Besides being one of the most popular tourism destinations for British citizens, Portugal
also offers bargain holidays. Here you can also find some of the lowest car hire rates. But let us not forget about essentials. In addition to affordable prices, there is much more that lures people to this country. Everyone can find something for themselves: a leisure holiday at the beach, visiting historical sites, or learning the culture and trying the local food. All year round there are interesting cultural, music or sport events in which to take part. Have a look at the list below, which includes various events taking place in Portugal this year. Here is the continuation of last week's blog.
Festival do Marisco/Shellfish Festival Olhao 8-12 August
All seafood lovers unite and come to Olhao in Algarve
to one of the major food festivals on the coast. Not only can you try the local seafood specialties, but also listen to live folk music and purchase local handicrafts.
Douro Film Harvest The Douro Valley 26-29 September
This film festival is taking place in the Douro Valley, known for local porto wine cultivation. It is actually wine and film festival, where next to the movies screenings, both international and independent cinema, you can try the local wine.
Rip Curl Pro Portugal Peniche 7-17 October
Rip Curl Pro surfing contest is a part of ASP World Championship Tour so expect the créme de la créme to compete in Portugal.
Doclisboa 24 October - 3 November Lisbon
Portugal's capital invites for the international film festival devoted entirely to documentaries of both home and international production. Last year winner is the Wang Bing Three Sisters
Óbidos Christmas Town
Óbidos will change into a Christmas town in December. Lights will illuminate the main square, where you will be able to buy some Christmas gifts and children could play on ice rink or visit the Santa Claus Village.
Have you found anything interesting for yourself? Best holiday in Portugal is a car hire holiday. Not only the low rental rates are enticing, but also the mobility and freedom of travelling by car. It is you who decides when and where to go. Have fun in Portugal!