Nice weather and warm temperatures all year round, good quality of life and low cost of living are some of the main allures attracting travelers, tourists, expats and digital nomads to Portugal in Europe. What is more, it is considered to be one of the most affordable destinations in the world, and many choose it not just for a quick stop along their European travel itinerary but as a retreat or vacation that may last several months or more. Others seek to move permanently to places like the Algarve, Porto or Lisbon and so invest in holiday homes and other types of property there. In this post, we gather previous articles where we recommended accommodation in the aforementioned Portuguese cities. If you would like to visit and explore potential places to live close to the Atlantic Ocean, scroll down and pick your favorite.
Where to stay on your trip to Porto, Portugal
There are many reasons why you might have already heard about the second largest city in Portugal: Porto –or Oporto. Perhaps you ticked Lisbon off your bucket list some time ago and your traveller friends have started prompting you to go up north and visit Porto, or you are a football fan already acquainted with Porto FC. If you are wine lover, you may be attracted to this destination for its worldwide-popular cellars and tasting tours, or because it is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the Portuguese path of the Way of St. James if you enjoy historical landmarks or plan to complete the Camino. Even sea lovers can find their own little piece of paradise in Porto, since its westernmost area is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. Click on our pin below for suggested hotels and accommodation.
Holiday apartments in the Algarve, Portugal
There is no need for you to be a surfer to fall in love with the Algarve in Portugal: this increasingly popular destination is attracting more and more travellers every year, especially those who seek a peaceful retreat by the sea, amazing landscapes and fine cuisine. Algarve is the region occupying the most southern section of the Portuguese territory, served by Faro airport and well-connected throughout by an effective bus network. Its sunny weather and mild temperatures all year round make it an optimal place for winter escapes and summer trips alike. Whether you are travelling solo, with friends or family, here you can find the perfect accommodation in Algarve.
Hotels in Lisbon (Lisboa), Portugal
When visiting Lisboa, travellers get the chance to tick off some of Europe’s most instagrammable landmarks on anyone’s bucket list: St. George’s Castle, the Alfama neighbourhood, the Praça do Comercio, the Belem tower, the Monastery of St. Jerome, the Oriente railway station and the Vasco da Gama bridge. Accomplishing this sightseeing tour in just a couple of days is even possible if they stay in downtown Lisbon and get around by bus, underground or tram, as the city centre is really well connected to these points by the different transportation networks and Portuguese travel cards are quite inexpensive. Our recommended hotels below are all within short walking distance or very well connected by public transportation to the most beautiful and lively spots in this city of Portugal, Europe.