New Year’s Eve in Portugal is one of the most popular tourist destinations, according to the flight and hotel search engine Jetcost, which has published the list of the most sought after European cities during this time of the year.

Even if there is no investment in huge spectacles, like in many other places of the world, tourists have lots of reasons to celebrate New Year’s Eve here. Portugal is in third place in the world in the preferences of European visitors due to the climate of the season, the cultural wealth, the traditions, the parties, the gastronomy, the nice accommodation and the lower prices when compared to other countries. In Portugal, four cities stand out: Lisbon, Porto, Faro and Madeira.

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Paris occupies the first place on the list, but Madeira is in second place on the ranking, followed by Lisbon and Porto. According to the data published by the search engine, Lisbon is the most sought after city by the Spanish, the French, Britons, Italians, Germans and the Dutch during the holiday season. Porto is the French’s favourite destination and the second favourite among the Spanish, Germans and Italian. The Algarve is the elected destination for the English and the Dutch.

Madeira attracts tourists from everywhere. As their New Year’s Eve is one of the most famous in the world, thousands of tourists take a plane to spend the last day of the year on the island, known for its great fireworks shows.

New Year’s Eve in Portugal – LovelyStay Results

After two years with few parties, we consider that the results of this New Year’s Eve were excellent. LovelyStay properties in Lisbon have had an occupancy rate, between the 29th of December and the 1st of January, of 82%, and in Porto 73%. In general, the nationalities which occupied our properties the most were Spanish, French, American, British and Brazilian.

If you own a property you want to make a profit from this year, speak to us! We are specialists in tourist accommodation management all over the country. More information via email at

Translated by Joana Teixeira

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