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Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

1. Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

Visit an interactive zoo with activities for the entire family. Interact with and feed dwarf goats, llamas, and deer at the petting farm. Explore the new dinosaur exhibit at the Terra Exotika See the biggest snake in Europe in the Reptile Pavillion. View and interact with several species of exotic animals such as the birds in the aviary, wallabies, and lemurs. After the visit to the animals enjoy lunch at our restaurant, viewing one of our many presentations with animals. Take a refreshing swim in the swimming pool or jump down the water slide. Enjoy various activities such as tree climbing, pedal karts, inflatables, pony rides, or the 18-hole mini-golf circuit. For colder or rainy days there is a large indoor area with a restaurant, inflatable bouncy castle, and stage for animal presentations.

Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

2. Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

Your experience begins as you are welcomed to Morgado do Quintão for a walk around the estate to observe the vineyards. This will also include a brief introduction to the local grape varieties. Following that, enjoy a tour of the grounds throughout a wine-tasting experience that explores the history of the estate, as well as the terroir-driven wines. You will also learn of the estate's plans for the future as they continue to create Algarve’s landmark wines. Your guides will also tell you all about Algarve’s local grape varieties as you enjoy a tasting 3-4 of their wines. As you sample the wines you can learn about how they're made, as well as how to best pair them with food.

From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

3. From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

Departing from Marina de Portimão, your guide will take you on this 1 hour 45 minute cruise to the world-famous Jurassic caves and rock formations of the Algar de Benagil and Carvoeiro. On the way, take in views of the amazing beach of Praia da Rocha, followed by the Ponta do Altar Lighthouse, Carvoeiro village, Algar Seco, and the Alfazina Lighthouse. Cruise along before arriving at the journey's highlight, the Algar de Benagil. Stop here for some time to take photos and admire the hidden beach of this magical and ancient cave. Head then towards Praia da Marinha, one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Relax while sailing along the coast on the way back to the marina in Portimão. Prepare to be amazed as you pass magnificent scenery and all your favorite spots from the way there.

From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

4. From Albufeira: Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour with a Guide

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Albufeira and heads out into the rolling countryside of the Algarve. Soak up stunning views of the green landscapes that surround you as you make your way to two family-owned wineries. At each winery, learn about the wine making process from grape to glass and taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines. Afterwards, visit the charming town of Silves, boasting picturesque cobblestone streets and an impressive red brick castle. Spend some free time exploring on your own, learn about the rich-history of this Medieval town, and get a sense of Silves' culture as you mingle with the locals. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

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

5. 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.

From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

6. From Portimão: Private Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

7. Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

Visit the largest sand sculpture festival in the world at Lagoa. Explore an area of 6 hectares with sculptures built from 50,000 tons of sand. Be delighted by the designs of more than 60 artists from various continents. Go on a global journey and learn about traditions, nature, history, art, culture, gastronomy, cinema, sports, music, and all things travel-related. During the day, appreciate all the details of the artworks and take the best photos. At night, see the light projections that lend the sculptures a unique aura. Make your visit more comfortable and memorable by renting a 4-person buggy. Add on the buggy rental during checkout to explore the park in style.

From Albufeira: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

8. From Albufeira: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

After pickup from your accommodation in a classic Volkswagen T2 van, set out on a 4-hour nature tour to explore Algarve. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and since there's no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the places you'll visit. Your first stop will be at the Chapel of Senhora da Rocha with its fascinating history and breathtaking views. Then, continue on toward Lagoa dos Salgados, a unique bird sanctuary in the Algarve, where you can find flamingos in some times of the year. Next, proceed to Evaristo Beach where you can walk along its curious rock formations. Finally, before heading back to your hotel or accommodation, you'll visit the picturesque and cozy beach of Ninho de Andorinha where the sea hides without letting you see the horizon.

Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

9. 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.

From Albufeira: Seven Hanging Valleys Private Tour

10. From Albufeira: Seven Hanging Valleys Private Tour

Discover a unique natural marvel in Portugal on a guided tour. For thousands of years, the wind and the waves nibbled away at the sheer rock faces. Besides, the shoreline was also sliced by seven seasonal streams which, over time, originated the appropriately named Hanging Valleys. Depart from Albufeira towards Porches to visit Senhora da Rocha, a little church on the top of the cliffs with beautiful panoramic views over the coastline. From there, discover Albandeira beach where you can enjoy a stunning arch from the top of the bay. Next, explore Marinha Beach, widely considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Take a walk to explore a rich array of outstanding landforms such as grottoes, stone arches, and natural bridges. Then, continue towards the famous Algar de Benagil where you will see the cave from the top. From there, visit the village of Carvoeiro to enjoy its views before returning to Albufeira

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What people are saying about Lagoa

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

AN AMAZING TOUR! I definitely recommend booking this full day winery tour. The day started with an on time pickup from the hotel, transport was clean and comfortable. First winery was a pleasure to visit, groups are kept small for a more intimate experience. Our 2hr stop in Silves was the perfect amount of time to visit the castle grounds, wander the narrow streets and grab a bite to eat! Our guide was a pleasure to listen to and had great tricks and facts up his sleeve to keep the tour interesting ie fresh oranges and lemon leaves were fantastic. We were lucky to have great weather and an amazing group so in saying that my only criticism is that there wasn’t enough time at the second winery to share another bottle of wine! Overall fantastic tour, great guide and an amazing day!

Excellent value for money. Just purchase an entrance ticket and the interactions are on a time table for you to follow. Includes feeding the different animals. We also got to stop for food and watch one of the staff introduce 3 animals and do a little show with the goats. The staff member spoke different languages to accommodate everyone there.

Really great experience. So informative, informal but a real elevated experience. We even had a resident kitten just on our tour. Highly recommend and the nibbles we’re gorgeous too.

A beautiful moment among these marvelous sculptures. there is something for everyone, the themes are varied.

Excellent boat tour. Amazing views. The two guys made the trip. Thank you. Lots of laughs.