Portugal is a popular tourist destination and with its long golden beaches, pretty fishing villages and awesome coastline it's not hard to see why. An international airport at Faro and good transport links make it a perfect year-round destination.
How to get there
Many airlines operate direct flights to Portugal from London, Luton, Manchester and other UK cities. Flights to Portugal take just under three hours and Monarch, GB Airways and Air Portugal all fly there. Many airports particularly those near the holiday resorts are also served by budget airlines which can be the best source for cheap flights.
When to go
Portugal has some of the best weather in Europe which makes it a popular year-round destination. The peak season is July and August and the resorts get very busy at this time. Due to the demand you will have to book well in advance to find cheap flights to Portugal during this period. March, April and May are less busy and the weather is still great making it an ideal time to hunt down cheap flights.
What to do
If you fancy a typically Mediterranean style holiday then head to the resorts of the Algarve. You'll find endless beaches, watersports, good bars and restaurants and great nightlife. Madeira is an enchanting island and offers upmarket holidays with a slower pace. The main cities are excellent short break destinatinations and if want to get away from it all, why not try a holiday in the Azores.