CENTRE algarve

Holiday centre for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

A very warm welcome to the Centre Algarve

Set in the beautiful Ria Formosa Nature Reserve and just 2 minutes from the pretty local village of Moncarapacho, The Centre Algarve is mainland Europe’s only specialist holiday centre. It is fully equipped to allow those with special needs of all ages to experience a wonderful holiday with their family or carers.

We have created an environment where everybody feels comfortable, safe and secure within our wonderful fully enclosed and gated grounds.

A magical and unique holiday centre where fun and memories are created.

Centre Algarve boasts 14 bedrooms, which keeps the experience intimate and not too overwhelming, which can be the case with many larger complexes.
Whether you are relaxing by the pool or enjoying our private secure facilities, you will always be able to keep a watchful eye on your children even while unwinding and soaking up the bliss of this truly remarkable setting.



The Discovery Centre is a key asset of The Centre Algarve.It contains a classroom, a sensory and soft play room, a kitchen, and a dining area, together with a large lounge that can be converted to an space that is ideal for events.Outside, the stunning sun terrace is furnished with loungers, tables, and chairs for relaxation and is a great area to meet other guests, all within the view of the main accommodation and rooms.


As an integral part of  their stay, all guests can enjoy an up-close encounter with the inhabitants of our wonderful menagerie.We have a fantastic selection of animals, who will invigorate the senses and bring something educational, different, and fun to brighten the day.They have been carefully selected for our programmes, and are friendly and welcoming for all our guests.


The swimming and paddling pools are enclosed for safety and security.The pool is accessible via a seated hoist, and there is also a small shallow pool for children who are still building their confidence levels!. There is also a jacuzzi pool which is both for fun and therapy.


The Centre boasts extensive gardens with many smells textures and colours.

You will find gardens of herbs, flowers, succulents, many varieties of trees, and a large vegetable garden.


The Discovery Centre has a multi-sensory soft play room, which allows visitors to experience different light, sound, and tactile sensations.

The room is available for use, free of charge, by all of our visitors and will be of particular interest to guests of all ages with learning difficulties and physical impairments.


At Centre Algarve, your holiday is as special to us as it is to you, and guaranteeing you the freedom and the flexibility to enjoy your stay is essential.

We therefore offer you the choice of self-catering or the opportunity to frequent our onsite restaurant that will cater for your every gastronomic need!

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