We love Portugal here at Mini Travellers and have been on some fantastic trips to the Algarve recently, however Lisbon is also on our list too. Portugal is completely affordable destination whether you put the trip together yourself and book flights and accommodation or book a package holiday. So why do we think it is so fabulous and why do we think you should visit Portugal with children?
1. Bucket & Spade Beaches
We do love a trip to Greece but the beaches don’t always live up to the kids expectations when it comes to building sandcastles. They are often too white and powdery or rocky. This is not the case with Portugal’s beaches. They are long, often empty and definitely proper hard sand, sandcastle beaches. A win for my three.
2. Custard Tarts
I’ve been following Mummy Travel‘s recent holiday in Portugal and her facebook pictures of portuguese custard tarts make me want to take the kids straight away! With a bakery on every corner and fabulous offerings wherever you are, the kids (and me) would be in heaven.
3. Possibly Europe’s best climate for kids
Mild winters with temperatures that rarely drop below 5ºC along the coast and hot summers that are refreshed by the Atlantic breeze with the highest number of hours of sunshine in Europe. It really is hard to beat.
Portugal has huge waves, so whilst I am not saying you and the kids will come home being able to surf! It is the perfect place to learn to body board if not to surf itself as a surf school is likely to be in throwing distance from wherever you stay.
5. Lagoa dos Salgados
The kids could watch birds for hours and Portugal is home to over 300 species of bird. 150 of those live in one area Lagoa dos Salgados which is really not very far from the Algarve hot spots and easy to access. My three would love to spend an afternoon trying to see what they could spot and soaking up the atmosphere!
So why not book a trip and PIN this to remind you!