Cities and Towns in Portugal
easyCar has car rental facilities in many cities and towns in Portugal, including
the capital city Lisbon, Faro in the Algarve, and Oporto. easyCar offers online
booking, making hiring a car simple for you.
The Algarve region in southern Portugal is a holiday haven with warm summers and
mild winters. The city of Faro has many attractions for the tourist to see and do.
You could explore the Arab and Roman ruins, visit the museums and eat out at one
of many delightful Portuguese restaurants!
Lisbon, located on the River Tagus and set upon seven hills, is ideal for an exciting
city break. With your hire car, discover the many museums, restaurants and cafes,
plus some super shopping opportunities. Elsewhere, you could check out the bars
playing fado music in Alfama, the oldest district of Lisbon, or take a drive up
to St Georg’s Castle overlooking the city
Porto (or Oporto, as it is also known) is Portugal’s second city, situated in the
north and built along the estuary of the Douro River. Porto is famous for its Port
wine, which is produced and shipped from the surrounding area. The city centre is
a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site with many historic buildings, including the
Oporto Cathedral. You can explore the Palacio da Bolsa (stock exchange palace) and
Liberdade Square, or take your pick from a host of museums.
The Coast and Beaches
Exploring the Algarve by rental car will lead you to fabulous stretches of sandy
beaches such as in Carvoeiro, Alvor, Lagos and Luz. You could hire a car when on
holiday in Vilamoura, as this sprawling resort offers every tourist and sporting
activity imaginable. Drive the rental car to one of the six local golf courses,
play tennis or go horse riding. Albufeira is a good base for a car hire holiday
as the nightlife is extensive and the beaches are great too!
Hire a car in Lisbon and discover the delights of Cascais, Estoril and Sesimbra.
The Palacio de Conde de Castro Guimaraes is a beautiful palace and is home to various
exhibits in Cascais. If windsurfing is your thing, the beach at Guincho is a great
place to indulge in your hobby.
Portugal Driving Tips
When driving in Portugal on your car hire holiday, remember to drive on the right
and keep your full valid driving licence on you at all times. Seat belts must be
worn in the front and back of the car and mobile phones must not be used.
Child safety in cars is the same as in the UK. If driving through a tunnel, headlights
must be on, and check that any maps used are dated after 2004 as the roads were
If you are planning a Portugal car hire holiday, you can book your rental car online
with easyCar now.