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What is the best place to go in Portugal with children?

Dublin, Ireland
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What is the best place to go in Portugal with children?

Hi,

We were thinking about going to Portugal in August with 4 children aged between 4 and 12.

Can anyone recommend:

a) the best location (preferrably, where there are not too many British tourists)

b) the best hotel (with kids pool, full/half board, great food and entertainment)

c) with aquaparks very nearby

Thanking you in advance!:-)

Lisbon, Portugal
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for Azores, Lisbon
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1. Re: What is the best place to go in Portugal with children?

It's better to post your question at the Algarve forum.

Albufeira, Portugal
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for Algarve, Faro, Portugal
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2. Re: What is the best place to go in Portugal with children?

Your three questions:

a) the best location (preferrably, where there are not too many British tourists)

40% of visitors to the Algarve are British, 10% of the resident population is British, so if it is these you wish to avoid do not come here.

b) the best hotel (with kids pool, full/half board, great food and entertainment)

In view of question (a) and my answer, far too broad a question! Most visitors to the Algarve stay self-catering.

c) with aquaparks very nearby

There are several aquaparks in the Algarve but very few elsewhere in Portugal.

PS - August down here is the busiest month by far and everywhere is packed and if you haven't booked already likely to be extremely expensive.

Food for thought?

Edited: 15 January 2012, 01:04
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
3. Re: What is the best place to go in Portugal with children?

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, August is the only month we can travel, so we are stuck with it. I've read a lot of positive comments about ZooMarine aquapark - does anyone know of good hotels with good swimming pools for kids nearby?

Dublin, Ireland
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132 posts
42 reviews
4. Re: What is the best place to go in Portugal with children?

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, August is the only month we can travel, so we are stuck with it. I've read a lot of positive comments about ZooMarine aquapark - does anyone know of good hotels with good swimming pools for kids nearby?

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