The westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Spain. The country's long coastline and Mediterranean climate make it a perfect summer travel destination. Sand and surf aren't all Portugal has to offer. Pay a visit to historical sites such as the Convento de Cristo or the monasteries of Batalha or Tomar; listen to the mournful but beautiful Fado melodies; and experience the culture of capital city Lisbon.
TOP GOLF RESORTS Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort
Two courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., are the main draw at this posh Portuguese resort located within 545 acres of national parklands half an hour outside Lisbon. The 18-hole championship Atlantic Course has hosted a number of tournaments, including the Portuguese Open.
TOP CASINO HOTELS Hotel Algarve Casino
This discriminating coastal resort is set on one of the area’s most resplendent beaches. Guests here can enjoy nightly stage extravaganzas at the Aladino supper club, in a Mediterranean atmosphere. The gaming is diverse with 336 slot machines and table games of blackjack, American and French roulette, Portuguese dice and poker.
TOP HOT EUROPEAN HOTELS As Janelas Verdes
Located in the historic center of Lisbon, this former 18th-century palace was once the home of novelist José Maria Eça de Queiroz. As Janelas Verdes — meaning "Green Windows" — has a warm, romantic atmosphere, combining antique furniture with modern comforts.
TOP CASTLE HOTELS Olissippo Lapa Palace
With its elegant, understated façade and dramatic interiors, the Lapa Palace reflects the spirit of the country it inhabits. The décor offers a taste of national identity, with works by local ceramist Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro and walls and ceilings by portrait painter Columbano.
BOOK A ROOM Hotels in Portugal
Planning a trip to Portugal? Whether you're planning to explore historical sites, lounge on the beaches or take part in the active nightlife, find accommodations that meet all of your needs with these ratings, reviews and room photos.
TOP 10 DETOX SPAS Longevity Wellness Resort
Portugal's first integrated preventive medicine and anti-ageing spa and just three hours from Lisbon, Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique is in a picturesque thermal destination in the Algarve with 195 one-bedroom apartments offering views of sky.
SAY "AHHH" Top Spas in Portugal
Need some "me time" after a full day spent touring this beautiful country? Relax with a Turkish bath or a Rasul body peel at Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, or soak up the sun at the Heritage Hotel & Spa's luxurious outdoor pool.