It's time for a hen party in Algarve!
Big enough to get fantastically lost in the maze of cobbled streets, but small enough to hop from bar to beach to bistro in a matter of minutes, an Albufeira hen do easily leads the laid-back way as one of GoHen's favourite picks in Europe. With more hours' sunshine per year than California, over 200km of glorious sandy beaches and crystal clear seas just a stone's throw from your accommodation, hen weekends in the Algarve are about as close to paradise as you can get! Fun-packed days melt into mellow evenings, castle towns give way to glitzy marinas and when darkness falls over Albufeira, the heady mix of classy, chic and super-club makes for some of the liveliest nightlife on the continent! And the great news, girls - it's all just a two hour flight from English shores!
Why celebrate with an Algarve hen party?
Well... there are the shoes for starters...! Not only is Albufeira stonkingly famous for its balmy climate, chilled-out way of life and stunningly beautiful surroundings, but Europe's sunniest locale proudly boasts to anyone who'll listen that ‘Portuguese shoes are the sexiest in Europe'! And considering Rihanna's superb collections have walked the world from their Portuguese roots, we think they might be onto something! But step outside the fashion boutiques, ladies, and you'll soon see why the Algarve is a favourite holiday haunt of celebs the world over. Spend lazy days on the beach, crazy nights in the pulsating clubs, shop till you drop among the vibrant market stalls and let your hair down with fun and frolics on the water! And when it's time to rest sleepy heads, your luxury accommodation is just a few minutes away from that final cocktail beneath the stars.
Algarve hen party adventures...
The fantastic fusion of chic, calm, crazy and impossibly cool that makes the Algarve so universally popular offers up an incredible selection of activities to fill your Albufeira hen do days. Banana boats and ringos always promise a few giggles out on the water (leave your dignity back at the hotel though, girls!) and nothing says luxury like a glass of vino on the deck of a suitably sleek yacht. Portugal has acres of lush greenery, mountain trails and dense woodland to explore, so why not take the muckiest route possible (of course!) with a mud buggy safari, before heading to the spa to unwind in style? And if you're looking for that something extra special for your fab bride-to-be, then a dolphin cruise has to be one of the most magical experiences you'll ever be privileged enough to enjoy. Laid-back, action-packed or downright classy, hen weekends in the Algarve have it all!