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Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

1. Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

Spend a day at Slide & Splash in Lagoa, filled with slides, pools, and aquatic attractions. Younger kids will love the fantasy water world of Tropical Paradise, while thrill-seekers can ride the gravity-defying Big Wave. Take a break from the slides and relax in the Jacuzzi or the giant Laguna pool.   Be amazed by the colorful lights and music as you slide down Disco River, a real sliding discotheque. Aside from the aquatic amusements, the park’s 10 hectares are filled with different leisure areas, grassy lawns, restaurants, shows with animals, massages, and a fish spa. Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

2. From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

Uncover the treasures of Benagil's coast on a stand-up paddle and kayak tour from Albufeira. Follow your guide to hidden caves and secluded beaches, and enjoy a drink on your boat ride back to the marina. Start your Benagil tour and depart from Albufeira Marina on a specially-built boat. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline as you sail in the boat for 40 minutes, before stopping and transferring to the Kayak or SUPs. Paddle into the caves and caverns and stop to take pictures of the rock formations. You can choose to paddleboard and embrace the freedom to move around. You can reposition yourself to wherever you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. Have a safe and rewarding experience regardless of age or skill level. Alternatively, you can ride in a single kayak or double kayak. Gain confidence even as a beginner with a water safety briefing from your guide before starting the tour. Take a dive in the ocean before returning to the marina by boat, where you can enjoy a cool drink on board.

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

3. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

Lagos: Half-Day Dolphin Watching Cruise and Water Activities

4. Lagos: Half-Day Dolphin Watching Cruise and Water Activities

Experience an amazing encounter with dolphins in their natural habitat and take the unique opportunity to see them socializing, frolicking, and feeding up close. You'll learn from your experienced and friendly crew about the unique habits of these gentle and highly intelligent sea creatures. Make sure you keep an eye out for other amazing cetaceans such as orcas and fin whales as well. After the dolphin watching, you'll have the chance to enjoy water activities on a peaceful and secluded bay. Go for a swim, sunbathe, and jump on the water slide. Have fun with your family and friends as you enjoy the modern brand-new catamaran as well as a complimentary healthy snack.

Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour Caves & Secret Spots

5. Benagil: Guided Kayaking Tour Caves & Secret Spots

Visit the most beautiful corners of the Algarve coast in the Benagil-Marinha region on a guided kayaking tour. Dive and float in the most beautiful waters of the Algarve with expert instructorsAdmire the stunning and unique caves in the region, such as the “Algar de Benagil” which is the best-known natural monument in the Algarve, considered one of the most beautiful caves in the world. During the tour, pass by the most beautiful wild beaches in the region and admire the dimensions of the cliffs. See formations that were sculpted by the waves of the sea. Learn how the caves are formed with your expert guide.

Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

6. Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend 4 hours in the ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish.

From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

7. From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

Lose yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline on this catamaran sailing trip. Marvel at rugged cliffs and fabulous beaches as well as stunning sea caves and natural arches around Benagil. From the sea, admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, Carvoeiro, and others. Visit the visually striking Benagil Sea Caves and stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters at a beach near Benagil. Use the catamaran's forward-viewing platform to get the best possible pictures of the caves and beaches. Enjoy this adventure on board a luxury family-friendly catamaran with ample space to move around. Make use of the facilities including toilets, sun protection, and bottled water. The catamaran is wheelchair accessible and has space to store children's buggies.

Albufeira: 2-Hour Caves and Cliffs Kayaking Experience

8. Albufeira: 2-Hour Caves and Cliffs Kayaking Experience

After getting equipped with a lifejacket, kayak, and paddle, receive a brief introduction to kayaking 101. Then, it's time to get in the water with the instructors and start your kayaking adventure. The first moments will be spent to get familiarized with the newly learned paddling techniques. Once everyone in the group feels comfortable, set off to discover the magical landscapes and cliffs of Albufeira. Get up close to the cliffs and pass through stunning caves. Discover some hidden beaches around the area. Take a break at one of the hidden beaches and enjoy some free time to explore the area. Then, it's time to paddle back to the starting point in Coelha Beach where your kayaking experience ends.

Vilamoura: Tourist Train City Tour

9. Vilamoura: Tourist Train City Tour

Relax and travel in a hop-on hop-off city circuit, passing by the beautiful beaches of the region, golf courses, and famous luxury hotels. Explore the charming Vilamoura Old Village and restaurants as well as the famous Vilamoura marina.

Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

10. Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

Book your day ticket here for the Aquashow Park, Portugal’s largest and most popular water and thematic park. There’s plenty to enjoy and enough thrills to keep the kids happy all day. You’ll find an amazing variety of slides for all ages: • The 32-meter-high Free Fall/Kamikaze, a combination of 2 slides giving you the sensation of surfing on a big wave • The fabulous Speed Race, where you can compete with other guests to see who is the fastest slider • The White Fall which invites the bravest for a unique slide • The Wild Snake offering a ride into the dark The little ones can safely play in the water in their own mini-park world. There are slides and other water attractions to ensure they have lots of fun. For those looking to relax, the park offers a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, and green areas with sunbeds. One of the park’s main attractions is the wave pool, simulating real sea waves. You’ll also find the biggest Water Coaster in Europe, reaching a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour. The Air Race is a thematic ride that has you sitting inside a real airplane doing aerobatics and stunts. Top Swing is one of the favorite thematic attractions, offering a new and unique experience.  In the show area you can take in shows featuring birds of prey, exotic birds, and reptiles. When you finally realize that you’re hungry you’ll find some good meal choices at one of the snack bars or BBQs. You can also find a small souvenir shop, changing rooms, lockers, and other facilities. Due to COVID-19, AquaShow Park is currently operating at a lower capacity. After booking, you'll receive a link to check-in at AquaShow Park and choose a date to visit.

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What people are saying about Algarve

Very good value for price! Don't expect a red carpet while you wait for your turn to fly very basic pre-flight experience but who cares! The flight was AMAZING a little delay allowed us to fly during sunset which was the best we could hope for! Our instructor did everything for us to get a great 1st flight experience! Very smooth take-off and landing, flying up high for us to get the best out of this beautiful sunset, loved it! Highly recommend!

Tres bien pour des personnes qui apprecient les secousses liees aux vagues car la mer etait agitée. Pas destinée aux femmes enceintes ou fragile du dos. Conduite du bateau tres professionnelle et bonne ambiance. Tres sympathique ! Nous recommendons.

OMG what an amazing experience. 1st time on Quad bikes, so easy to control. Great off road tracks going up and down the countryside over, road, sand and rocks. would highly recommend. The guides were brilliant and fun. well worth the price

The guide Jose was very friendly, informative and seemed to enjoy himself. Made the trip very relaxing and fun. He was fluent in English and French. The entire process was very well handled.

both the captain and host were very charming, funny people. really worth doing the trip în Lagos, best service!