12 Days of Event Planning in Portugal

Getting into the spirit of the season and filled with gratitude to be able to call this wonderful country home, we have been reflecting on the marvels Portugal has to offer for any incentive, conference or corporate event.

So, if you have your carolling hats on, let us get straight to it.

On the 1st day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

The number one spot on Europe’s best weather charts

(making it the best place for sand, sun and sea).

From Madeira to the Algarve, Portugal ranks highly on all winter sun charts as well as summer holiday destinations, making the country an excellent year-round destination for all occasions.

On the 2nd day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

2 bustling cities

sand, sun and sea.

Filled with life, culture and history, Lisbon and Porto have made it onto countless must-visit lists and make excellent locations to host all manner of event. There are far more than 2 cities in Portugal though, so and even though the two main cities provide more options of venue, other choices can also be found in smaller cities scattered up and down the country.

On the 3rd day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

3 types of landscape

2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

From snowy mountains to rolling plains and golden beaches, Europe’s most westerly point has it all and then some.

On the 4th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

400,000 years of history

3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

From prehistory through to pre-Celtic times and Roman, Visigoth and Moorish invasions to kings, castles and colonisation, Portugal’s rich history can be felt in all manner of detail and is just waiting to be explored.

On the 5th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

5 continental regions

400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

5 separate regions on the continent and 2 autonomous archipelagos, each with their own traditional dishes and specialties, make Portugal a foodie paradise to be savoured, whether on an incentive trip or as part of a conference.

On the 6th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

6 most common types of venues

5 continental regions
400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

From world-leading classic hotels and conference centres of all shapes and sizes to art galleries, restaurants and bars for all tastes, not to mention the quintessential Portuguese “Quinta”, there are far more than 6 types of venues in Portugal.

On the 7th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

7 years as Europe’s leading beach destination

6 most common types of venues
5 continental regions
400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

200 kilometres of beaches of all shapes and sizes, from golden sandy swathes to dramatic rocky cliffs, have earned the Algarve the title 7 years.

On the 8th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

8 (x2) UNESCO World Heritage Sites

7 years as Europe’s leading beach destination
6 most common types of venues
5 continental regions
400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

Allowing for events of all kinds, from adventure to wine-tasting and historic to cultural, Portugal’s 16 sites provide for a surprise around every corner.

On the 9th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

9 nature reserves

8 (x2) UNESCO World Heritage Sites
7 years as Europe’s leading beach destination
6 most common types of venues
5 continental regions
400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

Spread across the country and providing for peaceful paradise after peaceful paradise filled with wildlife and striking sceneries, each natural reserve is more beautiful than the next, providing for countless options of escapes to nature.

On the 10th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

One of Europe’s 10 cheapest cities

9 nature reserves
8 (x2) UNESCO World Heritage Sites
7 years as Europe’s leading beach destination
6 most common types of venues
5 continental regions
400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

Considering the quality of venues and variety of food options, not to mention the weather, Portugal has excellent bang for your buck price quality whichever way you look at it. With Lisbon ranking as one of Europe’s 10 cheapest cities, the entire country is known for its affordable prices and high quality.

On the 11th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

Very few reasons to call 11(2)

One of Europe’s 10 cheapest cities
9 nature reserves
8 (x2) UNESCO World Heritage Sites
7 years as Europe’s leading beach destination
6 most common types of venues
5 continental regions
400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

The 3rd safest country in the world, Portugal is both peaceful and politically stable with a generally low crime rate, making it a joy to visit, whether in the big cities or more remote areas.

On the 12th day of event planning,
Portugal gave to me…

12 wine regions

Very few reasons to call 11(2)
One of Europe’s 10 cheapest cities
9 nature reserves
8 (x2) UNESCO World Heritage Sites
7 years as Europe’s leading beach destination
6 most common types of venues
5 continental regions
400,000 years of history
3 types of landscape
2 bustling cities
sand, sun and sea.

To round off the joys of Portugal, none other than 12 distinct wine regions providing wines for all palates. From wine tasting in sprawling vineyards in the Alentejo to sampling port on the banks of the Douro, each region has a unique offer ranging all the way to the World’s Leading Wine Region Hotel, which is conveniently located near Lisbon.

These 12 marvels and so much more make Portugal an event planner’s paradise, one that promises to unearth secrets and hidden treasures at every turn, so why not let us plan your next event here? One filled with sand, sun and sea?