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Five family friendly hot spots in The Algarve

Known for its 300 of sunlight, the Algarve is a great spot for summer holidays. But when the sun is not shining, it is also the perfect opportunity to discover Algarve’s indoors attractions. We leave you with a list of the top things to do when it’s raining in the Algarve. Come along!

Five family friendly hot spots in The Algarve

Top things to do when it’s raining in the Algarve

The Algarve is Portugal's Southernmost region, known for its beaches and golf resorts. There are many attractions and places to go and see for all different types of clients, including families. From beaches to water parks, there are lots of things to do to keep your family entertained for the duration of your holiday. This blog post will give information into the top five family attractions in the Algarve, and how you may want to get there!

If you are thinking about how to get around the Algarve during your stay, or even how to get to your hotel from the airport, Portugal Airport Transfer are reliable private transfer company which offers either a single transfer from the airport or multiple transfers throughout your stay - meaning you and your family can get from attractions safely and easily. 

Continue to read this blog to see where Portugal Airport travel could take you and your family on holiday!

  • Zoomarine; Algarve, Guia, Portugal

Zoomarine is a popular water park in the Guia area of the Algarve, it is a fun day out for all the family. It offers seal and dolphin shows, an aquarium and pools with slides and a wave pool. It is open from 10am - 5pm most days, excluding Sundays and Mondays. Some of its most popular rides include the Rapid River and Aquasplash. 

There are lots of restaurants throughout the park, all offering different meals depending on your budget, and how much time you have.

This water park has high ratings amongst other families and is an enjoyable day out for the whole family. 


€ 21 - 29: online (depending on the season)

€ 23 - 32 at the park (depending on the season)


2) Visiting the beach; Praia dos Estudantes              

Next on the list is visiting one of the many beaches around the Algarve area. There are lots to choose from, so you may even decide to do more than one during the duration of your holiday. One beach recommended for families with high reviews is Praia dos Estudantes. This beach is located in Lagos.  Best liked for its beautiful blue seas, and scenic cliffs. This particular beach is also accessible through a rock tunnel. 

If you are visiting the beaches it might be useful for you and your family to see what Portugal Airport Transfer has to offer you. This is useful if you want to explore more than one beach in different parts of the Algarve, as you can be put at ease that your transport has been dealt with, and there;s nothing to worry about, so you can fully enjoy yourselves!

3) Dolphin watching boat trip 

This is a very popular activity for all types of visitors throughout their stay in the Algarve. There are many different companies that offer dolphin watching around the Algarve, and most of these companies vary their prices depending on how long you want to do it for.  Many clients have said that dolphin watching was one of their favourite activities that they have done throughout their holiday!  

This activity is definitely an exciting day out for the whole family, including children of young ages! Some companies also offer swimming and cave cruises included as well. Prices vary depending on what you want to do, and what company you decide to go with. Check them here


4) LAGOS ZOO; Barão de Saoe Joao.

Lagos Zoo has got birds, mammals and reptiles all around! This is suitable for the whole family and it is open every day from 10am - 7pm. There are also refreshments and a restaurant available. People often spend between 2 to 4 hours at this zoo, so it is possible to spend the whole day here, or even just visit for an afternoon. The zoo has different activities available too depending on what time of the year you decide to visit. 


Other activities that the family can do at Lagos Zoo include feeding different types of animals (otters and penguins)


Adult: € 18

children: €14 (4 to 11 years)  

You might get a discount of 2€ if you book the tickets online!



For those families with older children, Parque Aventura might be the best choice! It is a high ropes course in the Algarve, and they also offer paintballing too.There are three different levels - curious, adventurous and fearless. Each level has a different minimum age requirement. 

As previously mentioned, you are able to get to all these places by Portugal Airport Travel, and we will be happy to assist you and any of your family’s needs! Check them out here. 


High ropes course - €12

Paintball - €18

High ropes course + paintball - €27 (only available online)



It is important to note that there may be some restrictions in place when you visit these attractions.

Many places require you to wear a mask in public space and visitors should use the available hand sanitiser whenever they can.

Some attractions may restrict the number of people allowed to keep the social distancing rule set in place. 


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