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Things to do and Ideas to Maximise your holiday experience…

There are so many wonderful things to do & fun days out in the Algarve! For families and couples, groups of friends, young and older visitors, there are activities and entertainment to suit all.

Our team knows the Algarve very well. We know all the best day trips, the fun activities and the experiences that make a holiday truly spectacular. And we’re more than happy to share our insights with you.

If you’re looking for a day at sea, private catering at your villa, a fun day at a water park or some adrenaline filled activities, we’ve got you covered.

Check out our suggestions for fun days out below and also suggestions to maximise your holiday experience.  We have some great options for you such as private catering, games equipment and for ultimate luxury a private boat charter and a private Plane charter.

Get in touch with the team at Algarve Villa Selection for more inspiration and information – we’re always free to chat.

Private Catering

Celebrating a special occasion while on holiday? Or maybe you just don’t want to cook? We advise arranging private catering at your holiday home. Our recommended supplier can take care of everything – creating a menu to suit all tastes, the shopping, organizing and of course, cooking and clean-up. Available for special occasions, for fine-dining, family BBQs, picnics or even the full complement of breakfast, lunch and dinner during your stay. All you have to do is enjoy! Email or call the team at Algarve Villa Selection and we’ll be happy to help.

Want to keep the kids (and yourself) entertained during your stay?  Why not hire some games equipment to enhance your villa experience? There is a wide range of equipment available for hire, that can be installed at your holiday home ready for your arrival – pool tables, table tennis, foosball, arcade games and trampolines to name a few. We can also supply pool fences for some properties and plenty of children’s equipment and toys that you may need. Email or call the team at Algarve Villa Selection and we’ll be happy to help.

Equipment Hire
Private Jets

Travel to the Algarve in style by private jet. Your time is precious and traveling can be time-consuming, so why not look at ways to be more time-efficient. We can assist and recommend a trusted and experienced company. They will source the best charter based on your needs and requirements. All charter flights are subject to strict regulations, with highly trained pilots and crews to guarantee your flight safety. Benefit from immediate boarding, no queues at the airport.

You choose your schedule and your aircraft. Email or call the team at Algarve Villa Selection and we’ll be happy to help.

For a bespoke, luxurious experience, why not charter a private yacht?! Picture yourself relaxing on the sunny deck, glass in hand, as the skipper sails along the beautiful coast. Charter a sleek yacht for a full or half-day, or take a sunset cruise. Each charter can be tailored to suit just you – catering can be arranged, you can bring your own music, you can choose to come ashore for lunch at a beachside restaurant… Email or call the team at Algarve Villa Selection and we’ll be happy to help and go through some options.

Private Charter
Wine Tasting

The Algarve is home to some fabulous wineries and offer some fabulous tours where you can learn about their heritage and history. With over 300 sunny days per year the region is home to almost 30 wine producers. With stunning scenery ripe with tradition this is a great idea for a day out. Email or call our team and we can help you plan your very own wine tasting tour. Email or call the team at Algarve Villa Selection and we’ll be happy to help.

Open from May through to September, Aquashow is one of the most popular water parks in the Algarve. Located between Vilamoura and Almancil, it’s just a 10 minute drive from Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago.

There is a great range of slides and entertainment at Aquashow –  from massive, white-knuckle, sheer-drop slides to lazy river rides and special child areas with shallow pools and kids-size slides.

Aquashow Water Park
Krazy World

Located inland near Algoz, Krazy World is an interactive zoo and petting farm with lots of activities to entertain all the family. There is a specialist area called Terra Exotica which houses several species of reptiles, turtles and birds and also home to the largest snake in Europe at a whopping 8.5 metres!  Play some mini golf, paintball, do some tree climbing and also a few circuits round the pedal-kart park.  Later, refresh yourself in the pool and have a cool drink while the kids play.

At Quinta do Lago lake, Artur’s Watersports Academy offers a range of fun activities, including motorised and non motorised water sports – sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, pedalos, stand up paddle (SUP) and electric boats.  Sailing lessons and courses are also available with specialized instructors, with programes adapted to suit a range of ages/experience.  Group activities can be specially designed on request and can include a combination of water sports and eco-tours. The heart of the Ria Formosa (Nature reserve) is the location for exclusive expeditions such as kayak, SUP, fishing and clam picking.

Artur's Watersports
Zoo Marine

Zoomarine, the Algarve’s top attraction, is a great day out for all the family. There are amazing presentations with dolphin, sea-lions and birds of prey, and a dolphin interaction experience. There are fairground attractions, water slides and rides, pools and even a beach! Combining fun and environmental education, you can visit the Aquarium, feed the rays, and enjoy a fun 4D cinema experience. A must-do in the Algarve. 1 day and 2 day passes available. 

Located in Albufeira. Albufeira riding centre is set in the beautiful countryside of rural Algarve, amongst orange groves and cork fields, they are blessed with soft sand tracks for our riding experiences, not too far from the beach. Offering a variety of Treks, Riding lessons, Pony Club and Special Events throughout the year- All available for the complete beginners riders to the most advanced. Visit the website below to see prices. 

Albufeira Riding Centre
Boat Trips

Sail along the fabulous Algarve coast and experience an amazing boat trip aboard the Condor de Vilamoura, a 43 metre, twin sail schooner.  There are miles of beautiful beaches, cliffs, rock formations, hidden caves and old fishing villages to see.  There are various cruises available for you, from a few hours to a full day with a BBQ on the beach and a tour through the caves.  With lots of fun and memories to be made, this is definitely something to put on your list of things to do for an awesome day out.

The weather in the Algarve is perfect all year round for tennis and padel. There are several excellent tennis clubs in the Golden Triangle. Court hire, private coaching and group coaching is available, no matter what your level.

Padel is one of the fastest growing sports right now and the Algarve is home to some great padel centres. Fun and sociable, you can book courts for play or book some coaching.

We can help you find the tennis or padel club that best suits you, whether you are a novice or competition level player.  Email or call the team at Algarve Villa Selection and we’ll be happy to help.


Portugal has won the World Golf Awards for World’s and Europe’s Best Golf Destination four years in a row, making it any golfer’s dream destination. The Algarve has over 40 fantastic courses, suitable for players of all levels. There are inland courses as well as oceanside courses with stunning views. 

Email or call the team at Algarve Villa Selection and we’ll be happy to help. 

Fancy some adrenaline filled fun? Try some go-karting, off road buggies or some paintball. Karting Almancil offers all this and more!

This is a great day out for the family whether you want to do some laps on replica Formula 1 Jacarepagua track, play paintball or go off road and enjoy the countryside on the buggies,  the centre has something for all ages.  There are karts for children as young as 3 and some bigger carts for the adults too.  Also onsite, there is a restaurant, trampolines, climbing wall, arcade games and hand control karts too.

Karting,Buggies and Paintball
The Kangaroo Club

The Kangaroo Club Vale do Lobo – with its enclosed grounds, is a totally safe, perminently supervised and fun filled area specially dedicated to our young guests. The Kangaroo Club offers kids their own playing paradise, the wonders of new and educational experiences and the chance to make new friendships!

Children (from 3 to 12 years of age) are sure to have an unforgettable time at our fully supervised and specialised children’s facility.

Our children facilities are seasonal, functioning during the summer months until the month of November, as well as during Easter and Christmas periods.

The Kangaroo Club is available to hotel guests and local visitors to Vale do Lobo, or anywhere in the Algarve. Leave your children in our specialized care have that romantic dinner with your spouse, that fun evening you’ve been planning with your friends or simply because you want some “me-time”… 

Par.tee Family Park is located in Vale do Lobo

While some enjoy the playground and kids entertainment, others get into there competitive spirit in the 18-hole mini golf course, offering challenges and fun for all the family. Both the minigolf and Par.tee Family Park are open every day! Join us for endless fun and family entertainment.

While the kids are busy playing in the new playground, parents can enjoy a refreshing drink, relaxed knowing their kids are having the time of their lives.

Par.tee Family Park


Looking for other ideas and inspiration? need some essentials for your holiday?

There are so many wonderful things to do & fun days out in the Algarve!

Contact  Algarve  Villa Selection team – we’ll put our local knowledge and experience to work to find the perfect solution for you.