Try the Algarve for a family-friendly break
29 August 2012
When it comes to planning a caravan holiday overseas with the whole family, there is so much that you need to consider. From packing the right clothes and entertainment to taking out the right insurance, you really need to do be well-organised to get the most out of it.
Fortunately, a caravan break in Portugal is well worth the reward, especially in the Algarve. The region is well known for being really family-friendly and is especially popular among British tourists.
As Daniel Queiros, executive director at the Algarve Promotion Bureau noted, "The Algarve has plenty to offer UK families with its friendly locals, warm climate, lush rolling hills and beautiful coastline. [It has] 74 beaches awarded with Blue Flag status and has a range of activities for visitors of all ages, from water sports to hiking, to cooking classes to traditional fairs and festivals."
Plus, the UK and Portugal have had a long-term connection with many Brits choosing it as a place to have a holiday home, or retire.
"The region offers value for money as a holiday destination and this combined with its warm climate - with mild winters and on average 300 days of sunshine a year - make the region a favourite year-round destination with UK travellers," Mr Queiros added.
It is true that Portugal is only a short flight away, but that doesn’t mean you should travel there by air. A caravan trip is a much better and more unique way to take in the landscape. Plus, there are some excellent Caravan Club approved sites available for you to choose from.
One popular option is Camping Orbitur Quarteira, which is on the outskirts of the attractive seaside town of Quarteira. Here, you'll find everything you could possible want from a beach break, including close proximity to the sea, local beachfront promenades and delicious seafood to sample. Plus, it's a great base for exploring the Algarve.
If you want to venture further afield, there is a bus service from the site to a range of different destinations.