Lagos to Lisbon
In our opinion, Portugal is one of the most underrated countries in the Mediterranean. More popular destinations like Spain and Greece draw most of the sun-loving tourists, but Portugal is where you can really get off the beaten track and discover beautiful backpacker gems. We’ll start our 10 day trip in Seville, Spain of all places. One night of Spanish partying and then we’ll be off to start our Portuguese adventure in the beach town of Lagos. Portugal has over 800km of pristine coastline, and Lagos is one of the best backpacker destinations around. Imagine dancing the night away in one of the many bars, waking up to beautiful white sand beaches and then heading off for a day of epic surfing. Now that’s what we’re talking about! From there we’ll hop over to a village that overlooks some of the Algarve coast’s most dramatic scenery: Sagres! With its soaring cliffs and ancient fortresses sitting high above the ocean waves, you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped up to the edge of the world. With its laid-back vibe, vibrant nightlife and wicked surf, it’s the perfect place to live free. Last but not least, we will find ourselves in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. A postcard-perfect blend of cobbled streets, ancient ruins and beautifully crafted cathedrals; you will quickly fall in love with this city. The absence of open-container laws and cheap alcohol also means that a night on the town in Bairro Alto will introduce you to one of the most raucous party areas in all of Europe. Portugal has so much to offer, so strap on your backpack and book that ticket. The Mediterranean is calling!