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Portugal Family Holidays, Honeymoons, Weddings & GolfThe untamed, west coast of Portugal is literally, a surfer's paradise. Portugal is one of the most charming destinations in Europe. From the cosmopolitan cities of Lisbon and Porto to welcoming beaches of the Algarve the best known Portuguese region to most European tourists. The Algarve offers a variety of holiday resorts, beautiful beaches with over 69 blue flag beaches and year round sunshine. Since Portugal is so compact, it's easy to explore the more remote beauty spots by car. Goeasy Travel have arranged the best value Car Rentals in Portugal, pick any location, Portugal is a land of infinite options and astonishing beauty.
Lying immediately west of Spain, Portugal is one of Europe's smallest countries measuring a mere 560 km in length and 220 km wide. Home to 10.5-million people the country is blessed with beautiful weather. The natural advantages of a sunny country with such diverse geographic features have turned Portugal into a chosen destination for many holidaymakers. The stunning golden beaches of the Algarve, Portugal's southernmost province, with its white-sand beaches and distinctive architecture. check out the wonderful silver coast and the choices of river cruises on the River Douro offering a wonderful chance to experience the towns that make the famous ports and wines of that area. Discover the area of Alentejo with new direct flights from London Heathrow into Beja Airport allowing you to explore this unspoilt area of Portugal and gives you the ability to take trips in to the neighbouring spanish Towns. Other towns to consider in Alentejo are Redonodo (renowned for it's pottery), Vila Vicosa, Estremoz, Monsaraz and the carpet making town of Arraiolos.
Restaurants & Food
Accomodation throughout Portugal and the Algarve
Classification of Hotels is according to the international 1- to 5-star system and their prices are officially approved. Apartment hotels are classified from 2- to 4-star, Motels from 2- to 3-star and Boarding Houses from 1- to 4-star.
The government-run pousadas offer very good value and are often situated in places of scenic beauty in converted castles, palaces or old inns offering modern tourism facilities, and quaint and personalized means of accommodation.
Weather in Portugal
Family Holidays in PortugalPortugal is the perfect choice for a family holiday due to the rang of accommodation available as well as the lovely Blue flag beaches and the variety of activities on offer. From horse riding, tennis, golf, wind surfing, sailing and many more. There are many tour operators that specialise in Family holidays such as ClubMed and Mark Warner which goeasy travel offer excellent deals throughout the year.
Honeymoons in PortugalWhether it's a short romatic break of a week or two of luxury, Portugal offers an excellent choice for any honeymoon. why not combine the two with a city break in Lisbon and then a week at the coast in Algarve in one of the many 5 star boutique luxury hotels or if on a budget a one of the many self catering options available in the Algarve.
take a look at some of our Honeymoon Deals
Weddings in PortugalGetting married in Portugal is not as easy as some other countries in europe. There is the small detail of a minimum residency requirement of 30 days. On top of this the bride and groom will need 4 witnesses, a certificate of no impediment and certified translations of all required documents above issued within the last 6 months with apostille stamps.
As always with a marriage in europe the bride and groom will require the following documents
"Full birth certificates showing both parents' names
"If divorced, you will need to provide your original final divorce papers
"If widowed, you will need to provide the death certificate of your former spouse
"If either the bride or groom have changed their name then legal proof of the name change will be required.
Lastly the Bride and groom cannot be related by blood, marriage or adoption
If you would like more information or a quotation on a wedding in Portugal please complete our Wedding Planner
Golf in PortugalIf golf is your game then Portugal is the place to go. There are so many excellent championship course to choose from the hardest part is deciding where to go and which golf courses to play. If you decide on the Algarve you can't go wrong by staying in one of the many hotels in Villamoura and using the free golf shuttle bus to get from your accommodation to the golf course.
For more information on Portugal Golf Courses
Portugal Banks and Currency
Banks:From 8:30 am to 3 pm from Monday to Friday; closed on official holidays.
Visa Requirements for Portugal
Calling Home from Portugal
The domestic operator number is 118;
For international assistance - and collect calls - 098.
Incase of an Emergency - Portugal is a remarkably crime-free country, though there's the usual petty theft in Lisbon and the larger tourist resorts. Rented cars are always prey to thieves - leave them looking as empty as possible.
Dial 112 for all emergencies.
Events in Portugal
Driving & car hire in PortugalIn Portugal all road traffic drives on the right. You will neel legal ID; valid national or international driving license, both with photographs, car registration documents or equivalent, proof of ownership of the vehicle or equivalent and insurance certificate. In the case of a hire car, the driver should also bear the hire contract. In addition to any speed limits indicated by the signs, drivers of cars and motorcycles are subject to the following speed limits: 50 km/hour (31 mph) on towns and villages, and 90 km/hour (55 mph) and/or 120 km/hour (75 mph) on main roads or motorways.
On the spot fines are applied for speeding and other traffic fines. Seat belts are compulsory in front and rear of vehicles at all times. The alcohol limit in Portugal is 0.05%. A alcohol reading of more than 0.12% will result in imprisonment.
Goeasy Travel have arranged the best value Car Rentals in Portugal for you. If you are thinking of renting a holiday car hire in Portugal then check out our online car hire deals on our Holiday Car Hire deals page. Or call 0844 811 2550 for a personal quotation.
Essential Information about Portugal
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