Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, has choosen the best value travel destinations for 2014 and Portugal is one of them.
"Each year the British Post Office surveys the prices in European holiday resorts.
The most recent edition names Albufeira in the Algarve as the cheapest option for a summer family holiday. The Algarve in high summer may not be to everyone’s taste, but it shows that Portugal is great for the budget-conscious.
There are excellent deals elsewhere too. Lisbon has wonderful coffee and sweet treats for a few euros, and you can ride cheap trams around to your heart’s content.
Portugal is also, for Europeans, a superb place to surf without having to fork out the airfare to the sport’s traditional heartlands."
Source: Lonely Planet