Portugal Map

Portugal Map

Portugal Map by Google with additions by Bugbog.

Portugal Map: Why visit this little country?

This country on the edge of Europe has plenty to offer the tourist, just ensure the season is right, i. e. the summer!

Beaches are big and sand is soft whether on the Algarve or Atlantic coasts, the surf is constant, castles are many and splendid, roads are in good shape though a little narrow in old towns, while religious institutions sport remarkable design features such as Manueline carvings and Azulejos tiling.

Seafood is superb, wines are good and low cost and locals, while not gushingly friendly (actually if their folk music, Fado, is anything to go by then they are quite melancholic), are fine and not inclined to rip off travellers, always a good thing.

A cheerful welcome from Triton at the entrance to the Palacio de Pena in Sintra, Portugal

A cheerful welcome from Triton at the entrance to the Palacio de Pena in Sintra!

Best seasons in Portugal

Praia de Carcavelos, Lisbon, Portugal

Praia de Carcavelos, near Lisbon.

Best weather: June – September, and you can expect it to be very hot July-August.
OK: April, May, October. This is a maybe time. Maybe wonderfully sunny and warm, maybe rainy and cool, it’s a gamble.
Worst: November – March. Cool and often wet, including the Algarve.