Tips & Tricks
Zoomarine (Route N125, Km. 65, Guia, Albufeira) – this theme park has shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, seals, tropical birds, and birds of prey. There is also an amazing aquarium with sharks, various habitats, Cinema 4D, attractions, amusements, and swimming pools. There are also restaurants, souvenir shops, and photo souvenir areas (for picture taking with […]
Vale do Lobo (Vale do Lobo, 8135-864 Almancil) – this is a resort that has two golf courses (the Royal, and the Ocean). Located on Portugal’s southern coast (just 25 minutes west of Faro), both courses have seaside vistas (such as the Royal course’s 16th hole – which passes over cliff side ravines). Vale do […]
Quinta do Lago (Avenida André Jordan, 8135-024 Almancil) – this is a golf resort and residential estate, located 25 minutes west of Faro. Now boasting three championship courses, along with a new Paul McGinley Golf Academy, Quinta do Lago’s reputation as Europe’s premier golf destination has never been stronger. The newest of its three courses, […]
Praia da Barrinha (beach) – this is a local beach near Faro (located on the east end of the Ancão peninsula). This beach is accessible from the beach at Faro via a long wooden walkway or via boat (this beach has no buildings or road infrastructure). Activities typically conducted here include sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, surfing, […]
Troia Golf (7570-789 Carvalhal, Grândola) – located one hour south of Lisbon (via Highway A2), this course is actually on a peninsula wedged between the Atlantic Ocean, the Sado Estuary and the Serra da Arrábida. Troia golf course is a major challenge to any golfer. Troia Golf is one of the links golf course (on […]
Ria Formosa Natural Park (near Olhão) – this park is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60 km along the Algarve coast, between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão.