Portugal Vacation Rentals
Personalize your vacation on the Iberian Peninsula by staying at a villa rental or holiday rental in Portugal. With plenty of sun and its position on the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal has been known for centuries as a vacation destination with warm hospitality. Although Portuguese language and aspects of Portuguese culture can be found around the world, visiting Portugal itself is an opportunity to experience one of Europe’s oldest countries. Lisbon (Lisboa), the capital of Portugal since 1255, is a delightful city on the banks of the Tagus River. Renting a villa in Lisbon will put you in the midst of the city’s medieval architecture, giving easy access to monuments to the Age of Discovery, as well as shopping, nightlife and water sports. In the town of Sintra, tour the Palacio de Pena, a royal residence among many ancient mansions. Cabo de Roca, the westernmost point in Europe, is known for its sandy beaches and lagoons. Religious visitors may want to stop at Fatima, one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage sites. With sandy beaches, ideal temperatures and plenty of golf, the Algarve region is a top holiday destination in Portugal. Many of the towns in Algarve feature ancient churches, Roman ruins and great seafood. In the region of Alentejo, the Roman, Arab and medieval castles are a particular attraction. The central region of Beiras is comprised of beaches and fishing villages on the coast, and mountains inland. This region also has many interesting castles and museums; glasswork is a popular craft here. The northern portion of Portugal is ideal for hiking or relaxing in one of the area’s many spas. After dinner enjoy a sip of port wine in the city of Porto. Use the links on this page to find a villa, mansion or house to rent in Portugal to make your vacation as unique as this country.