Portugal has great weather year-round with plenty of sunlight. In August, temperatures reach highs of 28°C and are accompanied by a refreshing breeze from the coast. January’s temperatures drop between 14°C and 15°C – which is still milder than Northern Europe during that time of year. Whether you enjoy long walks, games of golf or simply catching some rays on the beach, Portugal is the perfect setting for your next sun-soaked holiday.
If you’re heading to the coast, Portugal boasts some brilliant beaches and stunning seaside scenery. From the ‘green coast’ in the north to the ‘silver coast’ in the south, Portugal is a haven for surfers and beach bums alike. If you like to stay active, the Praia de Guincho (outside of Lisbon) is known for its excellent windsurfing. For something more laid back, the Alentejo coastline (north of the Algarve) is home to a couple of peaceful lagoons with calm waters that are ideal for cooling off after sunbathing. The picturesque Algarve is notorious for white sand beaches and inviting waters. However, if you prefer a bit of peace and quiet, Praia da Rocha is set against a spectacular backdrop of red-tinged cliffs and serves as an ideal location to escape the crowds.