Listed below are details of some of the more interesting activities to do whilst you stay in the area. Always check once you arrive to get up to date times and prices of what is on offer.
A chance to see and experience some of nature’s most beautiful sea creatures Watch the dolphins display remarkable powers of intelligence and marine acrobatics. See the incredible film of a baby dolphin being born. Marvel at the giant Elephant Seal, Sea Lions and the amazing parrot show to name but a few attractions. All children’s rides are inclusive once inside the complex and full restaurant facilities are also available.
Be amazed at the incredible intelligence of the dolphins in complete harmony with their trainers! An Entertaining and educational day for all! Be intrigued and informed of the wonders of the sea!
“We drive in caravan into the inland where we’ll visit monuments, taste the “medronho” in the Moorish “alembic”, we’ll meet the women who make traditional handicraft and we’ll stop and explain everything there is to know about cork. In the right time of the year we can see the beekeepers at work. We’ll taste the biter almond liquor. Far away from the busy coast it is sometimes possible to see a wild boar or a fox. When weather permits we will take a swim in one of the clear rivers or lakes and we always have time to stop and admire the amazing beauty of the landscape.”
“Our drivers, who speak English, French, German, Dutch and of course Portuguese, take pleasure in explaining extensively the costumes and habits of the friendly population. Lunch is a pleasant long abundance of typical regional food and drinks and everyone may eat as much as they want. The menu consists of soup, bread, olives, delicious roasted chicken “piri-piri” with chips and salad, followed by fruit. All of this of course accompanied by wines, red, white and non-alcoholic drinks. The start of the excursion will be around nine and at 17.30hrs the clients will be back in their hotels. And we are certain they will remember this day as one of the best of their holidays.”
PORCHES is the centre of the Algarve’s pottery industry. Though the village is small, there is plenty to see here, as you browse through the displays of terracotta jars and watch artists at work, painting plates and fruit bowls with sunflowers, cockerels or colourful clusters of grapes. Free wine tasting.
Quarteira Market – Wednesdays
This is a chance to spend time in the bustling gipsy market and get those last minute bargains.
Silves & Alte – Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays
A chance to visit the mountains and see some remnants of its Moorish existence. SILVES – old Moorish capital, castle and cathedral. Passing through MESSINES/PORTELA area – waterwheel contraptions (noras), orange, almond, fig and cork oak trees. SANTA MARGARIDA – where you can taste the (medronho) local fire water direct from the barrel. ALTE – the most picturesque village in the Algarve.
Explore Portimão – the second largest town in the Algarve with 4500 inhabitants and an important fishing harbour. As we pass through the town of Alcantarilha and Porches see their famous brown, clay plots displayed in numbers.
Driving across the bridge in Portimão over the River Arade, you can see the brightly coloured fishing boats moored along the quayside. Enjoy time to explore. Stroll around the harbour or wander to the pretty, tree lined square surrounded by paved cafes, patisseries and restaurants. Why not try freshly caught sardines for which Portimão is particularly famous.
Discover an abundance of shops selling everything from leather shoes and designer clothes to crystal and ceramics. An interesting afternoon out mixing tradition with modern day life! Superb opportunity to discover Portuguese crafts and fashion! Shop in style and be spoilt for choice! Take the opportunity to sample the famous freshly grilled sardines from the harbour’s BBQ!
The Big One Water Park
The Big One lives in Portugal in the heart of the Algarve and within easy reach of all the major resorts, so you really have no excuse not to visit this stunning attraction when you are on holiday!
The Algarve Zoo – Come on in and make new friends!
Splash & Slide
Share this crazy and dizzy adventure unique in Portugal. Enjoy it in safety with your family and friends. An unforgettable day filled of pleasure and emotion.