Keeping Things Romantic when you’re Travelling
Traveling is one of the most thrilling experiences globally; it helps you find yourself, learn from new cultures and experiences, and often brings out the best in you - but what happens when you travel with a partner?
Many people recommend solo-travel; however, for many people, a travel partner makes things safer, more fun, and having someone to share your experiences with can be the concrete for a lifelong relationship.
But how do you keep things romantic when you’re on the road? Portugal is a favorite tourist spot with tourists from all over the world - but if you visit with your partner, what is the most romantic way to make the most of the city?
Best Romantic Spots in Portugal to Impress your Partner
This list was made with the help of upforit community and aims to provide an eclectic list of romantic places to enjoy a day - or a date - with your partner when in Portugal. While Portugal is considered a small country - it is bulging with beautiful places, incredible food, and some of the friendliest people you will come across.
Ride the Tram in Lisbon
Lisbon is Portugal's capital, and if you do a quick image search, the old-school trams will be in your top ten results. Like San Francisco, trams and Lisbon go hand in hand, and they are one of the most popular ways for tourists to see the vibrant city.
The tram has been in operation since 1873, and while the majority of the trams are remodeled, there are still eight historic trams servicing the city - and they’re the most romantic way to get around. If you’re only in Lisbon for a day or two, this is the most romantic and traditional way to view the city - like the locals do - and the best way to impress your date.
Eat Fresh Seafood over the Algarve
The Algarve is one of the most famous coastlines globally. It is frequented by celebrities, billionaires, and even royalty from all over the world, and it’s not hard to see why. With everything from bustling towns to secret and almost private coves and beaches - it is one of the most romantic places (with some of the world’s best views) to enjoy a romantic meal for two.
If you want to make the most of the Algarve and see it in all its beauty, boat trips can be the best way to explore the area. Many boat charters offer meals and drinks on board - and the best and most romantic charters will cook seafood straight from the ocean and serve wine from the local vineyards.
Visit Cathedral Beach
Despite being a small country, Portugal boasts some of the world’s best and most beautiful beaches. Even if you visit in the winter months - while the sea is a definite no - the lack of crowds offers you the most beautiful beaches you’ve ever seen, entirely to yourselves.
While the beaches in Portugal are endless and all beautiful, you cannot miss the Cathedral beach (or Algar Benagil) in the Algarve - or you’ll never forgive yourself. The natural phenomenon has earned a reputation as the most beautiful cave in the world.
Take a Road Trip You’ll Never Forget
Portugal is famous worldwide for its incredible coastline - and what is more romantic than a sunset over the sea? There is a road along almost the entire coastline - and the views are unforgettable. Whether you hire a car or a camper, if you’re visiting Portugal for a romantic get-away - don’t miss a road trip the two of you will never forget!
Enjoy a Picnic on the Beach
Come rain or shine Portugal’s beaches are the best in the world - visit a local supermarket and stock up on some local snacks (and a bottle of wine, of course). Picnics on the beach are a perfect way to pass the time in a place that will make you both happy - and what’s more romantic than a picnic while watching the waves?