Fun for all the Family
No matter how young or old the children are, the Algarve is the perfect holiday destination for families. Take a look below to see some of the top attractions – there’s something to suit everyone’s taste from racing tracks and ocean safaris to 4D cinemas and nature trails! With warm weather all year round it’s easy to see why the Algarve is the perfect choice for a fun-filled family holiday.
For families wanting to explore the wild-side of the Algarve there are a number of day tours offered throughout the region. From jeep safaris to canoeing through rivers, excursions promise to show off the very best of the Algarve’s wild life. Full day trips are suitable for families with children aged 11 and above who love to explore the great outdoors.
Covering over 18,000 hectares the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa is comprised of sand dunes, marsh lands, lagoons and fresh water lakes. Its diverse group of inhabitants includes birds, fish, mammals and amphibians. Accessible by road or ferry from Faro and Olhão it makes a great day out for exploration. Visit the recuperation centre for birds, follow the self-guided nature trails and admire the park’s elegance on a ride in a traditional fishing boat.
The Algarve is the perfect spot to see dolphins migrating from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. There are several companies that offer dolphin boat cruises which deport from Lagos, Portimão and Alvor. A boat ride is also the perfect way to enjoy the Algarve’s fine weather.
Water parks are aplenty in the Algarve and can provide a whole day of family fun with the majority of parks open from early April to late October. For something a little different the Zoomarine combines entertainment with education, located just outside of Albufeira, this is a fantastic day out for all the family. Top attractions include the dolphin interaction programme, the 4D cinema show that aims to teach children about the effects of global warming and deforestation, an aquarium filled with an array of marine life, and pools where visitors can simply rest and relax. For more information please visit www.zoomarine.pt
The Algarve is an adventure playground – with magnificent views to enjoy whilst horse trekking and bike riding, you will never tire of things to do. Visitors are enticed to enter its clear waters and try-out one of the many exhilarating water sports on offer. Why not take a surfing lesson or have a go at kite boarding? There are a number of schools around the coast that are waiting to show you the ropes.