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Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

1. Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

Spend a day at Slide & Splash in Lagoa, filled with slides, pools, and aquatic attractions. Younger kids will love the fantasy water world of Tropical Paradise, while thrill-seekers can ride the gravity-defying Big Wave. Take a break from the slides and relax in the Jacuzzi or the giant Laguna pool.   Be amazed by the colorful lights and music as you slide down Disco River, a real sliding discotheque. Aside from the aquatic amusements, the park’s 10 hectares are filled with different leisure areas, grassy lawns, restaurants, shows with animals, massages, and a fish spa. Enjoy a fun day out for the whole family.

Lagos: Dolphin Watching Half-Day Cruise & Water Activities

2. Lagos: Dolphin Watching Half-Day Cruise & Water Activities

Experience an amazing encounter with dolphins in their natural habitat and take the unique opportunity to see them socializing, frolicking, and feeding up close. You'll learn from your experienced and friendly crew about the unique habits of these gentle and highly intelligent sea creatures. Make sure you keep an eye out for other amazing cetaceans such as orcas and fin whales as well. After the dolphin watching, you'll have the chance to enjoy water activities on a peaceful and secluded bay. Go for a swim, sunbathe, and jump on the water slide. Have fun with your family and friends as you enjoy the modern brand-new catamaran as well as a complimentary healthy snack.

Lagos: Dolphin and Sea Life Watching Experience

3. Lagos: Dolphin and Sea Life Watching Experience

Dolphin watching is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the Algarve! With a tour provider that has over 30-years experience, you can get up close and personal to one of nature's most spectacular and fascinating creatures.  Take part in a tour with the first ever company to search for dolphins in Algarve, and enjoy the experience with guides who have over 30-years experience. This is a day trip along the stunning coast of Southern Portugal you'll never forget. You have the ability to go on a boat ride that will suit all your adventure needs, including, riding on a world-renowned dolphin searching boat "the Tornado rib". Feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you glide across the glistening Atlantic Ocean in search of beautiful bottlenose and common dolphins or even other different species of Wildlife, before gently settling amongst the pods to watch them dance and play in their natural habitat. This tour lasts approximately 90-minutes and runs throughout each day from Lagos, Alvor and Portimão.

From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

4. From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

Lose yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline on this catamaran sailing trip. Marvel at rugged cliffs and fabulous beaches as well as stunning sea caves and natural arches around Benagil. From the sea, admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, Carvoeiro, and others. Visit the visually striking Benagil Sea Caves and stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters at a beach near Benagil. Use the catamaran's forward-viewing platform to get the best possible pictures of the caves and beaches. Enjoy this adventure on board a luxury family-friendly catamaran with ample space to move around. Make use of the facilities including toilets and sun protection. The catamaran is wheelchair accessible and has space to store children's buggies.

Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

5. Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend 4 hours in the ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Cave and Coastal Tour

6. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Cave and Coastal Tour

Explore the caves and rock formations of Ponta da Piedade on a cruise trip from Lagos. Visit the tiny grottoes with your guide on a smaller boat for ease of navigation. Swim or snorkel in the water with the gear provided. After boarding the 'Mananita', a traditional Portuguese boat, admire the breathtaking views of the coast of Lagos. Visit a rock formation that dates back thousands of years, and marvel at the rock details that have been sculptured throughout time by waves and marine life. Relax while the skipper navigates the crystal waters close to the coastline. After dropping anchor, hop onto a smaller boat to view the caves and wildlife up close. If you're feeling adventurous, go for a swim or explore the outstanding marine life with a snorkel.

Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

7. Lagos: Cave and Grotto Trip by Boat

Meet directly in the Marina of Lagos where the boat is moored and then begin your journey up the river and past one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Praia Dona Ana. After, continue on to the beautiful caves and grottos of Lagos, including the "Love Cave" and the "Elephant" to name a few. Your trip will take place in a small group so that you and the other guests receive personal attention and a safety briefing. Be introduced to the caves and grottos by your guide. Get a brief overview of their history, as well as why they're named as they are. Then, journey back to the Marina in Lagos where you can relax and have a drink or food in one of the many cafe bars and restaurants on offer there. Select the 1.5-hour option to head a little further down the coast to take beautiful photos of the coastline, before returning to shore.

Lagos: 90-Minute Dolphin Watching by Catamaran

8. Lagos: 90-Minute Dolphin Watching by Catamaran

Get spectacular ocean views and up-close views of playful dolphins on this 1.5-hour catamaran cruise. Board a catamaran, specially designed for dolphin and whale-watching experiences with an incredible viewing platform on the bow making the vessel suitable for all ages and wheelchair accessibility. Listen to your guide provide commentary throughout the cruise. Choose between a morning or afternoon departure. This fast catamaran is able to cover long distances in a short time, so travel leisurely with comfortable seating and room to move around, bathroom access and a sun canopy. Multiple viewing platforms offer fantastic views and allow you to be nearly side-by-side with any dolphins encountered.  Although there is no guarantee that dolphins will be seen during the trip, there has been at least a 95 percent success rate, and with the dolphin-friendly policy, the vessel will never outstays its welcome to ensure excellent opportunities to view these entertaining creatures time after time. 

Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

9. Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

After meeting your guide at the meeting point, begin your unique horseback adventure by entering a hidden pathway leading to lush pine forests, a place of great beauty, and a typical landscape of the region. Continue along some winding paths that take you through the countryside, providing ample opportunity for contemplating the gorgeous surrounding flora of the natural park and its distinctive wild fruits. As you ride, you’ll overlook the sea along the coast until you finally move out onto the beach itself, where you’ll feel the strength and vitality of your horse as you gallop beside the sea. Witness a stunning sunset in this pristine location, leaving an impression that’s sure to last a lifetime. As the dusk continues to fall, you’ll make your way back to your original meeting point. On the morning schedule, you will also enjoy all of this but after sunrise.

Lagos Kayak Adventure

10. Lagos Kayak Adventure

Meet your guide at the Marina de Lagos and start your kayaking adventure. Leave the Harbour to your kayaking start point - along the way your instructor will provide you with all the information you need regarding water safety, kayak use and what you can expect to see during the day.   Arrive at your location and be met by the main boat (catamaran) which will be close by for assistance throughout the tour. During the kayak tour your experienced guide will give you information about the beaches, caves and curious rock formations.  At the end of the tour return back to the catamaran with the kayaks to relax for a few minutes before jumping into the crystal clear waters for a swim. At the end of the tour you will be conveniently transported back to your starting location. 

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What people are saying about Lagos

A great day out, kids 9&11 had a great time. Plenty of slides, something for everyone. From previous reviews I expected longer wait times for the slides and food but was pleasantly surprised. We waited around 10 mins for food. Locker and parasol £15 euros + a 10 euro refundable deposit.

A very special experience. Away from the tourist boats, Sam and Rui made us a very nice and intimate tour. We visited the entire coast, we saw all kinds of formations, we entered caves and natural arches, etc. Something we will remember all our lives.

The crew were amazing telling us a bit of history as we went past beach's and caves. , the boat was clean and comfortable .all in all great atmosphere and amazing experience

Excellent trip, friendly staff, we could believe how many dolphins we managed to see!

It was wonderful, we saw dolphins and were able to watch them in peace.