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WeLoveHaribo Tue 08-Mar-16 20:23:06

I'm looking at Portugal in July/Aug summer school holidays. Family of 4, children 4&7.
Never been before but fancied a change.
Pref near to beach, cafes/restaurants, short walks..
Poss evening entertaintment (children like the disco!)
Pool- slides maybe...
Not too busy/loud/rowdy.. But not secluded.
Sorry for long list!
Where have you been or what area do you recommend?
Thank you.

harridan50 Tue 08-Mar-16 20:26:12


skinnyamericano Tue 08-Mar-16 20:28:49


rainbowmagic1974 Tue 08-Mar-16 20:42:22

We stayed in a lovely apartment near Lagos. Fab holiday.

WeLoveHaribo Wed 09-Mar-16 11:42:46

Thank you, Carvoeiro was one of the places I'd looked at; but seems some hotels are out on own....
Can you recommend a hotel/apartment, close enough to beach and restaurants/centre.

naffedoff Fri 11-Mar-16 20:22:56

Take a look at Quinta do Paraiso

It would be great for your DC, and not too far to walk to/from the centre, with restaurants and bars on site or en route to town.

WeLoveHaribo Sat 12-Mar-16 08:29:14

Thanks naff I'll take a look..

Costacoffeeplease Sat 12-Mar-16 08:54:32

I live in Carvoeiro, walking distance of the beach/shops/restaurants are -
Some parts of Quinta do Paraiso as it's quite big
Vila Nova
Monte Carvoeiro
Monte Dourado
Colina Branca
Colina Verde
Areias dos Moinhos
Algar Seco

Hotels - Carvoeiro Sol, Mirachoro Praia, Tivoli Almansor

There's a thread on here that I started last year and went on all summer which might help you get a feel for the place and I'm happy to answer any questions on locations or anything else really smile

skinnyamericano Sat 12-Mar-16 16:03:20

costa I love Algar Seco (not stayed but been for lunch many times). Happy memories!

Costacoffeeplease Sat 12-Mar-16 16:34:01

grin we had an early dinner there yesterday just before sunset, just beautiful

mollyonthemove Sat 12-Mar-16 16:48:12

We are coming back to Lagos on the 22nd Costa. How's the weather looking ?? grin

frillyfairylights Sat 12-Mar-16 16:53:30

We normally spend ages searching for the perfect place for our summer holiday, however this year I stumbled upon the website for Algar Seco Parque. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I read through everything, it looks like the perfect holiday destination for us, and I've been wanting to go to carvoeiro for a few years too. We are going for 11 nights and I can't wait!!

Costacoffeeplease Sat 12-Mar-16 17:36:34

It's absolutely beautiful at the moment, blue skies and sunshine and very warm during the day, but still chilly at night so bring some jumpers/fleeces and make sure your accommodation has heating!

Algar Seco Parque is in a great location, brilliant sea views, and close to all the restaurants and shops - it's also at one end of the boardwalk along the cliffs

Costacoffeeplease Sat 12-Mar-16 17:51:55

Here's a glimpse of Carvoeiro today

mollyonthemove Sat 12-Mar-16 19:03:57

Phew! It was lovely this time last year but yes, nippy at night.

Misty9 Sun 13-Mar-16 22:25:23

I have very similar requirements to you op - mine also love the disco! But younger dc, nearly 5 and just 2 and we want to go in June to make the most of last chance before school years start smile
So will be watching the thread with interest...

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