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Driving in Portugal

Speed Limits
Motorways: 120 kph
Open Roads: 90 kph
Urban Areas: 50 kph

Minimum Driver age: 18

Minimum Driver age for Rentals: 21

Required equipment for your car: Photographic proof of identity. Reflective jacket. Temporary Electronic Toll Device.

Seatbelts: Compulsory for both front and rear-seat passengers

General driving information: In built up areas the use of the horn is prohibited during the hours of darkness except in the case of immediate danger.

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Portugal enjoys warm, dry summers and has always been a tourist hot spot. Popular with sun lovers, the beaches of the Algarve offer families a variety of water sports in calm seas, and for those looking for seclusion, there are many hidden coves. Golfers have the choice of over 30 courses and some are amongst the best in Europe. The capital city of Lisbon has a thriving river and coastline offering the visitor an interesting location

A visit to the Algarve wouldn't be complete with out a trip to one of the many small fishing villages such as Tavira or Santa Lucia. The nine islands that form the Azores, include Pico island which has been classified as a World Heritage Site.

Must See in Portugal

The castle Belmonte

The granite monument was the birthplace of the navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral, who discovered Brazil in 1500.

The Ria Formosa Natural Park

Wetlands environment with more than 100 species of bird.

Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina Nature Reserve

This covers the southwest coast of Portugal, from Sines to Vila do Bispo.


Lagos was the location that king Sebastião set out on his ill fated mission to conquer North Africa.

Dates for Your Diary

Carnival festival in Madeira

Lent to Shrove Tuesday a festival with concerts and shows in the Praça do Município for five consecutive days.

Flower Festival

Held annually just after Easter when dozens of floats decorated with a masses of the island's flowers.

Grand S. Torcato Pilgrimage

The first Sunday in July In Guimarães, with a cortege processing along the city streets depicting allegorical scenes from the life of the saint.

Festival of Our Lady in Sorrow

20th August when Portuguese people celebrate in traditional dress with processions and music, the part that the sea has played in their lives since the 18th century.