Here's a selection of Justin, Alex & Bethan's favourite villas & apartments with a school holiday week (or more) available between mid-July to end-August - and some with a late deal! Most properties a private swimming pool, some are a walk to the beach, plus there's a few family-friendly complexes with a shared pool - take your pick! Call us for advice on 01395 865655...
Luxury villa available 11-18 Aug with a great discount & from 25 Aug
Available from 26th August, GBP 472/night - inc. 15% offer
Hand-picked villas with their own private pool for that extra holiday treat. All of the villas in our collection are visited & vetted by at least one of the Alternative Portugal team. We've chosen destinations on the west coast of Portugal away from the crowded Algarve. Great beaches, authentic towns and resorts, wonderful cuisine and friendly people - in Real Portugal. Villa with a heated pool? A sea view? Perfect for young families? On a resort or complex? We can help - call one of the Alternative Portugal team for guidance.
Contemporary villa with pool, short walk to stunning lagoon
Stunning beach villa located at Quinta do Martinhal
In fact the Silver (west) coast of Portugal does not suffer the oppressive heat of the Algarve and interior of the country. Temperatures are consistently in the mid-to-high 20's in the afternoons but with a pleasant, cooling breeze off the Atlantic Ocean, it does moderate the heat. As such, very few villa on the Silver Coast feature air-con. But, we know that some travellers to Portugal won't go without it so here are the villas that have air-con...
You won't find household names along the west coast of Portugal - and that's the point! Discover off-the-beaten-track resorts such as Comporta, Foz & Sagres - or try Cascais for something more sophisticated...
Authentic seaside town on the shore of stunning Obidos lagoon with wonderful beaches
Colourful, historic, authentic & sophisticated - add in great beaches, surfing, golf & superb restaurants!
Recently voted in the Top 50 Beaches in the World (Guardian Feb 16) - unspoiled Algarve
Natural and down-to-earth. Choose a different beach every day and enjoy Europe's best sunsets!
Golden sands, rolling Atlantic waves & championship golf - perfect for surfers and golfers
Iconic Algarve beaches, superb activities, historic old town, modern marina. Perfect for family holidays.
Some of Portugal's most stunning beaches in the natural wilderness of the Alentejo.
Blue Flag Atlantic beach with crystal clear waters, popular with surfers & body-boarders
Enjoy the Silver Coast's authentic seaside towns, surfing, golf and wonderful seafood
Beautiful, wild & natural Alentejo coastline of stunning beaches & authentic villages
Looking for inspiration? Try our ideas below - villas with pools, walk to beach rentals, heated pools, teenager-friendly and more...
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We've been visiting Portugal for many years. We adore the country and its people and have no hesitation in recommending it as a holiday destination. Yet we still come across some popular misconceptions about Portugal…
Alternative Portugal is a booking agent for holiday rental properties in West Portugal. We know you have plenty of choices when booking your holiday, the rise of online booking portals truly has been a revelation to many people. Yet, we are absolutely positive that there is still a place for a booking agent such as ourselves in this high speed, online world.
For those of us with school-age children, the term dates tend to dictate much of our annual calendar and with ever-increasing demand for the best family destinations, sometimes a little organisation is required. Don’t panic - we can help you to find the perfect holiday...