Did you know that for the website European Best Destinations, two of the best beaches in Europe for 2015 are in Portugal?
So, while that is bound to attract many tourists to our sandy beaches, the question remains of how to make the most of your time here.
Most parents are unsure about how they can keep their offspring well entertained during vacations abroad, but, this summer, taking surf holidays in Portugal may be your answer. In fact, after a year of surfing the web, sporty vacations might just be what you and your family need to recharge your batteries after a long year of work.
From the north to the south, Portugal is considered one of the best places in Europe for surf holidays. The sport is currently very popular and throughout the summer time, there are several championships taking place. But what is most important about the popularity of surf in Portugal is that the country has a rich offer of surf learning centres and schools where your kids and even you yourself can easily take lessons to learn how to surf.
Safe spots for your kids
From April to August is indeed the ideal time for beginners, and in the beaches around Lourinhã and Peniche you'll find a lot of very safe spots where your kids can ride their first waves in perfect safety. Surf schools and surf hostels there have a long standing tradition of introducing younger generations to surfing and are very family-friendly, recognizing they operate in a region that is very sought-after by many thousands of tourists who come here to enjoy the fabulous Portuguese weather and clean Atlantic waters.
Lourinhã is indeed a privileged location in Portugal for anyone who wants to surf, but doesn't want to miss out on the local culture, thanks to the very friendly local communities and the wealth of wildlife and historical architecture all around. Lourinhã is also just a short hop away from the magnificent Lisbon, the city of the seven hills, the city many think was founded by Ulysses, should you be in the mood for something other than sand and sea.
Whichever way you look at it, there are plenty of reasons to turn your trip into surfing holidays in Portugal. Your family will love them!