If you are looking for an amazing variety of locations to reach easily, with optimal light and weather conditions, filming in Portugal is for you.
There are many advantages to take into consideration:
Variety of locations: you can find a surprising number of different locations in Portugal. Paradisiacal beaches, dramatic cliffs, snowy mountains, jungle ambience, forests, valleys, lagoons, rivers, modern cities with contemporary buildings and historical villages – all in a very short distance from one another. Portugal also has the only tea-plantation in Europe, offering a unique scenario.
Affordable: the cost of life in most Portuguese cities is inferior to the European average, while having modern infrastructure and services.
Accessible: Portugal is easy to get to and easy to move around in. An efficient network of airports and highways allows the crew to move fast, optimizing time and saving money:
- From North to South in 5 hours by car.
- 3 international airports in continental Portugal (Lisbon, Porto and Faro), and 11 on the islands of Açores and Madeira.
- 14 harbours in continental Portugal; 49 harbours in Azores Islands and 3 harbours in Madeira Island.
Perfect climate: Portuguese has a sunny and mild climate, advantageous for shooting. It is one of the sunniest spots in Europe with 3,000 hours of sunshine per year.
Safe: Portugal is the 4th safest country in the world according to the 2021 Global Peace Index.
Multicultural: most of the population speaks English, there will be no language barrier.