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Our most recommended Carvoeiro Seasonal & Holiday Activities

  • Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    1. Albufeira: 2.5-Hour Caves & Dolphin Watching Boat Tour

    Look for dolphins and hidden caves on a half-day dolphin watching cruise of the Algarve from Albufeira. Bring your swimsuit and towel, as the activity includes a stop for a swim. Marvel at the rock formations, and access areas that other vessels can’t reach. A marine biologist will be on board to provide all necessary information about these wonderful creatures. Be aware that as dolphins are wild animals, sightings can not be guaranteed.

    The caves were beautiful! Time was wasted while people swam (less than half the group wanted to swim). So while the 20 or so people swam the rest of us were sitting in the sun with nothing to do. We should have used that time to sightsee or find dolphins. We were unable to find any but that is not the tour company's fault.

  • Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

    2. Portimão: Pirate Ship Cave Cruise

    After boarding, begin by receiving a full briefing on your safety and comfort for your cruise. From there, hit the open water and navigate the coast off of Rio Arade, the village of Ferragudo, medieval castles, and the Atlantic Ocean. Cruising east, pass Carvoeiro, which contains the famous rock formation of Algar Seco. Arriving to the lighthouse of Alfanzina, transfer to a small boat to visit the inside of the local caves which run from the lighthouse to Marinha Beach. These caves include the famous cathedral cave of Benagil. Returning to the boat, take a dip to swim in the enticing crystal clear water which surrounds you. On your return journey, be on the lookout for dolphins, which are regularly spotted in this area.

    Lovely boat and then u transfer to smaller boat for the caves. Crew were professional kind and funny. Enjoyed very much lovely weather helps. All sanitised area. Wear masks during these times saftey prodecures explained as had to wear life jacket to go in smaller boat. Capt bernado spent time with all passengers checking to see if all is well. Definatley would go again in the future.

  • Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

    3. Algarve Coast: Dolphin Watching & Cave Tour

    The Algarve coast brings to mind pirate adventures, and pristine beaches. Today you will explore the coast between Albufeira Marina and Capvoeiro beach on a luxury boat that offers you the chance to swim, relax, and maybe even see a dolphin or two! Begin with a relaxing ride through the caves and rock formations that make this landscape so unique. Then head out to sea in your search for the dolphins who call these waters home. Your boat is the perfect vessel for dolphin exploration, and these playful and fun animals are truly a sight to behold! Your expert guide will share with you interesting facts and history on this memorable trip.

    Thank you for your friendliness and kindness, very fun and interesting trip ! I enjoyed it a lot !

  • Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

    4. 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.

  • Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

    5. Benagil & Coastline on Eco-Friendly Catamaran

    Enjoy nature, with zero emissions onboard a solar-powered catamaran in a tranquil environment. Sail east into the ocean, passing Carvoeiro and Algar Seco with unforgettable scenery. See wonderful picturesque beaches and rock formations along the way. As the catamaran is quiet and does not pollute the ocean, you will be able to feel a deep connection with nature. Approach Benagil Cave and stop to refresh yourself with a swim, sunbathe or enjoy some drinks at the bar. During the boat trip, enter between 2 and 4 caves, depending on the tides and weather. Get access to all information about points of interest with a Sun Boat app. Don’t forget your camera to take beautiful pictures of the coastal scenery along the way.

  • Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

    6. 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.

    Our group of 6 people, 2 seniors,2 adults and 2 children under 4 years of age had a great time. We were able to join in all of the animal experiences and had photographic evidence to take home.

  • From Portimão: Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide

    7. 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: Algarve Sunset Wine Tasting Tour with Dinner

    8. From Albufeira: Algarve Sunset Wine Tasting Tour with Dinner

    Get a taste for the Algarve’s wine culture and history on this 6-hour wine tasting tour. Get picked up and dropped off at your location of choice in Albufeira and enjoy a tour with an English-speaking guide. First, take a guided tour around a countryside vineyard. Learn about wine production and hear stories about the place and its people. At the end of the tour, find the wine tasting room to experience the richness of up to 3 samples of wine. Next, continue your tour to the famous Algar Seco in Carvoeiro, known for its spectacular sunset views and picturesque evening appearance. As the sun kisses the ocean, enjoy some free time to explore this beautiful place. Finally, experience some more Portuguese culture by having dinner at a typical Portuguese restaurant. Savor the famous piri piri chicken alongside some more delicious wine before making your way back to your original pickup poi...

  • Portimão: Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van

    9. Portimão: Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van

    See the Algarve from a unique perspective as you travel around the wine-growing region in a Volkswagen T2 van. Your trip will be punctuated with a lot of history and local knowledge while you explore the beauty of the region.   After getting picked up from your accommodation, board the charismatic Volkswagen T2 for a 2-hour wine tour. On a private tour with just your group or as part of a public tour open to others, visit a local winery (Quinta do Francês Winery, Monte do Além or Dos Santos). Upon arrival, be welcomed with a guided visit of the winery and the cellar, while you learn about its unique wines and how they are produced in the Demarcated Region of the Algarve. Later, enjoy a tasting of 4 delicious red, white, and rosé wines and feel free to purchase some extra bottles as souvenirs. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of your tasting.

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What people are saying about Carvoeiro

A very nice tour, but we couldn't get out at the cave. But the boat goes quite far in. Before that, the boat stops and you can swim in the water and take a swim. On the way back from the cave we saw dolphins which was really nice.

I had a great time, we saw all the caves and dolphins. The guys on the great boat, you asked him about things and they explained everything to you. I recommend it 100%

Great tour and beautiful sites! Jorge our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us time to explore all the sites. Highly recommend this tour!

Great observation of the coast, the caves, the option of swimming in the open sea is brutal. Dolphin verbs was great too!

Thank you for your friendliness and kindness, very fun and interesting trip ! I enjoyed it a lot !