My friend and I are in our early 20s doing a Euro trip and starting in Portugal. We have been doing some research but I would love some advice about the best places to see/what to do/ etc.
We love beautiful scenery, beaches, night life, cafes
We were thinking about flying into Lisboa unless you can recommend a better place to stay?
Any suggestions for hostels?
We are definitely trying to stay on a tight budget but still feel safe where were are.
Any safety issues we should be concerned about when visiting Portugal, besides the obvious?
Hello LD 😊
You could check out some of the blogs about Portugal
here on TravelBlog, to get some inspiration if you want.
First of thanks for choosing Europe for travel destination .Well you will get all the information about the travel in Directtraveller.com
There are no safety issues in Portugal (of course it can happen that somebody steals your wallet etc as everywhere else in the world). Lisbon is a great city and the nightlife is superb too. I suggest to stay in the centre either around rossio or bairo alto and it is easy to get to Estoril and Cascais to spend some time on the beach too. You also should visit Sintra on a day trip. You could then either head up north to Porto via Coimbra or go down south to the Algarve. The beach is nice in the Algarve (Lagos and Albufeira are the main tourist spotes) and in June it should be ok but it gets very busy and touristic in July and August. It's really a matter of taste if you want to spend your time on the Atlantic coast surfing etc or swim in the sea, which is really only possible on the Algarve.
It might have changed but Portugal was very cheap to visit and double rooms in pensaos (small hotels) were available for EUR 20 -30, which is often cheaper than staying in a hostel.
Em and Frankie