Day-to-day life often takes us away from the natural world, and holidays in the Algarve are the ideal moment to enjoy and experience nature, whether at sea, on the seashore, or inland.
Water parks, wildlife parks, boat cruises, diving, surfing, standup paddleboarding and safaris are among the numerous activities open to you.
The Algarve’s water parks are internationally famous and every year they unveil new features for the most daring visitors!
Aquashow, in Quarteira, is considered Portugal’s most complete water park, with its swimming pools and wave pools, Europe’s biggest roller coaster, water slides and tubes fast and slow for all tastes. This year’s novelties are the Twin Space Shuttle, the Shark Slide and the Aquakids children’s area.
Over in Lagoa, Slide & Splash is one of Europe’s largest water parks, with slides to thrill even the most daring of visitors!
There are special spaces for children such as the Tropical Paradise, where they can choose between the various fun mini-slides in the shape of animals.
For adults there is everything from the simplest of slides to the more adventurous Crazy River and Tornado”, the Kamikaze or the Black Hole. This last slide is unique in Portugal and is a sure-fire way to get the adrenaline pumping. In fact, pregnant women and people with heart problems or claustrophobia are barred from using it.
The land inside and wildlife
Combine adventure with discovering the real Algarve, the interior, with a safari in an off-road vehicle.
Krazy World is a wildlife park located in Algoz with lots of family activities in a natural setting. It is a place where you can climb trees, explore, and get to know and even feed the animals.
Lemurs, caimans, tortoises, camels, llamas, reptiles and many other creatures live in this park, with some of them taking part in themed shows.
The sea inside
The Algarve can be seen from various different points of view. Boat cruises are the proof of that!
Limestone cliffs carved out by coastal erosion, caves, secret beaches only accessible by sea, witnessing an unforgettable sunset or watching dolphins are among the experiences popular at the moment.
Diving is another way to discover the region and its sea – which is known for forming the frontier between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, and also for its top-quality fresh fish.