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10 Romantic Holidays in Portugal for Couples | Algarve, Lourinhã, Lisbon, Boticas, Cascais, Coimbra & Estoril

Portugal is breaking records.

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.

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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.

#1 EPIC SANA – Algarve

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

  • 5 Star Resort in Algarve
  • Guaranteed Sunshine & Pristine Beaches
  • Exclusive Beach Access
  • Personalised Love Tree

Top tips for holiday romance at EPIC SANA

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. 

#2 Da Silva Surf Camp Portugal - Lourinhã

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.

  • Learn to surf with your lover
  • Discover the real Portugal away from crowded tourist beaches
  • Perfect for unique, off-the beaten-track honeymoons
  • Great for groups including weddings and stag parties (including surf sessions for all your guests)

Top tips for holiday romance at Da Silva Surf Camp Portugal

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.

#3 Boticas Hotel ART & SPA - Boticas

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.

  • Charming, contemporary 4-star hotel
  • Panoramic restaurant
  • Rooftop pool and bar with amazing views
  • Dedicated to art

Top tips for holiday romance at Boticas Hotel ART & SPA

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. 

#4 Praia d’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort – Obidos nr. Lisbon

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.

  • 5 Star Luxury Beach Resort
  • Traditional Rural Experience of Portugal
  • Golf, Spa & Wine Tours
  • Romantic Packages

Top tips for holiday romance at Praia d’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort

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.

#5 Monte Santo Resort - Algarve

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.

  • 6 Outdoor Swimming Pools + Kids Pool + Heated Indoor Pool
  • 15 Minute Walk from Algarve Beaches
  • World-Class Golf Courses & Spa Treatments
  • Romantic Dinners by the Pool

Top tips for holiday romance at Monte Santo Resort

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.

#6 Guincho Orbitur Campsite – Cascais

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:

  • Laid-Back Campsite in Sintra-Cascais Natural Park
  • Luxury Heated Lodges
  • Nearby Stunning Beaches and Lisbon
  • Romantic Packages including Breakfast, Wine, Chocolates & Dinner (just like a hotel)

Top tips for holiday romance at Guincho Orbitur Campsite

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).

#7 Hotel São Rafael Atlântico - Algarve

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.

  • 5-Star Hotel Designed for Couples
  • Direct Access to São Rafael beach
  • Cutting Edge Spa offering Innovative Treatments & Therapies
  • Modern Rooms with Balcony & Sea or Garden Views

Top tips for holiday romance at Hotel São Rafael Atlântico

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.

#8 Quinta das Lagrimas  - Coimbra

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

  • Peace & Tranquillity in the Ancient Capital of Portugal
  • Luxurious Spa
  • The World’s Smallest Restaurant
  • Collection of 600+ Vintage Wines

Top tips for holiday romance at Quinta das Lagrimas

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).

#9 Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa – Algarve

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.

  • Amazing Spa Experiences
  • 5 Star Hospitality & Accommodation
  • Stunning Natural Setting in Mountainous Woodlands
  • Breath-taking Sea Views & Sunsets

Top tips for holiday romance at Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

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.

#10 Hotel Estoril Palácio - Estoril

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.

  • 1930’s Grand Hotel offering Modern 5 Star Luxury
  • Day Trips to Lisbon and Sintra
  • Unrivalled Personalised Service – 50% of the staff have worked here for 25 years+
  • Nearby Beaches & Europe’s Largest Casino

Top tips for holiday romance at Hotel Estoril Palácio

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.

And finally, if you're heading to Portugal with family and friends?

We recommend Vale d'Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa in the Algarve. This hidden paradise is just a few minutes drive from some of the finest beaches and golf courses in Europe! It is an all year round destination, ideal for romantic getaways, family holidays, golf breaks and group travel.