Zoomarine Algarve marine life theme park at Guia(10km from Albufeira): It's open all year round and is a great day out for the family with dolphin and sealion shows, birds of prey demonstrations and tropical birds show, a 4-D movie on the environment "Oceanus" aquarium and a rehabilitation center for sick and injured marine wildlife. It's both educational and fun. There are places to eat and drink, and also some fun rides like the pirate ship and water flume and pools to cool off in! Zoomarine is open from March to the end of October.
Slide and Splash Water Park at Lagoa. The perfect escape from the summer heat on the Algarve is Slide and Splash Water Park. Home of numerous slides, pools and river tube rides, the whole family will find an adventure to keep them cool on a sunny day in Portugal. Slide and Splash is seasonal and opens from April to October only. It opens at 10am daily and closes between 5pm and 6pm depending on the time of year.
Algarve Jeep Safaris with Arbez Zebra. Choose from a full day jeep safari or a Combi Safari which includes a boat trip along the Algarve coast with a jeep safari.
Algarve Pirate Ship Cruises. Board the pirate ship "Leãozinho" (little lion) and sail among the most beautiful areas of the Algarve coastline. See enchanting rock formations, magnificent white sandy beaches and discover your adventurous spirit onboard a historic ship. Choice of Half Day Cruise with Caves (3.5 hours), Captain Hook Cruise (2 hours), Sunset Cruises (2.5 hours) and BBQ cruise (full day). Cruises depart daily from Albufeira Marina. Leãozinho Pirate Ship Cruises are seasonal and operate from April to October only.
Algarve Caves and Dolphin Watching Cruise. Jump aboard Albufeira's original caves and dolphin watching cruise onboard "Insonia". Starting from from Albufeira marina and cruising along the Algarve coast to Carvoeiro, all the while keeping your eyes on the lookout for the local population of dolphins.
Algarve Seafaris cruises, boat trips and fishing trips offer you an amazing opportunity to enjoy the magic of the Algarve! Picking up from Albufeira Marina (and Vilamoura Marina), the cruises visit several of Europe's largest caves set in beautiful rock formations and cliffs. You can book fantastic full or half day cruises or fishing trips with a professional skipper! The trips are great value and really are the best way to see the natural beauty of the Algarve!
Diving with EasyDivers, conveniently based at Albufeira Marina with easy access to wreck diving, wall diving, caves, artificial reefs, etc, in addition to an abundance of shallow, scenic, and shore dive sites. EasyDivers are an official PADI dive centre (#799273) and are covered by a DAN insurance.
Krazy World family theme park at Algoz: A family day out with plenty to do. It's a small zoo and also has krazy golf, a playground area, animal petting farm, pony rides for the younger ones and a pool to relax by. There are bars and a restaraunt as well.
Opening hours are 10.00h to 19.30h during July and August, open daily. The rest of the year: 10.00h to 18.00h (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
Aqualand (The Big One): Water park near Alcantarilha. Opens from the end ofMay to middle of September 10.00h to 18.00h.
Municipal swimming pools: Rua José Carlos Ary dos Santos, Quinta da Palmeira, Albufeira
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 09.00 to 14.00 and 15.00 to 21.00; Saturday - 09.00 to 14.00 and 15.00 to 18.00; Sunday 09.00 to 13.00. You will need a swimming cap, 'flip-flops' or similar for indoor use only (to wear from the changing rooms to the poolside) and, of course, a swimsuit! There are 3 pools - a training pool, a fun pool and a full 25m pool.
Golf: Nearest courses are 'Pine Cliffs', 'Balaia' and 'Salgados'
Horse Riding: At Albufeira Riding Centre. Tel: 289 542 870. The centre caters for all the family with half hour rides on leading reins for the kiddies and one or two hour countryside rides for the more competent.
Diving: Indigo Divers, Tel: 289 587 013
Water sports: Are available at most beaches between April and October.
Cinema: Cinemas at Algarve Shopping, open 12.30h to 22.30h and in the summer 12.30h to 01.00h Tel: 289 560 350.
Almancil Karting: A leisure and competition karting complex. The circuit is a replica of the Jacarepagua Formula 1 circuit in Brazil.
Tel: 289 399 899