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Wild Atlantic coastlines…Balmy beaches…World-class wine regions…Enchanting historical cities...And traditional rural retreats. Portugal offers an abundance of mind-blowing natural and cultural treasures which are enticing more and more of us to book a romantic holiday in sun- kissed Portugal year after year.
Here are 10 of our favourite romantic holidays in Portugal - along with a few romantic tips on how to make the most of your time away together.
Five star luxury with exclusive access to Falésia Beach.
Gorgeous beaches in the heart of the Algarve, eight acres of pine forest and five-star luxury: welcome to the Algarve
Romance by Day – Fill your days with private boat and yacht trips, a special dinner on a sailboat enjoying the fantastic view to Ria Formosa lagoons, caves tour, interaction with the Dolphins, air balloon trips, horse riding, and a private photo session with the cliffs and sea as a backdrop.
Romance by Night - Sunset cocktails followed by a candlelight dinner at Al Quimia fine dining Restaurant, or a private dinner in the gardens with ocean view and wine tastings.
The spirit of Portugal and the soul of the ocean
Experience authentic Portuguese hospitality and learn to dance on water for a romantic getaway unlike any other.
Romance by Day - Feel the rush of endorphins and share endless days of laughter as you learn to surf and discover the beauty of Portugal off the beaten track.
Romance by Night - Go horse-riding together along a deserted beach at sunset before tucking into delicious local Portuguese cuisine at one of Da Silva Surf Camp's legendary BBQ's.
The ultimate art-lovers romantic escape in Portugal
Situated next to the Nadir Afonso Arts Center, right in the center of Boticas, Alto Tâmega and Barroso, Boticas Hotel ART & SPA pays homage to the Painter, Artquiteto and Philosopher, Nadir Afonso.
Romance by Day – Visit Nadir Afonso Arts Center and learn about the great master of contemporary Portuguese painting of the twentieth century.
Romance by Night – Taste the wine of the dead: a story that takes us to 1808, when the French invaded the region, the people, afraid of being plundered, hid what they achieved, and among other things buried wine. Later, when they dug up the wine, they thought it was spoiled, but the wine was better than before.
Cool city break meets white-sands and world-class surf
Lisbon is a really cool city. And unique as Europe’s only capital located so close to miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Just 45 minutes from Lisbon’s city centre, Praia d’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort is the perfect choice want both the culture of a city break alongside 2.5km for soft white sand.
Romance by Day – There’s so much choose from here: explore the cultural city sights of Lisbon, experience the Portuguese traditions of its historic countryside and vineyards, soak up the sun on the beach, play a round of golf on a world-class course, relax by the pool or in the spa.
Romance by Night – Share a romantic dinner for two in the international restaurant with wine tasting.
Soul-soothing sanctuary in the hilltops of the Algarve
Set on a country lane in the hilltops overlooking the fishing village of Carvoeiro, a romantic holiday at Monte Santo Resort is a modern, luxurious escape in the Algarve sunshine.
Romance by Day – Spend mornings soaking up the sun by the pools or on the beach, then work off your lunch exploring hidden coves along the Algarve coastline, or weaving through the enchanting back streets of the local fishing village.
Romance by Night – Sit poolside under the stars for an unforgettable romantic dining experience. Think candles, sparkling wine, a private waiter and a gourmet 3 course meal.
Cosy heated lodges in the enchanting woodlands of Cascais
Experience the magic and romance of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. And with beaches close by, Guincho Orbitur Campsite provides a laid back vibe and a highly sought-after uncrowded experience of one of Portugal’s most beautiful destinations:
Romance by Day – Explore the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, take a day trip to Lisbon, chill by the pool or top up your tan on the beach
Romance by Night – Pick up some freshly caught local seafood and head back to your lodge for a private feast for two on your balcony (or you can always enjoy a romantic meal at the onsite restaurant if cooking’s not your thang).
Mediterranean beach chic for couples
Just minutes from the centre of Albufeira and with a sensation setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Hotel São Rafael Atlântico was made for romantic holidays.
Romance by Day – Get active during the day with a dolphin experience, boat cruise, horse riding, or a quad tour. Followed by a more relaxed afternoon indulging in a couples massage at the beautiful Atlântico Spa.
Romance by Night – For dinner, surprise your lover with private romantic dinner for two, set up in an intimate corner of the hotel.
Live one of Portugal’s greatest love stories
As the setting to one of Portugal’s most well-known love stories - Prince Pedro and the noble woman Inês de Castro (Portugal’s real life Romeo and Juliet) - the 18th century Quinta das Lagrimas is considered to be one of the most romantic hotels in the whole of Portugal
Romance by Day - Just outside the hotel gates you’ll find over 1000 years of history in the ancient capital of Portugal – Coimbra. Then head back to the hotel spa for an exclusive ‘couples-only’ side by side Pedro and Inês massage.
Romance by Night - Book a once-in-a-lifetime romantic dinner at the world’s smallest restaurant (Hint: you’ll be the only guests).
A Cool Countryside Retreat in the Algarve
Stay at the only resort in the Serra Monchique. Your romantic holiday at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa promises peace, tranquillity and pampering.
Romance by Day - Just relax! A Turkish bath…a sauna…a foot spa…an ice fountain…a hydrodynamic heated pool…rain showers…couple's therapies…the Zen Garden…the Spa Lounge…the Deep Relaxation Room. It’s all here for your pleasure.
Romance by Night – Share a romantic candlelit dinner for two, under the twinkling Algarve night sky.
Timeless Grand Hotel near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra
25km west of Lisbon and 14km from the UNESCO-listed world heritage site of Sintra, Estoril is a Portuguese destination with the royal stamp of approval. And Hotel Estoril Palácio is the place to stay.
Romance by Day - Sintra used to be the home of royalty and is the perfect place for romantic moments. Go on a day trip to experience its unique atmosphere and aesthetic beauty.
Romance by Night – Put on your lucky pants head off for a night of thrills at Europe’s largest casino.