Albufeira
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Our most recommended Albufeira Beach Trips

Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

1. Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

After stepping out of the van, you will be able to see the waves on the beach underneath you. How they conceal the sand, only to reveal it again a second afterward. You can breathe in the salty air and feel the sun on your skin as you slip into your wetsuit. When your feet touch the sand of the beach, your adventure is just one step ahead of you. In the hands of this surfing and snorkeling school based in Albufeira, you will have the opportunity to start from the ground up and learn how to surf. You will be brought closer to the ocean to experience memorable moments underwater and on your surfboard. You can try something new that you will broaden your horizons, it’s all about the experience.  Your lesson will be adjusted according to your skills, meaning that you can start on the sand or hit the water straight away to further your skills. Enjoy a hands-on, personal learning experience, as each instructor looks after around nine participants.

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From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

2. From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

Take a romantic 2.5-hour sunset sailing cruise along the coastline of Vilamoura and Albufeira as you sail on a luxury sailing yacht. See beaches such as Falésia Beach and Tomato Beach from a different perspective. Enjoy a welcome drink with aperitifs as you sail along the coast watching the sunset over the horizon. Stop for a swim or snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, or if you're feeling laidback, soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music before heading back to Vilamoura.

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Albufeira: 2-Hour Caves and Cliffs Kayaking Experience

3. Albufeira: 2-Hour Caves and Cliffs Kayaking Experience

After getting equipped with a lifejacket, kayak, and paddle, receive a brief introduction to kayaking 101. Then, it's time to get in the water with the instructors and start your kayaking adventure. The first moments will be spent to get familiarized with the newly learned paddling techniques. Once everyone in the group feels comfortable, set off to discover the magical landscapes and cliffs of Albufeira. Get up close to the cliffs and pass through stunning caves. Discover some hidden beaches around the area. Take a break at one of the hidden beaches and enjoy some free time to explore the area. Then, it's time to paddle back to the starting point in Coelha Beach where your kayaking experience ends.

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Albufeira: Paragliding and Paratrike Tandem Flights

4. 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.

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Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

5. Pirate Ship Cruise along the Algarve Coast

We hoist our pirate flag, lift the anchor, and away we go! On the beautiful Pirate Ship Leãozinho ("little lion"), we will explore the most treasured spots along the Algarve Coastline and discover why these hidden caves and grottos became the favored home of generations of daring pirates. As we set sail, we'll see enchanting rock formations and spectacular caves on our historical ship. If you feel like a sip from the ol' barrel of rum to lift your spirits for our cruise, we've got an onboard Pirate Bar that's perfect for quenching your thirst. The wind whips through the sails, and your comfortable seating lets you look out on all of the most beautiful beaches and breathtaking formations along this coastline. We will even have the chance to head out onto the Atlantic, passing the soft, sandy beaches of San Rafael, Castelo, and Praia da Gale. Of course, no pirate adventure is complete without having to "walk the plank", and you'll be happy to do so as you end up in the refreshing and beautiful waters below! Your swim in the clear waters is the perfect rejuvenating dip before we set sail and return to the Marina of Albufeira.

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Albufeira: Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

6. Albufeira: Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or villa in Albufeira, and then travel around the city by tuk-tuk to marvel at its landmark monuments and a few surprises along the way. Discover some of the best beaches of the Algarve and get a friendly explanation about life in the city from your driver/guide. Benefit from the freedom to stop where you want to take souvenir photos or just admire the views as your driver chats about the history and culture of the area. Get a feel for the city's rich maritime history at the marina and fishing docks. Choose the evening tour to see the city illuminated for the night and get a feel for the excitement of its entertainment districts after dark.

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From Albufeira: Tuk-Tuk Tour to Benagil Caves

7. From Albufeira: Tuk-Tuk Tour to Benagil Caves

Delight in a tuk-tuk tour of some of the most beautiful places on the Algarve coast. Find all the best viewpoints with your guide, and stop anywhere you like during your tour. Set off from your accommodation in Albufeira toward Benagil, and pass through the village of Armação de Pera on your way to Our Lady of the Rock. Admire the spectacular views of the surrounding area from the chapel on the beach's promontory. After your visit to Our Lady of the Rock, make your way to the famous Praia da Marinha (Marinha Beach) and discover its Seven Hanging Valleys. Explore the 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) of the Seven Hanging Valleys trail, and take a traditional photo with the heart in the background. Next, head to 3 more picturesque sites, the Cathedral and Benagil Caves, and Praia do Carvalho. Marvel at the scenic views, and have plenty of time for photo opportunities in these beautiful places. Finally, drive back toward Albufeira. On the way, stop in the village of Alcantarilha to pay a visit to the unusual Chapel of Bones there. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your accommodation in Albufeira.

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Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasail

8. Albufeira: Single, Double or Triple Parasail

Get your thrills in the skies above Albufeira on a unique parasailing activity, and glide through the air for approximately 10 minutes. Experience the unique sensation of freedom that parasailing allows. Start by ascending from the platform on the stern of a boat, and rise safe and dry up into the sky in an individual, double or triple parasail. Fly up to a maximum height of 80 meters (262 feet) above sea level and get privileged views of the surroundings.  Soar over the city and soak up the silence as you experience an extraordinary sensation of peace and tranquility. Then, slowly start your descent and get the opportunity to touch the water prior to landing back on the platform, if you wish. 

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Albufeira: Caves of the Algarve Boat Tour

9. Albufeira: Caves of the Algarve Boat Tour

Take a speedboat cruise to experience the Algarve coast from a new perspective. Check in and meet your guide at the local partner's office on Albufeira Marina. Climb aboard the boat to start your tour. Follow the coastline and admire stunning sea caves and rock formations from the water, including the Benagil Sea Cave. Stop for a quick swim in the crystal-clear water close to an idyllic beach. Remember to keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine animals during your cruise.

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Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

10. Algarve: 30-Minute Jet Ski Experience

Take your holiday up a notch when you take to the water on a Yamaha Waverunner jet ski. See a different side of the Algarve on a thrilling 30-minute high-powered adventure. You’ll start out with a safety briefing before heading out on your own to join the high-adrenalin world of jet skiing! The jet skis available for this activity are 1,100cc, 110hp Yamaha Waverunners. It’s not a problem if this is your first time on a jet ski as you’ll be given a safety briefing and also provided all necessary assistance. Enjoy the experience and have fun driving this amazing machine!

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 714 reviews

Amazing. The team clicks you photos that you can buy for 20 Euros. They give it is soft copy via email. Be the last one to fly (which is the person who will exit first from the boat) for the best flight!

Extremely friendly staff and a wonderful ride. We got an extra “speedboat” experience in addition to the parasail, which was extremely fun!

Antonio was a very good guide and driver. We learned a lot about Albufeira during our experience.

So much fun! Great food and drinks. Super friendly staff.

Great experience for all ages. Guides were excellent