Honeymoon Guide to Portugal

Plan the perfect honeymoon in Portugal. Find the best beaches, resorts, attractions and things to do at these exciting honeymoon destinations in Portugal.

Also, check out the monthly weather conditions – so you can arrive when the weather is dry and sunny.

The Algarve

Portugal's rugged and cliff-edged Algarve region features some of the most picturesque coastal scenery in Europe.

The Algarve stretches for 155km (96mi) along the southern coast of Portugal, from the border with Spain at Vila Real de Santo Antonio to the westernmost point at Cape St. Vincent. Inland, it continues a further 50km (31mi) to the north.

The region is also blessed with natural treasures, including rolling countryside, historic castle towns, scenic whitewashed villages and the bird-filled lagoons and islands of the protected Parque Natural da Ria Formosa. Hiking trails crisscross the entire region.

Amid this scenic beauty lie more than 25 diverse resort towns that range from quiet, picture-perfect hideaways to bustling resort towns providing non-stop holiday entertainment from splashy water parks to vibrant nightlife nightclubs.

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Albufeira, Algarve

Albufeira – the busiest and arguably most enjoyable resort on the Algarve – is the perfect spot for a honeymoon in Portugal.

With its mild climate, scenic setting, Moorish-style old town, great choice of easy-to-reach beaches, fine-dining seafood restaurants, numerous bars, nearby theme parks and wide range of accommodation options, Albufeira is a perfect honeymoon destination at any time of the year.

Unwind on the town’s main beach or follow a coastal path over rocky ochre-red bluffs and through naturally sculpted rock tunnels to a string of beaches that stretch from nearby Praia da Oura to Santa Eulalia.

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Portimao, Algarve

Although Portimao is best known for the gorgeous beaches of nearby Praia da Rocha and Praia dos Tres Irmaos, the town also offers several attractions for couples making in a great destination for a honeymoon in Portugal.

Wander colourful gardens and stroll the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Quarter. Browse friendly shops selling lace, ceramics and pottery. Hire a boat for a sea trip to explore coastal grottos or head up the Rio Arade to the beautiful town of Silves.

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Enjoy a honeymoon or romantic getaway on Portugal’s chic and elegant Costa do Sol, a popular upmarket resort frequented by the rich and famous.

Once a playground for World War II spies and deposed 20th century European royalty, Estoril offers golden beaches, luxurious hotels, fine dining restaurants, challenging golf courses, a grand casino and countless bars and nightclubs – all just a 20-minute train ride from the centre of Lisbon.

Sunbathe on the golden sands of Praia do Tamariz or head north to windy Praia do Guincho, a popular spot for surfing and windsurfing.

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Madeira is a rugged island famous for its breathtaking vistas of ragged mountain landscapes, lush valleys and crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming, surfing, scuba diving and game fishing – perfect for active newlyweds planning to honeymoon in Portugal.

With year-round sunshine, numerous hiking trails, championship golf courses, fine local cuisine and luxury accommodation, Madeira offers all the ingredients you need for a relaxing or active honeymoon at any time of the year.

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Latest update: Top Honeymoon Destinations in Portugal: 24 February, 2024