As well as its beautiful places to stay and explore there are several exciting activities to experience when you are in the Algarve, see below our favourite things to do in Algarve; apart from Skydive Algarve of course.
Things To DoSlide and Splash
Slide and Splash is a fantastic water park located near Lagoa just 20 minutes from the DZ. This day out is an absolute must for families as well of those of you who are still kids at heart. As well as the many different water slides and river rapids, there’s a large swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and ample space to relax and sunbathe. There are also live animal shows including Exotic birds, reptiles and Birds of Prey. If it’s a day of sun, sliding and splashing you’re after this is certainly the day out for you.
Trigana Boat Trip
There are a variety of different boat trips to choose from on this beautiful sailing boat which sets sail from Alvor Harbour: one of them is the Lagos trip combined with the caves and coves. The crew, Bart and Ped are entertaining and both crew members are very knowledgeable about the area.
It takes about an hour to get to Lagos, where you then stop off and have a good period of time to visit the town of Lagos, with good recommendations from the crew of must sees in the area. After time in the town you are taken up the coast and are shown all of the hidden beaches and coves, the Famous Dona Ana Beach, and on to Praia de Luz/ Luz Bay and further along to Burgau and Salema.
After about 40 minutes sailing up the coast you make your way slowly back to Alvor, stopping off at a little sand bank to disembark the boat if you choose, to have a swim or paddle. Sangria is served on the final leg back to Alvor which provides a perfect end to a perfect day.
Karting At: Karting International Algarve
World Class Racetrack
At the Algarve International Autodrome
The Algarve International Karting track is located off the A22 only 1 junction away from the DZ. Adjacent to the Karting is the World class race track of the Algarve International Autodrome. It is one of the largest Go Karting tracks in Europe. As well as the track itself there is a restaurant, pit garages and shops. There are more than 50 karts of different categories for hire. There is also a track for children up to the age of 6. The circuit can operate three tracks simultaneously. If you’re into speed and bags of fun, visiting this Go Kart track is the right activity for you!
Zoo Marine is one of the biggest, most popular attractions in the Algarve. Located in Guia not far from the busy tourist resort of Albufeira: it provides a fun day out for all ages. There are spectacular shows including the breath taking dolphin show which demonstrates not only their intelligence and agility but also their devotion and connection to the trainers. There is also the sea lions show which has a pirate theme and captivating story to keep the children entertained. As well as the aquatic animal shows there are also the exotic bird show and Bird of Prey display AND a diving show which will make your jaws drop. If the shows aren’t enough to keep you entertained there’s also a theme park with rides for children as well as for big kids :D. And if this has got you all hot and bothered then there’s a massive swimming pool to cool off after so don’t forget your swim suit.
Jahsharka Surf boasts the best equipped Surf Lodge in Portugal to give you an unforgettable holiday experience. Jahshaka Surf has the widest range of surf accommodation on offer in the area. If you need to rent surf equipment and bikes in the Algarve, look no further than their Lagos Surf Shop which has a huge range of surfboards, wetsuits, body boards, bikes, and even skateboards for rent. They deal with a range of the hottest surf brands out there. They’re the leaders in Portugal and operate within the Algarve running a range of surfing and activity holiday packages. From full surf packages with everything included on some of Portugal's best waves and most beautiful beaches, to learning to kite surf in the Algarve lagoon, one of the best teaching areas in Europe. They also run packages with a range of other sports such as mountain biking, paddle-boarding, yoga and with our multi activity package you can build the perfect package for you.