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Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina

Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina: Our most recommended tours and activities

Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

1. Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

Begin this tour that takes place in the stunning coasteering location in the southwest Algarve, in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park located between Sagres and Lagos. Start the 3 hours of excitement by getting ready with your wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, and shoes, and getting a briefing on safety and prevailing conditions. Walk down to the water's edge and start off exploring the coastline, hidden beaches, amazing cliffs, and rock formations, admiring the clear ocean waters and learning about the marine environment and some local traditions. Soon you’ll be swimming in the ocean and inside sea caves, and climbing and walking along the rocky shoreline. You’ll have a chance to try some cliff jumping as well. Starting with small jumps to develop your confidence and technique, you’ll build up to jumps of up to 10 meters high. You can even jump inside the grottoes. After all the action, it will be time to walk back over the cliffs along the scenic coastal path while chatting about your experience.

Algarve: Horse Riding Beach Tour at Sunset or Morning

2. 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. We cannot accept people over 95kg. Our horses can’t support more weight. We cannot accept children under 12 years old. For that, we have created the picadero for kids experience.

Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

3. Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Visit some of the most fascinating and picturesque locations in the Algarve on this full-day guided tour. Explore off-the-beaten-track gems giving you an in-depth view of Portugal’s past and present. Travel to the town of Silves, in Moorish times the capital of the Algarve. Here, visit the Moorish castle and admire magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to the impressive cathedral and explore the narrow streets and alleys. Next, head up to the Monchique mountain and admire the scenic hillsides and eucalyptus groves. Arrive at the charming village of Caldas de Monchique, with springs famous for their healing properties. From here, follow the winding road to the highest point in the Algarve – Fóia – standing at 902m above sea level. Take in the dramatic views and capture spectacular photos. Next, make a stop in the small village of Marmelete and enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the local restaurants. After lunch, travel to Costa Vicentina and visit some beautiful beaches. Enjoy free time to relax on the shore or explore the area. Next stop: Cape St. Vincent. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and breathe the fresh Atlantic air of the most southwestern point of Europe. Marvel at the cliffside lighthouse that defies the elements and hear the fascinating history from your guide. Finally, visit Sagres, a quaint fishing village nearby, and explore its sheltered fishing port.

Algarve: Full-Day Coastal Tour by SUV

4. Algarve: Full-Day Coastal Tour by SUV

Discover the secrets of Western Algarve on a full-day guided tour in an SUV. Drive along the Vicentine Coast and enjoy panoramic views of pristine beaches. Leave the bustle of the southern coast behind and visit the Southwest Alentejo Natural Park. Get picked up at your hotel by your driver and guide. Relax in a comfortable SUV as you head to Western Algarve for sightseeing off the beaten path. Begin by exploring the serene beaches of Amado and Carrapateria. Discover landscapes worn by millennia of crashing waves from the turbulent Atlantic, against a backdrop of dramatic cliffs. Then head to Southwest Alentejo Natural Park, and drive along the Vicentine coast from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Burgau, some 80 kilometers of coastline. The final stop is the ancient town of Aljezur, guarding a grand Moorish castle for a trip back through time.

From Lagos: Private Guided Hike along the Vicentina Coast

5. From Lagos: Private Guided Hike along the Vicentina Coast

Explore the picturesque Algarve coastline on a private guided hike. Start with a convenient pickup from Lagos and the surrounding areas before making your way to Amado Beach. From here, you'll wander along the coast toward Murração beach. Begin your trekking adventure with a pickup directly from your accommodation and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle as you make your way towards the well-known Praia do Amado in Aljezur. Here your guided hike begins. Wander along narrow paths created by local fishermen to access hidden fishing spots. As you walk, marvel at the diverse fauna and flora that characterize this protected area. Walk with a local nature guide and learn about the ancient geological formations, the storm-battered cliffs, and the unique species of plants that grow here, including the colorful springtime blooms. After a few kilometers of hiking, reach Murração beach. Marvel at the natural beauty of this quiet beach. Take a short break here, soaking in the view and refueling with the snacks you brought along before you get ready to head back to the starting point. Your outdoor experience comes to an end with a return transfer to your accommodation in Lisbon. 

Algarve: Costa Vicentina Private Off-Road Trip by Volvo 4x4

6. Algarve: Costa Vicentina Private Off-Road Trip by Volvo 4x4

Enjoy an exclusive experience along the wildest coast of Portugal. We pick you up at your accommodation (see pick-up area), then head to the west coast, on the way discovering an old windmill and the Ponta Da Piedade in Lagos, an emblematic natural monument of the Algarve that offers "postcard" views with its inventively shaped rocks. We continue with a walk through a charming fishermen's village with white houses along a long sandy beach, a real paradise for cats who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of fish! At the end of the morning, we visit Cape St Vincent and its legendary lighthouse before a free lunch in Sagres (packed lunch or restaurant) where the atmosphere is like the end of the world, a real VIP spot for surfers who brave the powerful waves. In the afternoon, we stop at the fishing port with its colourful boats and take a track that leads us along the spectacular "fishermen's path". Photo stops at the most beautiful viewpoints of the Natural Park and a walk on the side of a cliff that is more than 80 mètres high will be an unforgettable moment synonymous with letting go and unique shots for photo lovers. We will then reach the highest natural belvedere of the Costa Vicentina, 154 mètres above the tumult of the ocean, which offers a breathtaking view of the rocky coast. This escape in the heart of this wild setting will lead us to one of the most isolated beaches of the coast, only accessible by a track that winds through the heart of nature. This moment of sharing in this confidential place will be the occasion to savour the present moment, to walk to contemplate the rocks with the hot colours, to swim (according to the season) and to appreciate in all user-friendliness an aperitif on the fine sand with the Atlantic Ocean as far as the eye can see. Your private tour comes to an end and you return to your place of stay.

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What people are saying about Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 98 reviews

We had a blast with Nelson, he was an excellent guide. This tour was fantastic, an amazing way to experience the Algarve coast. The jumps were progressively increased in a way that allowed you to feel comfortable going to the next height up. Be sure you are comfortable climbing, obviously not afraid of heights, and in good physical condition. The only recommendation I would have for improvement would be to find a way to provide water or to allow for clients to bring their own as I found I was very thirsty by the end of the tour.

One word Unforgettable! More than worth the money. A very unique experience. Environment is beautiful. Very nice nice guide, takes the time and takes photos and videos that you will receive afterwards for free via email. For us from Albufeira a 85 km drive on the scooter, but it was really more than worth it. DON'T DOUBT JUST DO IT! you're not going to regret it. You also get opportunities to gallop if you want to. If we come to Portugal again, we will definitely come back!

We were staying in Lagos and met up with our guide Nelson in Raposeira. From the meeting point we drove 5 minutes up to the cost. We got suited up with our gear and started our fun. Jumping, climbing, jumping, climbing and this continued until we made it to 10 meters. Nelson, was a fantastic guide, he cared about our comfort and our safety. What a fantastic day!!!

We had an amazing day trip, Carlos our guide was so knowledgable and so entertaining throughout the day! Fabulous lunch and fire water tasting! Would highly recommend this trip. Wonderful views at Cape St Vincente , lovely to see the countryside Silves and Monchique were highlights too. Thank you Carlos and Portitours! From Jane and Nick

Amazing experience and guide I can only recommend this activity!