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Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

1. Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

Start with an intro from your experienced instructor on the basics of waves, currents, tides, and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner. The beginners use foam surfboards for safety and full-length wet suits to stay warm and comfortable. The course takes approximately 2-hours which includes a theory lesson on the beach. Learn how to surf in the Algarve and develop a new passion.

From Albufeira: Portimao and Lagos Ponta da Piedade Tour

2. From Albufeira: Portimao and Lagos Ponta da Piedade Tour

Explore the natural wonders and local life around the Algarve on this multi-stop trip from Albufeira. Visit Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Praia da Rocha, and more, taking in unbeatable views along the way. Enjoy an optional boat trip in Ponta da Piedade. The trip starts with pickup from your hotel or any other location in the Albufeira area, then head directly to Ponta da Piedade (an approximately 45-minute ride). Enjoy the cliffs of the Ponta da Piedade headland, one of the finest natural features of the Algarve. This limestone coastline is formed of sea pillars, fragile rock arches, and hidden grottos where the exposed cliffs reveal their golden color and the turquoise sea waters lap precariously balanced rock formations. Join an optional boat trip before continuing to the tour. Next, visit Lagos where you can witness a history of navigators and pirates. In Lagos, you can choose to have lunch at a local restaurant and stroll through the historic city center, where you can see various street artists doing shows and telling their stories. Later, set off towards Praia da Rocha in Portimao. Round off your trip enjoying the wonderful view of Forte de Santa Catarina over Portimao marina and Arade River.

From Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2 Van

3. From Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2 Van

Enjoy a pickup from your accommodation and board a charismatic Volkswagen T2, complete with a road trip playlist, for a guided nature tour. Explore the Algarve in a unique way with 4 sightseeing stops. Choose the private option to book a tour guide for just you and your family. Begin by stopping at Marinha Beach. Here, you can walk through the cliffs and vegetation, see an “algar” and the famous natural arches in the sea. Then, proceed to Praia do Carvalho, which was once only accessible by sea, with its only entrance by land through a staircase carved among the rocks. After, visit Algar Seco, complete with its curious rock formations which are easy to navigate. Finally, enjoy the scenery that is presented to you at the Ponta do Altar cliffs. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the beauty of the trip and the places you will visit.

From Algarve: Full-Day Trip to Seville

4. From Algarve: Full-Day Trip to Seville

Explore the charming city of Seville with a guide on this sightseeing day tour. See some of its majestic monuments, such as La Giralda and the Real Alcazar. Start your tour with a convenient pickup from several centrally located meeting points in the Algarve, including Olhos de Água, Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portimão, Albufeira, and Armação de Pêra. Enjoy a ride to your first destination in an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the Giralda Tower, once the minaret of a local mosque. Take in spectacular views of the city from its viewpoint. See the grand Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic church in Europe up close. Check out the stately Real Alcazar, a great palace built in the 14th century. Spend a day gazing at magnificent architecture and charming courtyards filled with orange trees. Get dropped off back in the Algarve at the end of your tour.

Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

5. Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast, complete with a road trip playlist. Start with a stop at the Convent'Bio. This space belonged to the Carmelitas Calçados d 'Alagoa Convent and was founded in 1551 under the influence of Queen D. Catarina. The space was abandoned before being recently recovered and transformed into a local store, café, and biological market. Whilst there, drink orange juice or tea. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. Then, have a nice picnic with local products. After, proceed to Quinta do Francês to admire its unique views, before encountering one of the most famous wine producers of the Algarve. Conclude the experience with a tasting of 3 different flavored wines.

Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

6. Portimão & Lagoa: Algarve Sunset Trip in a VW T2 Van

After being collected from your accommodation, begin your sunset tour of about 2.5 hours. It will begin with you boarding your classic Volkswagen "camper van" with your soulmate, your friends or your family. Expect good music playlists, good company and all-around good vibes on your journey to the sunset. The first stop will be in Ferragudo, for a tour in this beatuful town. After arriving at the ocean near Farol da Ponta do Altar, you will be able to relax, sit back, drink a glass of good Portuguese wine, eat local snacks, and capture the beauty of the scenery. Listen to the waves and birds, whilst feeling the sun and the wind on your skin. Rejoice with your companions and enjoy this breathtaking yet simple pleasure in life. Additional music and photography for groups can even be hired before the trip.

Portimão Walking Tour

7. Portimão Walking Tour

Discovery the history of modern Portimão, born during the reign of D. Afonso V (1463) with the granting of privileges to a town that would eventually receive the name of Vila Nova de Portimão and be surrounded by walls. Apart of the period of expansion during the Discoveries, Portimão grew with international trade, energized by navigation on the African coast. However, the earthquake of 1755 brought great destruction to the city, followed by a reduction of economic activity that would only regain new vigor at the end of the century with the development of trade and export of nuts, milling, fishing and fish preserving. Portimão was promoted to city status in 1924 by the then President of the Republic, the Portimonian writer Manuel Teixeira Gomes.

Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

8. Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

At our windsurf school in Portugal, you will spend up to 3 hours a day windsurfing with our qualified and patient instructors. We welcome beginners as well as advanced windsurfers. After completing the lessons, you be able to handle not only easy windsurfing exercises but also riding downwind and upwind, tacking and as well as beach and water starts. Our high-quality and versatile equipment means you will feel safe and also get the most out of your windsurfing experience. Benefit from up-to-date training methods that are tailored to the particular needs of our windsurf students. The lagoon in Alvor offers you a fantastic windsurfing spot in the Algarve. The smooth and calm water and a slightly sloping beach ensure a learning process without any frustration and an incredibly safe environment.

Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

9. Portimão & Lagoa: Romantic Picnic at Sunset

Board a vintage Volkswagen T2 van for a 2-hour romantic and exclusive experience in the Portimão or Albufeira area. After being picked up from your accommodation by your guide, be escorted to a cozy beach and enjoy a picnic made from regional products while you soak in a stunning Portuguese sunset. Relish the views of the beautiful cliffs over the sea and take time to snap some unforgettable pictures. After this experience, you will be guided to your romantic spot where a tipi and a lovely picnic will be waiting for you. Vegan and Vegetarian options are available.

Lagos: Ponta Da Piedade and Lagos Tour with Wine Tasting

10. Lagos: Ponta Da Piedade and Lagos Tour with Wine Tasting

Come discover the Algarve and enjoy the boat ride, (optional, additional cost) wonderful rock formations at Ponta da Piedade in Lagos. Then we visit the center of Lagos, with a super relaxed atmosphere and unlike any other city in the Algarve, full of shops and traditional restaurants, where we will have the opportunity to have lunch. (not included in costs of tour) have the opportunity to visit Rocha Beach and Maina of Porimao Enjoying the wonderful view over the Santa Catarina Fort We also passed through the old part of the city, towards the winery. Afterwards, head to the 44-hectare property of vineyards of different varieties which is now considered one of the best wineries in the Algarve, with several awards of international recognition. Explore the natural beauty of the place, And even enjoy a wine tasting before returning to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Portimão

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 103 reviews

Very professional, courteous , knowledgeable of the area and fairly good command of Spoken English. Made the trip enjoyable by giving brief background and history of each of the places visited. Responses to questions. Thank you Luis our tour guide

Very fun experience. My boyfriend and I learned a lot, our teacher was nice and knowledgeable. Diving into the ocean and experiencing the sensation of catching the first waves on a surfboard was unforgettable. Strongly recommended!

Luis was an excellent guide. He was knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend the day seeing the sights with his guidance. I would highly recommend choosing Luis as your guide.

Awesome first experience of windsurfing! Got good basic knowledge and a decent amount of time on the water!

Luis was amazing. All the sites were incredible. We had the BEST time!!