Vilamoura Nature & adventure

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Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

1. Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

Explore the famous Benagil Caves from Vilamoura on a customized boat tour. Discover the stunning rock formations, beaches, and other sights with a chance to spot dolphins during the journey. You will depart from the Vilamoura Marina and your skipper will welcome you on board one of the 4 custom-built boats. Your skipper will travel along the stretch of the coast leading toward the Benagil Cave, where you will have the opportunity to view all the other stunning rock formations and secluded beaches along the way. Once at the Benagil Cave the boat will enter the caves safely and securely, so you can sit back, enjoy, and take in the beautiful views. This location is simply breathtaking and will make for many perfect photo opportunities. This cave tour will visit many other beautiful locations en route, and your guide will aim to locate wild dolphins whenever possible.

Dolphin Safari and Cave Tour in Vilamoura

2. Dolphin Safari and Cave Tour in Vilamoura

Depart from Vilamoura Marina and sail out to sea in search of beautiful dolphins in their natural habitat. Bottlenose and common dolphins are 2 species that visit this stretch of the southern Algarve and they can often be viewed along the coast. No creature touches the hearts of more people than intelligent, friendly and playful dolphins. Their delightful personality is sure to make you smile like a child.  This is an eco tour that aims to protect the beautiful species and their natural environment for future generations. This trip is purpose-built for dolphin watching and will get you as close as possible to the amazing creatures. Then, head to some caves and rock formations for a look at the Algarve's geological landscape, before cruising back along the coast. 

Albufeira: Paragliding and Paratrike Tandem Flights

3. Albufeira: Paragliding and Paratrike Tandem Flights

Experience the ultimate sensation of flying on the iconic Algarve coast, forging Mediterranean memories of the vast color palettes. Fly over the hot springs and enjoy the diverse landscape of southern Portugal whilst acquainting yourself with the coast of Albufeira through this panoramic paragliding flight. Get to soar through the air during this incredible experience whilst sunrise or sunset, witnessing the spectacular landscape and beach at this particularly beautiful time of the day. This is a trip you will certainly not forget. Depending on weather conditions, guests may fly on a paratrike (motor aided paraglide). This type of flight allows you to take a 10 km ride along the Algarve coast and over the beach, taking in spectacular views along the way.

Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

4. Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

Get off the beaten track and into the heart of the Algarve on an exciting Jeep Safari. Travel through outstanding landscapes, visit a small distillery, and enjoy a delicious local lunch. Hop in your jeep for a safari through southern Portugal. You'll go down dales, across streams, and traverse meadows as part of this exciting adventure. Marvel at the scenery of an area almost untouched by time. Enjoy driving down winding earthen tracks to some of the most fascinating places in the Algarve. Visit tiny white-washed villages where time seems to stand still. Stop by a local distillery where the brave can taste “Medronho”, the very potent local drink. Enjoy watching honey produced the old way in this traditional environment, then finish off your adventure with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

5. Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

Visit an interactive zoo with activities for the entire family. Interact with and feed dwarf goats, llamas, and deer at the petting farm. Explore the new dinosaur exhibit at the Terra Exotika See the biggest snake in Europe in the Reptile Pavillion. View and interact with several species of exotic animals such as the birds in the aviary, wallabies, and lemurs. After the visit to the animals enjoy lunch at our restaurant, viewing one of our many presentations with animals. Take a refreshing swim in the swimming pool or jump down the water slide. Enjoy various activities such as tree climbing, pedal karts, inflatables, pony rides, or the 18-hole mini-golf circuit. For colder or rainy days there is a large indoor area with a restaurant, inflatable bouncy castle, and stage for animal presentations.

Algarve: Go-Kart Experience at Karting Almancil Family Park

6. Algarve: Go-Kart Experience at Karting Almancil Family Park

Enjoy a day at Karting Almancil, a unique go-kart park in Algarve that is open all year round. Try out the 3 different go-kart tracks designed for all ages and levels of experience. Jump on the go-karts and drive on the 3 different tracks, including the 760-meter main track that is a replica of the former Formula 1 circuit of Jacarepaguá in Brazil With different types of circuits, Karting Almancil offers activities for children between 3 and 6 years (KARTING MINI F1), between 6 and 12 years (KARTING JUNIOR), for adults with the KARTING 200 CC (ideal for beginners) and the KARTING 390 CC, designed for more experienced riders. The park also offers a play area for children, a snack bar, and even a small petting zoo to offer entertainment throughout the day.

Best of Vilamoura: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

7. Best of Vilamoura: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

The tour starts in the direction of Vilamoura Marina. Explore the walk from the Dunes to the Markets. Here you will understand the origin of the city of Quarteira. Visit the Old Village. Along the tour you will be given some tips on where to eat well and cheaply during your stay. Explore the best of Vilamoura and Quarteira. It’s time to awaken your senses, smell, listen, watch and experience the nature around you. During the tour you will have a short stop. Your guide will provide information in an interesting and relaxed way.  See historic points of interest, plus a dose of beach scenery on this dynamic bike tour.

Vilamoura: Boat Tour Dolphin Quest

8. Vilamoura: Boat Tour Dolphin Quest

Search for dolphins on an exciting boat ride along the Algarvian coast. Enjoy a family-friendly adventure and get the best chance of seeing dolphins with the aid of an experienced crew. The fully trained crew will assist in the search, providing expert information about the wonderful marine life found in Algarvian waters. Your tour has the seal of approval from AIMM, a marine mammal nonprofit, as a whale and dolphin-friendly excursion. For each adult ticket sold, 50 cents are donated to the organization. The catamaran is perfect for all ages and is stroller friendly. There are toilets and a bar on board.

Algarve: Full-Day Coastal Tour by SUV

9. Algarve: Full-Day Coastal Tour by SUV

Discover the secrets of Western Algarve on a full-day guided tour in an SUV. Drive along the Vicentine Coast and enjoy panoramic views of pristine beaches. Leave the bustle of the southern coast behind and visit the Southwest Alentejo Natural Park. Get picked up at your hotel by your driver and guide. Relax in a comfortable SUV as you head to Western Algarve for sightseeing off the beaten path. Begin by exploring the serene beaches of Amado and Carrapateria. Discover landscapes worn by millennia of crashing waves from the turbulent Atlantic, against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs. Then head to Southwest Alentejo Natural Park, and drive along the Vicentine coast from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Burgau, some 80 kilometers of coastline. The final stop is the ancient town of Aljezur, guarding a grand Moorish castle for a trip back through time.

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What people are saying about Vilamoura

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 18 reviews

A wonderful experience. The two tour guides were excellent - the scenery along the coast was stunning. We stopped at 5 or 6 locations on our way up to the Benagil caves and enjoyed a very pleasant ride, further out at sea on our return journey. The weather was absolutely perfect which made the trip even more enjoyable.

Loved the zoo, lots of interactions can be made with animals, such as feeding the parrots, turtle and rabbits. There was also a animal show which was so interesting and Informative!

The boat trip along the coast is very pleasant, we have the chance to see the dolphins swimming right next to us: exceptional !!!!

Lovely trip. Guide was excellent stopping at and pointing out places of interest on the way.

Waited when we were unavoidably delayed. Friendly staff