Combine hot summers and mild winters with an exceptional range of landscapes, miles and stretches of fabulous beaches, numerous leisure activities and unique cultural heritage, and you get Portugal: your perfect holiday destination any time of the year.
With its colorful medieval villages, cities that bream with ancient and contemporary attractions, its charming seaside towns, its ancient castles and palaces and a rich architectural and archaeological heritage, Portugal is a real treat for all. What makes it even more alluring is its scrumptious cuisine, its fine wine collections and its hospitable people who will definitely help you get the best out of your trip whatever you end up doing.
3 Main Attractions: Douro River, Pena Palace, Monument to the Discoveries
Culture Norms: Portuguese do not use a lot of body gestures. Do not be overly demonstrative with hand gestures or body language. Beckon someone with the palm of your hand down and fingers or whole hand waving (as patting someone on the head). Never point with your finger.
Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 1.1 $, coffee – 1.4 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 38 $
Emergency Numbers: Police, Ambulance & Fire Brigade 112
Vaccinations: Hepatitis A vaccination recommended to travelers spending time in rural areas. Hepatitis B vaccination recommended for all travelers. Influenza vaccination recommended for all travellers from November through April. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken.
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