Must Sees on your Family Holidays to Portugal
Wonders of the Algarve, Portugal
Planning your family holiday to Portugal is a lot of fun any time of year. With year round sunshine and weather guaranteed, beach holidays for the family are great even when the cold and snow set in at home.
That's part of the appeal holidays to Portugal offer. If you are looking forward to leaving the cold behind, check out what the Algarve has to offer for your family holiday with the children.
Dolphin Emotions in Albufeira at Zoomarine Park is open seasonally. Book your family holiday for 2014. Don't miss the opportunity to interact directly with the dolphins. For most people taking holiday in Algarve this is a favorite.
Stop for lunch at Scooby's Poolside Bar and treat the children to a round of krazy golf. The food and service are fabulous. They treat families extremely well!
The Algarve Jeep Safari will pick you up at your luxury family villa and take you deep into to countryside. You will get the chance to see the wild, untamed side of the Algarve, you never knew was there. Your family will be part of a 4x4 caravan. It's an amazing experience crossing streams and going through cork forests.
At the end of the day they will drop you off at your luxurious family villa and you can continue the fun! Lounge by, or take a dip in the private pool your villa has. Play a few holes of golf, or tennis right at your villa. Watch the setting sun together on the veranda, or balconies. Watch the children playing on your sunk in trampoline. Join them! Light up the BBQ and treat yourself and your family to shish-kebobs.
Why do so many families choose a villa holiday with Golden Triangle Properties? Relaxing at the end of the day, privately with your family is what caps the best days in Algarve. With little ones, it means the fun can continue into the evening.
That's one of the differences a villa holiday offers. After a busy day out having fun if one of the little ones falls asleep early, just put them to bed. Your family isn't tied to your hotel room. Your other children can continue playing in the large grass expanses. You are at home in your own villa.
What difference can a family villa rental make?
That's why family holidays to Algarve are capped with a luxury villa rental. You can stay on your own schedule and not worry about when the pool will be open, or how crowded it will be. We hand pick our family villas to accommodate your families different needs. Children of different ages will find the perfect villa is designed with them in mind.
Plan your family's holiday to Portugal with Golden Triangle Properties and we will make sure you agree that your holiday in Algarve is the best one ever.
Although this list is far from complete we at Golden Triangle Properties would be remiss if we didn't point out the historical wonders of the Algarve.
· Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Matos
Located in Almancil this marvelous church was built when local people implored the help of the Saint for help and struck water. The design of the church is inspiring.
The beautiful and elegant architecture of the homes along the Rio Gilao has inspired tourists brochures to refer to Tavira as the Venice of the Algarve. This historical jewel of the Golden Triangle is overlooked by castle ruins with 16th to 18th century buildings and numerous churches. Tavira is 3 kilometers from the coast and near the beaches on Ilha de Tavira.
The Igreja da Misericordia is the Algarve's most important Renaissance monument. The carved work must be seen to be believed.
This sandstone castle overlooks the town and countryside providing an impressive panoramic vista for souvenir photos. Built between the 8th and 13th centuries it combines both Christian and Muslim period architecture. The Muslim period is highlighted by a deep rosy colored water cistern over 5 meters deep from the 12th century. The cisterns four vaults are supported by ten columns. By the 16th century the castle itself was abandoned.
In the forests of the Serra de Monchique, this incredible little town is a great place for open-air activities like hiking, horse back riding, or bicycling. If you ask around there is a woodland spa and a private endangered species zoo.
Monchique is also home to the famous medronho. Medronho is the locally made distilled liquor made from the arbutus (Strawberry tree). If trying the local flavor is truly what you are into, this is an experience in itself!
· The sé
No site seeing holiday would be complete without visiting the sé. Built in the 13th century, Its construction was built over by numerous cultures. Originally it is thought the site was a Roman temple. The Visigoths constructed a cathedral over it. In the Moorish period, the Muslims built a Mosque over the cathedral.
In 1755 most of the structure was destroyed. Only the tower gate and a few of the chapels remained. It was rebuilt in Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque styles combined!
It is replete with intricate gilded carvings and tilework. Views from the rooftop are clear to the sea.
The other structure worth noting is the Museu Capitular which houses sacred artifacts and a small shrine made of bones to remind the faithful about the afterlife.