Family Vacation Ideas in Portugal: Sun, Nature, Sport... You Choose!

Post Date 22-Apr-2015 16:48:00

Travelling is one of the best things in life but sometimes it can be a little difficult to combine the entire family's needs and preferences, specially when there are children involved. Hotels and destinations must provide a multitude of options so that parents can at the same time relax with their spouses and enjoy each other's company but also entertain their children and make sure they enjoy the family holidays.

Portugal has got you covered on the family-friendly vacations issue. From great family-friendly hotels to outdoor activities, Portugal is the best destination to meet the needs of a family travelling with children and teenagers. Here are some family vacation ideas for a perfect family time in Portugal.

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Engage in Fun Activities for Both Grown-ups and Kids at Alentejo

Alentejo is a great destination for the wine lovers, providing multiple wine tastings and tours but it also offers a wide range of other activities for the whole family who want to spend their vacations in Portugal. Besides endless pools where the whole family can relax or play, families can also participate in photographic safaris, wild animal observation, boat tours in the Alqueva dam and bicycle rides at Herdade do Sobroso or ride a hot air balloon near Vila Galé Clube de Campo. Horse riding, food workshops and Yoga lessons at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova are some of the other activities to enjoy in Alentejo or you can cook with the chef, paint or play football at Convento do Espinheiro.

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Go for a Dolphin Watching Cruise and Jeep Tour at Tróia

Aboard the sailing ships or catamarans of Vertigem Azul you can visit and engage in activities in three protected areas: the natural reserve of Sado Estuary, the Arrábida Natural Park and Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park.

The visit will focus on the preservation of the natural environment such as the dolphins and its ecosystem. Parents can enjoy wine tastings on board and children can engage in dolphin watching and learn more about the preservation of the wildlife in the area. Vertigem Azul also organizes jeep tours with bird watching at Arrábida Natural Park, Sesimbra or Cabo Espichel and wine tasting tours to Herdade da Comporta.

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At Tróia you can stay at Tróia Design Hotel, a contemporary 5-star resort  with family suites with magnificent views of the sea and the mountains of Serra da Arrábida.

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Contact with Nature in the Centre of Portugal

The centre of Portugal is sometimes under the radar of tourists, but it offers a world of activities in which families can engage. Casas do Côro offer a unique health experience with nutritionist advice and dinners prepared with her recommendations and different outdoor activities.

Besides different wine-related activities, guests can experience running in the best trails of Marialva at the heart of nature, night walks in the village, bike tours and picnics among the vineyards. All activities are planned taking into consideration the guest's needs, preferences, and physical condition so that every single guest can enjoy the wonderful activities in the nature without losing their breath. 

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Whether at the coast or inland, Portugal is a family-friendly destination that offers a wide variety of activities so that the whole family can have the time of theirs lives. Did you enjoy our family vacation ideas? Discover all the offers and book family vacations you won't forget.

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