Portugal Holidays

Climate: The climate in mainland Portugal varies considerably from north to south and from coast to mountain. The Algarve, in the south, experiences Mediterranean weather with particularly mild winters and hot summers.

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Electricity: Electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are used.

Language: Portuguese is the official language, but English is widely spoken and understood.

Phone Code: The international access code for Portugal is +351.

Time: Local time is GMT +0

Tipping: Service charges are usually added to hotel and restaurant bills, otherwise it is customary to leave a 10% tip. Bar staff and taxi drivers also expect tips, which usually entails rounding up of the bill to the nearest Euro.

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A Portugal holiday is one that is guaranteed to provide a great time for all the family. There is an over abundance of long, sandy beaches that span all resorts on the Algarve (south coast); great for the kids to go swimming, build sandcastles or whatever their imagination conjures up. Meanwhile, parents will no doubt be happy just relaxing and taking in a bit of the sun, the heat of which is at its peak from July through to September.

By night, it is more than easy to find restaurants that can cater for all ages, both in terms of cuisine and hospitality. Traditional Portuguese dishes not being all that popular, most restaurants are geared towards a mix of international foods such as Italian, Mexican and some traditional British dishes. For a family getaway that is failsafe for glorious weather and relaxation, a Portugal holiday will satisfy those of all ages.

Our Holiday Destinations in Portugal

We have lots of great deals for several different resorts in the Algarve, very popular with families and couples looking to escape the crowded day-to-day city atmosphere.

Our holiday destinations in Portugal

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"Just thought I would drop you a note to say what a fantastic holiday we have just had. What a great recommendation and a great deal we had! We were really pleased with the accommodation."

Meryl Bruen

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