Family Reunion Holidays Portugal
Holidays for large family groups in Portugal – fun watersports & outdoor adventures, accommodation and exploring!
Organising a family reunion or a large family holiday abroad can feel stressful. After all, you want everyone to have fun and reconnect, whilst also enjoying the holiday vibes! We’re here to take the stress off your hands and plan the perfect family getaway. Our group trips are great for birthday parties, anniversaries or just a well overdue catch up! Especially after a long year of lockdowns and restrictions, we can all use some quality family time.
Portugal is not only popular with families because of the warm climate and unspoiled beaches, it’s also a top adventure destination! Surfing is a must in any of our Portuguese locations, but think of sailing in the Algarve, coasteering in Lisbon and canyoning in Madeira. There are loads of fun activity options to choose from. Our tailor-made packages not only include fun outdoor activities & watersports, we also love to show you the local sights, dive into the culture and include quality group accommodation. And for the oldest and youngest generation who may not be quite as adventurous, we offer activities that are beginner friendly and accessible to most fitness levels. There’s no better way to reconnect the family than by spending time together in nature away from social media and Netflix!
Big Blue offers active family reunions across Portugal in Lisbon & Cascais, Madeira Island and West Algarve & Lagos. We work closely with a range of excellent group accommodation providers such as private villas, hotels and modern hostels. Our team will be there from the first moment of contact, all the way to the delivery of your large family getaway. We can also add in extras such as meals and airport transfers. When you’re ready just hit the ‘quote’ button, call or email us direct.
Lisbon & Cascais
Combine City With Nature
Culture & Adventure
Coasteering, Surfing & Cycling
A large family getaway to the Lisbon area has it all; a beautiful, buzzing city with architectural highlights and amazing food, as well as a stunning coastline with nice urban and remote beaches offering family friendly activities! From our unique coasteering adventures with zipline in the Arrabida Natural Park (about an hour away), to surfing in the beachy suburbs of Lisbon, and from tailor-made cycling tours around Cascais & Sintra to Tuk Tuk tours in the Portuguese capital – the Lisbon area ticks all of the boxes for an active family reunion! Big Blue also offers quality group accommodation options, such as private villas, apartments and hotels in the city centre and on the coast. Have a look through the activity options below and get in touch to receive a tailor-made package that suits your large family holiday in Lisbon! Or click on the Lisbon & Cascais destination page for more info on the area and the activities!
Outdoor activities Lisbon & Cascais:
- Coasteering (with zipline, abseil & rib-boat)
- Cycling / MTB Tours
- Sailing (+ BBQ)
- Tuk Tuk Tours
- Dolphin Watching
- Beach & SUP Yoga
- 4 x 4 Tours
World’s Leading Island Destination
Canyoning, Kayaking & Jeep Tours
If you’re after a unique island destination that offers a wide variety of outdoor adventures & watersports, as well as good weather and incredible nature, then join us in Madeira for your next family reunion holiday! The sub-tropical Portuguese island is absolutely stunning with its vast array of tropical plants, mountain ranges and Hawaiian-like coastline. Madeira is also famous for its marine life that you can spot all year round on a whale watching tour, including pilot whales, sperm whales and dolphins. Some of our most popular activities on the island are canyoning, hiking the Levadas or mountains (world-class!), sea-kayaking with snorkelling, surfing and tailor-made Jeep tours. Madeira’s easy-going capital Funchal is beautifully located in between the green mountains and the south coast, and offers a nice selection of local restaurants & bars and a pretty promenade. Big Blue has partnered up with quality group accommodation options, such as private villas, apartments and hotels in Funchal’s centre, as well as more rural areas on the north coast. Have a look through the activity options below and get in touch to receive a tailor-made package that suits your multi-generational holiday in Madeira! Or click on the Madeira destination page for more info on the island and the available activities!
Outdoor activities Madeira:
- Canyoning (beautiful waterfalls, beginner friendly abseils and fun jumps)
- Hiking (easy-going or full-day)
- Jeep Tours
- Whale Watching
- Sailing (Catamaran)
- Go-Karting (outdoor track)
West Algarve & Lagos
300 Sunny Days Per Year
Surfing, Paddleboarding & Sailing
The Algarve has long been popular with families on a sunny holiday, but the wild west of Algarve is still less discovered. We visit the Costa Vicentina, Lagos & Sagres on our group trips. Algarve’s west-coast boasts pristine surf beaches, high cliffs overlooking the clear blue sea and green rolling hills abundant in Mediterranean vegetation. Whether you fancy a rural stay in Aljezur, Arrifana or Sagres, or a bit more life and shops around in the coastal town of Lagos, Algarve is a suitable destination for any large family get together. You cannot visit the Algarve without trying your hand at some surfing! We offer private surf-lessons at a variety of beaches, but also other watersports such as coasteering or paddleboarding along the typical Algarvian rock-formations. Big Blue collaborates with quality group accommodation options, such as private villas, hotels and hostels in West Algarve. Take a look at the activity options below and get in touch to receive a tailor-made package that suits your family reunion Algarve! Or click on the West Algarve & Lagos page for more info on the area and the available activities!
Outdoor activities Algarve:
- Sailing (catamaran)
- Guided hikes (Rota Vicentina)
- Beach Yoga
- Cycling / MTB Tours
Transfers not included
Activity only sale
Pics & video not included
Just looking to book watersports or outdoor activities with us only? That’s no issue at all. Prices are dependant on group numbers (minimum 6+), location and seasons – so please contact us through the website chat, get a quote or call us today!
Activity Day Trips
Food & drinks
Pics & a highlights video
A popular option is a hosted day trip. We will organise the adventures and bring the good vibes and extra touches to complete the experience. With a door to door transfer service, optional inclusion of lunch / dinner to suit your budget and our team there to capture the moments with a load of great pictures and a personal highlights video for your family. The perfect day out! If you’re interested in this option please contact us through the website chat, get a quote or call us today!
Other package essentials
At Big Blue Adventures we specialise in multi-night adventures for large groups and can provide tailor-made family getaways with outdoor activities at the heart of your trip! We offer an award winning service with quality package travel options. Call or email us to receive a no-obligation quote!
- Watersports & Outdoor Adventures
- Cultural sightseeing and exploring including hiking, Jeep tours & much more
- Range of family friendly group accommodation options
- Airport & Local Transfers
- Food & drink
- Friendly local BBA host team
- Pics & highlights video
Hosted Family Reunions
With any of our Big Blue ‘Adventures’ we always aim for a personal customer service (Travel & Hospitality Award winners for ‘excellence in customer service’) and have a friendly face there to welcome you to your large family holiday in Portugal. We are on hand to host the key parts so you can sit back and relax, we’ll do the organising for you and bring some good vibes too!
Prefer a self-guided family getaway? No probs! You don’t have to book a hosted adventure, we can create a trip itinerary to help you organise your activities and book you into one of our quality accommodation options. It’s also possible to just book a day trip or the activity only!
Pics & Highlights Video
On a hosted family adventure we take our GoPro cameras and shoot some cool pictures & videos. We’ll send these to you afterwards and even edit a personal highlights video, the best way to remember your family reunion in Portugal!
If you need airport transfers or transport from your accommodation to our activities then we can arrange that for you, in fact it is usually expected on a group trip like a multi-generational holiday. We have mini-busses and Jeeps available for groups of all sizes. Our mini-busses are also available for evening out returns and various day-trips to surrounding areas. A popular option is morning activity followed by lunch and some drinks at a local restaurant or beach-bar before heading back to the family group accommodation!
Meals & Drinks
You can choose between Bed & Breakfast, half board or all-inclusive for your large family holiday in Portugal. We can also add extras like a drinks reception, packed-lunch and BBQ nights. Just add it to your ‘quote’ options and we will get that included in your family reunion package!
Exploring & Tours
On the side of the watersports & outdoor activities we love to add in some extra sightseeing around the local area. We can create an itinerary that suits your preferences, whether that’s exploring Lisbon’s lesser known areas such as Sintra & The Arrabida Natural Park, the tropical surroundings of Madeira or the epic beaches of Algarve. Like the idea of checking out the local area? Let us know and we can factor that into your family day out!
Why Adventure With Us…
Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for family reunions.
Hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 10-200+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your family.
The best way to remember your multi-generational holiday? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages.
Popular Family Activities Portugal
Why We Love This…
“Family time is a special time, and what better way to reunite the family than an adventure holiday or weekend away in Portugal. Seeing multi-generations of families reconnecting through the power of outdoor activities like surfing in Algarve is something that I just love to see. Our style getaways provide a certain kind of feel-good buzz, so seeing families smiling and loving life ‘offline’ together away from phones and tech is something to cherish in our jobs.”
Founder & Co-Owner