Friendscation in Portugal

Everything is better when shared with friends, which is why we’ll offer some recommendations for memorable friendscations while in Portugal. Take advantage of this trend, gather your friends and travel with us to a magical destination filled with activities you can do together.

Surfing in rough seas, cycling between vineyards, diving in magical waterfalls, or taking that road trip so often postponed? Gather the group, make a decision and hurry to pack your bags. Everything is ready for a dream friendscation, filled with adventure, sharing, smiles, and endless conversations.



What to do

North: For a full communion with nature, explore the Douro region trekking the different bike tours all around the vineyards and deep valleys with the river on the horizon. With both shorter or more demanding routes to take on, you’ll experience breathtaking panoramic views and get to see nature in its splendor.

Central region: While travelling through the central region of Portugal, why not indulge in exciting activities such as surfing, and hot-balloon riding, or even explore the local culture, see the monuments and get to know the country’s history through tours?

South: Either through sailing, dolphin-watching or taking a road trip, the Algarve is the perfect destination to explore with friends. Exploring the coastline, enjoying the beautiful weather, and making the most out of the beaches and nature  that surround the region is the perfect plan for a vacation with friends.




Exploring the Algarve

This area of Portugal offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for tourists, from sandy beaches to rocky cliffs and lush green forests to even numerous hiking trails along the coast and through the mountains. For those who like to explore the land when on vacation, the Algarve offers many opportunities with trails that lead to ancient ruins, historical villages with amazing views, culture and gastronomy to discover as well as a diverse nightlife and shopping.

Along with the large cities, many small villages offer a more traditional Portuguese lifestyle. In these villages, tourists can experience a simpler way of life while still enjoying all of the modern conveniences. The Algarve region also offers many opportunities for sports, including golf, tennis and horseback riding. There is also great fishing in the Algarve region.



Where to stay

Placed in the heart of the Algarve Quinta dos Vales’ The  Vines presents picturesque resort holiday homes surrounded by hills and  vineyards, in  unparalleled peace and tranquillity. Located near dozens of award-winning beaches, golf courses,  and numerous marinas and shopping centres, the Resort is integrated into a 50-hectare wine estate with extensive amenities and even a fibre-optic internet connection.

You can bring a group of friends and together share this unique holiday home between yourselves! Learn all about Quinta dos Vales here.



This text was originally published in:  Portugal Resident