Getaways in Portugal (56 suggestions)

If you want to take a little getaway and you don't know where you're going, don't get upset.

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Weekend getaways, romantic, with family and so many others from North to South of the country including the islands. Look no further, we have gathered the best tips here, even the most low-cost.

Weekend Getaways

Do you only have two days available for the escape? Don't worry, there are plenty of amazing options for a short getaway in Portugal. In addition to resting, try to absorb the place where you decide to travel, get to know its people, gastronomy and culture.

Sintra

Sintra is a truly inspiring place. If you are a fairy tale lover, you will love to visit this town in the district of Lisbon. There are immense palaces and castles that you can find in the middle of the mountains  that frame a picturesque landscape.

If you decide to spend the weekend in Sintra, choose to visit one of these monuments: the Pena Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, the Monserrate Palace, the Chalet and the Countess d'Edla garden and the Moorish Castle.

As for activities, you can choose to take long and good walks through the mountains or go to the various monuments or ride horses at Quinta da Pena, for example. Sintra is an excellent place to be in communion with the beauty of nature. Your weekend here will certainly be magical.

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Pena Palace, Sintra

Porto

Porto was considered the best European destination in 2020 and it was no accident. In Porto, you will find a vibrant city, in which you can enjoy every moment: in Porto, you have the Douro River and you have the beach; you have the city and you have the countryside; you have the simplicity and sophistication.

The main monuments that you should know in these two days are the following: Torre dos Clérigos, Casa da Música, São Bento Station, Bolhão Market (temporarily located in La vie shopping centre), Lello Bookstore, Luíz I Bridge, Serralves Museum and Port wine cellars.

In addition, take the opportunity to do the famous six bridge cruise, it is an excellent way to enjoy the city. As for gastronomy, we leave you with a tip: stop by Casa Guedes and try the famous shank sandwich - making history in the Invicta since 1987. Consult our complete travel guide to the city of Porto here.

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Porto, Portugal

Lisboa

Lisbon could not be out of this list of the best places to enjoy a weekend getaway. The Portuguese capital has a lot to offer on various levels. A two-day escape will be exactly what you need to recharge batteries.

In Lisbon, you can find the best museums, hotels, restaurants and night bars and clubs. You just have to decide what you want to do and go.

Wherever you stay, some of the best places to visit are: the São Jorge Castle and its viewpoint, the Jerónimos Monastery (and buy a traditional Belém pastel that is right next door), the Belém Tower, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Rossio, the Lisbon Oceanarium, the Zoo and the MAAT.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Guimarães

“Portugal was born here”. You can find this indication in the historic centrecenter of the city of Guimarães, considered a Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, since 2001. This is a city full of history and architectural beauty.

If you decide to spend your weekend getaway in this place, don't forget to visit Guimarães Castle, Rua de Santa Maria, Praça da Oliveira and Padrão do Salado, Largo do Toural, Penha Sanctuary, Citânia de Briteiros and Paço dos Duques de Bragança. In this city, you will find excellent restaurants and hotels at very friendly prices.

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Source - Paço dos Duques

Funchal

If you've never visited the island of Madeira, seriously consider indulging in  a weekend getaway there. In two days, you can do a lot and absorb the best of the place. We advise you to visit the city of Funchal, a city with a beautiful historical centre.

On this getaway, don't miss places such as the CR7 Museum, the Mercado dos Lavradores, the Cathedral of Funchal, Formosa beach and the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. The experiences that cannot be missed include, without a doubt, a tour in the traditional basket carts, poncha, honey cake, Madeira wine and bolo do caco.

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Miradouro da Santinha, Porto Moniz - Portugal

Óbidos

Another fantastic idea is to visit the village of Óbidos. The places not to be missed? Easy: the Óbidos Castle, the Church of Santa Maria, the Municipal Museum of Óbidos, the Óbidos Aqueduct and the Óbidos Lagoon.

As far as gastronomy is concerned, do not forget the cherry liqueur in a cup of chocolate and the fish stew typical of the Óbidos Lagoon.

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Óbidos, Portugal

Serra da Estrela

Another weekend getaway you can choose from is a visit to Serra da Estrela. In Serra da Estrela, it is possible to find hotels for all tastes and prices and it is an amazing place for an escape, both as a couple or as a family.

In addition to climbing to the Tower, you can visit places such as Lagoa Comprida and Conchos, the Poço do Inferno, the Covão d'ametade and the Glacier Valley of the Zêzere. Quite close there is also the picturesque village of Piodão, in which you can enjoy some very beautiful trails.

The regional products that stand out most in the Serra da Estrela area are: sheep cheese, tenderloin paio, Moorish chorizo, farinheira serrana, black pudding, honey, elderberry rye bread, bread serrana, parma ham, curd cheese, shepherd greens and beira kid. This is undoubtedly a complete getaway, with amazing places and food waiting for you.

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Serra da Estrela, Portugal

São Miguel

The island of São Miguel, in the Azores, is one of the most beautiful places in Portugal - an authentic dream getaway. Whether you are a couple or a wider family, one thing is certain: you will love it. Here, you should not miss the Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo, Furnas, Vila Franca do Campo Islet, Rabo de Peixe Village, Gorreana Tea Plantations, Poça da Dona Beija, Terranostra Park and Caldeira Velha.

Do not forget to taste the Furnas stew, the Lêvedos cakes, the Fofas da vila, the island cheese and the cheese of São Jorge. We have a complete guide to the Azores visit here.

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São Miguel, Portugal

Gerês

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is one of the best preserved natural parks in Portugal. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Gerês can be a tailor-made option.

In Gerês, do not miss places, such as Nossa Senhora da Peneda, the village of Soajo, the Arado Waterfall, the Leonte Waterfall, the waterfalls of Tahiti, Pitões das Júnias, Lindoso, Vilarinho das Furnas, the Pedra Bela and Brufe viewpoints.

Typical dishes of the region include Goat Meat, Ham Steaks, Ham, Sausages, Papas de Sarrabulho, Rojões, Portuguese Steak, Caldo Verde, Cabidela rice, Biscuit cake with egg candy and Santa Eufémia pastries. We have a complete guide to visit Gerês here.

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Gerês, Braga

Berlengas

Do you like surfing? Fish and seafood? Then you really have to visit the Berlengas, in Peniche.

The Berlengas are a beautiful archipelago, which you can access by boat and in which you can enjoy the beach and visit the Fort of São João Baptista, get to know the Flandre caves, the Greta da Inês cave, the Brandal grotto, the Blue cave, the Muxinga cave and the Lagosteira cave.

You can also take the opportunity to breathe in the air of Peniche, a city full of surfers.

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Berlenga Grande, Peniche - Portugal

Drave

Drave is a Portuguese village of incredible beauty that is uninhabited. Its beauty, its location, and its mystique have made this village unforgettable and those who visit it more and more.

You cannot access this village by car or other transport, access is made on foot, and the nearest village, Regoufe, is four kilometres away. Here, there are no shops, restaurants, electricity, piped water, sanitation, gas, mail, telephone or mobile network. Those who come to Drave, seek the peace and tranquillity that only a place disconnected from the world can offer.

The CNE (Corpo Nacional de Escutas - Portuguese Scouts) acquired about 1/3 of the village in 1995 and, since 2001, has conducted several rehabilitation works in the village. A weekend will be more than enough to live a great adventure in Drave.

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Arouca, Portugal

The best family getaways in Portugal

Are you looking for a getaway that suits the whole family, from kids to grown-ups? Then take a look at  this fantastic list and go on an adventure now.

Chão do Rio, Seia, Guarda

Chão do Rio is an amazing rural farm for family getaways. Located in the parish of Travancinha, in Seia, Guarda, this farm offers activities for the whole family.

Here you can find animals, a playground, an amazing biological pool, bicycles, massages, oriental therapies, photography workshops, horseback riding and a vegetable garden. In addition to breakfast, the stay includes homemade bread every day.

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Source - Visit Seia - Chão do Rio, Seia - Guarda

Natura Glamping, Fundão, Castelo Branco

The old Hotel Praia Norte, which was renovated in 2015, is now called MH Peniche and is excellent for adults and children.

The hotel’s decoration is inspired by the beach and the sea, not forgetting the connections of the city of Peniche to the world of surfing.

Here, the whole family can enjoy a few days of rest, with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, massage services, a spa, a tennis court and a children's playground.

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Natura Glamping (Gardunha), Caminho da Casa do Guarda - Portugal

Luz Charming Houses, Fátima, Santarém

A great place to stay in Fátima is the Luz Charming Houses hotel, an amazing place to relax with the family, which is just three kilometres from the grand Sanctuary of Fátima.

Here, you can enjoy bike rides, picnic baskets and massages at Luz Retreat (an amazing spa set in a natural cave somewhere in the middle of the grove). A family getaway in Fátima may be just what you need to restore body and soul.

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Source - Booking - Luz Charming Houses, Fátima, Santarém

Train Spot Guesthouse, Marvão, Portalegre

The Marvão region is excellent for a family getaway. Train Spot Guesthouse is a very quirky and inspiring accommodation, ideal for those who love to be in places with history — were it not situated in an old decommissioned train station.

In this place, you can feel all the surroundings of the Serra de S. Mamede and absorb the landscape, heritage and cultural characteristics of the region. On site, you will have at your disposal several fantastic activities to do as a family, such as horse riding, visiting the pedagogical farm, participating in kitchen workshops and experiencing the vegetable garden.

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Source - Booking - Train Spot Guesthouse, Marvão - Portalegre

Azorean Urban Lodge, Ponta Delgada, Açores

There should be nothing better than spending a few days surrounded by nature as a family. Therefore, the Azores are always an excellent getaway option. One of the most amazing places in the Azores archipelago is São Miguel Island.

At Azorean Urban Lodge you will find a restored late 19th-century building, which includes a summer terrace and a swimming pool. The accommodation is just a five-minute walk from the historic centre of Ponta Delgada, which is also close to the airport.

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Source - Booking - Azorean Urban Lodge, Ponta Delgada - Azores

Cooking and Nature – Emotional Hotel, Porto de Mós, Leiria

Innovation is the premise of Cooking and Nature. Here you do not only relax and enjoy as a family, you also have the opportunity to cook and taste exclusive dishes, with regional and seasonal products, developed by Chef Nuno Barros. For children there are lots of activities prepared by Cooking and Nature. Just look at the pictures and start imagining your next getaway. It will be a unique experience.

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Source - Booking - Cooking and Nature – Emotional Hotel, Porto de Mós, Leiria

Casa Vicentina, Aljezur, Faro

This is a place where time passes slowly. Even very large families can find Casa Vicentina an excellent option. The house is located in a natural park and is only three kilometres from the beautiful beach of Odeceixe.

The most curious aspect of this accommodation is that its outdoor pool is inside a biological lake with an incredible landscape. The kids will love it, and so will you.

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Source - Booking - Vicentina Hotel

Hotel Moov Évora

In what was the first bullring of Évora, comes the Hotel Moov Évora. A very beautiful and affordable hotel, ideal for a family getaway.

This hotel is a great starting point to get to know the city and the whole Alentejo plain. Once in the accommodation, you will be very close to the main sights of the city, so you can bet on hiking with family.

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Source - Booking - Hotel Moov Évora

The most romantic getaways

Do you want to enjoy a getaway for two and you have no idea what the most romantic places in Portugal are? Don't worry, in this list you'll find the best places to live your passion during the weekend.

Aveiro

Aveiro is considered the Portuguese Venice, so it is easy to understand why it is in this list. Aveiro is, in fact, one of the most romantic cities in the country.

If you decide to escape to this city, try to visit the infante D. Pedro Park, the Ria de Aveiro, the Aveiro Museum, the statues of the bridges, the Costa Nova Beach, the Art Nouveau Museum, the Natural Reserve of the  São Jacinto dunes and the Oficina do doce. Something very romantic you can also do is a ride in the traditional moliceiros, while you try some fantastic ovos moles and tripas from Aveiro.

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Aveiro, Portugal

Viana do Castelo

“Whoever likes it comes, whoever loves it stays.” The very slogan of the city tells us that we are facing a very romantic place. If you are thinking of a romantic getaway in the north of Portugal, Viana do Castelo is undoubtedly one of the best options.

If you decide to visit this Minho city, don't miss the fantastic view at the top of the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia, the Costume Museum, the Gil Eanes Ship, the Old Town and the Cathedral of Viana. Of course, you should also experience romance at the table, trying typical delicacies of the region, such as the bolas do Natário and the Viana manjericos.

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Sanctuary of the Sacred Heart

Ponte de Lima

Within the district of Viana do Castelo, you have another amazing place where you can go on a date - Ponte de Lima. Ponte de Lima is a picturesque village full of traditions.

If you want a romantic getaway, visit Ponte de Lima from May to October, since it is at this time that the International Garden Festival takes place. Then, in June, you have the lively Horse Fair, between May and June, the traditional Vaca das Cordas and, in September, the Feiras Novas. In addition to all these festivities that take place, you can always visit the Portuguese Toy Museum, the beautiful Largo de Camões and the Museum of third parties.

Of course, you cannot miss  tasting the ex-libris of the area with your love, which is theSarrabulho rice, served with pork rojões. The lamprey of the Lima River is also one of the most appreciated dishes.

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Ponte de Lima, Portugal

Comporta

Both in summer and winter, the parish of Comporta, in Setúbal, is an excellent choice for a romantic getaway. Comporta offers white sandy beaches and translucent blue waters.

If you decide to spend your weekend for two in Comporta , be sure to take a horse ride along the sandy beach. In addition to taking advantage of the landscapes of the beach, do not miss the opportunity to taste the delicacies of the area, since Comporta has more and more incredible restaurants with  nationally and internationally famous chefs. Fresh grilled fish,  Bulhão Pato clams and clam rice are some of the best dishes.

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Setúbal, Portugal

Coimbra

Coimbra is one of the most romantic cities and with more history that you can find in Portugal. This city was once the capital of the country and, at present, keeps its very mediaeval appearance. To live your romance in full, Coimbra is an excellent option.

Don't miss Quinta das Lágrimas, which is a symbol of one of the greatest love stories ever told in Portuguese - the legend of Inês de Castro and D. Pedro. Be sure to also visit the University of Coimbra, the Botanical Garden, the Sereia Gardens, the Gil Vicente Theater, the Monastery of Santa Cruz and the Convent of Santa Clara-a-Velha.

With regard to the gastronomy of Coimbra, you should try out the fantastic sweets that you can find there and dishes such as chanfana or the Bairrada roasted suckling pig.

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Coimbra, Portugal

Braga

Would you like to have a nice weekend with your better half? How about a getaway in the city of Braga? In Braga, you will find very beautiful and cosy places to spend your weekend.

If you decide to go to this city, make sure you visit Bom Jesus, Sameiro, Santa Bárbara Garden, Ponte Park, Tibães Monastery, Porta Nova Arch and Palácio do Raio.

In Braga, you will find excellent restaurants at very low prices. One of the most typical dishes of Braga is the Bacalhau à Narcisa, which you can find in various parts of the city. The dessert that you can't miss here is the Abade de Priscos Pudding.

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Bom Jesus Do Monte, Braga - Portugal

Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro, in the city of Lagoa, is one of the most romantic places in the Algarve for a weekend getaway. In this locality, you will have at your disposal beaches of unbelievable beauty, with golden limestone cliffs that make up the coast. Enjoy this destination in summer, for a very romantic and relaxing getaway.

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Benagil, Carvoeiro - Portugal

Monsaraz

Monsaraz is an airy mediaeval village of Reguengos de Monsaraz, in the Alentejo. This is one of the most romantic places you can find in Portugal for a weekend getaway. In this village, you will find lime and schist houses, with streets that mirror mediaeval times. If you decide to visit Monsaraz, don't forget to try the Alentejo lamb stew.

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Monsaraz, Portugal

Douro

In the Douro region, you will find some of the most romantic accommodations in the country with all the necessary amenities. In this region, you can set your passion free with the most beautiful landscapes. As activities, you can choose between the various viewpoints in the region, take a cruise or the fantastic train route between Régua and Tua. Don't forget to enjoy the best that the region has to offer: wine, of course.

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Douro, Portugal

Bragança

The beautiful city of Bragança, in the region of Trás-os-Montes, is another amazing city for a romantic getaway. The city reflects the times when it was occupied by Romans, Suevians and Visigoths.

If you decide to spend your weekend in Bragança, get to know the Castle of Bragança, the Keep Tower, the Sun Gate, the Iberian Museum of Mask and Costume and the Montesinhos Natural Park. The main delicacies of this city, which you can't miss during your stay, are regional sausages, alheiras, salpicão and butelo.

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Bragança, Portugal

7 economic and romantic getaways in Portugal

You'd like to surprise your better half, but you don't know how? Excelente brings you some very romantic and wallet-friendly ideas that you can use to make the weekend more special. The difficult thing will be to choose.

1. Lunch at Cafeteria Village Underground in Lisbon

This restaurant, in Alcântara, is distinguished due to its architecture and decoration, which consists in the use of containers and old buses. The space is undoubtedly very fun and trendy, being ideal to surprise your partner.

Source - Tripadvisor - Cafetaria Village Underground, Lisbon

2. Stay at Lagoa Azul Hotel in Gerês

Gerês is always an excellent option for young adventurous couples, since there is a great offer of radical activities in the area, but also for the most romantic ones, given its passionate mountain landscapes.

Set in Peneda-Gerês National Park, Lagoa Azul Hotel do Gerês offers rooms with views of Caniçada Albufeira and the outdoor pool. Here, you can relax on the terrace with sun loungers that surround the pool, contemplating the mountain landscape, and you will be able to have a nice breakfast that is already included in the price.

Nearby, you can also find places for jeep tours, hiking and horseback riding.

Source - Booking - Estadia no Hotel Lagoa Azul no Gerês

3. Stay at the Estalagem de Monsaraz in Alentejo

Have you thought about visiting the mediaeval village of Monsaraz, in the Alentejo region? This is an excellent option for those who want to relax and take pleasant walks with their romantic date.

The suggested inn has stone walls, an outdoor pool surrounded by olive trees and ample views over the surrounding plains of the Alqueva Dam. In addition, there is also a fireplace, an essential element for a very romantic atmosphere.

Source - Booking - Estadia na Estalagem de Monsaraz no Alentejo

4. Author's Kitchen at Élebê in Póvoa de Varzim

What do you think about a beautiful walk along the Passeio Alegre in Póvoa de Varzim with an excellent meal at the end of the day?

The Élebê restaurant is located between the walls of Fortaleza da Nossa Senhora da Conceição. If the food is good, wait till you see the scenery.

Source - Booking - Cozinha de Autor no Élebê da Póvoa de Varzim

5. Moliceiro tour in Aveiro

Aveiro is one of the most romantic Portuguese cities. Why not a cruise in the typical moliceiros of Aveiro? This offer includes the cruise and even a surprise box with some typical sweets of the region.

Passeio de moliceiro, Aveiro

6. Stay in Óbidos in a country house

Óbidos is one of the most impressive destinations in Portugal. This mediaeval city — still all walled — enchants all who visit it, being the perfect choice to stroll with your significant other.

For your stay, Excelente suggests a night in the restored and adapted 19th-century traditional São Rafael country house, which features an outdoor pool, garden and panoramic views of Óbidos.

Óbidos, Leiria

7. Author's kitchen at The Orangerie in Vila Nova de Gaia

This restaurant is located in the Yetman hotel in Gaia pier and has one of the most romantic views of the Douro. The hotel also bets on extending the restaurant space to a winter garden, built from scratch, to offer a greater number of places with panoramic views.

The relaxed menu was designed by Chef Ricardo Costa and praises the national products of each region. Although it is not the most economical option, for those who are from the area it is an excellent program and worth it.

Source - Tripadvisor - Author's kitchen, The Orangerie - Vila Nova de Gaia

10 hotel breaks with spas

Do you want to relax and take care of the body and mind on a getaway? How about choosing a spa hotel in Portugal? There are excellent options.

1. Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa, Porto

Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa is a minute's walk from Porto's Boavista Avenue. At this spa, you can enjoy a modern spa with eight treatment rooms and an indoor pool and have a very relaxed getaway. In the hotel restaurant you will find a glass wine cellar.

The hotel also has a yoga studio, a relaxation area and a juice bar.

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Source - Booking - Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa, Porto

2. Corinthia Lisbon, Lisboa

Corinthia Lisbon is an excellent hotel with a spa situated near Monsanto Natural Park.

From this hotel you overlook the 18th century aqueduct. The hotel's spa has 13 treatment rooms, a gym, heated indoor pool, an area reserved for sensory experiences with hydrodynamic pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, cold water tank and bucket, ice fountain and sensory showers.

This is undoubtedly an excellent option for a relaxation getaway.

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Source - Booking - Corinthia Lisbon

3. Altis Belém Hotel And Spa, Lisbon

The Altis Belém Hotel and Spa is located in the historical and cultural area of Belém, between the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower. This 5-star hotel has a peculiar design based on the Portuguese discoveries and has even been awarded for its characteristic feature.

The hotel spa features an indoor pool, sauna, hammam, gym, vichy shower, rooms for treatments and therapies and a terrace overlooking the river. This is one of the best places to revitalise the body and mind.

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Source - Booking - Altis Belém Hotel And Spa, Lisbon

4. Jupiter Lisboa, Lisbon

Jupiter Lisboa is a 4-star hotel located near Campo Pequeno. This hotel is ideal for a relaxing getaway.

The guest house features an outdoor pool and panoramic city views. In addition, its spa, called Blu Spa, offers an indoor heated pool with vertical jacuzzi, waterfalls and water jets, Turkish bath, sauna, relaxation space and various aesthetic treatments and massages.

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Source - Booking - Jupiter Lisboa - Lisbon

5. H2otel Congress & Medical Spa, Covilha

The H2otel Congress & Medical Spa was the first Mountain SPA to emerge in Portugal and currently one of the biggest and best in Europe. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway, here you have a beautiful choice. The hotel's spa allows you to reconcile health, prevention and well-being.

Set in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park, the hotel has a spa with sauna, bridges, waterfalls, hydromassage beds and chairs, rock formations and suspended jacuzzis. Just look at the picture to see how fantastic this spa, called the Aquadome, is. In addition to these infrastructures, massages, aesthetic and thermal treatments, physiotherapy techniques and osteopathy are also performed in the spa.

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Source - Booking - H2otel Congress & Medical Spa, Covilhã

6. L'AND Vineyards resort, Évora

L'AND SPA at L'AND Vineyards resort, in Montemor-o-Novo, Évora, is one of the best hotel spas for your getaway. The spa has an indoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor pool, a tennis court and a sauna.

Treatments at the spa are exclusive Caudalie treatments. Some of the treatments include grape infusion and massages. The hotel offers suites with open ceilings, so you can sleep watching the stars - which is a simply incredible detail.

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Source - Booking - L'AND Vineyards resort, Évora

7. Palácio Estoril Hotel, Estoril

The Palácio Estoril Hotel, in Estoril, is just a four-minute walk from the beach and is one of the best spa hotels in the country.

The 5-star hotel offers luxurious gardens with a golf course. Its Asian-inspired Banyan Tree Spa includes a sauna, Turkish bath, dynamic pools, hot tub, massages and beauty sessions.

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Source - Booking - Palácio Estoril Hotel, Estoril

8. Pousada de Viseu Charming Spa, Viseu

In the Portuguese central region, in Viseu, you will find a charming spa for a very tasty getaway. The spa is very cute, with its stone floor slabs and black insert walls challenging the Zen conventions.

At the spa, you have at your disposal a jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and a curious ice fountain. You can also relax in two different relaxation rooms. The approach of this spa is somewhat different, since therapists take a thorough and holistic approach to body problems.

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Source - Booking - Pousada de Viseu Charming Spa, Viseu

9. The Yeatman Hotel, Vila Nova de Gaia

Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Yeatman Hotel is a great idea for a very relaxed getaway. The luxurious 5-star hotel The Yeatman offers in its spa a large indoor pool, a hot tub with panoramic views of Porto city.

If you want to rest while staying close to the city centre, The Yeatman is the ideal option for you.

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Source - Booking - The Yeatman Hotel - Vila Nova de Gaia

10. Vila Galé Porto, Porto

Porto's Vila Galé is a 4-star hotel, just 300 metres from Campo 24 de Agosto Metro Station. The spa at this hotel includes an indoor pool, a sauna, a hot tub, Turkish bath, solarium, Vichy shower, massage treatments and a gym with views of the city of Porto. Without a doubt, it is an excellent place for a getaway.

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Source - Booking - Vila Galé Porto - Oporto

The cheapest getaways in Portugal

Do you want to escape the routine and see new places, but your budget is not as big as you would like? Don't worry, there are amazing places in Portugal. Discover the best suggestions for low-cost getaways here.

Gerês, Braga

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is one of the best preserved natural parks in Portugal. A getaway to this unique place may be just what you need to have a pleasant break from the rush of everyday life. In addition to resting, you will also have at your disposal several radical activities that you can do.

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Gerês, Portugal

Póvoa de Varzim, Porto

In Póvoa de Varzim, you have a little bit of everything for a very affordable price. During the day, you can enjoy the beach or take long walks. At night, the fun continues through the streets of Póvoa de Varzim, with nightclubs and even a casino. If you want a getaway with all this at the best price, you'll love this place.

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Source - City Council - Póvoa de Varzim, Porto

Serra da Estrela, Guarda

Serra da Estrela is always an excellent getaway option, and there are very cheap options in its surroundings. In Serra da Estrela it is possible to find hotels for all tastes and prices and it proves itself as an amazing place for a getaway, both as a couple and as a family.

In addition to going up to the Tower, you can visit places such as Lagoa Comprida and Conchos, the Poço do Inferno, the Covão d'ametade and the Glacier Valley of the Zêzere. In the vicinity, you have the picturesque village of Piodão, in which you can take some very beautiful trails, it is a place that you should not miss.

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Serra da Estrela, Portugal

Aljezur, Faro

In Aljezur, time seems to pass slowly, this being the ideal getaway for those who want to break the fast-paced routine of everyday life. For a two or family getaway, this quiet area of the Algarve may be ideal. Here, you will find the beautiful Odeceixe Beach, a peculiar beach, where you can choose to dive in fresh or saltwater.

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Aljezur, Portugal

Óbidos, Leiria

Óbidos is just an hour away from Lisbon and it is one of the most impressive destinations you can choose from in Portugal. This mediaeval city — still all walled — enchants all who visit it, making it the perfect choice to stroll around with your significant other.

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Óbidos, Leiria

Cacela Velha (Vila Real de Santo António), Faro

Cacela Velha is an Algarve village located on a sandy elevation in front of the Ria Formosa and the sea, allowing incredible landscapes to its visitors. Cacela Velha beach, also called Fábrica beach, is a beach surrounded by sea, being basically an island of fine and white sand. In addition to this, it is also one of the cheapest destinations in the Algarve.

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Cacela Velha (Vila Real de Santo António), Faro

Ponte da Barca, Viana do Castelo

Ponte da Barca, in Viana do Castelo, is a fantastic destination for those who want to know a place with history, culture and nature at a very low price. Here, you can get to know the Serra Amarela, enjoy several hiking trails, taste the local gastronomy and relax.

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Ponte da Barca, Viana do Castelo

Odemira, Beja

If you are looking for a place to relax and be in touch with nature, Odemira is an excellent choice. In addition to its beaches of the Alentejo coast, Odemira offers you the possibility to take long walks and be in full harmony with nature at a very low price.

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Odemira, Beja

Góis, Coimbra

Góis is an excellent place for low-cost getaways. Its river is the main link of the entire county and it is one of the integral elements of a unique and very beautiful landscape. You can follow pre-scheduled routes to visit the whole county, these itineraries can be done both on foot and by car.

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Comporta (Alcácer do Sal), Setúbal

Comporta has become a trending destination in recent years. Still, prices remain quite affordable. This beautiful parish is part of the Natural Reserve of the Sado Estuary, making it possible to observe about 200 species of different birds in this area.

In addition to its amazing beach, you can also take the opportunity to visit the Rice Museum, which tells an important part of the history of Comporta. Without spending too much, you'll be able to have an amazing getaway.

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Comporta (Alcácer do Sal), Setúbal

As you can see, a getaway can be the perfect solution to escape the hectic routine of everyday life. You don't have to spend a lot of money or have a lot of vacation days. With your better half or your family, enjoy what Portugal has to offer and take part in the adventure.

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