small girl walking next to huge rock face leaving footsteps on a yellow sand beach

Destination Guide The Algarve, Portugal

With many low cost airlines flying to Faro, Portugals Algarve with kids can be a great value European destination to visit with the family. There is so much to do in the area. You may want to extend your stay to ensure you get a few days relaxing by the pool or building sandcastles on the beach, rest assured the kids will not get bored.

yellow sandy beach in the algarve, portugal

The Algarve offers amazing value for money with hotels and restaurants less expensive than other popular European destinations.

Eating in The Algarve with kids

Seafood lovers will be in their absolute element in the Algarve. Seemingly every single restaurant serves fresh and tasty fish. I love the beach restaurants for the views but for the very best food head to the Adega Da Marina in the pretty town of Lagos. It’s always packed with locals which is a very good sign and serves amazing seafood specials.

fresh whole fish on a plate with salad and potatoes

Algarve with kids day trips

Our top tip for a day trip is Zoomarine, they have amazing sea creature to see, a sandy beach with slides, a wave pool, rides and an aquarium. Plenty to fill a whole day.

three young girls building sandcastles on a beach in the algarve

The Fiesa Sand Sculpture Fesival in Pêra showcases some of the best hand-carved sculptures we have ever seen. This year they are focusing on musicians, instruments and musical cultures from around the world. The annual festival runs from May to October. It’s great to visit in the day but really comes to life at night when it’s a bit cooler. The sculptures are illuminated by colourful lighting displays. They have a free space where kids (or grown ups) can show off their creativity.

family of four walking through a sweet algarve village

Beaches in the Algarve

The beaches in the Algarve are pretty hard to beat. From those featuring picturesque limestone rock stacks such as Praia da Marinha in Lagoa. Or the impressive family activities available at Praia de Odeceixe. You could easily spend a week hunting down your favourite. Most offer amazing seafood restaurants for lazy lunches and a glass of Vinho Verde when you need a break from the midday heat.

young family on a yellow sandy beach

Many beaches have kids playgrounds should they get bored of jumping through waves or building sandcastles.

family walking to a surf school

You’ll also find several surf schools which will entertain active kids (and adults) for hours.

close up view of the sea

A visit to the Algarve with kids really is one of our favourite European beach breaks. For more brilliant ideas for easy family holidays check out these guide to the best European breaks with kids.

 

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