The Algarve is famous for its beaches, family attractions, and excellent food and drink, so you’ve pretty much got all the bases covered if you’re here with the whole family. You have a chance to experience an inviting lifestyle; you’ll find that life on the Algarve is laid-back, relaxed, and very friendly.
Festivals and food
The Portuguese love to celebrate, so no matter when you book your holiday, there’s a good chance you’ll be swept off your feet and into the joys of a carnival. During the autumn months you’ll find food festivals all over the region.
You’ll find authentic Piri Piri chicken on offer (and no, we don’t know what spices they use either!), freshly grilled sardines and even wild boar. Wash everything down with Medronho, a traditional fruit brandy that’s potent, to say the least! If this is of interest, check out places to stay close to restaurants.
Get back to nature
Away from those amazing beaches you’ve got some of the best hiking and walking trails in Europe. Alternatively, get into a kayak and see the coast from a very different perspective.
Take a trip to the caves of Ponta da Piedade
Dramatic, awe-inspiring (especially when the waves burst between the stacks and almost reach the top), and a proper ‘Kodak moment’, this is a place to bring your family and your camera for a glimpse of the real beauty of the Portuguese coast.
Ponta da Piedade
Hit the water parks
If you’re here with the kids then you’ve got some top water parks to choose from, including Aqualand, one of the country’s biggest attractions and packed full of age-appropriate rides, slides, and general shenanigans for all ages. If you’re brave, take on the 95m-high Kamikaze.
Portugal is famous for its golf courses, and you’ll find many golf villas or places to stay that are just a short drive away from championship-standard greens, fairways, and sand traps. Check out the Laguna Golf course if you like a challenge, or the Quinta do Lago South course, which hosts matches for the European Tour.
Quad bike adventures
If you don’t fancy walking or cycling, then jump on a quad bike and take a guided tour of the region. Head off-road along gravel tracks, stopping along the way to see the best of the Portuguese countryside.