What to do… Available activities in Algarve

The Algarve offers many interesting outdoor activities. We would like to present you a few possibilities


You can play tennis at the tennis court of Vila do Ouro. There is an all-weather tennis court, surrounded by fruit and olive trees. Used rackets and balls are free, quality rackets and balls for hire.

Hiking & Mountainbiking

You will find many routes for hiking and mountain biking around Vila do Ouro.
Just for trained people! There are many hills to be taken.


The beaches of the Algarve are world-famous. The beautiful bays surrounded by impressive red and sand colored cliffs give you a fascinating panorama. All beaches have a blue flag, which means excellent water quality! Besides enjoying the sun, the sea and the beaches, you can go for magnificent hikes along the coastline. A good starting point for such a hike is Praia do Evaristo, which is at just 8 kilometers from Vila do Ouro. Many beaches are just 10 - 15 minutes away by car.

Kite SurfOcean

The Atlantic Ocean is nearby and very important for the Algarvian lifestyle. The beautiful clear water is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, diving, sailing, surfing (West-Coast), canoeing, windsurfing, kite surfing (Alvor) etc. Jet-skiing, water skiing, banana rides and para-sailing are available on beaches nearby Vila do Ouro.

Water Slide ParkAmusement Parks

Zoomarine is only 10 kilometers away from Vila do Ouro. Zoomarine offers a wide range of shows for young and old: dolphins, sea lions, seals, aquarium, 3D movies, playgrounds, attractions and swimming pools. Excellent for children and adults!
There are also different water parks, which will be a great success with your kids. Nearby you will find: Agualand in Alcantarilha, Slide and Splash in Lagoa and Aguashow in Almancil.
Krazy World is located in Algoz. This park is a combination of a small zoo, swimming pools and amusement park. It will be fun for the younger ones.

Jeep SafarisJeep Safaris

Albufeira has several companies organizing trips to show you the most beautiful spots of the Portuguese countryside. Far away from the beaten track you will explore picturesque villages and the amazing flora and fauna of the Algarve. Such a trip will take the whole day. A special Portuguese-style lunch will be included. Don't forget your swimsuit, towel, sun cap, suntan lotion and your camera. Possibilities to depart from Vila do Ouro!

Golf in AlgarveGolf

The Portuguese landscape is perfect for playing golf. The climate of Southern Portugal makes it possible to play golf all year round. Most of the golf courses in Portugal are located in the Algarve area. The Algarve is a well-known destination for special golf trips. Many golf clubs have special golf clinics so you can improve your skills or get acquainted with the famous sport of golf.
West of Vila do Ouro you will find the golf course Salgados. It is just 10 kilometers away. This interesting golf course has various bunkers and lakes, a challenge for every golf player. Pine Cliffs is located just 15 kilometers east of Vila do Ouro. This golf course lies along the coastline on impressive cliffs and with ocean views.

Boat TripsBoat Trips

An alternative way to explore the beautiful coastline is by boat. You will see very rare cliff formations. From Albufeira to Lagos there are many hidden caves. Take a nice coastal cruise to discover the secluded beaches and caves of Gale. It is possible to make a stop for swimming or to take photographs. Such cruises are organized almost daily from Vilamoura, Albufeira, Portimão or Lagos. You can choose from different types of cruises like day trips, sunset cruises, glass bottom boat trips and even wild-dolphin spotting.

TennisOther Activities

The good weather, the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains make the Algarve an excellent place for all kind of activities. More companies offer more special activities like sky diving, karting, quad tours, rally driving, boat rides, bird & dolphin spotting, car racing, downhill biking, ballooning, etc.