Portugal holidays

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Country diary: Here, at least, martins and swallows are abundant | Mark Cocker
Castro Verde, Portugal: In contrast to my Derbyshire home town, the numbers are vast and their blue-and-white flight lines glorious

Mark Cocker

16, May, 2023 @4:30 AM

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Lisbon revealed as best-value location for a European city break
The Portuguese capital wins top spot ahead of budget-friendly eastern European destinations, according to new poll

Nazia Parveen

13, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Rail journey of the month: Lisbon to Vigo via Porto, past dunes, rivers and the Atlantic
Our slow travel expert enjoys the cross-border Celta train between Portugal and Spain, and not only because it costs just €5.25

Nicky Gardner

06, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Three times the size of our house’: watching surfers ride Portugal’s monster waves
This small Portuguese town is a mecca for those brave enough to surf some of Europe’s biggest rollers, and gawping at their feats makes the perfect winter break

Annabelle Thorpe

04, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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My volunteering trip to help bring a fire-ravaged Portuguese forest back to life
Five years after wildfires tore through its woods, an inland area between Porto and Lisbon is still working to restore its ecosystems – and is open to offers of help from visitors

Oliver Balch

29, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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In and out of Spain and Portugal: a road trip up the Guadiana River
Bristling with castles and old port towns, the river that forms much of the Iberian border is peaceful and characterful – and you don’t have to start off on a zipwire

Lesley Gillilan

08, Sep, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Athens ranked cheapest location in Europe for city break
Prices have fallen and a weekend in the Greek capital costs £207, compared with £218 in runner-up Lisbon

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

03, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wish you weren’t here: the photos that show an hour in the life of ‘quiet’ tourist hotspots
Travellers trek to remote destinations in search of Instagram-worthy photos. But at what cost? Photographer Natacha de Mahieu visualises the impact of overtourism

Rebecca Liu

20, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Quinta-ssential Portugal: a campervan tour of farms, villages and flavours
A new website for campervanners puts Portugal’s superb country food and wine on your doorstep – and you only pay for the welcome basket

Oliver Balch

09, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Portugal drops all Covid entry requirements
As high summer approaches, visitors to the country no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to be allowed in

Nazia Parveen

05, Jul, 2022 @4:10 PM

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Hidden Portugal: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track
Hauntingly beautiful villages, thermal springs, unspoilt beaches, fairytale castles ... Portugal has so much more to offer than the bustle of the Algarve

Paulo Anunciação

11, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘Perfect for a caipirinha and sunset’: readers’ favourite beaches of Portugal
Our tipsters take to the sands, seas and restaurants of exquisite beaches from north of Porto to the island of Madeira

Guardian readers

26, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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