Portugal Remains Europe’s Favorite Destination

Portugal Remains Europe’s Favorite Destination

Portugal is the country to visit, according to users of the European Best Destinations website, who choose Braga, Porto, the beaches of Cascais and the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores, as unmissable places, consolidating the country's position as Europe’s favorite destination.

Visited by more than six million travelers per year, European Best Destinations gathered analytics and search data from the past few months to create a ranking of the best countries to visit in 2021. According to the site's users, Portugal distinguishes itself because of its natural beauty, gastronomy, a rich culture and history, and magnificent sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see.

Also, according to the European Best Destinations, a trip to Portugal is not complete without a visit to Braga, voted the Best European Destination of 2021, Porto and its historic UNESCO-classified heritage, the beaches of Cascais and Algarve, “ideal for recharging batteries in the sun” according to users, and the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores for lovers of nature tourism.

“More than a destination, Portugal is an experience that really makes an impact on travelers because our country has everything, for everyone,” commented President of Visit Portugal, Luís Araújo. “From North to South, inland or coastal, and islands, those who visit us want to return. And this ranking shows us that, notwithstanding everything that has happened in the last few months, tourists do not forget Portugal and are eager to return. And we will be here, as always, to welcome them safely and well”.

The ranking of the European Best Destinations website also includes France (2nd place), Greece (3rd place), Italy (4th place) and Croacia (5th place). https://www.visitportugal.com/en