Whether you’re dreaming about escaping the dreary UK winter, or planning ahead to next summer’s family holiday, you don’t need to go far for year-round sunshine.
Famed for having more than 300 days of glorious sunshine a year, the Algarve in Portugal has one of the warmest climates in Europe, making it the perfect sunny getaway – whatever the time of year.
Here’s our top five reasons for visiting the Algarve.
The Algarve is perfectly geared towards families
During the summer months, the Algarve gets over 12 hours of beautiful sunshine a day. Temperatures never get extreme though (the average temperature in the summer is 30 degrees C), making it a great choice if you have young children. The area is also very safe, and children are welcomed everywhere.
A very family-friendly resort, Golden Club Cabanas is a great place to stay with little ones. The resort offers a kids club for children aged 4-12 from April to October. A weekly activity programme including kite-making, theatre and puppet shows, dance, and cooking will keep little ones entertained whilst you take some much needed time to relax on the beach.
The resort also offers a lively programme of evening entertainment for families to enjoy all year around. From live music, to magic, karaoke, games and quizzes, there’s always something happening.
It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty
Stretching 60 km along the Algarve coast and nestled between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão, is the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Teaming with flora and fauna, the conservation area has a diverse ecosystem and attracts numerous species of birds. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting at any time of the year, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a hike, taking in the area’s mountain ranges.
If you’re staying at Golden Club Cabanas, the resort has exclusive boat access to one of the region’s most beautiful golden sandy beaches. Enjoy a stroll along the estuary boardwalk or explore the natural trails around Cabanas.
It’s the ideal place for wellness and relaxation
Aside from being the perfect place to top up your vitamin D, the Algarve is renowned for its wellness retreats. Whether you’re looking for a fitness boot camp, yoga getaway, or high tech medical spa, you’ll find it in the Algarve.
Holiday makers can escape from the stresses of everyday life at Golden Club Cabanas Health Club. The gym offers a range of classes including functional training, HIIT, and stretching. And for anyone seeking specialised training, there’s a professional personal trainer.
With plenty of opportunities to unwind, the resort also has a heated indoor pool, beauty treatment room, sauna and jacuzzi, and a massage room.
The Algarve is a foodie haven
The Algarve is a paradise for foodies, making it the perfect place for a gastronomic holiday. There’s a burgeoning wine-making scene and the area offers plenty of Michelin-star restaurants.
The Golden Club Cabanas has a menu of homemade regional dishes, made using local and typical Portuguese ingredients. Popular dishes include octopus rice, grilled tuna, garlic skate, and baked cod.
The whole family will enjoy a magical dining experience al-fresco, and don’t pass up the opportunity to bottle your own wine to take home.
It’s the perfect destination for an active holiday
There is so much to do in the Algarve for adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts. From surfing in the Atlantic ocean, to water sports, hiking, walking, and cycling, there really is an activity to please everyone. Professional sports teams from around the world visit the area to train, and it is known for its lush green golf courses.
From the beach to the pools, green spaces, and sports fields, Golden Club Cabanas offers a plethora of outdoor activities. The resort’s leisure facilities are renowned for being unique in the Algarve, and it’s close to a number of 18-hole golf courses.
Getting outdoors and getting active also provides the perfect opportunity to soak in the resort’s views out over the sea, the marshes, the orange groves, and the rolling hills to the north. With stunning scenery and beautiful sunshine, you can’t fail to return home totally rejuvenated.
This is a Paid Partnership with Golden Club Cabanas and Algarve Tourism Bureau