Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Cyclades w/kids & my ruins-fanatic DH (itin and accommodation advice)
  2. 2 Zurich to Milan trip
  3. 3 First, jet lagged day, in Barcelona
  4. 4 Greece - when is the best time to go for warm but not too crowded?
  5. 5 Finalized my Summer 2018 Italy Honeymoon Itinerary!
  6. 6 Stonehenge Inner Circle next May
  7. 7 Southern Iceland itinerary add-ons!
  8. 8 Italy Car Scam
  9. 9 Quizz !
  10. 10 Pay attention to your watches !
  11. 11 Scandinavia - By land or by sea?
  12. 12 How can I stay in Italy for more than 90 days?
  13. 13 car insurance italy
  14. 14 Christmas Day in Granada
  15. 15 a group of old friends traveling to croatia
  16. 16 Barcelona to Grindenwald area
  17. 17 Pompei, Naples and...Sorrento?
  18. 18 Itinerary advice Greece Nov 18-26
  19. 19 13 Nights Greece, first time, April 2018. HELP
  20. 20 Venice/Mestre
  21. 21 Charming movie to watch if you've visited Erice in Sicily
  22. 22 Requesting feedback on proposed itinerary—London, Cornwall, and Wales, June 2018
  23. 23 Trip Report Mantova, Ravenna, Brisighella, Bologna
  24. 24 9 Days in Spain
  25. 25 Apple Pay on London Transit
View next 25 » Back to the top

Relaxing Vacation in Portugal

Jump to last reply

Boyfriend and I are looking to disconnect, ideally in a quiet-ish town or village in Portugal this October. Ideal scenarios would be: reading a good book on a balcony or patio overlooking a fantastic view (ocean, nature, or charming village), enjoying local cuisine, going for scenic walks or hikes (simple hikes, mind you, as neither of us are hikers), lots of relaxing and enjoying each other's company, secluded beaches, rustic atmosphere and above all, no pressure.

What we don't want: all-inclusive resort style vacations, situations where there is a lot of pressure to socialize and meet other people, shared lodging (no bed and breakfasts, hostels, places with shared patios dominated by loud tourists), see-and-be-seen beaches, intense nightlife (although we're open to a lively and delicious restaurant scene), camping, hopping between multiple towns. We will probably be there in early October, for 7-10 days.

We would love suggestions for specific areas in Portugal where we might be able to find the experience we're looking for. Also welcome are recommendations for specific places to stay, like houses for rent, cottages, villas, apartments, etc. We probably will not be renting a car, but might end up doing so if absolutely necessary. Thanks!

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement