Bring your sneakers
Portugal | Jun 7 - Jun 17, 2024

Melody M.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2024

My three daughters and I had an amazing vacation. We saw a lot of the country in 10 days. From Porto to the Algarve and many stops in and around the major cities. Our drivers and guides were friendly and informative. I think a must do on my list would be to kayak around the rocks and caves in Lagos. The water is crystal clear and although the weather is hot there is a nice breeze The Portuguese folks are happy and friendly with concerts and dancing in the streets with little pop up beer gardens around the city of Lisbon.and Lagos. The towns seem to be very safe even in the evening and the towns are always lively. Everyone speaks English, it’s the common language to speak with most tourist. Don’t miss the beach town of Nazaré at least a quick lunch and visit to the light house. The Douro Valley is splendid to view and visit a winery while you’re there. The town of Sintra is very charming. We visited the pena castle with absolutely splendid gardens. Prepare to hike a bit and wear sneakers It also seems that most towns have a signature pastry so you must visit a bakery or two. I gained a pound or two!

Hotel Review
Vila Galé Lagos

Very nice hotel, Great amenities with a great pool. 20 minutes walk to town but taxis and Uber are available easily. Spa on premises and a pool bar with a good lunch menus. Beautiful rooms but hard beds.

Authenticity & Character
Large rooms. Open and spacious.
Beautiful rooms and pools
Cleanliness & Comfort
The beds are hard
Local specialist: Pedro Luis
Pedro Luis
Local specialist in Lisbon | Replied on Jun 19, 2024

Dear Melody,
Thank you so much for such a detailed feedback!
Knowing you had a fabulous time and tons of fun in all the locations you mentioned and explored really means a lot. Portugal is awesome :)
Your friend in Portugal - Pedro