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Dream villas in Portugal

From the incredible medieval coastal town of Porto to the North, to the picturesque town of Faro in the Algarve to the South, and from the vibrant, hilly capital of Lisbon to the breath-takingly beautiful islands of the Azores, you’re bound to find somewhere you will build memories to last a lifetime in Portugal. Bring comfortable footwear as you tackle the steep streets of Lisbon (or hop aboard the trams that run through the narrow streets and watch the city go by). Treat yourself to some glorious sunshine on the beautiful golden beaches. Wherever you want to go in Portugal, the country is filled to the brim with memorable monuments, awe-inspiring scenery, and vibrant, dynamic cities.

The beauty doesn’t stop at the end of the day when it’s time to head back to your accommodation. Our astounding range of vacation villas in Portugal ensure you experience the majesty of this country at every opportunity. Imagine white gems that stand proudly against the brilliantly blue sky, complete with landscaped lawns where the little ones can use up the rest of their energy, as well as private swimming pools that are wholly yours for the entirety of your stay. Not only are the villas themselves thoughtfully designed so that every one of your luxuries and comforts are considered, but they are all located in prime positions, close to some of the country’s best beaches, near bustling towns and cities, and in spots that offer some truly incredible views.

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Large family villas in Portugal

With countless incredible cities, stunning natural places and fun-filled activities, Portugal is a fabulous place for a vacation. With our large family villas in Portugal’s spectacular Algarve region, you can explore the sites and attractions of the country from the luxurious comfort, space and privacy of a beautiful rental home. With the largest villa in our Portugal collection sleeping 10 people, there’s plenty of room for the whole family.

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Rural villas in Portugal

Home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe, Portugal is a fantastic place to get away from it all in some incredible natural spaces. Our rural villas in Portugal are situated in some of the prettiest countryside locations of the southern Algarve region, offering phenomenal views and quiet rural living, all the while being close enough to the beaches, towns, and resorts that southern Portugal is famous for. 

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Where is Portugal located?

Portugal is located to the West of Europe, next to Spain. It has a longer and thinner shape than neighboring Spain, with plenty of shoreline that provides pristine beaches and quaint, charming seaside towns and villages. The popular Porto lies to the North of Portugal, with the stunning destination of the Algarve to the South, and with Lisbon somewhere in between.

What is the capital of Portugal?

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. A city of mosaics and hills, it is a perfect destination to explore beautiful streets and wile away a few hours at a viewpoint overlooking the Tagus river and red rooftops of the city. With open plazas, shopping districts, and quaint cafes where you can pick up Portugal’s favorite bakery item, the Pata de Nata, Lisbon offers an eclectic mix of the new and old, with the stunning architecture embedded with unique designs of the mosaics that have come to be synonymous with the city, as well as charming, narrow streets with trundling trams ready to help you tackle the Lisbon’s inclines.

Does it snow in Portugal?

It can snow in Portugal, though mostly in the mountain ranges towards the North of the country. Winters in Portugal don’t typically bring snow to it’s cities and towns, and there will not be any in the popular destinations of the country’s capital, or the Algarve to the South. With that being said, winter in Portugal can still be pretty chilly, so despite the lack of snow, you still will need that sweater!

How many cities in Portugal?

In total, there are 151 cities in Portugal, although none of them have a population of a million or more. Lisbon is the largest city, with a population of just over 500,000, followed by Porto, Amadora, Braga and Setubal. Faro, a popular destination city in the South, only has a population of just over 41,000.

Is it easy to drive in Portugal?

Yes, driving in Portugal is generally quite straightforward, as large main roads connect the cities across the country, so it is easy to get from one place to the other. There are smaller, more winding roads if you’re planning to explore any of the smaller villages in Portugal, which may be tricky to navigate, but if you’re sticking to the main areas, there shouldn’t be a problem. In Portugal, you also drive on the right-hand side of the road, so if you’re coming from the USA you won’t need to practice a new driving orientation. If you’re coming from a country that drives on the left, however, make sure you take extra care and attention as driving on the right may feel unnatural. 

What is the most beautiful beach in Portugal?

The Algarve to the South is a popular destination due to its stunning, idyllic beaches and beautifully warm weather. Long stretches of popular sandy shore, sparkling, deep azure waters, sleepy, charming fishing villages along the coast, and hidden coves and caves ripe for exploration, makes the Algarve the perfect escape if you want to wile away your vacation by the ocean. Marinha beach is a stunning treasure of a beach, with beautiful rock formations lining the sandy shore, or try the long, charming Arrifana Beach, with choppy, whispering waves perfect for a spot of surfing.

How much to tip in Portugal?

Like a lot of European countries, tipping in Portugal is not obligatory, but it is a very common gesture that is hugely appreciated. In restaurants, a tip of between 5% and 10% is about right, although do feel free to tip more if you have received a lot of exceptional service. Tipping occurs mainly in restaurants, and is not expected for workers in other types of service, such as cab drivers.

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