Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, lush valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
Things to know before visit Portugal
Portugal can get very hot, in fact it is one of the hottest countries in Europe with temperatures soaring to 104°F. In Autumn and winter it gets windy and experiences rain. In the South summers are from May to October and it gets warm with little rain. In the north it snows while the north-west has mild winters and a lot of rainfall. In the northeast, the winters are longer and summers are hot.
Sagres Peninsula is located in the southern Portugal. Its golden beaches and inviting coastlines are impressive. This point in Algarve region of Portugal has been historically and geographically significant for many reasons. It’s beautiful and quiet views are enjoyed by everyone. It is the perfect spot to lookout for absolutely scenic cliffs and boulevards when walking on the streets for beauty in Portugal.
The Beira is a group of three provinces that has complimenting yet absolutely different experiences for travelers. Where Beira Litoral pulls the interest of adventure seekers for surfing and peace lookers for its sunsets, the Beira Alta highlands is the way for nature lovers with extremely gorgeous backdrop of Serra De Estrela. The third beautiful part of Beira is the Beira Baixa, which is famous for its olive and oak forests. The landscape of Beira Baixa is absolutely breath-taking reminding you of the raw beauty of nature that existed years ago.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Portugal has two ranges of electrical power delivery in 110-120 volts and 220-240 volts through European plug type.