The Algarve is a great place to have a hen party or hen do. While Albufeira is certainly the most popular destination for groups to visit, there’s also plenty to do at other larger towns and resorts across the Algarve including Vilamoura and Lagos. Alternatively if you’re looking for a more relaxing trip there also many great quality hotels and resorts inland away from the crowds such in the beautiful mountains of Monchique.
While families tend to descend on the Algarve during July and August, groups such as hen parties who are not constrained by the school holidays can find some amazing deals and sometime its possible to stay in 5* star hotels or luxury villas for a very reasonable price. April, May, June and September are popular months for hen dos in the Algarve as the weather is normally excellent and nearly all of the main attractions, bars and restaurants will be open.
Of course villas give you your own space which can be great if you want to just enjoy the pool (with a cooling glass of Prosecco of course!). However if you’re looking for on top facilities such as a spa and restaurant then a hotel will typically be your best option. We’d recommend you check the location carefully though as there are lot of hotels and villas on the outskirts of the main towns which while that not be a major problem, it can prove problematic if your a large group who will need a fleet of taxis every time you go out.
The Algarve offers a large range of activities many of which are suitable for hen party groups so whatever your budget, and whether you want to relax, have fun, or get some real adrenaline, there are plenty of great options including coastal cruises, kayaking, horse riding, quad biking and much more. Please note we’d recommend that you book in advance, especially for larger groups, to make sure you get availability for your preferred option as nobody likes to compromise when its a special occasion like a hen party in the Algarve!
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