Holiday Ideas with Teens – Portugal

Holiday Ideas with Teens – Portugal

March 25, 2024 0 By travelyoutopia

I’ve just sourced a summer holiday to Portugal for a client and her family and it got me thinking about the best places in Europe for a family holiday, particularly with older children. My client has older boys who love sport and wanted activities, cafes and beaches within walking distance and somewhere to watch the Euros.

Portugal has everything you need for a family holiday and is particularly appealing if you’re travelling with older children and teens. Teens can be a tricky bunch so keeping them entertained on holiday is a must. If you want to explore the best towns and cities in Portugal, choose from places such as Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Lagos, Nazaré and Sintra. Alternatively you may prefer to surf the best beaches on the Alentejo coast, find hidden sandy coves along the Algarve or go inland to find adventure and nature. Or do it all with a multi-stop trip.

Prices tend to be relatively cheap compared to some other European holiday destinations and there’s a good range of accommodation, places to eat, things to do and wide-ranging activities to cater for the whole family whether they’re sun worshipers or sport lovers.

Here’s why you should book a holiday to Portugal:

🏄🏽‍♀️ There are so many activities to keep kids entertained – choose from surfing on some of the best beaches in Europe, water parks, zip lining, coasteering, mountain biking and white water rafting.

🌆 The country’s vibrant towns and cities offer teens a great chance to explore independently, as well as countless shopping opportunities, culture, nightlife and activities.

🐔 Portugal is home to the original cheeky Nando’s AKA peri peri chicken. What teen doesn’t love that? In fact, Portugal’s food is a huge selling point for all the family. If you want to feast on moreish pastel de nata for breakfast, cataplana for lunch and sardines for supper, you’ll love Portugal.

There are so many places to see, you could combine a multi stop holiday taking in all the best parts of Portugal. Opt to stay in a luxury hotel, surf lodge, self catering villa or boutique bolthole in a coastal region dubbed the new Ibiza. The options are endless. 

Get in touch to enquire about a Portuguese holiday today. All trips fully ABTA/ATOL bonded. Let me plan you an Independent, individual and inspirational holiday to remember. Email: to start planning your family holiday to Portugal.