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Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

1. 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.

From Vilamoura: Algarve Coast 3-Hour Sailing Cruise

2. 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: Full-Day Algarve Cruise with BBQ Lunch on Beach

3. 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.

Algarve: Half-Day Off-Road Buggy Tour from Albufeira

4. Algarve: Half-Day Off-Road Buggy Tour from Albufeira

Discover the natural wonders and unbeatable scenery of the Algarve on this guided buggy trip from Olhos de Agua in Albufeira. Pass by Paderne's local farms and orange fields, stop to see the castle, and visit a cafe. Drive solo or with a passenger. Your buggy adventure starts at the tour headquarters in Albufeira, where you’ll gear up on a 1- or 2-person buggy, depending on what you chose. If riding in a pair, you’ll have the option to switch drivers in between the journey. For optimal safety during our adventure, you’ll ride alongside a licensed guide and each vehicle must have at least one adult with a Class B driver's license. Taking off from the headquarters, enjoy a safe, low-speed ride along streets and dirt tracks where only off-road vehicles can go. Arrive at the Castle of Paderne and snap photos of 360-degree views (entry not included). As you explore, learn about the region’s history from your guide. From there, continue to high hilltops to take breathtaking pictures. After descending back down, visit the village of Paderne to enjoy a short break at a characteristic café to try a local pastry (costs not included). At the end of the tour, return round-trip to Albufeira.

Faro Airport: Private Transfer to Albufeira & Olhos De Água

5. Faro Airport: Private Transfer to Albufeira & Olhos De Água

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Faro Airport and your accommodation in Albufeira or Olhos De Água. Choose from a 1-way service to or from the airport. Be greeted by your driver who will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself having to carry heavy bags and navigating the public transportation system and take comfort knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

Vilamoura: Family Golf Park Game

6. Vilamoura: Family Golf Park Game

Enjoy a fun mini-golf game with your friends and family at Family Golf Park. Play the entertaining, Roman themed courses set in a beatiful garden. Family Golf Park is a leisure and entertainment space designed for the whole family, where adults and children can experience the thrills of a Super Mini-golf course. The park is located in an area surrounded by green spaces where you will find two hundred species of trees and plants in a setting containing replicas of Roman monuments. Suitable for all ages, the Family Golf Park combines healthy competition, learning and outdoor activity, where you are invited to overcome the challenges along the two 18-hole courses: the Via Appia, devoted to the history of the Roman Empire, and the Via Lusitânia, devoted to the Roman Empire’s occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. And to make the experience even more exciting, at every hole, you will find important facts about the Roman period in the Iberian Peninsula.

Albufeira: Tuk Tuk Ride with Old Town and Beaches

7. Albufeira: Tuk Tuk Ride with Old Town and Beaches

See panoramic cliff views, incredible beaches and the historic sites of Albufeira's old town. Enjoy a relaxing and fun trip by tuk tuk. Meet your driver and journey first to see the marina and some boat views. Travel to the top of the cliffs at Baleeira. Witness its charming lighthouse and panoramic sightlines of up to 50 kilometers. Next, travel down a scenic coastal road to the beautiful beach of São Rafael. Then its time to journey to the east side and see the monuments and narrow streets of the old town. After a visiting the charming beach at Santa Eulália, finish your tour at the village of Olhos de Água, enjoying a view of the beach from a secret spot.

From Algarve: Full-Day Trip to Seville

8. 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.

Albufeira: Sunset Paragliding Flight

9. Albufeira: Sunset Paragliding Flight

Fly high and view the city of Albufeira from the clouds on this sunset paragliding flight. Admire the city's skyline and natural landscape as you bask in the stunning colors of the setting sun. Meet your pilot at your flight location located next to Rua do Pinhal in Albufeira. Your pilot will then run you through an explanation of your day's itinerary and teach you about your equipment and safety practices. Your first flight will be over the Vilamoura golf courses, passing over the spectacular marina of Vilamoura to see the beautiful boats that are moored there. Then, fly over the magnificent Falésia Beach, Rocha Baixinha Beach, and Olhos de Água Beach. As sunset hits, be dazzled by a magnificent and unforgettable view of the cityscape. Following this serene and calm moment, you will resume with some more adrenaline before you return to your starting point, finishing your experience.

Faro Airport: Private Round-trip Transfer to Olhos de Água

10. Faro Airport: Private Round-trip Transfer to Olhos de Água

Travel private, easy, safe and reliable. Fleet composed of vehicles less than 2 years old. Tailored service to cater personal requirements. Expert, friendly and professional drivers. Local drivers that know the area very well. Knowledgable drivers that will provide with sgreat information about things to do and places to visit while in the Algarve Drivers speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish The driver will be waiting at Faro Airport on the Arrivals Area. The driver will have a board with the name of the Lead Passengers written on it.

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What people are saying about Olhos de Água

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 347 reviews

Having read about Jorge’s Tuk-Tuk tour and the many fantastic reviews we read about, we went ahead and booked. We had a great time with Jorge, showing the 3 of us all around Albufeira, both the old and the new town, along with the many fine beaches to be found along the coast. Jorge has much knowledge of the local area, as well as all the back roads you wouldn’t normally get to see and explore on a normal coach tour. Definitely a must, to get to know all about the local area. Photo’s a bonus, at no extra cost, taken by Jorge and forwarded to your home E-mail address. Who else would be so generous…………..Jorge. 5 Star all the way. Steve, Tracy & Jemma from the UK

The boat was great. The crew was very friendly and attentive. The tour was very complete. We saw the caves in a boat and we bathed in the high seas. Highly recommended. It also made us a very good day because it was cloudy. It's 3 hours and at 3 it would probably be very hot another day

The trip was lovely. The crew were friendly and helpful and cooked us a lovely bbq on the beach. The caves were beautiful. All in all a great day and a great value for money

Absolutely fantastic day, would definitely recommend. Food was great and plentiful, beach was gorgeous and the crew were fabulous.

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