Beaches: Portugal scores high in EU bathing water survey

Beaches: Portugal scores high in EU bathing water survey

Portugal came sixth among the ten countries listed as having excellent quality values, with 87% of the country’s bathing waters meeting environmental standards.

Campaign: AICEP launches “Choose Portugal” promotional film (Video)

The promotional film focuses on the best that Portugal has to offer in several sectors, from tourism to business, and includes several national talents such as football manager José Mourinho, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and award-winning architect Souto de Moura.

Surfing: CNN dubs Ericeira “super swell” surf town

To “keep office depression at bay while the rest of the world has fun”, CNN listed 4 of the world’s best surf towns – and included Portugal’s Ericeira.

Nazaré: The world’s new big-wave Mecca

Foreigners could be starting to wake up to Nazaré’s potential thanks to American surfer Garrett McNamara, who recently caught there the world’s biggest wave.

Surfing: No waves? No worries, come back for free

Sufers coming to Portugal need not worry about losing their money if they find no waves.The Portuguese tourism board has launched a new campaign which guarantees that, if no waves are found in any of the spots listed for three consecutive days, then you can come back for free. At least until December.

Algarve: Cliffs at risk of collapse on 75 beaches (update)

Cliffs on some Algarve beaches are at risk of collapsing but tourists still spread their towel in the shade despite warning signs.

Beach safety: Lifeguard supervision prevents deaths

Lifeguards rescued 274 people at supervised beaches and another 89 at other beaches last month, the Portuguese Navy said.

Lisbon: A capital city surrounded by beaches

Lisbon is one of the few European cities with beaches on its doorstep. PDV takes you on a tour of the 10 most beautiful beaches around Portugal’s capital.

River beaches: Dive into nature

Portugal is not all about the sea. Overlooking bucolic landscapes, rocks and vegetation that stretches as far as the eye can see, river beaches offer a refreshing alternative for a swim in natural surroundings.

Summer: The Algarve’s best beaches

In Portugal, the Algarve is synonymous with beaches. From those drawing crowds of holiday-makers to others ideal for water sports or almost hidden by cliffs, there is a dream beach for everyone. PDV has selected the 10 best beaches in the Algarve.