Imagine the wonder of your child exploring a playground filled with two life-size wooden pirate ships—complete with an endless view of the Atlantic Ocean from their perch high atop the cliffs of the Algarve. The multi-functional ships anchor the incredibly spacious Porto Pirata, the hotel's 7,000 square metre on-site children's village for children ages six months to eight years. Supervised by an experienced and well-qualified staff, children enjoy their own adventures complete with a bouncing castle, basketball court, mini track for big-wheel toys, scooters and bikes, a supervised swimming pool just for kids, and an 18-hole mini-golf course to entertain the whole family.
Daily activities are organised by age and include finger painting, arts and crafts, treasure hunts, water games, face painting and various sporting activities. Children enjoy their own delicious yet healthy menu at Porto Pirata, and most of the hotel's restaurants feature special menu items just for kids.
Porto Pirata is open from April through October, and select dates throughout the holidays. An accelerated programme of activities is offered during the summer season from mid-May through September. The playground is open to all children without charge. For those wishing to participate in either a full or half-day programme of supervised activities, nominal fees will apply, varying by season. It is recommended that you pre-book your child's participation.
Porto Pirata may be enjoyed on the following schedules:
- Full day with lunch (9:30AM to 5:00pm)
- Half day with lunch (9:30 am to 2pm or 12:30pm to 5:00pm)
- Half day (9:30am to 12:30pm or 2pm to 5:00pm)
- One hour (any time other than 12:30pm to 2pm)