Lifestyle in Portugal

A peaceful and relaxed way of life, without sacrificing sophistication or adventure. All this, and no need for a bodyguard, in a country ranked as the third safest in the world (Global Peace Index 2019).



More than 800 km of Atlantic coastline are blessed with the most beautiful sandy beaches with fine white sand: safe and of the highest quality with an enviable number of blue flags (352 in 2019). The Algarve, in the South, has 200 km of seafront and warm waters, in addition to the Alentajan southwest, which still has so much wild, natural beauty. As you move up the coast towards Lisbon, you’ll find Troia, Comporta and the sandy Costa Caparica. Just across the river Tagus lie Estoril, Guincho and Ericeira, and then a little further north, Peniche and Nazaré – world-famous for big wave surfing. In the central region, vast sandy beaches reign, with colder waters to the North. Not to mention the fabulous river beaches that adorn the country’s interior.


A relaxed lifestyle and a mild climate mean that the Portuguese spent a lot of time outside. Visit any town and you’ll find both lively spots or the most peaceful nooks and crannies on esplanades, in gardens and parks, where you can enjoy a bite to eat or watch the spectacular sunset.


Portugal has award-winning golf courses, a vast coastline with beaches suitable for surfing and many other water sports, as well as excellent infrastructure for equestrian sports. Walking is another activity that's perfect for people all ages to enjoy alone or with family.


In such a small country, Portugal possesses a such a wide variation of landscapes and species that turn any nature experience into an adventure. Nature reserves, mountains, plains, rivers, Atlantic coastline and year-round sunshine. Bicycle and walking routes, birdwatching or simply contemplating nature are just some of the activities to choose from.

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