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Praia dos Arrifes

Praia dos Arrifes: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

1. From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

Sail for 3 hours around the Algarve Coast aboard an impressive schooner sailing boat and discover picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and impressive rocky cliffs.   Depart from the Marina of Vilamoura and head west where you can see the extensive beach of Falésia, followed by the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua (eyes of the water). Continuing your journey, the boat slips through the water past all the tiny beaches with their red sand cliffs. Sail past Albufeira, which was a fishing village but now is a vibrant tourist location. Admire the steep cliffs of São Rafael and stunning rock formations. In good sea conditions there is a stop for a swim in the ocean and a visit to one of the sea caves. Feel the splash of the waves and the wind in the sails as the ship start turning around near Galé. Get a chance to help with the hoisting of the sails or assist the captain at the helm. With luck, spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat.

Albufeira: Tuk Tuk Ride with Old Town and Beaches

2. Albufeira: Tuk Tuk Ride with Old Town and Beaches

See panoramic cliff views, incredible beaches and the historic sites of Albufeira's old town. Enjoy a relaxing and fun trip by tuk tuk. Meet your driver and journey first to see the marina and some boat views. Travel to the top of the cliffs at Baleeira. Witness its charming lighthouse and panoramic sightlines of up to 50 kilometers. Next, travel down a scenic coastal road to the beautiful beach of São Rafael. Then its time to journey to the east side and see the monuments and narrow streets of the old town. After a visiting the charming beach at Santa Eulália, finish your tour at the village of Olhos de Água, enjoying a view of the beach from a secret spot.

Albufeira: Beaches, Old Town, and Salgados Lagoon Jeep Tour

3. Albufeira: Beaches, Old Town, and Salgados Lagoon Jeep Tour

Discover the charm of Albufeira on a guided jeep tour. Visit Albufeira west coast beaches like Praia do Castelo, Praia dos Arrifes and Praia da Galé. Take in the sights in the old town and learn about local history as you see ancient Arabic ruins. Be picked up from a centrally-located meeting point in the city. Hop aboard a comfortable jeep, feel the ocean breeze and sunshine on your face as you make your way to the golden sands of Praia dos Arrifes. Visit the beach and admire the turquoise waters and uniquely-formed cliffs. Drive to Praia do Castelo beach and admire how it is sheltered by towering cliffs. Continue to the long stretch of soft sand that makes up Praia da Galé. Make your way into the Old Town to see white washed houses and churches, streets laid in elegant patterns, and boutique shops. View what remains of an old Arab fortification. Go to the marina to take in lauxary boats and vividly colored apartment buildings. Stop to capture pictures of a local lighthouse on the cliffs. Pass by the Salgados lagoon for the chance to spot endemic birds. Return to your meeting point in Albufeira at the end of your tour.

Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Albufeira: Algarve Coast Guided Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy half a day of discoveries in the Algarve region on this guided tour and wine tasting trip. Experience the best of the region, from pristine beaches, secret spots, and dramatic cliff coasts, to sampling some of the region's finest wines. Start in Albufeira with a passage through the marina of Albufeira and a small stop at the lighthouse. Take in a fantastic view over the city before heading to Praia do Arrifes, a beach with three cliffs. Make another beach stop at the popular beach of São Rafael while heading to a small fishing community called Senhora da Rocha, where the pier and beach serve as a refuge for fishermen's boats. The beach is flanked by cliffs, where an old fort and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha are located, as well as a tunnel excavated in the rock. Later, visit Praia da Marinha, one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Afterward, head to one of the best wineries in the Algarve with international recognition and several decades of history and winemaking experience. Explore the natural beauty of the grounds, then round off your trip with a wine tasting, with experienced winemakers passionate about wine production. Conclude the tour with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Albufeira: Private Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

5. Albufeira: Private Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup

View the sights in Albufeira in a fun way with a tuk-tuk tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off. Feel the thrill of zipping to sights like stunning beaches, the marina, and the Old Town in a tuk-tuk. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Albufeira in a tuk-tuk. Hop aboard and begin your sightseeing adventure. Let your hair blow in the wind on the way to the colorful marina where you can admire the yachts and take a picture at the lighthouse. Make your way to the golden sand beaches of Arrifes and Sao Rafael. Let your guide navigate through the charming white-washed and red-roofed buildings in the Old Town. Return to your accommodation in Albufeira at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Praia dos Arrifes

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 126 reviews

We were a party of six from age 15 to 68 and were all so glad we chose this trip. The boat was spacious, crew were super friendly and informative and relaxed. Not only was it a site seeing trip we also got a trip into the beautiful caves on little speed boats and had a chance to swim in the sea. Amazing value for money and a great morning for all the family. Even the hard to please teenager loved it. Thanks

hello we had a very good time with the family, the sea trip went very well, the crew is very caring for the passengers, they tell you throughout the trip, the places, the beaches we cross I highly recommend this excursions really at the top, small snack on board, the prices are very affordable.

We had an amazing trip. The caves are beautiful and the kids loved jumping off the boat into the sea. We even had the bonus of seeing dolphins. The guides were brilliant, explaining history as we cruised. This is one of the best trips of our holiday so far.

Great trip, helpful crew on board. Nice to swim off of the boat and dingy the trip around the caves was unexpected. Had the bonus of seeing dophins too

Super smooth ride!! with visits to the caves, diving in the sea and a good atmosphere... the boat has a bar and the crew are super accessible....