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1. Posted by frapl (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

Hi, I’m going to Portugal in September. Can you suggest me nice places to see and good hostels where to sleep?
Thank you so much in advance,
Francesca

2. Posted by EdwardNL (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

hi there..when i was in portugal i didnt like lisbon that much, crowded, trafic..then i went to sintra! awesome, u must go there!
then i went to sessimbra and setubal, pretty cool, cause it has beaches and its not crowded like lisbon etc...in sessimbra i've stayed in quinta do rio residence...in setubal i was in a house that i've found online, it was inexpensive and quite comfortable.
if u want i can send you the link.
keep cool
Ed

3. Posted by frapl (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

It would be a great help if you could send me the link!
Thank you so much for all the informations!
Francesca

4. Posted by NOCUORE (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

Hi,
I visited Portugal last year. Lisbon is just as busy as any other city but it´s roads and buildings are so nice..I stayed in Costa Caparica (http://www.hotelcostacaparica.pt)and I could travel up and down the coast and enjoy the beautiful beaches like Guincho. Good luck!

5. Posted by EdwardNL (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Hi again Francesca
Ok, here its the link of the place that i stayed when i went to portugal,

http://www.chooseportugal.com/property/5947

cool..cause i was looking for a beach holiday and to have some fun at night, and there were a few bars minutes walking from there.

I wish ya good luck,
Ed

6. Posted by cgdm (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

i'm planning to go to portugal in august. i guess for 2-2.5 days. how is the weather? and where should i go?

7. Posted by Rish_n_Ben (Full Member 32 posts) 10y

Portugal is wonderful! We spent almost a month there, travelling from Tavira along the south coast to Lagos, then up the West coast to Lisbon, Setubal, Cascais and Sintra, then inland to Evora and Elvas. I think anywhere you go there is beautiful. The people are friendly, the pace of life is laid back and it is so easy to travel. Have a wonderful time! I am jealous! Wish I could go back :-)

8. Posted by bdveit (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

A nice area is around Burgau in the western algave, good base to explore other areas.

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9. Posted by pulquerio (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

in portugal there is only one net of hostels and they are in general very nice. here goes the link http://www.pousadasjuventude.pt/

Lisbon is a great city even busy is just have to know how to run away from the busy parts. the historical quarters are very calm and some are even close to cars. if you have good legs you can cross the city by foot( lisbon is not plain).

The southwest coast of portugal is very nice, full of nice beaches and some are not so crowded and very nicely preserved. algarve is too turistical and too much crowded, but is full of life all summer the most famous portuguese beach region.

the douro valley is very beautifull, is nice for a train trip were you see the wineyards and in september is when the grape catching starts. is from here the famous porto wine.

porto is a dark city if you like this stile is a nice city to visit has well has the wine storages.

Coimbra is the student city and has the oldest university in portugal and one of the oldest in europe.

Tomar is very nice small city known for their connections to the templars orders.

evora, Guimaraes, Porto, douro valley, foz coa, sintra, are in the unesco world heritage list http://whc.unesco.org/en/statesparties/pt

if you like diferent routes you have the route of historical villages in portugal that are a group of very old villages in the center of portugal that inclues(piodao, almeida, sortelha, monsanto and others). this villages are in star mountain the higest point in continental portugal.

you have the national park of geres just near galicia where you still can found wild horses.

if you want more places just ask me for more.

david from Lisbon