Luxury hen parties in Portugal
Your wedding is booked, the venue is organised, the invites are sent out. Now that all the preparations are completed, it is time for you to sit back and relax and organise that all important ‘Hen Party’.
That wonderful experience of enjoying your last holiday break as a single woman with all of your favourite friends.
If you really do not want to be surrounded by lots of other people or rowdy parties, and are looking for a truly unique experience then Portugal may be the ideal location.
Your holiday break should be a celebration of friendship and the excitement of life to come, the big question is what will you do and where will you do it?
Portugal has a wonderful Mediterranean climate with up to 300 sunny days per year, glorious gastronomy with many new dishes to taste and experience, amazing long sandy beaches and vibrant cities to explore. There really is something to suit every taste and budget.
Portugalholidays4u.com are here to help you with some party ideas for an unforgettable weekend, from a relaxing mindfulness retreat, an exhilarating horse riding experience, a luxury spa, a wonderful city break and of course an unforgettable Algarve holiday.
A horse riding break in Central Portugal
Located just outside a town, Quinta Lusitania offers a calm and serene atmosphere surrounded by lush nature.
The perfect place for you and your friends to enjoy the beautiful gardens and watch the proud Lusitânia horses graze in the fields.
Enjoy the sunshine and relax by the refreshing pool, or enjoy a glass of the farm-own production Dão wine with its typical strong character.
Relax by the pool at Quinta Lusitânia in Santa Comba Dão
Spend the day exploring the stunning countryside of Central Portugal on horseback. This part of the country has some of the most beautiful views you can imagine, including fauna, nature and magnificent lakes.
If you are not confident enough to go on a hack on horseback, enjoy the day having riding lessons and learning horsemanship at the Quinta’s own riding school.
All hacks and lessons are delivered by highly trained and experienced tutors.
Enjoy a horse ride with your friends when you stay at Quinta Lusitânia in Santa Comba Dão
If you would like to try another activity there is a famous cycle route staff at the Quinta can assist with, click here for riding the Ecopista do Dão cycle route.
Your days are perfect, but what is your accommodation like? The Quinta offers six suites, all equipped with beautiful antique Portuguese furniture that combine the charm of an old Manor House with the comfort of modern accommodation, (including private bathrooms, air conditioning in summer and heating during the winter months).
For more information or to book a stay at Quinta Lusitania, click here.
A wonderful city break in Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon is the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital of Portugal, with a great selection of bars, restaurants, architecture and of course amazing shopping, but how do you make this city even more special for you and your friends?
Enjoy a visit to the vibrant city of Lisbon
By choosing a location that provides everything you could want, spacious accommodation in an historical building in a wonderful part of Lisbon.
Casa René is the perfect basecamp for your trip, thanks to its fantastic location and excellent facilities. It’s ideal for combining a city trip to Lisbon with a few days on the beach or a relaxing time in the garden with swimming pool.
Rather than stay in a busy hotel, Casa René offers five 2 bedroom apartments, which means that you will all have space you need (as much as we love our friends, sometimes sharing a room can be a little too friendly).
Lounge by the pool or visit the beach, spend time ambling along 400 metres of the main pedestrian street with lovely restaurants and cosy bars in Almada.
Relax by the pool at Casa René at Cacilhas, Almada, Lisbon
When you are ready take a relaxing 10 minute boat ride to the centre of Lisbon, view the amazing Cristo Rei and the Ponte 25 de Abril bridge, (named after the famous carnation revolution in Portugal). These views are best seen by boat and are something you really don’t want to miss.
Once you arrive in Lisbon you can enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer, knowing you will be able to relax and sleep during the night.
To make your trip even more special, why not try an experience with a difference, spend the day at a cooking school, visit the lively and vibrant markets with local chefs to choose your fresh ingredients then learn to make the iconic pastel de natas or other traditional Portuguese dishes. You can follow this by a relaxing evening meal at one of the many roof top bars or restaurants, overlooking Lisbon City as the sun sets and the city comes to life at night and finish off your day with a boat ride back to Almada to your wonderful relaxing accommodation. Click here to find out more about a cooking experience in Lisbon.
For more information or to book a stay at Casa Rene, click here.
A luxury retreat in Central Portugal
After all the stress involved in organising your wedding, maybe now is the time to totally relax, Relaxscape, conceived by Belinda Raitt (a Change Coach and yoga teacher). Is set in a tranquil olive grove leading down to the green forests surrounding the River Zêzere in Central Portugal.
Created as a place for people to come to escape from the stresses of everyday life, they use the power of nature, to help guests to rediscover what’s important to them.
Stay in a charmingly restored 100 year old home that combines traditional style and modern comforts.
One of the beautiful, luxurious bathrooms available at Relaxscape
Relaxscape is set in a peaceful olive grove surrounded by trees and amazing views leading down to a beautiful river lagoon.
All of the retreats they offer, invite you to explore relaxation and wellbeing by enjoying the restorative natural surroundings.
Relaxscape is the perfect spot for relaxing in nature, a place of total tranquillity. All you can hear are birds and crickets. All you can see are trees. It‘s a place that nourishes your soul and restores your peace. There is a plunge pool on site (please note this is a plunge pool, not a swimming pool). There are also bicycles available to explore the surrounding countryside and nearby town of Ferreira do Zêzere. The river beach is a 10-minute walk away, and there is a café bar 100m down the road.
There are a number of different retreats available so why not get involved in something totally different such as the grape harvest or olive picking interspersed with yoga and coaching sessions.
Enjoy a yoga retreat with qualified instructors at Relaxscape Retreat
Or if you would prefer not to have the full retreat experience, you can book the double luxury rooms and entire property and just enjoy the nature and relaxation.
This is the perfect way to relax, recharge and come back ready for your important day.
For more information or to book at stay at Relaxscape, click here.
A boutique spa experience on the Silver Coast of Portugal
Have you considered visiting a boutique hotel or spa for your break but been put off by the idea of staying in a large hotel or a city centre?
Then a stay at the Fig Boutique Suites may the perfect alternative.
The Fig Boutique Suites is a three suite, boutique hideaway in the heart of the beautiful Silver Coast of Portugal. The perfect base from which to explore the culture, gastronomy and natural beauty of this unspoiled area.
Enjoy a stay at the wonderful Fig Boutique Suites on the Silver Coast of Portugal
You can enjoy the independence and privacy of your own self-contained apartment with many of the amenities of a boutique hotel, ensuring that you and your friends can enjoy each others company without being bothered by other guests.
At The Fig Boutique Suites you can spend the day swimming or relaxing on a beautiful stretch of coastline or the sand dunes on a protected bay or experience surfing at Nazaré, where the world record is held for the largest wave ever surfed.
Try golf at some of the country‘s best courses or visit one of the many impressive Unesco World Heritage sites in the area, such as Alcobaça or the the pretty walled town of Obidos.
Enjoy a round of golf at one of the best courses on the Silver Coast. The Royal Obidos Golf Resort
Or you can just relax and enjoy the tranquility of the property on your terrace or around the stunning salt water pool. The owners of The Fig Boutique Suites can arrange for spa treatments or yoga sessions for your party or a wine tasting experience on the terrace.
You can enjoy an evening meal with a choice of ocean or castle views or treat yourselves to traditional Portuguese food in a local restaurant or if you prefer, you can use the kitchen facilities available for an al fresco meal on the terrace overlooking the pool and stunning views.
A stay at The Fig Boutique Suites really can offer you all you need for the perfect, relaxing hen party. for more details or to book a stay click here.
An activity break on the Algarve, Portugal
Whilst a relaxing break is perfect for many hen parties, it is not what everybody is looking for. If you are looking for an action packed break, Alta vista Surf and Adventure lodge may be the ideal location for you.
Many people will automatically assume that Albufeira is the main hen party location on the Algarve, but Alta Vista is Perfectly located between Lagos and Sagres in the pretty village of Praia da Luz, close to the best surf beaches and the most picturesque coastline in Europe.
AltaVista Surf Lodge is situated on the edge of the unspoilt, protected Vicente National Parque, which is perfect for the many activities that the Algarve is world famous for, without being in a large party town.
Stay in stunning sea view or poolside rooms with private bathrooms, sleeping up to a maximum of 3 people or enjoy the luxury of booking each room for individuals.
Enjoy a pool or sea view from your room at Alta Vista Surf and Adventure Lodge
Spend your days, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Kitesurfing, Scuba Diving, Sky Diving, Climbing, SUP, Beach Watersports, Yoga, Massage and much more.
There is the option to book your accommodation and choose the activities to suit you and your party, or if you have had enough of organising, you can choose a ready made package, organised by the staff at Alta Vista Surf Lodge that can concentrate on the activities you enjoy the most.
Enjoy surfing with your firends at AltaVista Surf and Adventure Lodge
If you want a lazy day, there is always the onsite pool and bar where you can relax or take a stroll to the beach at Praia da Luz and enjoy the wonderful beach and fantastic restaurants.
If you are looking for something extra, a 5km journey will take you into the centre of Lagos with its shopping, historic centre and bustling nightlife, where you can enjoy a cocktail or two and dance the night away.
The staff at Alta Vista can help to organise transfers, including the transfer to and from Faro airport.
If you would like more information or to book a stay at Alta Vista Surf Lodge click here.
Please be aware that during the Covid crisis not all activities or properties may be available or additional safety measures may be in place.
We strongly recommend that you follow the guidelines in place from the Portuguese Government and contact any accommodation provider prior to booking a trip.
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