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Organizing and planning your event in Portugal

Organizing or planning an event anywhere can be a hassle, organizing an event in a country that is not known to you even more so, this article is all about the right way to do it in Portugal. We provide info, tips and services to make your event planning problem free and we provide a complete customized fit to your wishes, don’t feel like reading? Use the form below so we can advise you, no fees or costs.!

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Indoor or outdoor event

Will your event be indoor or outdoor? Depending on group size events can be organized indoor or outdoor, the larger the event the more likely it will be that you will need permission and a license to conduct your event outdoor, this means planning on time. There are many event locations, fully licensed that have the possibility of combining outdoor and indoor, you can also choose private beaches or farms.
Portugal is the warmest country in Europe and from half May to half September the weather is generally sunny and dry, the other months are unpredictable but likely to be warm and dry. January to April are the months with the highest risk of rain showers and certain periods of heavy rain.

Where in Portugal

Portugal has 3 main airports, Porto, Lisbon and Faro, all providing budget flights as well as executive class flights.
For short events and stays in Portugal it could be a good choice to organize your events close to the main cities or there where the infra structures allow for easy access. Advisable is to use a private transfer service as these are the most comfortable and cheapest way to travel, when travelling in a group.

If you are planning to stay a bit longer you could choose to travel to more remote locations for a unique Portuguese experience or a more private atmosphere.

The best road networks are found in Central Portugal, In the Leiria and Santarem districts, South of Lisbon, in direction Troia and Arrabida, In the North between Porto, Braga and Braganca and south in the Algarve close to the coast.
When you plan your event in more remote locations, you need to inform about transit times.

Type of Event

Wedding or private party, offsite events, hen and bachelor parties, team building, corporate meetings, school and youth trips. Each type of event has its own character and requirements. Portugal caters perfectly for each type and has a very large offer that will fit perfectly.

Group composition

What type of people does your group compose of? This is an important aspect when planning activities.
Size of the group is very important when it comes to activities, a lot of the companies in Portugal that provide extreme or outdoor activities are small and have limited capacity. Some may not conduct their activities in large groups due to Portugal’s strict environmental regulations or safety issues. In certain cases we combine providers to be able to cater to large groups, in other situations we combine activities and split a large group into smaller groups.

Congress or meeting

Some of the best congress centres of the world are located in Portugal and many hotels have event rooms available for small to very large groups.

 

Team building

Team building is possible all over Portugal, there are various types of team building activities this could be games where puzzle and solutions provide challenges to the teams or team building activities that consist of being active together and creating a better team spirit by putting your team in leisurely situation away from the office and the daily work stress. These activities consist of sports and nature discoveries but also cooking, eating, wine tasting or activities related to leisure days.
Please read our team building article to get ideas or consult us for our offer.

Wedding or private celebrations

Portugal’s offer is very divers, luxury travel is inherited from the times the kings and queens ruled Portugal and royalty from all over Europe would visit the country. In current times many of the former palaces have been turned into first class luxury hotels. Eco tourism wine and farm manor houses have opened their doors to accommodate welcome guests, many set in amazing vineyard landscapes, close to beaches, rivers and with access to the most breathtaking views. Certain parts of Portugal have invested much in modern style luxury retreats, hotels with golf, spa resorts, gastronomy and wine resorts.
Please read our article about getting married in Portugal and luxury travel Portugal for more information.

School trips and youth camps

As the Portuguese children have very long summer holidays, many parents resort to holiday camps where their children will go at least part of the summer vacation. This has resulted in kids camps of all types all over the country, these camps lend themselves very well to group travel for schools and youth organizations were you can accompany a small or large group of children on a natural retreat with a large selection of activities.

Something you want not here? Contact us we’ll organize it for you, we do not charge for our services and you will pay only the net prices.

Need a professional event planner, we will find you the best match.

We provide events all Portugal custom fitted to your wishes, here are some of our trendiest suggestions

Beach events Sesimbra
30 km from Lisbon, the Arrabida provides a secluded beach where we can take you to practice team building activities, water sports and other exciting things. The beach has a bar, catering, chairs and parasols and lends itself perfectly for any exiting beach group activity, read more about it here >>

Team building games and suggestions, Lisbon city
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Try Lisbon city for your team building needs. With a private transfer you can combine water activities, city challenges with mountain climbing and wine / food activities. read more about it here >>

 

FlyBoard, Albufeira, Praia da Oura, Algarve

Combine water activities of the newest type, flyboard, hoverboard and jetpack with paintball, climbing, picnics, paddle surf and boating on the Castelo do Bode lake! read more about it here >>

For ideas for your team building event, check our leisure activity catalogue, we provide activities in various niches cultural, gastronomy and wine, adventure and extreme, we have over 700 different activities to choose from, from all over Portugal and its islands. see them here >>

We have a very large selection of event spaces, which we will be adding to our site soon.

We provide custom planning services for corporate travel all over Portugal, For more information or custom solutions, please use the following form or call us on 00351 918354714!

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Airbnb USA alcep Event management France Antena1 Romania Television Ashfield healthcare meetings and events Procter & Gamble Switzerland
Royal Canadian navy forces Laurence B Events, Cannes, France BravoSolution Procurement North Sails USA Lifestyle DMC, Spain
severalnines Deloitte MI GSO particular Multicert
ikea hovione Riverbed, The Netherlands Handels Route, Nederland Southwark city council UK
Cisco Systems, London & Portugal Oliver IT, The Netherlands The Bachelor, Antena TV Viavi Solutions, UK Ibeworld Events, Spain
River side Europe Entero Germany Associacao Escoteiros Portugal Tabaqueira | A Philip Morris International Affiliate TVI Portuguese television
Banco Bai de Angola Voetbal club Estoril Amaris consultancy, Barcelona, Spain Avant investments Czech Republic BMW Portugal
AMC MArketing & Communication, Germany Indigo Destination management, Malaga Neves de Almeida, HR consultancy, Lisbon macdonalds Shell
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