If you’re planning a birthday celebration break to Portugal, then living it up like the locals and painting the town red Portuguese style should definitely be on the agenda!
Portugal is renowned for its vibrant and lively atmosphere after dark and to really make your birthday celebration break to Portugal one to remember, check out our top three ways to party like the Portuguese!
Visit an authentic Fado bar
To get your night off to a great start, dropping into an authentic Portuguese Fado bar for a few nibbles and cocktails with your birthday tribe really helps you all get into the swing of things. They say fado music is a window into the soul of the Portuguese, and the style of music is a little more soulful than you’ll find in a normal run of the mill bar so it’s the ideal backdrop for catching up with some amazing drinks and tapas before you head off somewhere a little more upbeat.
Top tip: Portugal is world-famous for its port, and the new Rose port makes a fantastic summer cocktail. Ask the bar staff to make you something special in honour of your birthday and they’ll be happy to oblige.
Check out Portugal’s growing Afro-house vibe
After soaking up the relaxed ambience at a Fado bar, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and head for one of the growing number of bars that are gaining a reputation as the place to be for their party vibe.
The Afro-house music scene is buzzing in Portugal, and thousands of party-goers are flocking to the country each year to sample the dynamic fusion of urban music and freestyle vocals with a Portuguese twist.
Many bars ramp things up a little as the night goes on, so your sure to find the perfect place for you and your group where you can dance the night away before heading back to the hotel in the early hours.
Top Tip: The dress code for a night on the tiles in Portugal is a little more relaxed than what you’d find in say London or Manchester, so don’t be afraid to leave your heels at home and wear something a little more relaxed and comfortable for throwing some serious shapes on the dancefloor.
Get the VIP treatment at a beach club
Nothing says VIP birthday celebration break to Portugal better than a night out at a beach club! Our hands-down favourite is the beach club at the Puerto Portals marina, a stone’s throw away from the perfect celebration hotel, The Portal Hills Boutique Hotel.
This hotel channels the Miami vibe with a Portuguese twist and offers luxury and glamour by the bucketful! After a morning topping up your tan by the pool, head down over to the hotel’s amazing spa to get glammed up for the night ahead.
The beach club is a ten-minute stroll away from the hotel and goes all out to provide a celebrity style night out to celebrate your birthday with a bang. Sample a few of the beach club’s signature cocktails (they do an amazing Mojito) watch the yacht sail by, smooze with the locals and enjoy the first-class hospitality while your party like a Hollywood star!
Top Tip: After a boozy birthday night out, make a reservation in advance at the Hotel’s spa for around 11 am the next morning to help reduce those puffy eyes and restore that healthy glow after a few too many Bellini’s the night before.
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