If you are an eco-traveller, Portugal is the destination.

And it’s not only a matter of considering your carbon footprint when using air travel. Before arriving, make sure you’re armed with a few words of Portuguese such as “olá” and “obrigada” – you’ll certainly win the hearts of the local communities you will encounter!

Choose eco-cool adventures such as self-guided sea kayaking among the Azorean islands spotting rare whales and camping wild along the way, learning pottery skills from local artisans in a remote little village in stunning Alentejo, hiking in the striking UNESCO World Heritage area of the Côa Valley Archaeologic Park appreciating prehistoric rock carvings while sharing a Port wine among the steeply terraced vineyards and taking part in the local gastronomic festivals, spending time with a loved one on a romantic log cabin trying a wood-fired sauna by a lake before taking a dip, or combining journeying through the lush green mountains of Peneda Gerês National Park in the company of Lusitano horses and a forest biking adventure exploring pathless wilderness in a multi activity holiday.

Absolutely Portugal invites you to experience for yourself the splendid biodiversity and cultural heritage that makes Portugal’s ecotourism so special and unique.