Where to stay near Portugal?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 33,249 holiday rentals near Portugal. From 16,889 Condos/Apartments to 16,755 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portugal is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Portugal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Portugal. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Lisbon: 5,275 holiday rentals
  • Porto: 2,481 holiday rentals
  • Lagos: 3,449 holiday rentals
  • Albufeira: 7,119 holiday rentals
  • Municipality of Nazaré: 234 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Portugal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Portugal?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Portugal with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Lisbon: 5,275 holiday homes
  • Porto: 2,481 holiday homes
  • Lagos: 3,449 holiday homes
  • Albufeira: 7,119 holiday homes
  • Luz: 3,026 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Portugal?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Portugal are:

  • Braganca Airport (BGC): 34 holiday houses
  • Chaves (CHV): 26 holiday houses
  • Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL): 434 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Portugal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Portugal. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,506 holiday rentals
  • Estoril Conference Centre: 6,406 holiday rentals
  • Algarve Shopping Mall: 9,315 holiday rentals
  • Fonte da Telha Beach: 6,369 holiday rentals
  • VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO GUAD (Station): 1,085 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Portugal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Finding the Best Holiday Homes in Portugal

Portugal is a melting pot of culture and tradition. You would get to experience a blend of Portuguese, Brazilian and African cultures. A holiday to Portugal has a little of everything. From stunning locales to folk festivals and even sunny beaches, you’d truly enjoy every moment spent here. What’s more, you can choose from a range of holiday villas, houses or apartments in Portugal to enjoy the countless experiences and beautiful views of this incredible country!

Places to holiday in Portugal

There will be many breathtaking locales to admire in Portugal; the Algarve region is just one of them. It includes the regions of Sagres, Lagos, Silves, Faro, and Tavira. The beaches of Praia da Gale and Praia do Peneco are perfect to enjoy the warm summer months. You could also enjoy golf in Parque da Floresta in Budens and the Oceanfront Course at Vale de Lobo. To view some of the finest monuments and charming villas, head to Faro. Faro is also the capital of the region and is famous for Nossa Senhora da Assunção Convent and Francisco Church in the old town. The added advantage of choosing a holiday villa in Faro is the airport which receives flights from different countries. Visit the scenic Ria Famosa beach to enjoy the splendid views of the flamingos.

A visit to the capital city of Lisbon is truly memorable. It is situated on the low hills with a delightful river flowing nearby. Forget your diet when you’re on a holiday in Lisbon. To satiate your sweet tooth you could indulge in the popular Pastéis de Belém. Lisbon is perfect to take quiet walks in its mosaic pavements and avenues lined with trees. Its churches are truly beautiful. You could also try Museum hopping in museums such as Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Ancient Art, the Archeological Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Visit Porto to discover wonderful views of old boats and unique architecture. Hit the beach in Espinho or try sampling seafood in Matosinho. Soak up the charm of the idyllic fishing towns, taste port wine at Vila Nova de Gaia and enjoy a cruise along Douro.

Getting a Cultural High in Portugal

There is always some festivity to be enjoyed in Portugal. You would get ample opportunity to join in the revelry of rhythmic music and enjoy sumptuous food. The markets are an absolute must to visit. If you’re visiting during the Carnaval, you would get to see many delightful sights of colourful floats and parades that follow. The parties are one of a kind and celebrations, truly enjoyable! Easter festivities follow six weeks after the Carnaval. The countless music festivals such as Festival do Sudoeste in Zambujeira do Mar, Festival de Paredes de Coura in Paredes de Coura, and Rock in Rio Lisboa in Lisbon, are an absolute treat for any music buff. Most of the popular music festivals can be enjoyed in the summer months.

Making the Most of the Climate in Portugal

To make the most of the warm climate it is best to visit between June and September. If you visit between January and March, you would get to enjoy the skiing season.

Getting to Portugal

There are many ways of reaching your holiday home in Portugal. Should you choose to fly, you can choose from air operators such as TAP Air Portugal and Portugalia Airlines offering flights both within Europe as well as other countries. Depending on the location of your holiday accommodation, you could choose to land in Lisbon, Porto or Faro. To avail of some good deals on cheap flights you can check-out easyJet and Ryanair. Eurostar is the fastest way to travel by rail. If you prefer the bus, you could travel by Eurolines to many cities in Europe.

Explore destinations around Portugal

Faro District
12,950 holiday rentals
Madeira Region
2,631 holiday rentals
Porto District
2,834 holiday rentals
Leiria District
1,700 holiday rentals
Lisbon District
6,547 holiday rentals
966 holiday rentals
Viana do Castelo District
874 holiday rentals
Castelo Branco District
127 holiday rentals
Beja District
246 holiday rentals
Évora District
226 holiday rentals
Bragança District
91 holiday rentals
Santarém District
258 holiday rentals
Portalegre District
124 holiday rentals
Guarda District
145 holiday rentals
Setúbal District
1,214 holiday rentals
Viseu District
202 holiday rentals
Vila Real District
146 holiday rentals
Coimbra District
435 holiday rentals
Aveiro District
418 holiday rentals
Braga District
939 holiday rentals