Portugal has already won! Visit the top destination in the world
We invite you to visit Portugal, using the Football World Cup as inspiration. Influenced by the techniques and tactics of football players and managers, we invite you to discover our country, where you will find the perfect backdrops for a wide range of activities, which can either pump your adrenaline to the max, requiring a level of physical preparation fit for a champion, or be more relaxing and appealing to those who don't miss a match... from the comfort of their seat or sofa.
In our country bathed by the Atlantic, we suggest you start on the coast, which can turn out be a fantastic surprise. If the beauty on the surface is breathtaking, in the depths you’ll find rich biodiversity that is worth discovering. Dive into new adventures in a sea of crystal-clear waters and be surprised by the variety of fish, the beauty of the sea bed and spoils of ships that crossed the ocean over centuries.
And if you want to test your adrenaline to the limit, why not try surfing? The Portuguese coast is one big surf beach with excellent spots renowned worldwide, such as Ericeira and Peniche. But there are also places like Praia do Norte in Nazaré, where only those willing to take all the risks dare to go.
If you prefer to relax while enjoying the scenery, though, as if you were on the bench waiting to go on the pitch, settle onto a terrace and enjoy the good weather and the sun, which is always present. While you take in the views, taste the fine side of life and the best cuisine and wines that Portugal has to offer.
Take the opportunity to check the calendar of events and pick those you don't want to miss. Exhibitions, concerts, parties and festivals take place all around the country. Make a note in the diary - and enjoy!
Don't hesitate to bring your family along with you. From the youngest to the oldest, everyone is sure to love it. Portugal is a country to be enjoyed without great concerns; it was regarded as the 3rd most peaceful country in the world, in 2017.
If you're travelling with a group of friends and like a challenge, why not try some more radical activities? In the midst of nature you'll find stunning scenery and, just like in a match, if you're with your team you have a better chance of success.
But if you are more of an urbanite and like to wander the streets of towns and cities, notice the walls and sides of buildings that are sometimes the canvas for various forms of urban art. In some cities across the country you'll find murals that are part of the "Conquer the Dream" movement, which is meant to inspire and involve the Portuguese people in support of the national football team going to the World Cup in 2018.
But whichever team you support, visit Portugal - you're sure of a warm welcome. The Portuguese are known for being hospitable, wherever you are visiting from.