- Holiday Guide
Piri Piri and Perfect Beaches
Portugal is a pure paradise for golf and golden sands, but with even more to offer than sun, sea & great city breaks, it is perfect for a family holiday.
You may not know that as well as mainland Portugal, you could explore the botanical gardens on the beautiful island of Madeira or spot whales in the Azores. Whatever takes your fancy, Co-operative Travel has some great summer and winter sun holiday deals to Portugal for everyone.
The southernmost region of Portugal, the Algarve, is perhaps the most familiar to holidaymakers and is great for family holidays. With hundreds of beautiful sandy white beaches to choose from, quaint villages and breathtaking scenery, it's hot, dry summers and warm winters make it the perfect holiday destination all year round. More information on The Algarve
Home of great cake and great wine... the island of Madeira is a stunning gem off the coast of Portugal. If you want beautiful scenery, great walks and fantastic weather then this is the place for you! Great for couples holidays, or families who want to stretch their legs away from the commercial resorts on the mainland. More information on Madeira
Lisbon, one of Europe's coolest capitals is both historic and elegant. It makes the perfect city break, being the only European capital with Atlantic beaches ensuring you get the best of both worlds out of your break! More information on Lisbon
Located off the coast of Portugal...in their own, geological paradise, the 9 volcanic islands of The Azores are a must if you love nature, adventure and romance. Here in the middle of the ocean, in between 2 continents, you can go whale watching, walking, diving, bird watching or horse riding and feel like you have dropped into your own private paradise.
Flying time from UK: 4 hours (approx) Currency: Euro Average Temperature: During the winter 15Cº and during the summer 30Cº (77Fº). Sunny Days a Year: +250 days. Top tip: Try the Piri Piri chicken - a staple of Portuguese cuisine and something that will add a little spice to your holiday!