Where to go in Portugal in 2021
When it comes to sunshine, Portugal is one of the best places for holidays in 2021. Enjoy soaking up some vitamin D on the beautiful sandy beaches, or wander around the various towns and resorts of the Algarve – home to crystal clear waters, unlimited sports and leisure facilities, incredible food and wine and an intriguing culture. Here’s where to go in Portugal on your next villa getaway.
Also referred to as Oura Beach, Praia D’Oura is a lively resort on the east side of Albufeira. Expect plenty of bars, restaurants and nightlife for adults of all ages. For families with children, a large and inviting golden sand beach offers plenty of space to play, sunbathe and build sandcastles, as well as safe swimming, especially during low tide. Enjoy jet skiing, parasailing or banana boating courtesy of the various water sports facilities available for hire. The Albufeira region also offers plenty of day trips that make for amazing family holiday memories, including boating and caving trips from Albufeira Marina, Jeep safaris of the Algarve region, quad biking and dolphin watching.
After a long relaxing day at Villa Sueste, when night falls, Oura beach comes alive at night with vibrant cocktail bars, happy hours and live music. You’ll be spoiled for choice for eateries too, with restaurants offering Indian, Chinese, Italian and Portuguese food, as well as a range of cakes and pastries.
If you’re wondering where to go on holiday in Portugal, then located a little further inland from the southern Algarve coast is the tranquil town of Guia – an ideal location for those who want a more peaceful and laid-back vibe to their holiday. Nestled in the country but with plenty of facilities and things to do, Guia has the best of both worlds. Food lovers will appreciate this region, which made chicken piri-piri famous. Sample the very best of this dish while in Guia. Don’t forget a stop at the Adega do Cantor Winery, where you’ll be able to savour the finest wines from the region.
When your family isn’t relaxing in your private garden and splashing around in your Villa Campos private pool, Guia has plenty to keep all ages entertained, with some of the Algarve’s most popular attractions. Hop in the car and drive to the Zoomarine park, where you can get the chance to swim with dolphins, as well as watch shows featuring birds and sea lions. The park also offers rides, a water park and a man-made beach. The Fiesa Sand Sculpture Park in Lagoa is also well worth a visit, with jaw-dropping sand sculptures including figures from Harry Potter, Star Wars, popular landmarks and more.
If golden sands, dramatic limestone cliffs, turquoise waters and plenty of delicious food are all on your list of priorities for your 2021 Portugal Holiday, then the region of Sao Rafael is perfect for you. If we can tear you away from your private Villa Marrachinho, the seafront is the perfect place to unwind in a secluded spot, with shallow waters and warm sea temperatures for swimming. Beaches feature plenty of spots for refreshments, as well as showers, toilets and parking for those who are driving to the coast. Snorkel around the rock formations for amazing views of tropical fish. Take a wander around Sao Rafael marina and indulge in a shark burger, fresh swordfish or clams that have been caught the same day, before perusing the various souvenir and produce shops offering hand made trinkets, gourmet wine, olive oil, cork, pottery and preserves.
Have children in tow? You’ll want to make a stop at Aqualand, which is just ten minutes away from Sao Rafael by car. Kids and adults alike will love sliding down the many chutes on offer, riding the kamikaze and the adventure playground with tipping buckets.