The best time of the year to visit Portugal is right around the corner. The months of March, April, and May are when the country is awakening from the winter and a bountiful spring is blooming all over.
While the autumn also is good because Portugal’s warm weather is sustained longer than other places, Spring is superior because you often can find amazing deals on flights, hotel accommodations, and other travel details. Plus, there generally aren’t as many tourists as there are at other times of the year, especially in places like The Algarve and Lisbon.
Where to Go
If you have never been to Portugal before, you are in for a treat. Not only does the country enjoy a semi-tropical climate similar to Southern California, it also has a rich cultural history, incredible natural beauty, and warm and inviting people who are genuinely welcoming to visitors.
The best places for first-time visitors to go are the south and central regions, where the weather is warmer, the skies are sunnier, and the beaches are the most impressive. If you go in the Spring, you can often enjoy all the best places and activities without the crowds that tend to descend on Portugal from other European countries in the early summer.
The Time of Your Life
Portugal is a popular vacation destination for people from throughout Europe, the UK, and even Canada. It’s not as popular among Americans as other European destinations but that’s only because most haven’t yet discovered its charms.
Once you visit Portugal, you will want to come back as quickly and as often as possible. In fact, many Americans and other outsiders often start dreaming about retiring or relocating to Portugal permanently. The country’s magical enchantment and welcoming environment make it the perfect destination for visiting – whether it’s a short-term vacation or permanent residency.