Have you got any tips for visiting Portugal?

Have you got any tips for visiting Portugal?
20th August 2021 Joe Corfield

Speed Limits

Different speed limits are set on different roads to keep you and other drivers safe. Make sure you look out for the speed signs and know what they are in the country you are visiting, a lot of the secondary roads were not built for the traffic and fast cars of today.

Getting Your Bearings

Familiarise yourself with your surroundings before setting out for the day, study at a city map so you have an idea of where you are going and you don’t have to pull it out at every corner. Carry yourself with confidence when walking around a city and that you know where you are going. When absorbed in the sights try to be mindful of your belongings and surroundings.

Big Cities

If travelling in a big city study the public transport system, its the quickest way to get around but can be confusing. Arrange a time and meeting place with your friends if you go off by yourself and a back up plan in case you miss each other. Don’t rely on phones as sometimes there is no signal and calls can be expensive when aboard.


Inform your bank you will be leaving the country and how long you will be travelling for so they don’t cause you problems by putting a block on your cards. Remember to keep your pin numbers safe and be discrete when using cash points, it is possible you can be watched at cash points or inside a bank.


Taxis: Taxis are reliable, but be alert to possible discrepancies between the amount stated by the driver and the fare on the meter. Make sure the driver always uses the meter.