Top 5 holidays in Portugal for solo travellers

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Top 5 holidays in Portugal for solo travellers

Long to experience the Algarve’s stunning coastline? Want to hit your taste buds with some of the local cod all washed down with a glass of ‘vinho verde’? Always dreamt of experiencing Portugal’s rich culture and welcoming locals?

And let’s guess – you want to do it all without being penalised for travelling solo? We hear you! With no single supplements, these trips guarantee that you will meet like-minded people without paying the price for travelling solo, whatever your budget.

1. Photograph the Algarve’s legendary sunrises & sunsets

Two women taking photos on the beach in Portugal
Explore the Algarve region with your lens as you travel from east to west, staying in great locations to make the most of your natural & cultural surroundings. Start in the town of Tavira, sampling its rich history and architecture, as well as riverfront restaurants to enjoy with your fellow travellers. Mid week, you’ll move to the west and experience the beaches this region is famous for!

You’ll also have your own ensuite room in 4 star hotel accommodation complete with pools and spas. Not too shabby, eh?

Read more here.

2. Get fit with like-minded women on the beach

Woman fitness group pose with trainer by palm trees

Sorry guys, it’s strictly women only at this fitness retreat. However, all ages and fitness levels are welcome and this will suit those in a fitness rut to fitness fanatics.

Work up a sweat on the beach before delicious healthy meals poolside in your private villa accommodation. The afternoons are yours to relax, explore or do a spot of sightseeing. This is your holiday and Steve and his team are on hand 24/7 to help you work towards your own personal goals.

Find out how to join them here.

3. Learn to surf in a world-class surf spot

Surfers talking on beach outside beach bar
This surf school was established in 1993 by two brothers who have been surfing the waves in the town of Peniche since they were kids. They have exclusive access to a local beach where you’ll have your surf lessons and conditions are great for beginners.

And your surf holiday isn’t just limited to the waves. Grab a bike a explore the local area, visit local wineries or save your energy for the local surf nightlife when everyone comes together for a few beers from sunset into the night.

Read more about surfing here.

4. Unleash your creative flair painting in the Algarve

Loungers and wine cooler by infinity pool on the river
Is it possible for a house to be as beautiful as its surroundings? Well get ready because art holiday host Cheryl has manged to do it. Her stunning riverside villa is tucked into the river bend giving you endless inspiration for your art and plenty of areas to relax in. A glass of bubbly in the plunge pool anyone?

This painting holiday has something for everyone with the chance to spend your free time painting, relaxing or joining Cheryl on one of her guided walks through the local countryside.

Find out about the holiday here.

5. Release your inner yogi in this stunning coastal town

Azenhas do Mar Seaside Town
Just a short train ride away from Lisbon, you’ll find hosts Zarqa and Patricia and their yoga retreat. But don’t be fooled by the its proximity to Portugal’s vibrant capital, in fact, you’ll be located within Sintra’s National Park and just a stone’s throw from its incredible coastline.

Patricia and Zarqa have a holistic approach to yoga leaving one returning guest to comment…

“I had a wonderful time in Sintra. The hosts are friendly, caring and excellent teachers. It was a week full of discovery of myself and finding a new way of life. The vegetarian food was delicious and fresh. Highly recommend visiting.”


Feeling inspired? Looking to enrich your next holiday? Join the 80% of our travellers choosing to travel solo, browse our full range of solos holidays here.

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