Around Vila Valverde
Beaches

If you are looking for sun and sea, you reached the right place. Are you looking for long beaches where the sand and the ocean get lost in the horizon? Do you prefer cosy beaches hidden among colourful rocks, far from the world? Make up you mind and choose one of the wonderful beaches on the Lagos coast. Just 900 metres from the hotel, Praia da Luz is a jewel. Meia Praia or São Roque - this broad expanse of sand stretches for 4 km and offers all kinds of facilities for those who enjoy water sports. Batata, Estudantes, Canavial, Pinhão, Dona Ana and Camilo - Sandy coves tucked between brightly coloured cliffs, these beaches include some interesting rock formations. Calm and clear water. Many believe these to be the most delightful beaches in the Algarve. Canavial and Porto de Mós- Long beaches between cliffs.

Autodrómo Internacional do Algarve

10 minutes by car from Vila Valverde to Autodrómo, by highway (A22).

Zoomarine

A spectacular OCEANOGRAPHIC PARK PACKED WITH EDUCATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT located in Guia, near Albufeira. On show are dolphins, seals, sharks, turtles, exotic and aquatic birds, alligators and tropical fish. Zoomarine is recognized for the exceptional quality of its shows and exhibitions and for its recent DOLPHIN INTERACTION PROGRAMME. A unique opportunity to get to know and interact with bottlenose dolphins under specialized professional supervision. 90-minute programme including lecture on dolphins, the extraordinary ambassadors from the oceans. Also includes preparation, equipment and contact with the dolphins in the water for approximately 30 minutes.

Historical Algarve

Visit Silves's Moorish Castle, the Cork Museum, Monchique with its handicrafts, Lagos, so closely linked to the Portuguese Discoveries and Sagres.

Watersports

On the escarped, rugged and rocky coastline of Lagos, with a remarkable number of natural sandy beaches with clear waters, provides good spots of diving, as well as windsurfing, big game fishing or jet-ski.

Golf

Just 2 kms from the hotel enjoy the magnificent golf course of Boavista. Designed by Howard Swan, the course has been successfully integrated into the existing natural terrain; his use of these features makes Boavista a delight to the eye. Palmares and Parque da Floresta are 2 other options just 10 min way.

Lagos

Fun-filled hours, romantic moments, the flavours of Lagos/Algarve cooking, dancing the night away at a night-club, the sounds of street musicians, enjoying a drink in a friendly bar with live music - all these are sensations which the visitor will take home.

Monchique

Wander amongst the charming townhouses, clustered on the hillside, discover the wealth of little churches and stop for a refreshing break at the nearby Monchique Spa.

Portimão

In this fishermen's town, a visit to the main church (Igreja Mãe) and the Town Hall is a must. Just outside the town, you cannot miss the bustling Praia da Rocha, but do not forgo the lesser-known Roman ruins of Abicada.

Other places of interest

Albufeira, Alcoutim, Aljezur, Almancil (the magnificent church of São Lourenço, a true Baroque masterpiece), Alte, Cacela, Carvoeiro, Castro Marim, Estombar, Lagoa, Loulé, Moncarrapacho, Ponta da Piedade, Porches, São Bartolomeu de Messines, Tavira, Vila do Bispo, Vilamoura and Vila Real de Santo António.

Lagos Zoo

Wild life from around the world together with many local species have found a natural and extensive habitat in the village of Barão de S. João, in the Algarve mountains.

Jeep Safari (with lunch)

Experience the thrill of true 4 by 4, across rivers and streams, or relax and swim in the crystal clear mountain lakes and streams.

Day Cruises

Departing from the Marina de Lagos, discover the marvellous beaches and rock formations of the Algarve coast, on board a catamaran, with the utmost comfort and safety. Do not miss a trip to the Ponta da Piedade caves. From the Marina de Lagos to the Forte Ponta da Bandeira, you will come across any number of fishermen who will be glad to take you on an unforgettable boat trip.

Sagres e Cabo de S. Vicente

Cape St Vincent across the bay from Sagres, was sacred to the Romans, who called it Promontorium Sacrum and believed the sun sank hissing into the water beyond here every night. It became a Christian shrine when the relics of the martyred St Vincent arrived in the 18th century. It was almost certainly here that Henry the Navigator established his School of Navigation, founded a small town and built this Vila do Infante. The lighthouse is the most powerful in Europe; it is located 6 km from Sagres and a wonderful spot for birdlife. It is the most southerly western point of European continent.

Krazy World

Entertainment park in Algoz with mini-golf (Krazy Golf & Jungle Golf), petting-farm, pony rides, fun fair, swimming pool, restaurant and “Amazonian” park with crocodiles, snakes, turtles, lizards, mammals and birds. When weather permits, live shows are given with the reptiles.

Slide & Splash

Considered one of Europe's best waterparks, it is located a few minutes away from Lagoa, Praia do Carvoeiro, Portimão and Praia da Rocha and has fun and games for all the family.

Aqualand

The Water Park is normally open from May to September. Our doors are open to the public daily from 10.00 a.m. Entrance prices are minimal and available on request from your Rep or hotel reception.

Seville

Spend a day discovering this fascinating historical city, founded by the Romans, with its unique people and culture.

Trip up the Guadiana River

An unforgettable 2 in 1 trip combining cruise and safari, along the Guadiana River.