With an increasing number of foreign tourists visiting Portugal each year, this sun-kissed country has much to offer. From the best egg tarts on the planet at Pasteis de Belem to sunbathing in a pool right next to the ocean in Porto Moniz, this tropical destination is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation.


    Country Code: +351
    Time Zone: GMT (8 hours behind Singapore)
    Peak Travel Period: Mar – May, Sep – Oct
    Four Seasons: No
    Currency: Euro, EUR (€)

    Tap water: Safe to drink
    AC Socket Type: Type C & F – 230V 50Hz
South Korea Power Plug - Types C & F - 220V 60Hz


English is fairly common, but speaking a few Portuguese words will instantly elevate your status as a tourist who bothers!

  • Hello/Good morning – Bom dia (boa tarde)
  • Good afternoon – Boa noite
  • Goodbye – Tchau
  • My name is (I am) – Meu nome é (Eu sou)
  • What is your name? – Como é seu nome?
  • Good/Great – Que bom
  • Do you speak English? – Você fala inglês?
  • Thank you (very much) – (Muito) Obrigado (or obrigada, if a woman is speaking)
  • Excuse me (to apologise) – Desculpe
  • Excuse me (taking leave or getting past someone) – Com licença