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Why is Portugal good for a stag do?

Portugal is well-known for its stunning scenery, delicious food and for being the home of some famous, talented football players. The huge range of excellent stag do activities, epic nightlife options and plenty of cultural attractions ensure that Portugal is a fantastic country to visit on your stag weekend. Here’s a summary of why Portugal is such a great stag do location.

What’s the culture like in Portugal?

If you’re keen to absorb some of the fantastic culture that Portugal has to offer, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of interesting cultural attractions for you to visit, delicious food to taste and fantastic activities to try. If you’d like to make the most of the glorious weather and catch a few rays, then visit some of Portugal’s wonderful beaches. Head to the coastal city of Albufeira for sandy beaches, fantastic views and excellent nightlife. You could choose to visit Lisbon, the vibrant capital of Portugal, and experience the best of both worlds with both great beaches and plenty of interesting cultural attractions on offer. If you’re keen on finding out a little more about a stag do in Portugal, we’ve written some helpful information about the nightlife, food and festivals available in Portugal. We’ve also included some Portuguese phrases that might come in handy!

What’s the nightlife like in Portugal?

Here at The Stag Company, we truly understand the importance of finding a stag destination that offers excellent nightlife. If you’re considering jetting off to Portugal on your stag weekend, then we’d recommend visiting the lively city of Albufeira or the vibrant Lisbon. In Lisbon, you can expect to enjoy rooftop bars with great views, fantastic atmosphere and plenty of music and dancing. With Albufeira, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a range of lively bars, plenty of vibrant nightclubs to choose from, and a party all night atmosphere. Both of these cities are home to a huge range of bars, pubs and clubs for you and the lads to enjoy.

How much is a pint of beer in Portugal?

Sagres and Super Bock are two of the most popular beers available in Portugal. If you’re not a beer drinker, then you’ll find that wine and gin are other popular drink choices in Portugal. However, you’ll find that there are plenty of delicious drinks for you to sip on.
Depending on what part of Portugal you visit, you’ll find that the cost of a pint of beer may vary. However, on average, the cost of a pint of beer is around €3.00.

What’s the food like in Portugal?

Portuguese food is famous for being fresh, well-seasoned and quite simply, delicious. If you’re keen on tasting some of the most popular Portuguese dishes, then you should try bacalhau. Bacalhau is widely considered to be the national dish of Portugal and consists of salted cod, potatoes, onions and eggs. Chicken Piri-Piri is another extremely popular and tasty Portuguese dish. If you enjoy a sweet treat, then you should try Malasadas. Malasadas are a type of doughnut made with yeast dough and coated in sugar, and sometimes, cinnamon too.

What’s the weather like in Portugal?

The climate in Portugal is warm during the summer months and wet during the winter months. July is considered to be the warmest month of the year with parts of the country reaching average highs of 27°C. January is usually the coldest month of the year with temperatures falling to an average temperature of around 6ºC. With this in mind, we’d recommend visiting Portugal for your stag weekend during the summer months.

When are the festivals on in Portugal that are suitable for a stag do?

If you and the lads love a festival, then here are a few festivals in Portugal that you might like to attend on your stag do in 2020…

  • Wine Connection Tasting Experience at Vale do Lobo (14th March 2020)
  • Spring Break Portugal 2020 – Festicket (15th April – 20th April 2020)
  • Pátio da Cerveja – Lisbon Beer Fest (1st May 2020)
  • Vagos Open Air Music Festival Lisbon (3rd July 2020)
  • Lagos Food Fest 2020 (15th July – 19th July 2020)
  • Oktoberfest 2020 in the Algarve at VILA VITA Biergaten (25th September 2020)

Useful Phrases in Portuguese

  • Yes = sim
  • Please = por favor
  • Thank you = obrigado
  • Good Morning = bom Dia
  • Good Afternoon = boa tarde
  • Good Evening = boa noite
  • Hello = Olá
  • How are you = como você está
  • Fine thanks and you = bem obrigado e voce
  • I understand = Compreendo
  • I do not understand = Eu não entendi
  • Do you speak English? = você fala inglês
  • I do not speak Portuguese = eu não falo português
  • Nice to meet you = prazer em conhecê-lo
  • Pay please = pague por favor
  • Where is the bathroom? = onde fica o banheiro

Stitch up Phrase

Can I have a pint of cat sick please? = posso ter uma caneca de gato doente por favor

Popular Cities in Portugal for a stag do

Albufeira 

Albufeira is a great city that is brimming with excellent nightlife options, epic stag activities and plenty of things to see and do. Here’s a little information on the vibrant city and a few tips on how you can spend your stag do in Albufeira…

What can you do in Albufeira?

If you have a few hours spare and you’re stuck for ideas on how to spend your stag weekend in Albufeira, then here are 8 things to see and do…

  1. 1.    Beach hop
  2.  Visit the Old Town
  3. Try some water sports
  4. Beach bars 
  5. Pine Cliffs
  6. Marina de Vilamoura
  7. Play golf
  8. Boat Trip

Popular Stag do activities in Albufeira

Check out our most popular activities in Albufeira…
https://www.thestagcompany.com/stag-party-activities

Lisbon 

Lisbon is a fantastic city that is brimming with incredible nightlife options, excellent stag activities and plenty of cultural attractions that the whole group can enjoy. Here’s a little information on the lively capital city of Portugal and a few ideas on how to spend your stag do in Lisbon…

What can you do in Lisbon?

If you’ve got some spare time between epic stag activities and excellent nightlife and you need a few ideas on how to spend your time in Lisbon, then here are 8 suggestions on things to see and do on your stag do in Lisbon…
  1. Visit the beach
  2. Feira da Ladra
  3.  Praça do Comércio
  4. Bairro Alto
  5.  Castelo de S. Jorge
  6.  Monsanto Forest Park
  7. Avenida da Liberdade
  8. Belém Tower

Popular Stag do activities in Lisbon

Check out our most popular activities in Lisbon…
https://www.thestagcompany.com/stag-party-activities

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