Honeymoon in Portugal in 7 romantic activities. The big day has passed: you have survived the wedding shoes and group dances, you have managed to keep your wedding hairstyle intact until the end and the wedding favors have been a great success. Well, now it’s time to enjoy some well-deserved relaxation! If you have chosen Portugal as your honeymoon destination, here are some romantic activities that will make your trip truly special.
Lisbon is a city full of magic: walking through its streets, hand in hand will make you feel like the protagonists of a love movie. Start the day enjoying a privileged view of the Portuguese capital by exchanging phrases of love on the terrace of Santa Lucia; then walk through the historic center and take a ride on the famous tram number 28; climb the Belem Tower to enjoy the lights of the sunset … And, of course, end the evening dancing together with Fado’s rhythm.
2. Take a leap into the past
One of the most visited tourist destinations in Portugal is Sintra, a town not far from Lisbon. Lose yourself on its streets and marvel at its beautiful buildings of romantic architecture, such as the impressive Palácio de Pena, considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Do not miss the Castelo dos Mouros: this castle of Moorish origin is accessed through a somewhat difficult path, but the effort is absolutely worth it. Once at the top of the tower, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the town and the Atlantic Ocean. Can you imagine a more romantic place than this?
If you are looking for a cultural destination, Coimbra is the one for you. This university town has been declared a World Heritage Site and houses the oldest university in Portugal. Visit its historic sites such as the Biblioteca Joanina or the Arco de Almedina, walks to the Baixa or the Rua de Quebra Costa and cross on your way the small groups of university boys with their black cloaks. If you are married to the religious ceremony, relive the moment of “yes” by entering the majestic Sé Velha (the old cathedral of Coimbra): you will want to wear your lace wedding dress as you cross its central nave.
4. Travel on the edge of the world
Would you follow your husband to the end of the world? Well, then you can start from Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe. This breathtaking place was defined by the poet Luís Vaz de Camoes the place “where the land ends and the sea begins”. We assure you that the nature and the view of the sea will excite you and make you want to renew your promises of love.
Another essential stop on your honeymoon in Portugal is Porto. The most complete way of knowing the so-called “city of bridges” is to do it for water, heaven, and earth. Such as? First of all, enjoy a romantic mini cruise on the Douro River. Then climb on the Teleferico de Gaia to observe the city and the river from above. Finally, walk through its narrow streets, gawking at every corner. To end the day in beauty, nothing more romantic than a candlelit dinner accompanied by a good glass of port. And for a really special evening, why not wear an elegant formal dress?
The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal and offers a wide variety of tourist attractions. You can start the tour by discovering the city of Faro, which will fall in love with its buildings covered with azulejos and its white houses . Then continue your journey by visiting the seaside towns like Carvoeiro and Portimao, and marvel at the incredible spectacle of the Benagil Cave. Finally, do not miss one of the most beautiful beaches in the world , Praia da Marinha , so beautiful that you would not mind redoing all the wedding invitations and remarrying here.
7. A dive where the water is bluer
For a honeymoon of relaxation and adventure , leave the mainland Portugal and head to the Azores Islands . This archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean is a true earthly paradise. Lose yourself in the sublime nature in the Sete Cidades in Sao Miguel; enter a volcano through the crater of the Algar do Carvao on the island of Terceira; dive into the crystal clear waters of Praia Formosa in Santa Maria; immerse yourself in the waters of Pico surrounded by sharks and manta rays … In short, whatever your idea of holiday and romance, the Azores are for you.