Sustainable And Eco-Hotels In Portugal

The 8 Most Ethical And Sustainable Hotels In Portugal according to ETIC Hotels

Oca Oriental Porto Hotel

Private parking,Free WiFi,Airport shuttle,Family rooms,Non-smoking rooms,Fitness centre,24-hour front desk,Air conditioning,Bar
  •  Porto, Portugal
  •  ETIC Green Score: 76%
  •  Reviews: 4.7 (378+)
ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.6
/10

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Montargil Monte Novo

Free parking,Free WiFi,Restaurant,Non-smoking rooms,Bar,Fabulous breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel

2 swimming pools,Parking on site,Free WiFi,Spa and wellness centre,Family rooms,Restaurant,Non-smoking rooms,Facilities for disabled guests,Bar,Good breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.2
/10

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Hotel Quinta Do Serrado

ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7.1
/10

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Eurostars Porto Centro

Parking,Free WiFi,Airport shuttle,Non-smoking rooms,Facilities for disabled guests,24-hour front desk,Terrace,Room service,Bar,Very good breakfast
  •  Porto, Portugal
  •  ETIC Green Score: 70%
  •  Reviews: 4.5 (761+)
ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7
/10

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Vila Baleira Suites

Outdoor swimming pool,Free WiFi,Beachfront,Family rooms,Free parking,Non-smoking rooms,Bar
ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7
/10

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Cegonha Country Club

Outdoor swimming pool,Free WiFi,Free parking,Spa and wellness centre,Family rooms,Airport shuttle,Restaurant,Non-smoking rooms,Bar,Breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7
/10

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Montebelo Mosteiro De Alcobaca Historic

Indoor swimming pool,Spa and wellness centre,Free parking,Free WiFi,Family rooms,Restaurant,Airport shuttle,Facilities for disabled guests,Bar,Good breakfast
ETIC carbon rating
19
tCO2e
ETIC Silver rating
7
/10

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COUNTRY PROFILE

Portugal

  • Official Name:Portuguese Republic

  • Capital:Lisbon

  • Population:10,196,709

  • Area:92,090 km²

  • Major Languages:Portuguese

  • Major Religions:Christianity

  • Life expectancy:82.05 years

  • Currency:Euro

10 Things To Do In Portugal

  • 1. Wander through the streets of Lisbon

    Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of Lisbon as you meander through its picturesque streets. This city seamlessly blends old-world charm with vibrant modern life, offering a visual tapestry of pastel-colored buildings, historic trams, and captivating views of the Tagus River. As you explore, treat your taste buds to Lisbon`s culinary delights, from pastries like pastéis de nata to seafood feasts that celebrate Portugal`s coastal bounty.

  • 2. Visit the Tower of Belém and Jerónimos Monastery

    Embark on a journey through Portugal`s maritime heritage by visiting the Tower of Belém and the grand Jerónimos Monastery. The Tower stands as a sentinel on the riverbank, reflecting the nation`s seafaring past, while the monastery`s intricate Manueline architecture pays homage to Portugal`s Age of Exploration. These monuments offer glimpses into the country`s history, craftsmanship, and reverence for the sea.

  • 3. Explore the Douro Valley and its vineyards

    Embark on a sensory adventure in the stunning Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its terraced vineyards that produce exquisite Port wine. Stroll through the rows of grapevines, savor wine tastings that reflect centuries of tradition, and cruise along the Douro River, where picturesque landscapes paint a vivid backdrop to this exceptional wine-growing region.

  • 4. Relax on the beaches of the Algarve

    Indulge in relaxation on the golden beaches of the Algarve, a region known for its breathtaking coastline and rugged cliffs. Bask under the sun`s embrace, take refreshing dips in the azure waters, and partake in thrilling water sports that range from surfing to parasailing. The Algarve`s natural beauty and vibrant beach culture make it a sought-after destination for beachgoers and adventurers alike.

  • 5. Discover the historic city of Porto

    Immerse yourself in the historic allure of Porto, a city that encapsulates Portugal`s rich culture and identity. Traverse charming streets that wind through colorful neighborhoods, uncover hidden treasures, and pay a visit to renowned wine cellars for a taste of the city`s beloved port wine. The iconic Dom Luís I Bridge and the stunning Ribeira district contribute to the city`s romantic and dynamic character.

  • 6. Visit the medieval village of Óbidos

    Step into the past as you enter the medieval village of Óbidos, a walled town with cobbled streets, medieval architecture, and a fairytale-like castle at its heart. Explore the charming shops that line the streets, sample the town`s famous ginjinha (sour cherry liqueur), and immerse yourself in the ambiance of a bygone era preserved within its castle walls.

  • 7. Explore Sintra`s fairy-tale castles

    Embark on a journey to Sintra, a place where fairy tales come to life through the vivid colors and intricate designs of its palaces and castles. Wander through the enchanting Pena Palace, perched atop a hill amidst lush forests, and explore the stunning Quinta da Regaleira, adorned with mystic symbolism. Sintra`s UNESCO-classified wonders offer an escape into a realm of architectural and natural beauty.

  • 8. Discover the Azores Islands

    Venture into the unspoiled landscapes of the Azores Islands, an Atlantic archipelago that boasts breathtaking vistas, volcanic lakes, and rejuvenating hot springs. Explore the vibrant greenery that blankets São Miguel, hike along coastal trails that lead to dramatic viewpoints, and immerse yourself in the tranquility and unique outdoor experiences that define these remote islands.

  • 9. Visit the picturesque village of Monsanto

    Embark on a journey to the picturesque village of Monsanto, where quaint houses harmoniously blend with giant boulders. Wander through narrow streets that wind around natural formations, and witness the extraordinary sight of homes integrated into the rock formations. Monsanto`s unique architecture creates an enchanting atmosphere that reflects a profound connection between human habitation and the surrounding landscape.

  • 10. Experience the Carnation Revolution history in Lisbon

    Immerse yourself in the history of Portugal`s peaceful revolution at the Carnation Revolution Square in Lisbon. This historic site marks the spot where, in 1974, a nonviolent uprising led to the end of the authoritarian regime. Engage with the monument and plaques that commemorate this transformative event, reflecting on the power of unity, resilience, and the pursuit of freedom.

5 Most Visited Cities In Portugal

  • Lisbon

    Porto

    Algarve

    Sintra

    Madeira

When To Go To Portugal

  • Late spring (May to June) and early fall (September to October) are the ideal times to explore Portugal`s historic cities, scenic coastlines, and vibrant culture. Lisbon, the capital, offers a mix of charming neighborhoods, historic tram rides, and Fado music. Porto`s riverside charm and Douro Valley`s vineyards provide contrasting experiences. The Algarve`s beaches and Sintra`s palaces offer diverse outdoor activities. Portugal`s maritime heritage, culinary delights, and warm hospitality create a travel experience that is both inviting and immersive.

Travel Recommendation And Useful Links For Portugal

Find the complete travel guide for Portugal

  • - Check entry requirements based on your nationality and ensure you have the necessary documents.
    - Respect local customs and etiquette, and learn about Portugal`s history and culture.
    - Be cautious of pickpocketing in crowded tourist areas; safeguard your belongings.
    - Explore Portugal`s cities, historic sites, and scenic coastline.
    - Experience Portuguese cuisine, Fado music, and the warmth of the locals.

  • Office Tourism of Portugal

  • CIA World Fact-book

  • Wikipedia Page

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