Heading into the surf on the Alentejo coast.
Heading into the surf on the Alentejo coast.

Surf's Up on the Alentejo Coast, Portugal

Not just for sun-seekers and beach-lovers, Portugal is also a fabulous destination for an active family holiday, especially if you love the water.

Ideal for those with kids aged 8+ (younger children can come but may not be able to join in all the activities), this trip on the stunning Alentejo coast with its Atlantic beaches comprises no more than 16 people, under the helm of an experienced activity guide. 

You'll immerse yourself in exciting activities including surfing, abseiling, canoeing, cycling and orienteering. It's all very flexible, though – there are five activities to take part in, all optional, plus the chance to sign up to explore some of the activities in greater depth during one free day.  

When you're not out and about being active in wonderful natural locations, you can relax by the pool or on the beach (both hotels offer direct access to the sand) as well as explore the authentic cafés and family amenities of the local resort centre a 10-minute stroll away.

Read our review of Surf's Up on the Alentejo Coast with Activities Abroad.


Surf's Up on the Alentejo Coast, Portugal


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Departures in July and August. Please contact the sale team for departure dates.




Choose from hotels with twin/double rooms, 1-bedroom apartments or 2-bedroom villas.



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Prices range from £920 (no activities included, based at Duna Parque Hotel) to £1535 (including 5 activities, based at HS Milfontes Beach). Duna Parque Hotel price based on 4 sharing a 1 bedroom apartment. HS Milfontes Beach price based on 2 sharing a pool-view double/twin room. Prices include: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches (with activities) and 2 dinners. All equipment, tuition and supervision from fully qualified instructors is also included, as well as return flights and activity transfers.




Day 1

Arrival and welcome.

Day 2


Day 3


Day 4

Stand up paddling (SUP).

Day 5

Free day.

Day 6

Canoeing and Cycling.

Day 7

Zip wire and abseiling wall.

Day 8

Depart or extend your stay.