Listen, you let Portugal worry about its sovereign debt and position in the European Union. You just sit back, relax and enjoy the affordability.
SmarterTravel places the average cost of a hotel room in Portugal at about $100 a night, but says room rates can dip as low as $66 in places such as Albuferia. One of the most effective ways of ensuring a sweet price is to stay in pousadas -- inns tucked away in manors, monasteries and castles.
Pousadas de Portugal
offers accommodations for $95 a night, free nights and packages that include massages, meals and horseback rides.
Worried about the price of getting there? Don't be. Portugal's
is offering round-trip fares from New York, including all taxes and fees, from $723 for early spring travel.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.
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