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.
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.
Both Madeira and the Azores are easily traveled to from many locations in Europe.
Types of Events
Corporate events, congress, trade missions, wedding or private party, offsite events, Travel incentives, team building, meetings. Each type of event has its own character and requirements. Portugal caters perfectly for each type and has a very large offer to help plan the perfect fit.
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.
Specialized in Corporate Travel, Go Discover provides bespoke Team building solutions 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.
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
We provide custom planning services for corporate & group travel all over Portugal, We take care of all the details. Event spaces, Accommodation, Activities, Team building, Meals and Transfer all over Portugal.
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