Portugal, although a relatively small country, boasts cities with ancient monuments, wonderful scenery and the Algarve coastline that stretches for miles; all-inclusive holidays here offer a peaceful oasis for holidaymakers to relax and be entertained at their leisure or a hive of activity for those so inclined.
Warm and dry for most of the year with cooler winters, Portugal offers something for everyone. The warm and welcoming people of Portugal combine with lower prices than many other European countries to make this a perfect holiday for visitors of all ages. At The Co-operative Travel we have a wide selection of package holidays and all inclusive holidays to Portugal to suit you.
Out and about in Portugal
There is something for everyone in Portugal, whether you want to laze on the golden sands, take part in a water sports activity or just go to the cinema, you will find it all here.
There are many water parks to choose from including Aqualand, the largest open air water park in Europe. For something a little different, take a trip on the Pirate ship adventure cruise that departs from Portimao
. Boats from Praia da Rocha
offer a choice of tours, visiting caves and grottos at Benagil, Alfanzina and Lagos. Many tours include a beach barbecue, which will also cater for vegetarian choices. Dolphin safaris depart from Portimao Marina and offer a chance to get up close with the dolphins.
Fresh fish such as sardines, lobster and bass are frequent on menus in Portugal, and the seafood lover should try Caldeirada, a stew made up of different types of fish cooked with potatoes, peppers and parsley are also on offer. You may also find other local dishes such as octopus salad, cuttlefish cooked in their ink and steamed clams. As with any all inclusive holiday, there are always plenty of other dishes if seafood is not your thing.
Places to visit on package holidays in Portugal
offers 19 miles of coastline with beautiful, golden sandy beaches, most offering water sports such as sailing, fishing and more. Meia Praia in Lagos offers sheltered coves to explore that are peaceful and quieter than the main beaches. Photography lovers will love the picturesque beach at Praia de Dona Ana where you can sip a glass whilst watching the sunset.
Zoo Marine in Guia offers waterslides and swimming pools as well as dolphin shows and this aquarium offers plenty of entertainment for all the family. Parque das Nacoes, meaning 'Park of Nations', in Lisbon
is another theme park offering a day of fun.
Here at The Co-operative Travel we can offer a wide variety of all inclusive holidays and cheap family holidays
in Portugal all year round.