This guide of tips for traveling to Portugal It will help you organize your trip to one of the most diverse and fascinating countries in the world that also makes all travelers fall in love.
Taste its healthy and exquisite cuisine accompanied by its famous wine, visit its oldest medieval villages, get lost in the charming streets and corners of the big cities, bathe in the magnificent beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean or listen to the melancholic song of the fado, They are just a small sample of what this incredible country offers.
Based on the time we spent in the country during our trips to Lisbon in 4 days and Porto and Guimaraes for 4 days, we have made this selection of 10 essential tips for traveling to Portugal.We start!
1. What is the best time?
Although it's always a good time to travel to Portugal, we could say that the best time is the spring months, between April and June, and the autumn months between September and October since during these months you will find a more pleasant temperature, less tourism and lower prices than in summer.
Despite the prices, summer is also a good season because it does not have very extreme temperatures and can enjoy the beaches of the Algarve, located in the south of the country.
The winters are also not very cold and it is a good time to spend Christmas in some of the main cities of the country such as Lisbon or Porto.
2. Entry requirements
For travel to PortugalIf you are Spanish or a citizen of the European Union (EU), you will only need to show your ID or passport. If you are from another country it is advisable to inform yourself on the page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country or at the Portuguese Embassy, of the required documents or if a visa is necessary.
Another of the best tips is to take whenever you travel through EU countries, the European Health Card with which you will have free assistance in public hospitals. If you are not an EU citizen or want to go covered for situations that do not enter this card as a repratriation, it is highly recommended to have the best travel insurance to Europe.
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