Spending your Easter holidays in the Algarve?
Don’t miss our top pick of Easter holiday activities!
Easter time is when temperatures in the Algarve start rising. This means clear skies, warm sunshine, and even the chance for a dip in the sea if you fancy it. However, though the Algarve’s beaches can be visited year-round, there’s something extra special about southern Portugal at Easter time. From processions to celebrations and even some traditional food, find out all about spending your Easter in Portugal!
Ready to start planning your family holidays to the Algarve this Easter?
Easter Activities in Lagos, Algarve
As a country with a long catholic tradition, Portugal goes all out when celebrating Easter. The main events? Huge processions winding through towns and villages from north to south of the country. As such, visitors to the Algarve will be sure to find Easter services, practices, and traditions wherever they look. Staying at LUX MARE? You’ll be well positioned to attend the main celebrations at Santa Maria or São Sebastião churches, ensuring you’re in the thick of the Easter action.
Straying away from the religious side of the holiday, an event you won’t want to miss if in Lagos at Easter is the Barão de S. João “Folar” and handicrafts fair. Packed with local delicacies, the fair is named after a traditional easter treat typical of the Algarve – “Folar”: dense, sweet, cinnamon, lemon, and brown sugar-laden loaf – and even promises live music in the evenings with regional folklore dancing.
Top tips for a family holiday to the Algarve
To ensure Easter 2023 is a family holiday to remember, venture out to explore the best family-friendly activities available in southern Portugal, starting with those on the water.
From kayaking to boat trips, surfing to exploring hidden sea caves, the sea in the Algarve is on the colder side, but can be pleasant at easter time. One of the most popular activities? A boat trip to spot some of the Atlantic’s most beloved mammals: dolphins! With tour companies promising a 90% chance of spotting our aquatic friends, a trip onto the water is not to be missed.
Among other activities promising fun for all the family are several waterparks and two zoos. Lagos Zoo features pools that allow you to practically swim with penguins and animals ranging from chimps to a dwarf crocodile. It certainly promises a fun day out! Krazy world, though a little further from LUX MARE, is also an excellent choice, providing crazy golf, swimming pools, and even a “meet the lemurs” experience.
Looking for something to get your adrenaline pumping? How about popping down to the Parque Aventura tree climbing experience? Only a 13-minute drive from your luxury accommodation, it is an excellent choice of activity for older kids and teens – though not if you’re scared of heights!
Make these Easter holidays memorable at LUX MARE
Any family getaway to the Algarve promises to be a trip to remember, but when you stay at LUX MARE, you’re sure to feel that extra sparkle. From relaxing on the roof to enjoying some of the exclusive services available to guests, whatever you fancy doing, just let our concierge know and they’ll get booking and organising, ensuring Easter 2023 is the best one yet.