Capital: Lisbon

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Code: +351

Do I need a Visa? Visas are not required for most countries including the US, Canada and various points in both Europe and South America

How will I charge my devices? Portugal’s electrical current is 220 volts, AC 50Hz.

How do I get there?  Well, if you’re heading to Lisbon (LIS) and flying from…
New York: 7.5 hours
Los Angeles: 15 hours
Toronto: 9.5 hours
Sao Paulo: 10 hours
London: 2.5 hours

 

Geography: The mainland lies to the west of Spain and packs a diverse punch for  a relatively small country. River valleys and plateaus dominate the north which is excellent for hiking, biking and active pursuits,  while the southern regions including the Algarve boast incredible beaches for those that want to chill.

Time Zones: GMT +0

How's the weather? In a word, enviable.  While inland can be a bit cooler on average throughout the year, the coastal areas are a different story- boasting a balmy Mediterranean style sunny climate for most of the year with plenty of sunshine.