For the kids!
Always a great hit with the kids, the Algarve has four waterslide parks; two in the west and two in the east.
Slide and Splash at Lagoa and Aqualand at Alcantarilha are easily accessible and offer restaurant-cafeteria and bar facilities and several swimming pools in addition to a fantastic array of exciting ways to plunge yourself into the water at great speed. Toward the eastern end of the Algarve, near the town of Loulé there are two more excellent water parks, Aquashow and Parque Atlántico. We can arrange return transport from your accommodation to any of the attractions featured here... prices upon request.
Zoomarine – Ocean's of Fun!
Discover the mysteries of the oceans at the Algarve best family theme park.
Located in Guia, just a few kilometers from Albufeira, you can watch presentations with dolphins, seals and sea lions, with tropical birds and birds of prey:
Dolphins presentation - A dream and fantasy representation to enact funny amazing and acrobatic behaviors, only possible due to an intimate and lasting relationship between the Zoomarine trainers and these magnificent ambassadors of theoceans.
Seals and Sea Lions presentation - A dream world choreography alluding to family situations for all spectators, culminating with an engaging and stimulating happy ending. It aims to change behaviors towards greater environmental protection.
Tropical Birds presentation - Macaws, cockatoos and parrots show color,sounds and other secrets of our Magic Forest.The environmental awareness and the need to protect habitats and species, with particular emphasis on rainforests, is the major objective of this area.
Birs of Prey presentation - An extraordinary exhibition, where hawks, eagles and owls show powerful and agile flight in a rare moment of beauty and emotion.
Besides this presentations, here you find also an amazing aquarium with sharks, various habitats, Cinema4D, attractions, amusements and swimming pools, making your visit to Zoomarine even more unforgettable. Unique sensations on a journey through world of knowledge and adventure where adults and children discover the mysteries of marine life in a day full of surprises and emotions.
Dolphin Emotions – Life Changing Experiences
Dive into a vast lagoon, surrounded by a mantle of fine sand, dotted with vegetation. A slice of paradise, with the potential to provide unique experiences that will certainly change your life.
The Dolphin Emotions Premium experience starts with an educational talk, imparting various facts about the bottlenose dolphin, its biology and ecology. Then, participants spend about 30 minutes in the water, where, under the supervision of a trainer, they are invited to meet the dolphins, experience moments of tenderness and affection and perform an aquatic behaviour sequence with these extraordinary ambassadors of the ocean.
During the whole experience, participants are accompanied by an educator who will be able to answer your questions. Including the educational session, the time spent getting changed and the session in the water, the total duration of the experience is approximately 90 minutes.
For more information about the theme park and better knowledge of the Dolphin Emotions Experiences, please visit: www.zoomarine.pt or telephone (+351) 289 560 300.
Krazy World Algarve Zoo
Close to the village of Algoz, the Krazy World amusement park features a range of attractions including two 18 hole mini golf course, Krazy Golf and Jungle Golf - the latter winding its way through a ‘land that time forgot’, complete with life size dinosaur replicas peeping through the undergrowth - fairground rides, pony rides an animal petting farm and a large selection of pythons, crocodiles, iguanas, tortoises and other scaly creatures including one of the largest snakes in the whole of Europe.
If this seems an strange combination, perhaps it helps to point out that Krazy World is also home to the renowned Algarve Zoo including Amazonia Crocodile Park, Turtle Village and Iguana City among other attractions.
A large tropical swimming pool complete with sun beds, a bar, café and restaurant facilities and shops complete the Krazy World experience, making it a perfect family outing.
Lagos Zoological Park
Located between Barã de S. João and Bensafrim in its own superbly landscaped gardens, Lagos Zoo contains over 120 species of animals and some 200 species of plants. Here you can see several varieties of apes (including the ever popular chimpanzees) inhabiting specially constructed “primate islands” set in a lake with waterfalls and a healthy population of aquatic animals and birds.
The zoo is very proud of its 60m long flight tunnel for the close observation of exotic birds on the wing and a children’s farm, where youngsters have the opportunity of close contact with a variety of domestic and farm animals.
Lagos Zoo gives a high priority to educational facilities and to the protection and conservation of endangered species and their environments. At the same time the zoo makes for an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable day out for all the family.
There is a zoo shop with an array of merchandise and the Zoo’s “Cangalho” restaurant offers a variety of meals and snacks.
Karting at Almancil
Two fabulous carting circuits, the larger follows the exact layout of the Formula 1 track at Jacarepágua, and was opened by Ayrton Senna himself.
A smaller track is geared to younger drivers. There is a grandstand and club-house with bar and restaurant. Competitions are held regularly and many events are open to visitors.