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Vilamoura

With a marina, beaches, and golf courses, this luxury Algarve resort invites you to treat yourself.

Our most recommended things to do in Vilamoura

Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

1. Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

Departing from the Vilamoura Marina, 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 towards the Benagil Cave, where you will have opportunity to view all the other stunning rock formations and secluded beaches along the way. Once at the Benagil Cave the boat will enter into 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.

Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

2. Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

Book your day ticket here for the Aquashow Park, Portugal’s largest and most popular water and thematic park. There’s plenty to enjoy and enough thrills to keep the kids happy all day. You’ll find an amazing variety of slides for all ages: • The 32-meter-high Free Fall/Kamikaze, a combination of 2 slides giving you the sensation of surfing on a big wave • The fabulous Speed Race, where you can compete with other guests to see who is the fastest slider • The White Fall which invites the bravest for a unique slide • The Wild Snake offering a ride into the dark The little ones can safely play in the water in their own mini-park world. There are slides and other water attractions to ensure they have lots of fun. For those looking to relax, the park offers a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, and green areas with sunbeds. One of the park’s main attractions is the wave pool, simulating real sea waves. You’ll also find the biggest Water Coaster in Europe, reaching a maximum speed of 70 kilometers per hour. The Air Race is a thematic ride that has you sitting inside a real airplane doing aerobatics and stunts. Top Swing is one of the favorite thematic attractions, offering a new and unique experience.  In the show area you can take in shows featuring birds of prey, exotic birds, and reptiles. When you finally realize that you’re hungry you’ll find some good meal choices at one of the snack bars or BBQs. You can also find a small souvenir shop, changing rooms, lockers, and other facilities. Due to COVID-19, AquaShow Park is currently operating at a lower capacity. After booking, you'll receive a link to check-in at AquaShow Park and choose a date to visit.

Parasailing Vilamoura

3. Parasailing Vilamoura

This parasailing Vilamoura boat trip experience lasts for about an hour on the boat and 8-10 minutes in the air flying in the parachute. Come and join aboard a state of the art custom built Cherokee boat and have an unforgettable parasailing flying experience from your parachute in the sky as you cruise along the Algarve coastline from the Vilamoura Marina. Sit back and relax, enjoy this parasailing experience and take in the breathtaking views of the beautiful beaches and cliffs along the coast of the Algarve. For the braver ones, have a dip in the Atlantic Ocean Sea while sitting comfortably in your parasailing parachute. Be thrilled as you’re gently lifted off the deck of this custom built parasailing vessel and up to 200m into the air! In the distance you have the whole view of the Vilamoura and Quarteira beach line with it’s beautiful golden sands.

Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Quest Boat Tour

4. Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Quest Boat Tour

Embark on an exclusive cruise with tastings of regional liquors and sweet treats. Head westwards to explore the beautiful caves and coastlines all the way to the famous Benagil cave (also known as Cathedral and Algar de Benagil). Check out other amazing sights, including the famous Nossa Senhora da Rocha chapel, Praia da Marinha, Captains Cave, Submarine Rock, Arco do Triunfo, and more from onboard the vessel. Treat yourself to something special with included welcome drinks, tastings of local liqueur and cakes, and a swimming stop (conditions permitting).

Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

5. Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

Discover the incredible coastline of the Algarve region while jet skiing in Albufeira. You will feel an adrenaline rush in your veins as you navigate the pristine waters of the coast on your jet ski. Your jet ski will be a Yamaha VX Sport 1100, which holds 110 horse power but is also very safe. You will be free to choose whether you want to jump in the waves or simply relax along the coast of Albufeira as you enjoy the view. There is room for 2 people on each jet ski, which you can enjoy this activity together with your best friend. You do not need any previous experience, and before entering the water your friendly and experienced staff will provide you with a lesson. Once you feel safe, you will be free to venture out and explore.

Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

6. Loulé: Quinta da Tôr Winery Guided Tour & Wine Tasting

Visit Quinta da Tôr, a local family-owned winery in Algarve, and learn more about wine making as well as what makes it so special in the Algarve region. Taste 4 different wines from the winery with traditional bread and olive oil from the region. Algarve is known for its amazing beaches, golf courses and famous caves, but for some years now the wineries have become one of the highlights of the region, gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. During your tour of the winery you will not only see the facilities of the winery, but also learn more about the unique climate here: the low temperatures in the winter and high temperatures in the Summer, which allows Algarve to have a good and balanced maturation of the 7 grapes that its land has to offer (Touriga Nacional, Sirah, Carbernet Sauvignon, Aragonez, Siria, Arinto, Chardonnay). After your tour, indulge in a wine tasting with 4 different wines selected around your choice of wine class and type. Select from the groupings: Classic Wines, Oaky Wines, Brave Wines, Premium Wines and Golden Algibre Wines. Taste the regional bread and olive-oil with your wine.

Algarve: Jeep Safari with Distillery Visit & Lunch

7. 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.

From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

8. From Vilamoura: 2.5-Hour Benagil Cave and Dolphins Boat Tour

Meet your friendly crew at Vilamoura Marina and be welcomed aboard for your 2.5-hour tour to the Benagil Caves. Listen to your guide as they explain the highlights of your tour.  As you cruise along, see natural rock formations of the Algarve coastline. Pass by gorgeous beaches and impressive caves. If you're lucky you might even have the chance to see some wild dolphins. Once you arrive at the Benagil Caves, be amazed by their natural beauty. Don’t forget to bring your cameras, as the famous caves and grottos along the Algarve coast are the perfect motifs to take some amazing photos.

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

9. From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

Sail for 3 hours around the Algarve Coast aboard an impressive schooner sailing boat and discover picturesque villages, beautiful beaches, and impressive rocky cliffs.   Depart from the Marina of Vilamoura and head west where you can see the extensive beach of Falésia, followed by the fishing village of Olhos d'Agua (eyes of the water). Continuing your journey, the boat slips through the water past all the tiny beaches with their red sand cliffs. Sail past Albufeira, which was a fishing village but now is a vibrant tourist location. Admire the steep cliffs of São Rafael and stunning rock formations. In good sea conditions there is a stop for a swim in the ocean and a visit to one of the sea caves. Feel the splash of the waves and the wind in the sails as the ship start turning around near Galé. Get a chance to help with the hoisting of the sails or assist the captain at the helm. With luck, spot dolphins swimming alongside the boat.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

10. 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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What people are saying about Vilamoura

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,576 reviews

We booked a day trip to Seville from the Algarve. Jorge was an outstanding tour guide & he made the day truly memorable. Incredibly professional and always went out of his way to accommodate us (providing water, breaks, recommendations, bridging the language). Jorge is brimming with knowledge, & his enthusiasm for the city is infectious as he guides you through the streets & landmarks! An amazing photographer too - truly unique that he takes professional photos for you, capturing memories from your trip. Without him, we wouldn't have gotten to experience Seville to the fullest, in just a day alone!

We had a great time. The whole game took 4 of us about an hour and 20 minutes and was really good fun. The surroundings are lovely and the course is quite tricky in places. The only improvement I would suggest would be somewhere to leave your bags etc.

The tour is full of fun in the 2.5 hours. The cave is beautiful. We were able to see some dolphins swimming around our boat, which is fun. The guide is very funny and pointed out some very interesting shapes in the rocks.

It was an amazing experience with wonderful guides explaining everything all along the trip. We had the opportunity to see the dolphin twice wich was amazing. Definitely recommend

Despite the weather not being very good, the experience was great, the guide and the boat driver were really good.