Portugal is a country of roughly ten million people living on three distinct geographies; Continental Europe, the Azores, and Madeira islands. Portugal features an excellent climate ranging from the north, its greenest frontier, and the quaint and diverse middle, to the warm south. The Azores are some of the most beautiful islands on earth. Madeira islands are a must stop for sun and fun. Timeless and cosmopolitan Lisbon or Lisboa, a historic yet contemporary European capital, captures every visitor with its charm and beauty.


Portugal has a very mild climate with solid surf often with offshore morning breezes are extremely common, making it a popular surfing destination for surfers from inside and outside Europe. Portugal has a huge variety of waves and swell size and as a result, makes an ideal surfing location for surfers of every ability. It is a good place to learn to surf with lots of places offering surf lessons and packages.

For more information on the best waves contact the Surf Travel Guru – info@surftravelguru.com


Capital: Lisbon

Language: Portuguese

Currency: Euro

Climate: Mediterranean weather

Best Time to Travel: Portugal’s climate is influenced by the sea. European Spring and autumn are the most pleasant times to visit. July and August can be very hot, especially in the sheltered bays of the Algarve in the south, though this region is especially pleasant and mild during the winter months when it is popular with Europeans taking second holidays and short breaks. Madeira and the Azores benefit from the warming influence of the Gulf Stream and so are pleasantly warm year round.

Health: Visit a Travel Clinic or your Doctor for more details before you travel

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend travel insurance (Please ask consultant for a copy of the policy we recommend)

Visa: Visas are required for South African passport holders. You have to apply for it beforehand. For more information please contact us.