Algarve Family Vacations | Ciao Bambino!

Often described as the California of Europe because it has some of the best coastline on the continent, Portugal’s kid-friendly Algarve region is a picture-perfect destination for families. It works equally well if you prefer to get out and explore each day or if you’re the type to spend a week never leaving your resort. The beaches require no explanation, merely hours to enjoy the long stretches of sand with rocky cliffside backdrops. High-quality attractions in the Algarve round out the vacation experience, with waterparks, zoos, hiking trails, bike paths and charming seaside villages. Kid-friendly resorts in the Algarve cater to families in important ways, including kids clubs that accept all ages, organized surf and tennis lessons, and spacious rooms, villas and condos.

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