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Portugal at a glance

Welcome to Portugal!

Or "bem-vindo" as the Portuguese would say! In Portugal, you and your family are welcomed with very special hospitality, which makes your vacation particularly cozy and you can feel right at home. Enjoy the great cuisine of the country together with the locals and above all try the Portuguese wines. In addition to culinary highlights, the country also offers you an exciting culture – you can enjoy all of this with just under 3000 hours of sunshine a year. Do you prefer to enjoy the sun on the mainland of Portugal, in the Algarve, or do you prefer a vacation on the island with your children? If you want to go to Portugal, you have a free choice!

Variety and uniqueness

If you are thinking about a family trip to Portugal, there are many different options available when planning how to spend your vacation! Portugal can not only be reduced to summer, sun, beach and sea, but is also an attractive travel destination for city breaks. Lisbon and Porto, with their beautiful old towns, are the most famous metropolises in the country, while in summer, many tourists are drawn to the Algarve, especially for a beach holiday. In all regions, however, connections between old traditions and the modern can be made. Cultural heritage mixes with varied landscapes and a colorful mix of leisure activities!

Selected family hotels in Portugal

Algarve, Portugal Hotel Porto Bay Falésia

Family vacation far from everyday life!

Porto Santo, Portugal Aparthotel Luamar

Relaxing vacation in the Aparthotel Luamar!

Algarve, Portugal Vale d’El Rei Resort

Active vacation in the coastal hinterland

Madeira, Portugal Hotel Porto Mare

A comfortable family vacation in Madeira!

Algarve, Portugal Be Live Family Palmeiras Village

Family fun in the Algarve

Madeira, Portugal Vidamar Resort Madeira

Luxury for the whole family in Madeira

Algarve, Portugal Pine Cliffs Residence

Enjoy yourself in the Algarve

Grande Lisbon, Portugal Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites

Family-friendly hotel in Portugal’s capital

Travel themes Portugal

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Algarve, Portugal Club Med Da Balaia

The golden Praia de Falesia is a cliff-like beach like from the .

Portugal Vacation rentals in Portugal

Vacation rentals for your vacation in Portugal!

More destinations in Portugal

Family vacation in the Algarve

Family vacation Porto Santo

Come on, let’s discover Portugal!

Portugal’s diversity offers you the perfect mix of relaxation vacation and active vacation, of quiet island life and busy cities. Let yourself be carried away by the traditions and the Portuguese flair and experience new adventures and insights into a foreign culture together with your children! The hotel landscape in Portugal is particularly diverse so that you can really feel good and always enjoy the perfect vacation for you. Of course, the club holiday is particularly popular for a holiday with children. It provides the whole family with all-round care and can offer you a varied program in most cases, from food to activities. Especially during a beach holiday in the Algarve, a carefree and stress-free club holiday is ideal! You are dear your own gentleman, you have a large selection of holiday homes of all kinds available in Portugal. These can be found inland as well as in the coastal regions and offer something for every budget!

Algarve – pearl of the south

A holiday in Portugal is in most cases associated with a beach holiday, and rightly so. The coastal landscape of the southern European dreamland is impressively beautiful and the Azores and Madeira are in no way inferior to this with their beaches! A beach holiday is particularly popular in the Algarve and a wonderful experience. This is the southernmost region of the country and offers children and adults a great atmosphere to relax. You always have the Atlantic Ocean within reach. Especially in the hot summer months, it is very beautiful in the Algarve, as the water is particularly pleasant and invites you to swim. But keep an eye on your kids while splashing in the water, the sea is often quite wavy and is not a good idea for the smallest family members without supervision. A visit to the beach is worth it alone for sunbathing and building sand castles and during a walk on the beach you can admire the impressive rock formations on the coast. There are also many opportunities for water sports, so that little water rats can try their first surf. Young and old experience the perfect family vacation under the Portuguese sun! Near Sagres, at the most southwestern point of Europe, there is also one of the most beautiful sights in Portugal: the Cabo de Sao Vincente lighthouse. From here you can marvel at the breadth of the horizon, because for the next pair a hundred kilometers it is the last piece of earth.

Costa Verde – the untouched north

The Costa Verde already promises ideal swimming conditions in spring and is a great holiday destination, especially with children. Northern Portugal is not as crowded as the Algarve, even though the region is particularly attractive and attractive. In the north you will find white, wide beaches with wonderful bathing opportunities, some of which are still surrounded by untouched nature. The sea is also a few degrees warmer than the Atlantic and the surrounding area with its river landscapes, mountains and small, picturesque villages and towns offers you wonderful excursion destinations!

Portugal’s most beautiful beaches

On a family trip to Portugal everyone will find their own personal dream beach. A wide variety of bathing bays are hidden in the Algarve, some of which can only be reached with a bit of courage and skillful climbing. The beautiful Praia do Camilo bay is particularly attractive for families, but is also better visited due to its easy staircase access. Here you will also find a restaurant just before the stairs, so that you can quickly treat yourself to refreshment. Particularly beautiful beaches in the Algarve are also the beaches of Prainha and the sandy beach of Alvor. You can also have a great time with your kids on the beaches of Tavira, Carvoeiro and Lagos, because the finest sandy beach awaits you. A real beach highlight is the Praia Dona Ana beach in Lagos – here you can snorkel, swim and relax! The Azores also shine with many beautiful and family-friendly sandy beaches, while Madeira mainly consists of bays instead of long beaches. The island is very rocky and therefore mainly offers natural pools in the rocky landscape and man-made sandy beaches, such as Calheta Beach in the southwest of the island.

City experiences

After all the relaxation on the beach, a day filled with new impressions is just right. Lisbon is especially nice for a stay in the city. Portugal’s capital is a lively and wonderful city, a metropolis on the water. Your children will especially love a trip to the Zoological Garden or the Ozenarium, the largest indoor marine aquarium in Europe. In these places you can quickly spend a whole day with the family spend and use the time together optimally. If you want to get a more comprehensive picture of the city, you should drive Lisbon’s most famous sight, the historic tram. The most frequently used railway line also passes many other sights. So you can easily explore the old town, see the Sé Patriarcal Cathedral or the Basílica da Estrela. Another very popular photo motif in Lisbon is the Bridge of April 25, a suspension bridge just over three kilometers long. So there is a lot to see during your family vacation in Portugal!

Porto is in the north of Portugal and is definitely worth a detour during a vacation with your family. In Porto you can go for a stroll, such as on Rua Santa Catarina. In addition to shops and cafés, you will find the old Mercado do Bolhao market hall here. And in Porto, too, a bridge is one of the city’s sights. Here you can not only admire the Ponte Dom Luís I, but also cross it as a pedestrian. After an extensive city tour, you should taste a port wine, because it is world famous! There is also an old town worth seeing, which reflects the city’s past. For the kids, you should plan a trip to the World of Discoveries, an interactive museum where you can even take a boat ride through the museum.

Faro and Lagos should also be on your travel list when you vacation in the Algarve. Lagos is one of the most beautiful cities in the region and Faro is also worth seeing and is particularly suitable for a day trip. Both cities stand out because of their atmospheric old towns! A vacation with your children couldn’t be more versatile than it is in Portugal!


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