Car rental in Portugal
Tips for driving your rental car in Portugal
If you're travelling to Portugal, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Portugal is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Lisbon counts 564657 inhabitants. In Lisbon hosts 5.2% of the entire country's population, which counts over 10800000 inhabitants. In Portugal the language spoken most widespread is Portuguese but people also speak Mirandese. The time zone in Portugal is GMT+00:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Portugal is C / F and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Portugal is +351, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.
More travel information about Portugal
With a fuel cost in Portugal averaging at 2.15 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Portugal shares its land borders with Spain, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 82900, 2992 of which motorways, which ranks Portugal as the 59th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Portugal there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Euro (EUR). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Portugal, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal
Portugal boasts fifthteen UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores (cultural) and Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon (cultural).