Now more than ever, families are seeking a destination that not only offers a relaxing getaway but also guarantees safety. According to the 2023 Global Peace Index, Portugal is the seventh most peaceful country globally.
The index provides an annual analysis of peace trends, and Portugal’s great statistics have definitely caught the attention of families everywhere. Working in the Algarve, SandyBlue sees the benefits it can provide for a family who is looking for a hassle-free getaway.
Family-friendly destinations lead the way
Family holidays have evolved since 2020. While a getaway for immediate families was the norm, the annual summer holiday has now become a huge event. Bigger groups, with extended family members, are getting together to create a summer to remember.
It means multiple generations are coming together, from older family members to very young children. With so many people to think about, families are searching for destinations that will cater to everyone.
This is why safe destinations are so important and the Algarve certainly falls under this category. With lower crime levels, tourism authorities take great pride in working towards a happier and safer environment for tourists every year.
Peaceful yet fun activities
Peaceful activities do not have to be boring! The Algarve has it all – beautiful nature, natural wonders and rich history. For the SandyBlue team, a huge personal favourite for many of our team are the Olhão and the Ria Formosa Islands.
A boat trip to see the Benagil Caves is an absolute must. The children can enjoy the excitement of the boat while adults can soak in the fresh sea air. For those looking for historical day trips, Ferragudo, Monchique and Silves are particular standouts.
In peak seasons, the beaches will naturally attract bigger crowds. However, the Algarve is full of golden beaches that not everyone will know about.
Reached by boat, Praia da Terra Estreita is set on an 11km long sandbank of the finest sand and the clearest water.
Praia da Falésia runs between Vilamoura and Olhos de Água – while it is a popular spot, you will find less crowded areas as you stroll along the sand.
Peace of mind matters
As with any holiday, guests can take simple steps to ensure a safe and enjoyable stay. SandyBlue always recommends the best travel links, locations, activities and tips to provide our guests with all the knowledge they need.