Family Friendly Holiday Destinations in the Algarve

Family Friendly Holiday Destinations in the Algarve | The Algarve continues to be one of the cheapest holiday destinations in Europe. It’s also blessed with many hours of sunshine, a warm but not oppressive climate, outstanding sandy beaches that stretch for miles and miles and enough off-beach entertainment to keep even the most restless children amused. It is for these reasons it’s such a popular family holiday destination.

On The Beach offers a variety of Algarve holidays to Albufeira, Cabanas and Praia da Luz. Each of these destinations has something unique to offer, so let’s take a closer look at what you and your family can get up to in these Algarve destinations.


With an uninterrupted 20-mile stretch of sandy beach the obvious draw to Albufeira is the beach. However, the town itself is pretty too with 18th and 19th century churches and monuments, cobbled streets and pastel coloured buildings. For children, there are numerous water sports activities to try with dingy sailing and windsurfing being the two most popular.


There are few resorts in the Algarve that remain completely untouched and 100% traditional, but Cabanas is as close as they come. This sleepy fishing village just 20 minutes from Faro airport is charming and unspoilt. It boasts sheltered coves and bays thanks to a dusting of small, outlaying islands, but much of the fun happens on dry land, with horse riding, mountain biking, hiking and tennis all on offer. If you want some culture, the 16th century church in nearby Tavira is a must see.

Praia da Luz

Unlike many other resorts in the Algarve, Praia da Luz doesn’t have a hectic and loud nightlife. It is a truly relaxed family resort with pleasant restaurants, a sweeping sandy beach and plenty of child-friendly activities. From horse riding on the beach to hanging out in the dolphinarum of the local water park, kids will be hard pushed to get bored. Day trips to the nearby Sao Joao National Park are also worthwhile and this stunning woodland is the perfect spot for a family picnic. The town itself is pretty too, with cobbled streets and Roman remains making it the perfect all-round destination for Algarve holidays.

Algarve in Portugal.

You can find out more about Algarve holidays from the Visit Algarve tourism website.






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