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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

Algarve Aquashow Park Admission Tickets

1. 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.

Vilamoura: Benagil Cave Boat Tour with Entry

2. 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.

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.

Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

4. 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.

Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

5. Vilamoura: Algarve Coastline Boat Tour

Embark on an exclusive cruise that includes tastings of regional liqueurs and sweet treats. Head westwards to explore the beautiful caves and coastlines all the way to the famous Benagil cave, a sight you won’t want to miss. Admire the blue-green waters from inside this impressive natural formation. Continue on to see other amazing sights, including the famous Nossa Senhora de Rocha chapel, Praia da Marinha, Captain’s Cave, Submarine Rock, Arco do Triunfo and more.   Enjoy a welcome drink on board and tastings of regional sweets. If weather permits, jump into the stunning waters and enjoy a refreshing swim, or just relax on the boat and admire the beautiful scenery.  

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

6. 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.

Jet Boat Experience in Vilamoura

7. Jet Boat Experience in Vilamoura

Hop on board a powerful jet boat and an expert captain will take you over the waves and along the Algarve coast for a thrilling 30-minute ride. Feel the wind in your hair and hold on as the captain performs spins and power break stops on this water-based roller coaster ride. Enjoy a more personalized experience on a tour that’s limited to 12 people. This is an exhilarating and exciting activity that’s bound to make you laugh and scream with joy. Fly across the waves with your friends, under the control of an experienced, expert captain. Let the adrenalin rush begin!

Vilamoura: Full-Day Algarve Cruise with BBQ Lunch on Beach

8. Vilamoura: Full-Day Algarve Cruise with BBQ Lunch on Beach

Sail the Argarve for the day and cruise the western coast near the Benagil area. Catch sight of nearby gems and explore the caves and rock formations along the way. Eat lunch on the beach and take some time to swim and bask in the sun. Depart from Vilamoura onboard a classic sailboat and ride the open water. Admire Olhos d'Agua, Praia da Oura, Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and discover the natural formations along the way. Drop anchor on a secluded beach and delight in a lunch of grilled fresh fish, pork steaks, chicken, 2 types of salad, bread, seasonal fruit, wine, juice, and cold water. Swim in the turquoise waters, lay on the beach, and when the sea permits, take a dinghy to the local caves. Feel the wave of relaxation as you sail back to Vilamoura.

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.

Algarve: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Dolphin Watching

10. Algarve: Benagil Caves Speed Boat Tour with Dolphin Watching

Benagil Caves are one of the greatest natural attractions in the Algarve and are considered to be in the top 5 most beautiful places to visit and we now offer you the chance to cruise on one of our custom built Boats so you can truly enjoy the benagil cave tour from Vilamoura. Our open Boats are the only vessel to offer an exclusive tour of inside the caves , our comfortable and spacious boats have individual seating offering you a more private and exclusive Algarve fun cruise. The cave of Benagil is certainly the highlight of this Top Trips For Visiting Benagil Caves Vilamoura and our custom boats will be able to enter it, if the ocean conditions allow. We promise, you’ll take beautiful pictures, so don’t forget your camera! We guarantee you will enjoy this speed boat ride and of course the amazing Caves Tour & possible Dolphin spotting opportunities.

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What people are saying about Vilamoura

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,576 reviews

We had an amazing time with the Captain and Leonardo who were great company for our cruise. We were able to play our own music through the boat's Bluetooth speakers which was the perfect background to the wonderful scenery. We had a lovely swim, enjoyed the cheese and chorizo and would thoroughly recommend this trip for anyone visiting Vilamoura.

Incredible experience, you have to go early to take advantage of the day because of the huge queues at the attractions. It is recommended to go during the week, since there are still many people and cars to get in and out. Otherwise unbeatable.

Excellent experience...it was our first time on jet-ski....and we had a ball....would recommend it for over 50's...always a first time for everything..

Fab trip with great skipper and crew. Saw turtles, dolphins, amazing caves. Safe boat and happy times.

Excellent experience, seeing dolphins was incredible and the caves were fabulous.