Portugal is a fast becoming a popular destination to visit.

 Portugal was elected for the fourth consecutive year as the Best Destination in Europe in the 2020 edition of the World Travel Awards, according to the results released on November 2nd 2020.

Known as the “Tourism Oscars”, the World Travel Awards are given by professionals in the sector and the ceremony in which they are released was replaced this year by a virtual format, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From the extensive list of awards, Portugal won 21, including the city of Porto, with the award for Best Destination ‘City Break’ in Europe, and Lisbon elected as the Best European Cruise Destination. The Algarve again became the Best Beach Destination in Europe and the Azores were distinguished as the Best Adventure Tourism Destination.

For Explore Sideways this is more proof that international confidence in one of our destinations

and a recognition that Portugal’s attributes remain intact and ready to be discovered by all those who wish to experience the country with the Explore Sideways team.

We are also, in this month of November, highlighting the election of Porto and Lisbon among the 10 friendliest cities in Europe, occupying the fourth and fifth positions, respectively, according to an international ranking of the best luxury travel magazine, the British Condé Nast Traveler.

This list takes into account the kindness of the inhabitants as well as “the most friendly and welcoming people”.

Congratulations to the portuguese people!

Get in touch with our team on the ground in Porto to enquire about visiting: [email protected]