20 Reasons to Drop it All and Go to Portugal

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 Why Portugal?

Of the many awesome destinations across Western Europe, few compare to Portugal – specifically, the southwestern coast – the Algarve region. It’s as authentic as they come – elderly men grilling small fish over a fire on the patio, narrow streets lined with beautiful, classic architecture and beaches everywhere. Oh, and like most European destinations, you can drink pretty much anywhere. So fear not Mr/Miss public-alcoholic-drink consumer  – you’re welcome here.

If you’re a 20-something who wants to try out a more original itinerary than Rome and Paris, consider this. Just don’t forget the GoPro!

So without further ado, here are the 20 reasons drop it all and hop on a jet plane to Portugal.

1) Spanning landscapes that make for awesome Instagram posts

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2) Clear, blue-green water at every turn

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3) Fewer tourists in the places it matters

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4) Minimal litter

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5) Soft, colorful sand instead of rock beaches

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6) Plenty of sun

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7) Opportunities to do #basic stuff like yoga

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8) Warm weather

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9) Memories are easily made, but tough to forget

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10) An awesome contrast of mountains, beaches, water and weather all in one place

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11) Vacation destination for all colors and creeds

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12) Lots of cliff jumping

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13) Lots of opportunities to try new things from food to fearlessness

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14) GoPro footie that will last a lifetime

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15) Natural wonders, like this rock that fell from the ceiling

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16) Caves with high ceilings

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17) All sorts of activities like this boat tour of beach caves

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18) Beaches like you've never seen before

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19) Killer... F*cking killer sunsets

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20) Drumroll... Prices. Everything is notably cheaper than other parts of Europe

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Traveling to Portugal? Let us know your questions in the comment section.

Already been to Portugal? Tell us why you think it’s the best!

Obrigato! – Jonathan

Jonathan Maxim
Jonathan Maxim is an app designer, digital marketer and thought leader in the fitness and technology realms. After leaving his job at a Fortune 50 company, he merged his management experience with his passion for technology and innovation to create Apps that encourage fitness and wellness. Educated at San Diego State University first in Graphic Design and User Interface, he went on to gain his Masters of Business from SDSU as well. Currently he serves as founder and CEO of Vea Fitness, an app that rewards you for working out with monetary incentives.
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