Festivals in Portugal

Portugal Festival Calendar

Portugal Travel FAQ

Portugal is a popular tourist country featuring breathtaking coastlines, sandy beaches and incredible weather. Coupled with great food, lots of wine, and cheap prices, Portugal makes for a perfect holiday spot. Everyone is happy and friendly, the food is delicious, and the weather is always amazing. It’s hard not to have a good time in Portugal!

Since the mid 1990s, Portugal has always been a hotspot for good psytrance festivals. In Lisbon and Porto, you can find regular parties throughout the year.

The most popular festival is the biennial Boom Festival, which takes place on lake Idanha-a-Nova in the mountainous Beira Baixa region of NW Portugal. It is about 250km from Lisbon and 350 km from Madrid in Spain. The weather at Boom Festival can be dry and extreme, with temperatures reaching 45 degrees Celsius.

If you’re specifically heading to Portugal for festivals, the most popular months are July and August. However, this will also be the hottest time of year with the hottest day falling on July 22nd. From March to May or September to October, the weather is still warm, hotel rates are cheaper and there are still parties to attend.
The official language is Portuguese. Brazilian Portuguese is understood but not used, similar to British English use in the UK instead of American English. English is often spoken in the major cities and in the tourist resorts such as the Algarve.
230V 50Hz Electricity. European Type C Plug. A Universal Travel Adapter is recommended for convenience.
The most popular airport for international flights is Lisbon Portela Airport, an international airport located 7 km from the city centre of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal