Portugal is known for its beautifully sunny climate boasting more than 200 days of sunshine per year! Miles of stunning coastlines and romantic landscapes make Portugal a must-see destination for British holidaymakers, especially since it's so close and easy to get to. You can fly to Portugal from the UK in just a couple of hours or take the train via the Eurostar from London to Paris.
Costa do Vizir, Porto Covo
If you're looking for sunshine, book your family summer holiday in Portugal this year at the beautiful Costa do Vizir right next to the golden sandy beaches of Porto Covo and the Atlantic ocean on the west coast of Portugal.
And if you want to save money on your summer holiday, bring your tent! This amazing resort and campsite has pitches for tents and tourers, camper vans and motorhomes as well as featuring lovely holiday chalets and apartments.
Open all year, this stylish, family-friendly resort is set in a beautiful tree- and flower-filled setting with an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and kid's club. This resort is also not far from Lisbon, Portugal's capital city, a great destination for a day trip.
Swimming Pools and Beaches
You can choose to bask in the sun at the beach or the pool at this resort which offers the tempting attraction of beaches and the Atlantic Ocean just metres away as well as a large outdoor swimming pool with a toddler's paddling pool, sunbeds and shades.
Restaurant and Shop
The immaculate family-friendly restaurant serves the best of Portuguese cuisine and there's also a café and takeaway service and a shop selling groceries so you can enjoy tapas and cocktails in the comfort of your holiday home if you prefer.
Accommodation and Pitches
Choose from a 2-bed chalet for up to 5 guests, a 2-bed apartment with a sofa bed for up to 6, or a 1-bed apartment for up to 4 guests. Each holiday home has a kitchen, shower and outside terrace. Pitches and facilities are also available for tents and tourers.
Kids Club and Activities
This resort runs popular kids clubs throughout the season for 5-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds, both offering a good mix of games and sports, arts, crafts and theatre, with horse riding and water sports also available nearby.
Explore Porto Covo
In July and August, you can take a boat across the narrow channel of sea to Pessegueiro Island (which translates as 'the island of the peach tree') which has an often deserted beach. This is the perfect place to dive and swim or enjoy windsurfing and canoeing and a nearby beauty spot not to be missed.
And the whole family will enjoy a day out at Badoca Park, a unique safari theme park in over 200 acres of lush green space with hundreds of wild animals in nearby Vila Nova de Santo André.
Travel to Portugal from the UK
Portugal is so quick and easy to get to. The nearest airport to Porto Covo is Lisbon, Portugal's coastal capital city and the nearest train station is Grandola. If you're vaccinated, you can travel to Portugal. Here is the latest government advice for travel to Portugal.