Club Med Da Balaia looks out over the Atlantic Ocean, between red cliffs, white sand, blue skies and green fairways. An all-inclusive holiday with Club Med means an infinite choice of activities, including golf, tennis and archery a gogo, and a CINQ MONDES Spa where you can just lie back and be pampered!
Our resort in Portugal
Enjoy a luxury all inclusive Europe holiday with no hassle whatsoever when you travel with Club Med. The climate in Portugal holiday destinations can vary hugely depending on when you choose to take your European break. Portugal is characterised by warm weather in summer with a wet season in winter. This Mediterranean climate benefits from refreshing sea breezes in the humid months, when temperatures can reach as high as 40°C. You can experience bouts of this warm weather even during September and October in most areas of Portugal.
Things to do in Portugal
An all-inclusive stay to uncover all that Portugal has to offer
Fancy going back to the roots of the Iberian art de vivre? Staying in Portugal is the ideal place to do so. Dive into the Atlantic, with a fado tune in your ears and a quote from Fernando Pessoa in your mind.
From one region to another, the Portuguese landscapes are distinguished by their diversity. Savour your all-inclusive stay in Portugal, where oceanic landscapes meet Mediterranean colours. In the north, head to Porto, where the impressive amphitheatres of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, unfold before your eyes. Discover the south as you pass through its protected zones. The South-West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina Nature Park is the ideal setting for an excursion in the great outdoors. From there, travel the length of the shore to Carrapateira, a small, preserved village which has become a hotspot for surfers. The natural abundance in Portugal and the Algarve region makes it a favourite destination for golf fans who sing the praises of the Dem Pedro Golf green, just a few minutes from the Club Med Da Balaïa resort.
The Algarve isn’t only known for its golf courses. The region, which enjoys a mild and sunny climate all year round (17°C average temperature in winter), also seduces its visitors with its cultural and natural heritage. Take a stroll through the back-country and the hidden picturesque villages, including Alcoutim on the banks of the Guadiana river. Further to the west, discover Lagos, a bustling seaside town. Continue your all-inclusive stay in Portugal and head for the Ria Formosa, a natural park which is unique in Europe, made up of lagoons and small beaches. Tranquillity becomes a way of life…
While a trip to Portugal has to include the countryside and beaches of the Algarve, your first priority should be the capital. From the Jerónimos Monastery, with its Manueline architectural style, to the tower of Belém, ready to face the waves, Lisbon is full of treasures. Grandiose and rooted in legends, these marvels will send the imaginations of children and adults alike into overdrive! If you fancy discovering Lantau Island, you’ll love the “Hong Kong Getaway” tour. And while Fado music has accompanied your trip so far, these Portuguese songs will soon turn into flamenco melodies as you arrive in the Andalusian city of Seville, just 2 hours from your resort Club Med Da Balaïa.
In the Algarve region, the Faro Cathedral is a must-see. At less than an hour away from the Da Balaïa resort, discover this monument made of elements dating from as far back as the 13th century. Alongside the discovery of medieval azulejos and coloured chapels, during your visit you can also climb up the tower to marvel at the wonderful view over the rooftops of Faro.
A small, peaceful Algarvian town, located just 30 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, Silves is an ideal rural getaway for your all-inclusive stay in Portugal. On arrival, visitors are greeted by an impressive red-brick castle which sits at the top of this authentic Portuguese town, bathed in a historic atmosphere. Practically adjoining the Silves Cathedral, this medieval monument dates back to the 7th century and offers awe-inspiring views over the town and its landscape.
In a style both gothic and Manueline, this 16th-century building is the largest in Evora. The church is mainly known for its terrifying chapel of bones, made of 5000 skeletons... An astounding monument which adds to the flair of Evora's heritage. Located at 2 hours 45 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
On one of the most renowned golf courses in the Algarve, work on your swing whilst strolling through the green scenery. Get ready for an invigorating all-inclusive stay in Portugal. With its 4 courses in a variety of settings, you’ll have the delight of personalising your own route and afternoon of golf. By the lagoons, or in the shadows of the umbrella pines, enjoy the experience just 15 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort
To the south of the country, 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, this nature sanctuary is one of the most impressive in Europe. Over 100 km of shoreline, discover a place where wild beaches alternate with green forests and small, picturesque villages. Whilst surfers and beach-lovers can head for Carrapateira, hikers can enjoy the scenery on the route to Vicenza. On foot or on bike, embrace the scent of the ocean spray as you catch a glimpse of a stork flying by.
In Tomar, you will discover the birthplace of the Templar Knights, during your all-inclusive stay in Portugal. At approximately 300 km from the Da Balaïa resort, you will discover a culturally abundant town as you visit the Convent of the Order of Christ and the castle. In Tomar, whether in the shadows of the Sete Montes National Forest, or on the banks of the Nabão river, you can take a moment to refresh. It’s the perfect moment to try a local sweet treat, called Fatias de Tomar.
Both UNESCO World Heritage sites, these two monuments are amongst the most notable in Portugal. During your excursion to Lisbon, in front of the monastery, you can admire the 16th-century building, particularly remarkable for its Manueline style. Don’t forget to visit the superb cloister before heading towards the nearby Tower of Belem. After having admired the 4 baroque floors, the roof terrace gives you the perfect vantage point for the view of the river.
Your family holiday in pursuit of the charms of Portugal
Whether on the Atlantic coastline or at the heart of green lands, your holiday in Portugal is like an adventure straight from the tales of the great explorers.
Your family holiday in Portugal leads you onto the trails of the Algarve and the peaceful Iberian way of life. The region’s capital, Faro, offers kids the chance to climb up to the bell of the Sé Cathedral to discover breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and the Ria Formosa. If you prefer to hit the Portguese hotspots, leave the old town and adventure yourself in the civil parish of Sagres. Finally for the sports fanatics, take your family to surf some of the best waves in Europe just one hour away form the Club Med Da Balaïa resort; thrills and giggles are guaranteed !
Continue your holiday by taking on the capital. In Lisbon, watch your kids be amazed by the Oceanario exhibitions, where you can discover five ecosystems on display. Your all-inclusive stay in Portugal is also the perfect time to create precious memories with your family. With over a 100 km of beaches and unique cultural events during the summer season, South-West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina Nature Park are the ideal destinations for your holiday in Portugal, giving you the perfect balance between culture, nature, adventure and discovery.
Things to do in Portugal
How could you spend a family holiday in Portugal without stopping by Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site? From the discovery of the medieval Vila Nova de Gaia neighbourhood to a wander up to the Clérigos Tower, passing by the impressive cathedral, Porto is sure to seduce you. On the banks of the river Douro, 4 hours and 30 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, experience the gentle lifestyle by taking the kids on a boat tour.
During your all-inclusive stay in Portugal, leaving the small picturesque village of Carrapateira, you’ll find one of the country’s most famous beaches. As spacious as it is beautiful, the beach is only partially built on, with a lot remaining unspoilt. It proves be the ideal spot for a getaway to enjoy the great outdoors as a family and to bask on the beach, at less than an hour away from the Da Balaïa resort.
To the far west of the Algarve, 1 hour and 10 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, enjoy Sagres and its landscapes that make you feel as though you’re at the world’s end. Far away from it all, you’ll find yourself in an international surfing hotspot. Spice up your all-inclusive stay in Portugal by trying your hand at the sliding sports (surfing, body-boarding, paddle-boarding...) which founded the site’s reputation. Or, if you’re after a calmer experience, enjoy the magnificent scenery from Cape Sagres and its 50 metre high cliffs…
1 hour and 30 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, between land and sea, this nature reserve, unique in the country, has forged the Algarve’s reputation. With exceptional flora and fauna, the lagoons are the perfect backdrop for a canoe adventure with the kids. Far from the crowds of the Algarve, head for the Marim Environmental Education Center, before continuing onto the Quinta do Lago beach. Wait until you see the grace of the pink flamingos!