Club Med Da Balaia looks out over the Atlantic Ocean, between red cliffs, white sand, blue skies and green fairways. An all-inclusive holiday with Club Med means an infinite choice of activities, including golf, tennis and archery a gogo, and a CINQ MONDES Spa where you can just lie back and be pampered!
On the country’s Atlantic coast, Portugal has some of Europe’s finest beaches, while traditional villages, towns and fishing ports explode with colour.The nation has a history that is closely linked to exploration, and visitors can make their own voyages through a rich and varied landscape. The food is simple and delicious; the people friendly, low-key and laid-back.
An all-inclusive stay to uncover all that Portugal has to offer
Fancy going back to the roots of the Iberian art de vivre? Staying in Portugal is the ideal place to do so. Dive into the Atlantic, with a fado tune in your ears and a quote from Fernando Pessoa in your mind.
From one region to another, the Portuguese landscapes are distinguished by their diversity. Savour your all-inclusive stay in Portugal, where oceanic landscapes meet Mediterranean colours. In the north, head to Porto, where the impressive amphitheatres of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, unfold before your eyes. Discover the south as you pass through its protected zones. The South-West Alentejano and Costa Vicentina Nature Park is the ideal setting for an excursion in the great outdoors. From there, travel the length of the shore to Carrapateira, a small, preserved village which has become a hotspot for surfers. The natural abundance in Portugal and the Algarve region makes it a favourite destination for golf fans who sing the praises of the Dem Pedro Golf green, just a few minutes from the Club Med Da Balaïa resort.
The Algarve isn’t only known for its golf courses. The region, which enjoys a mild and sunny climate all year round (17°C average temperature in winter), also seduces its visitors with its cultural and natural heritage. Take a stroll through the back-country and the hidden picturesque villages, including Alcoutim on the banks of the Guadiana river. Further to the west, discover Lagos, a bustling seaside town. Continue your all-inclusive stay in Portugal and head for the Ria Formosa, a natural park which is unique in Europe, made up of lagoons and small beaches. Tranquillity becomes a way of life…
While a trip to Portugal has to include the countryside and beaches of the Algarve, your first priority should be the capital. From the Jerónimos Monastery, with its Manueline architectural style, to the tower of Belém, ready to face the waves, Lisbon is full of treasures. Grandiose and rooted in legends, these marvels will send the imaginations of children and adults alike into overdrive! If you fancy discovering Lantau Island, you’ll love the “Hong Kong Getaway” tour. And while Fado music has accompanied your trip so far, these Portuguese songs will soon turn into flamenco melodies as you arrive in the Andalusian city of Seville, just 2 hours from your resort Club Med Da Balaïa.
In the Algarve region, the Faro Cathedral is a must-see. At less than an hour away from the Da Balaïa resort, discover this monument made of elements dating from as far back as the 13th century. Alongside the discovery of medieval azulejos and coloured chapels, during your visit you can also climb up the tower to marvel at the wonderful view over the rooftops of Faro.
A small, peaceful Algarvian town, located just 30 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, Silves is an ideal rural getaway for your all-inclusive stay in Portugal. On arrival, visitors are greeted by an impressive red-brick castle which sits at the top of this authentic Portuguese town, bathed in a historic atmosphere. Practically adjoining the Silves Cathedral, this medieval monument dates back to the 7th century and offers awe-inspiring views over the town and its landscape.
In a style both gothic and Manueline, this 16th-century building is the largest in Evora. The church is mainly known for its terrifying chapel of bones, made of 5000 skeletons... An astounding monument which adds to the flair of Evora's heritage. Located at 2 hours 45 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
On one of the most renowned golf courses in the Algarve, work on your swing whilst strolling through the green scenery. Get ready for an invigorating all-inclusive stay in Portugal. With its 4 courses in a variety of settings, you’ll have the delight of personalising your own route and afternoon of golf. By the lagoons, or in the shadows of the umbrella pines, enjoy the experience just 15 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort
To the south of the country, 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Da Balaïa resort, this nature sanctuary is one of the most impressive in Europe. Over 100 km of shoreline, discover a place where wild beaches alternate with green forests and small, picturesque villages. Whilst surfers and beach-lovers can head for Carrapateira, hikers can enjoy the scenery on the route to Vicenza. On foot or on bike, embrace the scent of the ocean spray as you catch a glimpse of a stork flying by.
In Tomar, you will discover the birthplace of the Templar Knights, during your all-inclusive stay in Portugal. At approximately 300 km from the Da Balaïa resort, you will discover a culturally abundant town as you visit the Convent of the Order of Christ and the castle. In Tomar, whether in the shadows of the Sete Montes National Forest, or on the banks of the Nabão river, you can take a moment to refresh. It’s the perfect moment to try a local sweet treat, called Fatias de Tomar.
Both UNESCO World Heritage sites, these two monuments are amongst the most notable in Portugal. During your excursion to Lisbon, in front of the monastery, you can admire the 16th-century building, particularly remarkable for its Manueline style. Don’t forget to visit the superb cloister before heading towards the nearby Tower of Belem. After having admired the 4 baroque floors, the roof terrace gives you the perfect vantage point for the view of the river.