Top five Portuguese honeymoon destinations

After the wedding, chances are you’ll want a little time to yourselves. Some time to rest up, enjoy each other’s company and not think about anything to do with weddings. And where better to go than Portugal, one of Europe’s most beautiful countries?

From north to south and east to west, there are countless stunning honeymoon destinations where you can enjoy everything from beach bliss to mountain seclusion. So here are five ideas to get you started.

Sintra

Located just outside Lisbon, Sintra is a magical town of fairytale castles, mountaintop palaces, lush valleys and more. Lord Byron called the town a ‘glorious Eden’ and he knew a thing or two about beauty.

Top five Portuguese honeymoon destinations

Porto

Sitting majestically on the Douro River, this ancient city inspires and enthrals. Take a boat trip up the river to visit the vineyards were the famous wine is made or simply relax in some of Portugal’s finest hotels. The obligatory glass of port is always close by too.

Top five Portuguese honeymoon destinations

Serra de Estrella

Huge rocky mountains, gin-like lakes, ancient villages and barely another soul in sight. If you’re looking for a secluded getaway, Portugal’s highest mountain range is hard to beat.

Top five Portuguese honeymoon destinations

Lisbon

Capital cities shouldn’t be like this. With narrow winding streets, alleyways and staircases, it’s really a collection of small villages fused together. Explore enigmatic Alfama, wander the gardens at Principe Real and enjoy majestic views over red tiled rooftops from Graca.

Top five Portuguese honeymoon destinations

Alentejo

Taking up around a third of the country but with few towns or cities, the Alentejo is one of Europe’s last great unspoiled farmlands. But it’s also home to some incredible beaches. You can also head a little south to the natural reserve of the Algarve’s west coast.

Top five Portuguese honeymoon destinations

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