Hen Weekend Portugal
Plan the perfect Portugal hen weekend with fun outdoor activities and quality group accommodation
Why have your hen weekend abroad? Because your friends deserve the proper send off and hen weekends in Portugal are much better value than you probably expect! Imagine this: a sun-baked hen do that offers something more adventurous and active than the usual spa day? Check out our
Whether you want a weekend away in nature or to explore the cobbled streets of Lisbon, we’ve got you covered. Learn to surf in beautiful Arrifana in Algarve, try your hand at paddleboarding in the secluded harbour of Cascais, or add some adrenaline to your hen do with canyoning on Madeira island.
Big Blue offers high-quality hen-friendly group accommodation in private villas, hotels and hostels. We also offer a rich variety of activities, such as sailing, Tuk Tuk tours and more. We have some amazing Portugal hen do packages, but we can customise them however you like, making the accommodation and services to suit your group. Click on the ‘extras’ section to see what we can add to make your hen package complete incl. airport transfers. Request a quote or just get in touch if you have any questions. Plan your dream hen do abroad with Big Blue Adventures!
Lisbon & Cascais
Paddleboarding & Coasteering
The Portuguese capital is one of Europe’s most popular hen destinations. With cute bars around every corner and restaurants with seafood dishes to die for, Lisbon should be on top of your travel list for a hen do. We offer private villas, boutique hostels and group apartments in the fancy beach town of Cascais and also in Lisbon’s city centre. We’d love to take you surfing or paddleboarding in Cascais and further down south in Sesimbra we run coasteering adventures with zipline. Explore Lisbon & Sintra with a Tuk Tuk Tour, showing you all the highlights or taking you off the beaten track.
Outdoor activities Lisbon & Cascais:
West Algarve & Lagos
Paddleboarding & Surfing
Coastal Town Or Nature Stay
What’s not to love about west Algarve? It’s away from the major tourist spots like Albufeira and it’s made for adventure. Stay in Arrifana or Vale da Telha, both near the authentic little town of Aljezur and also not too far from the buzzing streets in Lagos. In the low season you might well have the beaches all to yourself and in summer there is a cool surfy atmosphere with lots of international people. It’s the best place in Portugal to learn to surf and near Sagres we offer an awesome cave SUP tour and coasteering is also popular here. Another good reason to have your hen do in Algarve is the weather, with 300 sunny days a year, the area is made for outdoor fun. You can also opt to stay in Lagos itself and benefit from all the bars & restaurants the coastal town has to offer. Choose between private villas, hotels and hostels for your hen weekend, all situated on the beautiful Costa Vicentina.
Outdoor activities West Algarve & Lagos:
Canyoning & Hiking
Madeira seems to be under the radar for hen weekends, but the Portuguese island offers world-class activities, incredible nature and an awesome city that’s worth exploring. The capital Funchal is the best place to stay and has nice small bars & restaurants, cobbled streets, a beautiful waterfront and it overlooks the mountains. From Funchal you don’t need to go far for some adventure. Canyoning is the most popular activity on the island, as well as hiking the green Levadas or rugged mountains. In Madeira we offer quality hotels, apartments & guesthouses.
Outdoor activities Madeira:
With any of our Big Blue adventures we always aim for a personal customer service (Travel & Hospitality Award winners for ‘excellence in customer service’) and have a friendly face there to welcome you to your hen weekend. We can host your whole adventure so you can sit back and relax, we’ll do the organising for you and bring some good vibes!
Pics & Highlights Video
On a hosted adventure we take our GoPro cameras with us and shoot some cool pictures & videos. We’ll send these to you afterwards and make a personal highlights video of your hen adventure, the best way to remember your trip!
Need transport from your accommodation to our activities or from the airport to your group accommodation? No worries, we have mini-busses available for groups of all sizes. Our mini-busses are also available for day-trips to surrounding areas or if your hen party fancies a night out.
Meals & Drinks
Choose between Bed & Breakfast, half board or all-inclusive. We can also organise a drinks-reception, BBQ night or packed-lunch. Just add it to your ‘quote’ options and we will get a food package sorted for you soon!
Exploring & Tours
On the side of the outdoor activities, we love to add in some extra sightseeing around the local area and a popular choice are food & drink tours where we stop at a few local bars & cafes. Like the idea of checking out the local area? Let us know and we can factor that into your hen day out!
Why Adventure With Us…
Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for hen groups.
Hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 6-100+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your hen do.
The best way to remember your hen weekend? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages.
Popular Hen Activity Days Portugal
Why We Love This…
“The Portuguese climate is amazing for all year round hen weekends & adventures. Imagine stand up paddleboarding on crystal clear waters, with the sun beaming down on your face and discovering pristine beaches in Algarve. Enjoy a scenic hike amongst tropical trees & flowers in Madeira or explore pretty Lisbon with a Tuk Tuk tour ending your hen do with sangria at one of the awesome rooftop bars.”
Heleen – Co-Owner