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Portugal in February
Written by Arundhati Toshniwal on July 5, 2022 Share on

Portugal in February: All In One Guide!

Portugal is one of the most notable travel destinations in all of Europe. One of the country’s main draws as a travel destination is its value-for-money proposition. After all, for your money, you get everything from a land with a rich history to one that has innovative art, beautiful views, and welcoming locals. This creative land with an alluring culture and infectious energy is a destination that practically ticks all the boxes of your Portugal holiday package . So, here we answer some of the most pertinent questions about the holidays in Portugal in February.


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Weather in Portugal in February

In this section, we discuss Portugal’s weather in February. The capital city of Lisbon can give a good idea of what the weather is like in the rest of the country. February temperatures in Portugal’s capital city can rise up to 16 degrees Celsius in the month of February. Come sundown, these temperatures drop to 9 degrees Celsius. Henceforth, it is advisable to carry warmer clothes for the evenings.

The average sea temperatures are recorded at 15 degrees Celsius. Moving on to humidity, in general, the humidity is low and it rains for 14 days for a total of 110 mm. Tourists can expect up to 5 hours of sunshine with 11 hours of the day with daylight. As a result, UV levels are moderate. Lastly, the sun sets over the horizon around 06:00 PM with this time gradually getting later as the month progresses. 

Portugal in February
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Things to Do in Portugal in February

The following make for some interesting things to do in Portugal in February

1. Enjoy the Torres Vedras Carnival: 

Owing to its deeply traditional character, this is as cultural as a carnival possibly can get in Portugal. It is one of the most well-known and anticipated events that take place with both stylish and spectacular themes. Owing to its signature unique style and revelry, this carnival is attended by thousands of people.

2. Celebrate Valentine’s with a dollop of romance:

Lisbon makes for the perfect locale to celebrate Valentine’s with your loved one. Choose a romantic hotel with gorgeous views of the cityscape and the Rover Tejo. We guarantee you that nothing can be more romantic on your Portugal honeymoon packages

3. Explore the many many attractions available at Sintra:

Sintra has a lot on offer, so choose what you would like to include from the list below: 

  • Quinta de Regaleira: beautiful estate consisting of a palace with a chapel. 
  • Pena Palace: Started off as a monastery, this site has been subsequently transformed into a palace by King Ferdinand II. 
  • Palace of Sintra: Served as the former royal residence. Over the years, each of its inhabitants has left its own distinct mark on the building. These range from the Moors to king Joāo to King Manuel I. 

Portugal in February
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What to Pack for Portugal in February

Following make for some essential items that should be packed for a trip to Portugal in February

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Comfortable shoes with non-slip soles
  3. Photocopy of passport or legal ID
  4. Cash and Bank Cards
  5. Concealed money belt
  6. Electrical adaptors
  7. Ear plugs
  8. Eye mask
  9. Travel kettle
  10. Swimming cap
  11. Swimming shoes / Sandals

What to Wear in Portugal in February

Refer to the list below for some sensible fashion inspiration for your trip to Portugal in February

  1. Tops: mix of sweaters, lighter tops, and thin thermals.
  2. Bottoms: sturdy pair of jeans or maxi skirt.
  3. Outerwear: Depending on the region being travelled to – thick winter coat, Denim or Leather jacket, raincoat.
  4. Footwear: Sneakers, ankle boots.
  5. Accessories: Lightweight/winter scarf, pair of gloves, waterproof crossbody bag.

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Best Tips for Visiting Portugal in February

Following are some noteworthy tips worth keeping in mind while Portugal in February

  1. Most museums, galleries, and attractions are fairly inexpensive.
  2. Wherever possible try and make use of the Student/youth discount cards.
  3. Children and senior citizens are entitled to discounts at most museums. 
  4. Value added tax ( also known as IVA ) can be as high as 23 per cent. 
  5. Tourists can dial 112 for the police or ambulance in the case of an emergency. 

Where to Stay in Portugal in February

YMCA Camp Alambre Bungalows:

These wooden bungalows are simple but not basic by any means. They feature a kitchen and air conditioning. As the name suggests, these establishments come under the YMCA Camp and henceforth are located in the middle of the Arrábida natural park. One can engage in activities like – climbing, abseiling, hiking, and much more. It is also conveniently located close to attractions like the Galapagos beach, and the nearby town of Azeitão.

Feel Viana: 

Feel Viana is one of the best hotels for those who like to be active. This establishment is located in the pine forest that leads to Cabedelo Beach. Amenities on offer include – indoor and outdoor pools, gym, spa, 2 restaurants, lounge bar, and much more. Residents can engage in fun activities like – surfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, and cycling etc. 

Portugal in February
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Festivals in Portugal in February:

Following are some noteworthy festivals that tourists can enjoy during their trip to Portugal in February:

Date / Period:Festivals
February – MarchCarnival 
February 24 – March 5Fantasporto International Film Festival
February 14Valentine’s day


Q1 – Is Portugal an expensive location to travel in? 

A1 – Portugal has stood the test of time and to date, it is one of the cheapest destinations in the EU. This implies that simple meals, drinks, accommodation, and public transport options still translate to pretty good value. 

Q2 – What are some of the more expensive locations in Portugal? 

A2 – Main cities that have a high influx of tourists are relatively more expensive compared to the other locales in Portugal. These include – Lisbon, Porto, Algarve, etc. Having said that, tourists can still expect to get a better deal on most articles when compared to the other popular cities in Europe during their travels to Portugal in February.

Q3 – In the case of an untoward incident during my travels, which organisation can I turn to? 

A3 – The 2 main police forces are Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) and Guarda Nacional Repúblicana. Both these forces can handle any grievances a tourist may have on their travels. 

Q4 – What are some must-try indoor activities to do in Portugal in February?

A4 – Portugal is a hub of great indoor activities such as visiting museums, exploring historical sites, enjoying wine tastings, or savouring local delicious dishes of the country.

Q5 – Is February a good time to explore Portugal?

A5 – February is a calming time to admire Portugal, as the month experiences fewer tourists compared to peak seasons. Also, be ready to experience unexpected rains in this month.

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