Who Said the Algarve Is Not for Kids?

Which part of the Algarve is the best for families? There are many fantastic towns and cities that are fit for the family, filled with restaurants, bars, waterparks, shopping centres and more!

And, with our incredible villa selection covering all the top locations across the Algarve, you’ll be in and amongst all the amenities on offer wherever you choose to stay.


Water fun for the whole family

Who doesn’t like a water park? Well, that’s one thing you’ll get in the Algarve and plenty of them! In fact, there are so many that we have made a splashing guide to the Algarve water parks.

You’ll find them all over this beautiful region, so wherever you’re staying, there’ll be one close to you! There are also several water parks near many of our luxury villas; why not take a look?


Beaches galore

Wherever you choose to stay with your family in the Algarve, you’ll find a beach within walking distance. Sandy shores and crystal clear waters; that’s what you’re looking for.

You could lounge on the coast while your kids dip in the ocean and build sand castles. They’ll be entertained for hours, so you can have a drink or two on the beach.

Albufeira, Lagos & Portimao have some of the most spectacular beaches in the Algarve. With lots happening in the city centres in the evening, there’s even more for your family to do!


Food for all palates

Do you have some picky eaters? We thought so. The good thing is the Algarve has restaurants upon restaurants. Whether you’re hungry for some lunch along the beach or searching for some evening cuisine, there’s a huge variety of options available. So, there’s no need to worry about rumbling tummies when out and about.


Which part of the Algarve is the best for families?

There are many places to travel to in the Algarve if you’re coming with kids. It’s tough to whittle down to one with all of the great beach towns and cities, so here are a couple we recommend.



This vibrant city couldn’t be spoken about more. With a buzzing city centre that provides entertainment for the entire family, you can’t ask for more. Albufeira caters for all travellers so everybody can have a fantastic holiday.

Do your kids enjoy boat trips? Then there are numerous day trips you can head out on. If you’re lucky enough, you and your family might see some dolphins!

Are you looking for a stay here? Take a look at our luxury villas in Albufeira.



The coastal resort of Vilamoura features lots of day trips for the family. You could head to the marina to have some food, gaze at the docked boats, or even head off shopping.

If you fancy something slightly more adventurous, there are always horse riding lessons in the countryside or go-karting!

Are you searching for a family holiday in this region? Why not check out our lush villa selection in Vilamoura?


Book your Algarve stay today

Intrigued by the many family adventures you could be having in the Algarve? Why not browse what we have to offer? With our stunning villa selection, you’ll be sure to find a luxury stay in your desired location. 

When you book with The Real Algarve, we can also offer our exceptional concierge service, where you can take advantage of our bespoke services; this comes with an additional charge, so please get in touch to discuss your unique requirements.

Remember, we’re on hand to help, whether it’s bar recommendations, amenities in the local area or advice on family days out. Please get in touch with one of our experts today.

Kids playing on a beach in the Algarve