Most popular Villas in Portugal
Highlights in Portugal
- Amazing nature sites
- Succulent and tempting cuisine
- Lovely cities and towns
- Wine routes
- Golf destination
Most popular amenities for Villas in Portugal
Villas in Portugal
If you are looking for luxury villas in Portugal to enjoy those relaxing holidays with which you have been dreaming so much, Holidu makes it very easy. Find the widest range of villas located mainly on the coast, very close to the beach or at the waterfront in the area of Lisbon, the Algarve, Sintra, Cascais, Viana do Castelo, Porto, and in the idyllic islands of the Azores and Madeira. Do you know where you are going to rent your villa in Portugal?Spacious and comfortable villas
You can find from traditional villas that preserve the essence of the country to modern and stylish ones with avant-garde design. State of the art kitchens with open plan floors and incredible glazing systems that will let you gaze at the blue ocean while you enjoy breakfast at the countertop. All of them are equipped with all the amenities you need during your stay. Add a few filters to search if you want a private swimming pool, a manicured garden, lovely outdoor areas and patios and your own parking space. In addition, many have barbecue, which will allow you to organize fun meals when the good weather arrives and al fresco dinings during those warm summer nights. Large villas can accommodate up to 8 or 10 people so they are ideal for families and groups. Your furry little friends are welcome too!
Travellers and activities
From north to south and from the Azores to the island of Madeira, Portugal offers an incredible natural landscape of incomparable beauty with more than 500 miles of beaches of fine white sand, which makes it an ideal destination sun worshippers and beach tourism. But Portugal is more than just sand, sun and sea. A swirling dramatic natural area with parks, mountains, rivers and shores. Explore the Rio Douro Valley, the Azores, Madeira, Mondego River, The Sado Estuary Nature Reserve or the Nature Park of Serra da Estrela. Combine a holiday close to the sea with amazing daily outings in nature.Portugal for food lovers
Portuguese cuisine, influenced by the Mediterranean one it’s known for its delicious seafood, spices and olive oil. From tasty sardinhas assadas (grilled sardines) to salted cod, the dishes in Portugal will raise your taste buds in Lisbon and beyonds. Indulge in octopus slathered in olive oil or try the cataplanas de marisco, an authentic seafood feast! Esat some tamboril rice, a feijoada with beans, porco preto or the traditional stew, cozido à portuguese. But a good menu is complete when you add the icing on the cake - portuguese puddings! Eat some torta de Viana in Viana do Castelo or the sweet queijadas and the pastéis de Belém in Sintra. Try some delicious egg custards in Lisbon. The Coimbra district is well known for their manjar divino and we can assure its promising name, heavenly delicatessen, does not disappoint. At the beaches, you can enjoy a fresh beer with a few Berlim balls filled with custard. The Portuguese islands also offer local mouth watering sweets. In the Azores, you can indulge in some light cavacas or a few irresistible folares de Páscoa, very typical during Easter. Have we convinced you yet?
Did you know that Portugal has the longest bridge in Europe? This is the Vasco da Gama Bridge, which measures 7 miles and crosses the Tajo river in northern Lisbon.
Top 7 travel tips in Portugal
If you are a surfing enthusiast, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Ericeira, the first World Surf Reserve in Europe and the second in the world. But Nazaré also stands out, where its gigantic waves are only suitable for the most daring. Explore the raw and beautiful coast of the Algarve and the terrific surfing spot in Sagres. Along the Vicentina Coast, Arrifana and Praia do Amado are very popular within the surfing community. The first one with gentle waves and the second, with strong currents and steep waves to challenge the dare devils and advanced surfers. The gigantic waves of Praia do Norte or the powerful ones of Peniche known by surfers as “The European Pipeline” will challenge you to the next level! Just a beginner? Start getting on your feet riding the waves in Costa da Caparica. Get on your board and ride the best waves in the capital of surf!2. Play some golf in the Algarve
Portugal is a country that enjoys an enviable climate, which allows you to enjoy its luxurious professional golf courses almost all year round. Incredible fairways, challenging greens and beautiful designed country clubs surrounded by incredible landscapes scattered throughout the country, although it is mainly in the Algarve. Have a great day swinging your clubs with the stunning backdrop and the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s tee time!3. Follow the wine tour routes
Portuguese are great wine lovers as well as producers. Portugal is a country with a great wine tradition, producing high quality and exclusive wines that make them a true reference worldwide. A great way to discover the Portugeuse wines is in Northern Portugal where you can enjoy the popular vinho verde in Guimarães, Braga and Amarante. Follow the wine route from Cávado to Lima that will take you on a memorable trip along Barcelos, Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima and Arcos de Valdevez. There is also a route near the border with Galicia where you will enjoy a fresh alvarinho in Vilanova de Cerveira or in Caminha. Raise a glass and make a toast!4. Discover the traditional Portuguese crafts and the superb jewellery
Make your trip to Portugal really special by buying priceless and unique pieces of jewellery. If you are a great jewellery enthusiast, you should know that Portugal has a long tradition in this fine art appreciated worldwide. Fusing modernity with the best of Portuguese tradition you will find intricate designs and gold filigree bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Back in the day, gold was very appreciated but now silver is preferred by many customers. Furthermore, you will also find embroidery, lace, tapestries, ceramics, wrought iron and other crafts you can take home as a souvenir. Admire or buy the most appreciated item of all, the Viana hearts. These popular and gorgeous curved hearts are to Portugal what the Fabergé eggs to Russia. You will easily spot them popping up in different fabrics and tablecloths too!5. Go to Madeira
This archipelago comprises 4 islands of stunning beauty that have allured many travellers over the years. Madeira captivates you with a fabulous year round climate, wonderful fauna and flora, beautiful beaches and stunning sites. Wander the parks and gardens full of exotic flora and colourful flowers. Do you like photography? Find truly outstanding spots to capture picture-perfect views of the ocean, the towering cliffs, impressive outcrops and peaks and the picturesque, rustic villages of Funchal, Camara de Lobos, Machico or Porto Moniz. Mingle with the locals in the celebration of the carnival, the parades, the lovely Flower Festival, New Year’s festivities or the Christmas lights effects.There is always a reason to celebrate!6. Lisbon, the capital
Lisbon is a multicultural hub where different tastes and senses blend in perfect harmony by all the cultures that have been around over the centuries. The historic past of each borough still boasts a village feel. Wander the Pombaline streets of Baixa, stroll along the river, visit the area of Belém and the Parque das Nações. Enjoy the beaches, the natural parks or cultural routes tailored to your interests. Listen to the World Heritage Fados, an expression of art and music that you can hear at any fado house and bars. Make sure you get on the tram! It is a fun way of exploring the city.7. Visit charming Porto
Opening up like a pop-up book from the banks of the Rio Douro, Porto will draw you in with the nuances of an aged tawny Port wine, a historic centre with the hilly streets of Miragaia, Ribeira and Massarelos, sumptuous food, coastal walks and impressive street art and cutting-edge architecture. The culinary scene keeps growing with lauded chefs shaking the pans and wowing all diners with elaborate menus at the Euskalduna Studio by Vasco Coelho or creative dishes by Vítor Matos at Michelin-starred Antiqvvm. Indulge in Petiscarias (Portuguese-style tapas bars) and endless Port cellars. Enjoy Porto!