free visas. Check full information.
Main Religion: Christian Catholic;
Driving: on the right
Electricity plugs: Type F ( C & E also work)
Telephone code: +351
Must-do experiences: Douro Valley cruise; Try a francesinha in Porto; Sunbathing in Algarve; Hiking the Levadas (Madeira); hiking the fishermen’s trail; Watching the amazing sunsets on the beach;
What to eat: Check our Portugal food guide;
Peak season: June-August
Best time: May-June, September
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Recommended travel resources
Recommended Portugal travel book: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Portugal
Searching flights to Portugal? Skyscanner usually offers great deals to Portugal
Planning a Road trip? Rent a car through Auto Europe
Don’t forget: Always have travel insurance!
Looking for booking a hotel in Portugal? We recommend booking to search for the lowest price!