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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.

From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

2. From Albufeira: Benagil Hidden Caves Tour by Kayak or SUP

Uncover the treasures of Benagil's coast on a stand-up paddle and kayak tour from Albufeira. Follow your guide to hidden caves and secluded beaches, and enjoy a drink on your boat ride back to the marina. Start your Benagil tour and depart from Albufeira Marina on a specially-built boat. Enjoy the stunning views of the coastline as you sail in the boat for 40 minutes, before stopping and transferring to the Kayak or SUPs. Paddle into the caves and caverns and stop to take pictures of the rock formations. You can choose to paddleboard and embrace the freedom to move around. You can reposition yourself to wherever you feel comfortable, standing up or on your knees. Have a safe and rewarding experience regardless of age or skill level. Alternatively, you can ride in a single kayak or double kayak. Gain confidence even as a beginner with a water safety briefing from your guide before starting the tour. Take a dive in the ocean before returning to the marina by boat, where you can enjoy a cool drink on board.

Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

3. 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.

Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

4. Albufeira: Dolphin Watching and Benagil Cave Boat Cruise

Climb aboard a small boat in Albufeira marina and journey along the coastline of the Algarve for 18 kilometers. Enjoy watching dolphins in their natural habitat with commentary from a guide and marine biologist. See the Alfanzina Lighthouse and the seaside Benagil Cave. Journey with a captain with expert knowledge of this part of the coastline. Sail to the Alfanzina Lighthouse and be amazed by the beaches and rock formations along the way. Marvel at the stunning sea caves, including the famous rock formations of Benagil Cave. Cool down with a swim in the sea, if conditions permit, and then look for the lovable dolphins as they frolic in the water. Feel the sea breeze on your face as you take in the scenic views. Learn about the surrounding marine life from the local marine biologist onboard.

Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

5. Albufeira: Parasailing Boat Trip

Go for an exhilarating parasailing boat trip off the coast of Albufeira, taking in the panoramic sights of Portugal’s beautiful resort city and sandy beaches. For a thrilling 10 minutes, feel the wind in your face while flying over the water, and enjoy the scenery from a bird’s-eye view.   This activity starts from Albufeira Marina, where the crew will share a safety briefing, and you’ll be given a life jacket and a harness that will connect to your parachute. After boarding the boat, you'll head out onto the open waters. The skipper will strap you into the harness, open the parachute, and slowly release the cable to start the flight. Reach a height of up to 80 meters and feel the adrenaline rush as you fly above the ocean for an unforgettable experience.   The overall boat ride lasts up to 1. 5 hours depending on the number of guests. 2- or 3-person flights are subject to sea conditions and techniques. After everyone has a chance to fly, enjoy the boat ride back to the marina.

Albufeira: Kayak Tour of Hidden Caves and Secluded Beaches

6. Albufeira: Kayak Tour of Hidden Caves and Secluded Beaches

Take a beginner-friendly kayaking tour leaving from Albufeira. Scout out hidden caves and beautiful secluded beaches on the Algarve Coast. Cruise along the coast with an instructor and admire beautiful views on this tour suitable for all skill levels. Begin the tour from the white sand of São Rafael Beach in Algarve. Venture through the calm and clear ocean near the shore, exploring the beautiful Albufeira coastline and caves. Store your belongings on the beach and receive a briefing on kayaking techniques and be fitted with a life vest. Get in the water with the instructors and learn the basic skills of how to turn and maneuver the kayak. Explore the caves near Sao Rafael Beach, and explore different caves according to the tide conditions. Paddle for 45 minutes, and stop on a desert beach to relax and explore the land if the sea conditions are good exit the kayak and explore. Follow the tour guide as they lead the way and assist if you are too tired to continue paddling. Return back to Sao Rafael Beach and finish the tour where we started. Exit the kayaks safely at the beach at the end of the tour and collect your belongings before heading home.

Albufeira: Jet Ski Rental

7. 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.

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. 

Albufeira: Algarve Kayak and Coastline Tour

9. Albufeira: Algarve Kayak and Coastline Tour

Board a catamaran at Albufeira marina for the short sail to Castelo Beach and the start of this 2.5-hour tour. Head out by kayak with your guide to see the bays, beaches and caves along the coastline. If the waters are calm enough, you’ll stop at a small deserted beach to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea. After the guided portion of the tour, board the catamaran again and take another swim before returning to the marina. This kayak tour is meant to be relaxing but does require some physical effort. If at any time you wish to return to the catamaran, it will always be nearby.

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Albufeira

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 43 reviews

It was amazing seeing all those caves and amazing coastline. After that we went out to open sea to spot some dolphines and we found them - about 12-15 of them swimming and jumping out of water. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

A definite must do in Villamoura, very chilled, wonderful host, drinks and snacks on board and stunning views of the sunset & moon! Delivered back to the marina just in time to enjoy dinner & drinks for the rest of the evening!

Die junge Crew hat einem die Angst genommen, für viel Spaß und ein tolles Erlebnis gesorgt. Nur zu empfehlen. Abwicklung über GetYourGuide wie immer unkompliziert und zuverlässig.

staff were excellent on board drinks were reasonable price, net on boat was frayed so couldn’t sit on it which was a little disappointing

We had a wonderful time, the guys on the Catamaran were fantastic