Few families look further than the Algarve when it comes to holidaying in Portugal and who can blame them? Not only is it largely sheltered from cool Atlantic winds and ocean currents, but its coastline is notched with a glorious succession of sandy coves and beaches, some of which have smugglers den written all over them. There’s also an endless variety of boat trips to choose from, as well as a good range of family-friendly accommodation. So why even consider going to Lisbon instead? Well, for starters, the Portuguese capital has plenty to appeal to youngsters, particularly at the Parque das Nacoes. However, its only when you start contemplating a few days in Lisbon as the prelude to an island odyssey in Madeira or the Azores that the Algarve begins to seem less of a foregone conclusion.

This is edited copy from Europe with Kids by William Gray.


This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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