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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.

Parasailing Vilamoura

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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.  

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

5. 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

6. 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.

Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

7. Vilamoura: Coastal Cruise on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

See the magnificent coastlines of Vilamoura and Albufeira from vantage points as you sail in a luxury sailing yacht. You will pass several beaches including, Falésia beach, Tomatoes beach, Santa Eulalia Beach, and Olhos de Agua beach as you travel to Albufeira. Enjoy a welcome drink, cheese, and Portuguese Chorizo as you admire the views from vantage points where the Algarve coastline divides. See the clay formations of Falésia beach. Soak in the sun, relax, and listen to some music. Stop for a quick swim in the ocean before arriving back in Vilamoura.

From Vilamoura: Sunset Tour on a Luxury Sailing Yacht

8. 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.

Albufeira: Paragliding and Paratrike Tandem Flights

9. 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.

Albufeira: Banana Boat Adventure Ride

10. Albufeira: Banana Boat Adventure Ride

Hop onboard an inflatable banana boat for an ultra-fun and unforgettable adventure. Bounce across the crystal clear waters of Vilamoura along with your family and friends. An experienced captain will make sure you are having a marvelous time by increasing the speed and spinning the banana boat. This is the perfect way to enjoy your vacation at Albufeira's coastline. The minimum age for the banana boat experience is 6 years and older. Your exciting ride will last for approximately 15 minutes and is offered multiple times throughout the day.

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What people are saying about Vilamoura

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5 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.

Highly recommended Two guys (staff) are a fantastic asset to any job So look after them Hope they are both there next year A real pleasure to travel with

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..

A wonderful day trip. helpful, informative crew and very good lunch in a beautiful setting.