Portugal has a mild climate all year round. With almost 12 hours of daily sunshine in the summer months of June to September with average temperature of 32 degrees. The Algarve is one of the sunniest regions in Europe and perfect weather for holiday even during winter months.
Portugal is a safe country & ranked as the 3rd safest country in the world by the Global Peace Index in 2020.
There is no mandatory requirement of vaccinations to go on holiday.
Health care in Portugal is international standard.
It ranks by WHO as the 12th (out of 190) best system among UN-member countries.
Choose light coloured clothing to avoid scorching in the blaring heat. Loose-fitting summer dresses, shorts and T-shirts with sandals are fine for most situations but out of respect, you should dress reasonably modestly if you want to visit churches.
Visa and Mastercard are most widely accepted in Portugal, but you can find locations that accept American Express credit cards.
You can legally drive in Portugal with your UK-issued driving licence.
Electricity in Portugal conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins therefore, you need to pack an adapter for your holiday.
English is very widely spoken in the major cities and tourist areas and you will have no problem getting around Portugal.
It is advisable to check with your mobile provider before travelling.
You can withdraw money in Euro or GBP with debit cards from the ATMs in Portugal.
All major banks ATMs can be found easily with English language instructions.
Drinking tap water in Portugal is considered safe in all regions and the water meets all EU standards.
Combination of sandy beaches, dramatic scenery makes Portugal a world class tourist destination and if that wasn’t enough, Portugal also offers 300 days of sunshine a year.
Mild and sunny all year-round Portugal is the perfect holiday destination only a few hours away from the U.K. Steeped in history as far back as the 15th century, Portugal is surrounded by beautiful beaches, small sheltered coves and steep golden cliffs.