FlightHub is one of Canada’s fastest growing online travel companies and as such, they’ve made it their mission to help inform fellow travelers of all the best things to do and visit while traveling abroad. After thoughtful consideration, here are the top 5 things to do while visiting Portugal according to the travel experts at FlightHub: Frolic in the Algarve Nestled in Portugal’s southernmost point is the best kept secret of beach lovers everywhere: the Algarve. Boasting beautiful sand, sun and surf, the Algarve has it all. From astonishing cliffs to tours of the sea caves, municipalities such as Lagos, Faro and Albuferia are travel destinations for beach lovers of all ages. As one of the most visited cities in Portugal, Lagos boasts a variety of tourist-friendly activities ranging from surf lessons, seeing the natural rock formations of Ponta da Piedade, and has a booming nightlife.
See the Fortress of Sagres
With its end-of-the-world feel, visit the most southern point of the country and behold the Fortress of Sagres. Enter through the gates and behold the vast nautical academy that once acted as a military fortress against rivaling –and waring—countries. Dating back to the early 1780’s, the fortress has withstood the test of time and stands as a testament to the Portuguese Age of Discovery.
Go Surfing in Lisbon
The travel experts at FlightHub absolutely loved their surfing experience in Lisbon. After a quick surf lesson offered by the Independent Hostel (another of FlightHub’s favorites) dive head first into the Atlantic and get ready to wrestle the waves. Whether you’re a novice or intermediate surfer, the waves of the Atlantic are enough to go around. Remember to bring a wetsuit, the water can be a bit chilly!
Get the best natas in Belem
At FlightHub, our travel experts not only enjoy going abroad to see the sights, they also love to eat. In the nearby city of Belem, there is a modest bakery that is credited for inventing the national Portuguese dessert: pastel de natas. At the Pasteis de Belem, a bakery nearly 179 years old, eager pastry lovers wait in a line that wraps itself around the building’s exterior and down a block, all for a chance to get the best natas in all of Portugal.
Discover the best wines and sights in Porto
The travel experts at FlightHub journeyed far and wide to taste all that Porto had to offer, and it didn’t disappoint. As one of the oldest cities in the world, as well as the birthplace of port wine, Porto boasts an abundance of wine tours and tastings that allow visitors to sample all the best port wines Porto has to offer. As Portugal’s second largest city, Porto also has an abundance of activities that will keep travelers busy, such as visiting the breathtaking Sao Francisco Church, The Cathedral, a 12th-century fortress castle where Prince Henry the Navigator was baptized, or take a stroll through Foz, a notable and sophisticated district of Porto.Though many things didn’t make the list, the travel experts at FlightHub encourage travelers to take the time and visit this beautiful country, and enjoy all the things it has to offer. If you’re looking for other travel inspirations and ideas, then be sure to check out FlightHub Review and join the conversation!