According to, demand for Portugal has risen 289% in the last 10 years, with the country becoming more popular than traditional stag party hotspots like Germany, Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic, and more.

Second to only Spain, a StagWeb spokesperson said that the weather and the war in Ukraine have contributed to its popularity.

“Post-pandemic, after a couple of years not being able to go abroad, we saw a definite shift in stags wanting to go somewhere sunny over traditional stag cities in central and eastern Europe,” said Lucy Close, StagWeb’s Portugal specialist.

“We naturally saw an increase in people looking at Spain and Portugal, then the war in Ukraine also caused uncertainty in that region which led to a big rise in enquiries for places like Albufeira and Lisbon.

“Albufeira is set up for stags with its iconic Strip and outrageous beaches, whilst Lisbon is a cheap capital city compared to a lot of European counterparts, so the stag kitty can go a lot further”.

According to their stats, Albufeira was the second most popular destination, behind Benidorm, with Lisbon in 5th.

10 Most Popular European Stag Do Destinations 2024

  1. Benidorm
  2. Albufeira
  3. Dublin
  4. Barcelona
  5. Lisbon
  6. Prague
  7. Berlin
  8. Amsterdam
  9. Budapest
  10. Krakow