Lagoa
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  • Lagoa: Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting

    1. 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.

  • Krazy World Interactive Zoo & Park Entrance

    2. 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

    3. 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 Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    4. From Portimão: Private 2-Hour Boat Tour to Benagil Cave

    Join this guided journey along the Algarve coastline to Benagil Cave. This fun and fantastic adventure will fully immerse you in the natural beauty of Portugal. From the pier of Clube Naval de Portimão, begin your boat ride along the coastline, admiring its churches, castles, and beautiful caves. As you glide over the water, your guide will tell you sometimes spooky ancient stories and teach you about the history of the Arade River. All boats are equipped with VHF Radios synchronized with dolphin-watching vessels. If these breathtaking animals are spotted within a 3-mile radius, the boat will go to their location.   Take in the unbelievable beauty of Benagil Cave, with its naturally formed hole at the top that lets the sunlight filter down to the sandy beach below. Listen to the echoes of the wind and let yourself be calmed by your surroundings.

  • Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

    5. Algarve: Sand City Entry Ticket

    Visit the largest sand sculpture festival in the world at Lagoa. Explore an area of 6 hectares with sculptures built from 50,000 tons of sand. Be delighted by the designs of more than 60 artists from various continents. Go on a global journey and learn about traditions, nature, history, art, culture, gastronomy, cinema, sports, music, and all things travel-related. During the day, appreciate all the details of the artworks and take the best photos. At night, see the light projections that lend the sculptures a unique aura. Make your visit more comfortable and memorable by renting a 4-person buggy. Add on the buggy rental during checkout to explore the park in style.

  • From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

    6. From Albufeira: Wine Tasting Tour and Silves Visit

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Albufeira and heads out into the rolling countryside of the Algarve. Soak up stunning views of the green landscapes that surround you as you make your way to two family-owned wineries. At each winery, learn about the wine making process from grape to glass and taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines. Afterwards, visit the charming town of Silves, boasting picturesque cobblestone streets and an impressive red brick castle. Spend some free time exploring on your own, learn about the rich-history of this Medieval town, and get a sense of Silves' culture as you mingle with the locals. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to your hotel.

  • Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    7. Portimão/Carvoeiro: Volkswagen T2 Algarve Flavors Tour

    After pickup from your accommodation, board a classic Volkswagen T2 for a 4-hour flavor tour and get ready to see and taste the Algarve in a unique way. Punctuated with fascinating history and local knowledge, you’ll begin to discover the rich palates of Portugal’s southern coast.  You'll begin with a stop at the Convent'Bio. This space belonged to the Carmelitas Calçados d 'Alagoa Convent and was founded in 1551 under the influence of Queen D. Catarina. The space was abandoned before being recently recovered and transformed into a local store, café, and biological market. Whilst there you can drink orange juice or tea and try a slice of cake or pie. Following that, visit the picturesque Market of Silves to discover and taste some new Algarve products. You'll then proceed to Quinta do Francês to admire its unique views, before encountering one of the most famous wine producers of the A...

  • From Albufeira and Vilamoura: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

    8. From Albufeira and Vilamoura: Algarve Coast Tour in a VW T2

    After pickup from your accommodation in a classic Volkswagen T2 van, set out on a 4-hour nature tour to explore Algarve. Your trip will be punctuated with history and local knowledge, and since there's no rush, there will be plenty of time to explore the places you'll visit. Your first stop will be at the Chapel of Senhora da Rocha with its fascinating history and breathtaking views. Then, continue on toward the Evaristo Beach where you can walk along its curious rock formations. Next, proceed to the picturesque and cozy beach of Cala where the sea hides without letting you see the horizon. Finally, you'll visit the small beach of Arrifes before heading back to your hotel or accommodation.

  • 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 Lagoa

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Fantastic and empathetic guide, you felt no stress but a bit like being on a trip with a good friend. There was also time for a little extra beyond the description when João noticed something different on the trip

Very nice guides and a very personal tour, no mass tourism clearance. A lot was said about the caves and there were many free bathing beach recommendations. A refreshing excursion, especially on hot days.

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.

Everything spectacular from the guide explaining everything very well, the captain super skillful and confident, the breathtaking landscapes, all the caves have a natural beauty

A beautiful setting. Very friendly. Highly recommended