Family-friendly hotels in Monte Gordo

Beach, pool and fun—these Monte Gordo hotels have everything for a family holiday by the coast.

When summer comes, we all start looking for golden beaches, a calm sea and great food. And if you have your family in tow, you want a destination made for making amazing memories together and Portugal’s Monte Gordo might be your perfect choice.

How about an outdoor pool for the kids to play in and a poolside bar for parents to let loose? Or maybe you crave little holiday pleasures at the hotel restaurant or some alone time at the on-site spa? We’ve selected four family-friendly hotels in Monte Gordo that are sure to make the whole brood exciting for a sunny getaway.

A family hotel in Monte Gordo ideal for rest and relaxation


If Vasco da Gama himself had discovered the Vasco da Gama Hotel before his sea route to India, he might never have sailed. And with you, it may also happen that you don’t feel like leaving. The first step would be to pick an apartment with sea views and start there. After admiring the view from your balcony, it is time to soak it up in all its glory.

Put on your slippers and walk along the wooden walkway to the beach. When your belly starts to make a fuss, enjoy a lazy lunch at A Barraquinha beach restaurant with fresh fish and mouth-watering Algarve specialties.

This Monte Gordo hotel has made sure to not neglect the needs of the little ones with a kid’s swimming pool and a playground available where they can make use of their restless imagination. With mini-golf right next door, it’s going to be hard to keep the kids away from wanting a go, but that only means more great family memories. When night comes, dine quietly in the hotel restaurant and take an evening stroll through Vila Real de Santo António, just a five-minute drive away.

Hotel Vasco da Gama

Top rated
Monte Gordo
8.9 Excellent (1536 reviews)

Make summer memories in the Algarve


After anxious months of waiting, your holiday has arrived and now, after a five-minute walk from the beach, Hotel Alba promises those relaxing days you hoped for. Whatever your family size, there is bound to be an accommodation option that can cater to your gang. Whether it be for two, four or six people, all apartments featured an equipped kitchenette, a private bathroom and a balcony overlooking the Algarvean sea.

In the central courtyard, the outdoor pool is a welcomed temptation on hot days and has a specific area for children only. Foodies will be delighted to know that the hotel restaurant offers up a delicious continental breakfast every morning so you’ll be fuelled up for a day at the beach. Or, if you prefer, you can try the sauna or the Turkish bath and order a massage that makes you forget your daily stressors. The fitness centre also helps appease the sins of gluttony after a generous lunch or dinner in the village’s various Algarvean restaurants.

There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy some family time, but our favourite pastime is a serene bike ride along the local bike paths to admire the Algarve landscape and the scent of lavender.

Hotel Alba

Top rated
Monte Gordo
8.6 Excellent (1257 reviews)

Family holidays by the sea of ​​Monte Gordo


If you feel pressure to find the ultimate family hotel for your brood, you can stop looking and book a room at Dunamar Apartments- Hotel. Situated on the first line of Monte Gordo beach, you will have direct access to the sandy beach via wooden walkways. Forget schedules and the heavy logistics of a simple day at the beach, here all you have to do is get up and go (and come back whenever you want, too).

The apartments are equipped for everyday family needs with spacious rooms, air conditioning and a kitchen that has all the essentials to prepare simple meals or snacks before a swim in the pool. Speaking of swimming pools, there are two—with one being specially designed for kids. Once they’re all tuckered out from their water adventure, relax with them in the chill out garden area for storytime.

The hotel also has a health club to pamper the body of adults and a kids club to simmer down the energies of the younger ones. Though, the hotel’s restaurant buffet pampers everyone.

Hotel Apartamento Dunamar

Monte Gordo
8.3 Very good (656 reviews)

Your home-away-from-home where the sea is your neighbour


At Aparthotel Guadiana in Monte Gordo, the sea is your neighbour. The accommodation is ready to welcome your family with an equipped kitchenette, living room and a spacious terrace overlooking the ocean or the gardens.

Monte Gordo is made for family holidays. The region is full of family-friendly activities—from water sports on Monte Gordo beach, to hiking or biking along the forest park trails. Prepare a picnic basket and have lunch in the park (an eight-minute walk away).

If you prefer a splash, the beach is a three-minute walk for a sunny afternoon. Return to the hotel with sandy toes, the sea on your skin and family photographs of memories that will last a lifetime.

After washing off the day, enjoy the sunset from your balcony while you wait for your family to get ready for dinner at one of the many restaurants in the village of Monte Gordo, where seafood and fresh fish to complete this picture-perfect holiday.

Aparthotel Guadiana

Monte Gordo
6.9(385 reviews)