Top Ten Things to do in the Algarve

We have the nice weather, nice holiday villas to rent, the beaches etc… but What else can YOU do????

Algarve Housing rent villa’s in the Algarve, the most southern part of Europe. With 300 days of sunshine per year, gorgeous beaches and friendly local people an ideal holiday destination. Our holiday villa’s are of high standard, all with private pool and gardens, within 30 minutes to the beach.

We give you 10 top tips….

Boat trip Portimao

1. Take a boat trip

Take a pleasure boat trip from Portimão harbor and enjoy a full day of sunbathing on deck, swimming
from the boat and snorkeling in clear turquoise waters. You will be taken to the best beaches and shown hidden caves en route. Lunch is usually included and is often a delicious meal of fresh sardines, bread and wine.

2. Fishing Trips

Try your luck at big game fishing! Trips run daily from fishing town Portimão between June and September. This day out is ideal for beginners and experienced fishers alike.

3. Take the kids to Slide and Splash

You can’t visit the Algarve with teenagers and not take them here! Considered one of the best water parks in Europe, Slide and Splash offers a variety of rides for all ages as well as a relaxing Jacuzzi for adults. Take a picnic and watch out for sunburn. The water park is located near to Lagoa, Carvoeiro and Portimão in Central Algarve.

4. Visit a colorful Algarve Market

Regular markets are held throughout the Algarve and most towns and villages have their own. Ask in local shops to find the nearest market to you, or visit one of the larger tourist markets such as the one in Loulé, held every Saturday morning. You can expect to find a range of things for sale including bags, shoes, fake designer goods and souvenirs. Take care with personal security when visiting markets.

5. Explore Silves and Monchique

Spend a day exploring the best of the Algarve’s historical heritage. Start at the medieval castle at
Silves – the town once known as the Algarve’s Moorish capital. Then visit the cork museum at the Fábrica do Inglês, which offers a permanent exhibition demonstrating how cork is processed. Finish up taking a walk around Monchique, just a short drive away from Silves.  Situated in the Monchique Mountains, this is the most beautiful part of the Algarve and is an ideal place to stop for a meal with an excellent selection of friendly restaurants.

6. Visit lively Vilamoura

Visiting Vilamoura offers an excellent day of shopping; eating and watching the world go by from a
pavement café on the Marina. This lively resort also offers a casino.

Zoo Marine Albufeira

7. Swim with dolphins at Zoo Marine

Enjoy dolphin shows at Zoo Marine, which is located near to Albufeira. It is also possible to swim with dolphins here, although you must pre-book for this. The center is also home to seals, sea lions, and a variety of tropical fish, small tiger sharks and exotic birds.

8. Take a family outing to Krazy World

Krazy World offers a top family day out with animals (llamas, deer, wallabies, camels) for petting,
crazy golf, swimming, pony rides and quad biking. New attractions are added regularly and in summer there are live animal shows. Located near to Algoz in Central Algarve.

9. Learn to play golf

The Algarve is an ideal golf destination due to its long sunny days throughout the year and large
selection of golf courses. If you’ve never tried it before why not indulge yourself with a few lessons? Or spend a day improving your game. Try Penina Golf Club near Portimão or Pestana Golf Academy at Carvoeiro Golf Club.

10. Go Shopping

The best shopping locations in the Algarve include the elegant Quinta Shopping at Quinta do Lago, the Marina at Vilamoura, Algarve Shopping Center at Guia and Forum Algarve at Faro. Open daily until mid night! Algarve shopping bargains include leather goods, which are locally made, pottery, decorated tiles, crystal, copper ware, embroidered tablecloths, filigree jewelery and cork products.

You will also find pottery sold from shops along the old main coastal road (N125)

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So visit our website, choose your ideal holiday villa in the Algarve and come and join us in the lovely Algarve.



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