Why? Occupying one-third of Portugal, yet inhabited by just 6% of the population, the Alentejo, situated north of the Algarve, is beautifully unspoilt and gloriously peaceful. The region’s coast holds appeal for a broad spectrum of people, but particularly young families looking for fewer crowds as well as a number of activities to entertain the kids.
What? Head to the golden, rugged beaches along Portugal’s Alentejo Coast for a fun-filled activity holiday. If you can drag the children away from the seaside hotel’s two swimming pools, playground, mini golf and tennis court, there are plenty of activities to try out. From a day of surfing lessons and orienteering, to picnics in a pine forest and raft-building (including putting it to test on the water!) – all ages will be kept entertained. There’s also cycling, archery, abseiling and zip-wires to tackle, as well as plenty of beach time.
How? Activities Abroad offers a week-long trip to the Alentejo coast. The price includes seven nights’ hotel or apartment accommodation, return flights (London), return airport transfers, all breakfasts and six other meals. Opt for the number of activities at time of booking (all equipment, tuition and supervision from fully-qualified instructors included). Departure dates are available in July and August.
Price: From £795 pp (ideal for children aged eight years or older), based on a family of four sharing.