Music, sun and sea, partying every night and 850km of beaches: this is the best combination, at summer festivals in Portugal.
You have great concerts, excellent beaches, nice people and nights that last until daybreak. From shows with major talents to great events in the international calendar, Portugal loves its festivals.
In addition to good music, festivals are an opportunity to know the places in an atmosphere of complete relaxation and fun.
Lisbon and Porto have been acknowledged every year as the ideal destinations for city breaks and their nightlife, the natural continuation of this festive atmosphere, is very vibrant. The highlights are NOS Alive and Super Bock, Super Rock in Lisbon, and NOS Primavera Sound and MEO Marés Vivas in Porto.
In the Porto and North region, the Vodafone Paredes de Coura festival at the Taboão river beach is a good example of idyllic setting amid nature. Cycling, trekking, canoeing and river bathing are just some suggestions to complement a few well-spent days to perfection.
As for the famous festivals MEO Sudoeste in Zambujeira do Mar and Músicas do Mundo in Sines, both on the Alentejo coast, are close to the sea, with all the advantages it brings. It’s an excellent time for some surfing lessons… in the best spots on the Portuguese coast.
At the Algarve, in Loulé, the Med Festival, transforms the historic city center into a stage filled with a diversity of artistic events inspired by the culture of the Mediterranean countries.
But the best is to have a look in the programmes to see who’s going to be there. Then, just recharge your batteries and follow the beat!