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Sports & Things to do in or near Luz

This is by no means a list of everything to do in Praia da Luz and the surrounding Algarve. That would be impossible. However we have collected together what we like to think is a good representation of the myriad of possibilities. Whilst we've tried to keep the contents of this section as close as possible to Luz, some of these places are a bit of a drive (we've marked them with a * if they are within 15-30 minutes drive or * *  if they are within 30-45 minutes)..
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● We would very much appreciate your feedback on any of the places visited. We can include them here.


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Map of Sports & Things to do in or near Luz

Marine Zoo
Horse Riding
Go Karting
Praia da Rocha
Ten Pin Bowling
Vila do Bispo
Scuba Diving
Mini Golf
Mexilhoeira Grande
Horse Riding
Monte Gordo
Barão de S. João
S.B. Messines
Horse Riding
Autodromo Internacional 
Go Karting
Motor Racing

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Sand Sculpture  ( MAP LOCATION - e )Fiesa 2010
Sand SculpturesIf you haven't been or don't know about this festival, then make sure you don't miss it this year. Basically a yearly festival of themed sand sculpturing. This year the theme of inspiration is the Living World. The fauna and flora of the five continents, since prehistory to the present day.. Consisting of over 35,000 tonnes of sand and 60 sculptors. Throughout the summer there are also concerts and other events.
Tickets : Up to 5 years: Free, From 6 to 12 years: € 4.50, Adults: € 8. More than 65 years: 15% discount. Special Prices for groups, kindergartens and schools (contact us).
As the FIESA is an outdoor enclosure. In case of adverse weather conditions the organization is not responsible for any lack of technical conditions or, for the same reasons, there is change in opening times.
Open :22 May, 10.00 - 20.00, daily throughout the Summer.
Closes :22nd October 2010.
Where :From the EN125 at the Pera crossroads follow the signs for Algoz. From the A22 ( motorway ) take the Junction 8 exit signed Algoz / Pera. follow the signs for Pera
Office :From Monday to Friday - from 10.00 to 20.00.
Tel / Fax :(+351) 282 317 084.
Mobile :(+351) 969 459 259.
Web :Fiesa
Adventure ( Map Location - G )Tour Raid
Adventure Sports Algarve PortugalMoto X, Paintball, Jet Skiing, Water skiing. Multi sports. Moto Cross / Scrambling in the Monchique mountains. Sea fun, Paintballing.
Where: Sitio da Alcaria - Alvor. 8500 Portimão.
Tel: (+351) 282 457 263.
Fax: (+351) 282 457 263.
Web: Touraid
( Map Location - I )Parque da Floresta Golf & Leisure resort
Principally a golf course but the complex has many other facilities, Archery being just one of them. Parque da Floresta is located on the Western Algarve, near the coast, halfway between Lagos and Sagres.
Where: Follow the EN 125 in direction of Sagres. Just after the village of Budens, turn right at the Salema crossroad. Budens 8650-060.
Tel: (+351) 282 690 000.
Canoeing ( Map Location - Q )AlternativTour Monchique
This company features several times on these pages as it seems to be the only (established) one that caters for the slightly diverse sports and past times in the (western) Algarve. See also Mountain Biking, Canoeing and Climbing categories.
Cost: Adults: €35  Children (to 15): €20, including equipment, transport, picnic, water and insurance. (2006)
Where: Sitio das Relvinhas, Apartado 122, 8550-909 - Monchique
Tel: (+351) 282 913 204.
Fax: (+351) 282 911 405.
Mobile: (+351) 965 004 337.
Web: Algarve Portal
( Map Location - U )Hotel Algarve Casino
This is the nearest to Luz, about 45 minutes drive. Open in the afternoon, the Casino has modern slot machines and table games - Roulette (American and French) and Blackjack. In the evening, there is also the Aladino Restaurant with its international shows and live musical entertainment. The Casino charges an entrance fee. Foreign visitors must produce their passport (age validation). Men are usually required to wear jackets and ties.
Keep your eye out as we've seen discount entry vouchers for here being given out in the street (Alvor) and spotted them in hotel / resort receptions.
Where: Praia da Rocha, 8500-802 Portimão.
Casino **
( Map Location - Z )Solverde Group
There are three casinos belonging to the Solverde group in the Algarve:
Located at Villamoura, Espinho and Monte Gordo.
They offer staged entertainment as well as gaming rooms. Nightly shows, Dancing.
The Restaurants have full and tourist menus available.
The nearest (of this group) to Luz is in Vilamoura, which is about an hour+ drive from Luz.
Open: from 17:00 - 03:00.
Where: Vilamoura, 8125-410 Quarteira.
Tel: (+351) 289 310 000.
Fax: (+351) 289 310 099.
( Map Location - Q )AlternativTour Monchique
click to enlargeFully qualified instructors, professionally organised climbs at various locations in the beautiful Monchique mountains.
Where: Sitio das Relvinhas, Apartado 122, 8550-909 Monchique.
Tel: (+351) 282 913 204.
Fax: (+351) 282 911 405.
Mobile: (+351) 965 004 337.
Web: Alternativtour
Passeios do Sodueste
Guided bicycle rides.
Tel: (+351) 282 761 720.
Activity Algarve
Local Guide or self guided tours. Maps and directions included. Cycles included.
Tel: (+351) 289 360 001.
Mobile: (+351) 913 226 954.
Dolphin Watch ( Map Location - N )Algarve-Dolphins
Dolphin SeafariGuaranteed to see Dolphins or a free trip next time. Using semi rigid inflatables (warning, these can be quite bone shaking), you travel out for a 90 minute run with the dolphins.
When: Departures every hour. Well recommended but try and pick a calm day.
Where: Lagos Marina (by the train station). Tickets from the Bom Dia ticket office. Marina de Lagos, 10. (next to the Pizza Hut)
Tel: (+351) 282 087 587.
Web: Algarve Dolphins
Football **
( Map Location - L )Faro
The  30,000 seater Estádio Algarve (built Oct 2003) is home to both first division club SC Farense and Loulé's Louletano. Built for Euro 2004, it is now no longer overly used.
Where: The new stadium is located in São João da Venda, midway between Faro and Loulé, and is part of the new Parque das Cidades development, which includes a botanical garden, landscaped spaces, a lake and a nine-hole golf course. Ask in any bar in Luz for the weeks matches (if any). You'll see it on the way out from Faro Airport.
The nearest Superliga teams are way up in Lisbon i.e. Benfica, Sporting etc but as all their games are live on TV they are always in the evenings so you can easily watch them at most 'local' bars.
Directions (Faro): The stadium is located 8km north-west of Faro on the road to Loulé. Using the railway from Faro (to Lisbon),  there is a stop at Parque das Cidades.
Football *
( Map Location - T )Portimao
Then nearest 'decent' team is Portimonense in Portimao who play in the Liga da Honra (roughly the equivalent to the Championship in England, i.e. the level below the Superliga / Premiership.) Nearer to Luz is the ground at Portimao, which is a local stadium in the middle of the town. Matches are more regularly played here. Ask in most any bar in Luz for the weeks fixtures.
Beack Fishing at Luz
Beach Fishing Praia da Luz
More than 200 varieties of fish are to be found in Portuguese waters. Even from the beach there is a good chance of landing sole, plaice, bream or bass. There is also good fishing from the extensive rocks or cliffs adjoining the beach at Praia da Luz. At greater depths skate, mackerel and tuna can be caught.
Lagos, Vilamoura and Portimao are the centres of big game fishing, where you can join regular organized trips. The nearest proper' tackle shop we've found (so far) is in the old town part of Lagos. Cheaper 'holiday' kit can be purchased at Intermarche superstore, Lagos.
Fishing (Sea)
( Map Location - N )Pescamar
Catch and Release Big Game fishing out of Lagos marina. Marlin, Shark & bottom fishing. 33ft sport fishing boat.
Where: Full details and pricing at Marina de Lagos.
Tel Mobile: (+351) 966 193 431.
Fax: (+351) 282 789 272.
Fishing (Sea)
( Map Location - N )Espadarte do Sul
Complete fishing trips from Lagos harbour, including coastal trips, snorkelling and big game fishing.
Information provided daily from 8am to 7pm at the number below.
Tel: (+351) 282 761 820.
Fishing (Sea)
( Map Location - T )Surpesca
Where: Rua de Santa Isabel, nº 35 - 8500 - 000 - Portimão
Tel Mobile: (+351) 966 003 147.
Fax: (+351) 282 415 136.
Fishing (Sea)
( Map Location - O )Vampira
Where: Apartado 1308, 8125 - 000 - Quarteira - Loulé.
Tel: (+351) 289 313 939.
Fax: (+351) 289 313 160.
Fishing (Sea)
( Map Location - E )Estemar
Where: Praia da Arrifana - Snack Bar "A Tasquinha" - Apartado 903-A, 8670 - 111 - Aljezur
Tel: (+351) 282 997 300.
( Map Location - N )Gerry Breen
Lagos Aerodrome offers plane and microlight flights, aviation courses and lessons.
Tel: (+351) 282 762 906.
Fax & Answerphone: (+351) 282 762 906.
Web: Gerry Breen
( Map Location - P )Flightscene
Sightseeing flights from £80.00 for up to three people. We've used this one. They will take you most anywhere (even over the Golf Courses!). You should be able to do most of the Algarve in a 30 minute flight. Most any travel agent (especially in Alvor) will be able to book for you, or visit the airdrome.
Where: Based at Alvor Public Airdrome, on the main road from the motorway into town.
( Map Location - P )Aero Algarve
Sightseeing flights from £80.00 for up to three people. Plane rental, Workshops.
Where: Based at Alvor Public Airdrome, on the main road from the motorway into town.
Tel: (0351) 282 495 828 (Office)
Fax: (0351) 282 416 784
Mobile: (0351) 964 954 279 direct line to Ken Tomsett (Owner)
Go Karting **
( Map Location - D )Karting Algarve
the circuit is a replica of the Jacarepagua Formula 1 circuit in Brazil. 160cc / 200cc / 400cc models available.
Where: Almancil - Situated 8 kilometres from Vilamoura and open all year round,
Tel: (+351) 289 399 899.
Go Karting **
( Map Location - g )Algarve Kartodrome
 05/2009  The Motor Race track is up and running, the Karting facilities are currently under construction.
Where : Sign posted from the N125 & A22 - just outside Portimao.
Tel : (+351) 289 414 330.
Fax : (+351) 289 414 545.
Web : Autodromodoalgarve.
( Map Location - P )Ocean Club
A self-contained holiday centre with gym, 5 tennis courts and 3 swimming pools.
Where: Ocean Club (Luz Bay) Praia da Luz.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 764.
Horse Riding
( Map Location - C )Tiffany's Riding Center
Rides Approximate riding time Prices (2012)
Lead-Rein (4 to 12 years old) ± 20 minutes €15.00
Country ± 1 hour €33.00
Beginners ± 1 hour 20  mins. €48.00
Pathfinder ± 2 hour €60.00
Safari ± 3 hour €85.00
Adventure ± 5 hours* €140.00
Who: Tiffany Nazar and Deborah Nazar
Where: Vale Grifo, 1677-E Almádena, 8600-102 Luz de Lagos.
Tel: (+351) 282 697 395.
Fax: (+351) 282 697 395.
Horse Riding
( Map Location - N )Quinta do Paraíso Alto
Where: Bensafrim, 8600 - Lagos.
Tel: (+351) 282 687 263 / (+351) 282 687 596 / (+351) 282 789 801.
Fax: (+351) 282 687 507 / (+351) 282 788 307.
Horse Riding
( Map Location - T )Herdade do Castanheiro
Where: P- 8600-080 - Bensafrim, Lagos.
Tel / Fax: (+351) 282 687 502.
Web: Herdadade do Castenheiro
Horse Riding
( Map Location - E )Herdade Beiçudo Riding
Contact: Deborah or Henrique Ferra
Where: Vilharinha - Carrapateira. 8670 238 - Aljezur
Tel: (+351) 282 973 184.
Tel: (+351) 282 973 184.
Tel Mobile: (+351) 967 059 551.
Tel Mobile: (+351) 967 095 937.
Horse Riding
( Map Location - f )Quinta da Bica
A friendly riding centre offering activities for the whole family with quad bike tours, kayaking, mountain biking and jeep safaris as well as horse riding. Catering for all ages and abilities.
Who : Hugo Oliveira & Katharine Cook.
Where : Quinta da Bica, caixa postal 380 p, Pedreiras São Bartolomeu de Messines 8375 – 052 - Silves.
Tel  : (+351) 282 332 746.
Tel ( Mobile )  : (+351) 914 795 301.
E-mail :
Web : Algarveadventures
Horse Riding
( Map Location - M )Quinta do Gil
Where: Estrada Nacional 125, Lombos 8400-411 - Lagoa
Tel Mobile: (+351) 966 619 136.
Web: Quinta da Gill
Horse Riding
( Map Location - O )Quinta Martins Riding Centre
Where: Areeiro, 8100 - Loulé
Tel: (+351) 289 395 529.
Horse Riding
( Map Location - a )Horse Shoe Ranch
Where: Apartado 43, 8501-903 - Mexilhoeira Grande.
Tel: (+351) 282 471 304
Fax: (+351) 282 471 304.
Horse Riding
( Map Location - a )Centro Hípico Vale de Ferro
Where: Mexilhoeira Grande - 8500 - Portimão.
Tel: (+351) 282 968 444.
Fax: (+351) 282 968 443.
Horse Riding
( Map Location - X )Country Riding Center
Where: Quinta da Palmeira - Norinha. 8300 - Silves
Tel Mobile: (+351) 917 976 995.
Jeep Safari
Jeep Safari
Zebra Safari
Explore the Algarve interior from the back of an open topped 4WD. Various trips.
Be prepared for a bumpy ride!
Tel: (+351) 289 583 300.
Land Yachting ( Map Location - U )Blo-Karting
BlokartingTuition available. Suitable for beginners and advanced 'sailors'.
Seasonal opening. Check before travelling.
Where: On the right hand side on the N125 going toward Sagres.
Tel: (+351) 913 372 332 or 967 460 989
Lawn Bowls * ( Map Location - I )Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Club
Two all-weather Greengauge greens offering up to 14 Rinks.
Where: Parque da Floresta, Budens 8650-060
Tel: (+351) 282 690 000.
( Map Location - N )Marina de Lagos
Where: R. Marina Lt. 20, 8600-780 - Lagos.
Tel: (+351) 282 770 210.
( Map Location - T )Marina de Albufeira
Where: Orada, 8200-371 - Albufeira.
Tel: (+351) 289 510 180.
( Map Location - T )Marina de Portimão
Where: Pcta. Fortaleza Praia Rocha, 8500-000 - Portimao.
Tel: (+351) 282 770 210.
MicroLight ( Map Location - N ) A British MicroLight training school.
Where: Adjacent to Lagos and 1km from Meia Praia beach.
Tel: (+351) 282 762 906.
Mini Golf *
Mini Golf
( Map Location - Z )Roma Golf Park
Two 18 hole courses in a 'roman' setting. Miniature golf for children. Fountains, lakes and gardens for walking. Roman styled club house.
Where: Located right in the centre of Vilamoura and only five minutes walk from the Marina.
Caixa Postal 927, 8125 - Vilamoura.
Tel: (+351) 289 300 800.
Fax: (+351) 289 380 716.
Web: Romagolf
Motor Racing
Motor Racing
( Map Location - g )Algarve Autodromo ( Portimão )
The new ( Oct 2008 ) racing circuit is now open and building a good fixture list for 2009. The circuit also hosts national and international motor cycling events. The go-kart course is also about complete. See the web site for fixtures.
Where : Sign posted from the N125 - just outside Portimao.
Tel : (+351) 289 414 330.
Fax : (+351) 289 414 545.
Email :
Web : Autodromodoalgarve
Web :
Mountain Biking
( Map Location - Q )AlternativTour Monchique
Distance: 21 km,  Terrain: tarmac / dirt track,   Duration: 3-4 hours,  Difficulty: average.  Adults: €40.  Children (to 15): €27, including equipment, transport, picnic, water and insurance.
Where: Sitio das Relvinhas, Apartado 122, 8550-909 - Monchique
Tel: (+351) 282 913 204.
Fax: (+351) 282 911 405.
Mobile: (+351) 965 004 337.
Web: Algarve Portal
( Map Location - N )Municipal Museum Dr José Formosinho
Exhibits include Neolithic artefacts, Roman mosaics found at Boca do Rio near Budens, fragments of statuary and columns, and other remains from excavations along the Algarve.
Replicas of the fret-cut chimneys of the Algarve, three-dimensional cork carvings, 16th-century vestments, ceramics, 17th-century embroidery, ecclesiastical sculpture. An art  gallery, weapons, minerals, and a coin collection.
Hours: Tues - Sun 09.30 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 17.00.  Closed holidays.
Cost: Adults: €2 , Children (11-14): €1.
Where: Rua General Alberto Carlos Silveira - Lagos.
Tel: (+351) 282 762 301.
Para-Gliding ( Map Location - P )Sulaventuras Para-Gliding
Where: Monte Lemos - Apt 138, Praia da Luz, 8600 Lagos.
Tel: Miguel mobile: (+351) 919 498 280.
Tel: Paulo mobile: (+351) 919 760 773.
Web: - 03/2008 currently n/a.
Quad Biking
( Map Location - Q )Activity Algarve
Guided tours. from €45 an hour.
Bike, Helmet and Training included.
Tel: (+351) 289 360 001.
Mobile: (+351) 913 226 954.
Sailing *
( Map Location - X )O Cavalo Marinho
Where: Vila Susana - Caliços, 8365 - 000 - Armação de Pêra, Silves.
Tel (Mobile): (+351) 262 577 464. Fax: (+351) 282 357 847.
Sailing trips
( Map Location - N )Bom Dia
Bom DiaVarious sailing trips out of Lagos marina.
Open: 1st March to 30 November. Prices below are for 2006 / 7.
There are bound to be some increase for 2007 / 8.
 Grotto trips - Duration: 2 hours - 10:00, 12:00, 15.00, 17.00.
Cost: Adults: €17 Children: €8.50
 BBQ trips - Duration: 5 hours - 10:00, 14:00.
Cost: Adults: €37.00. Children: €18.50
Where: Shop No. 10, next to the Pizza Hut. Lagos Marina.
Tel: (+351) 282 764 670.
Fax: (+351) 917 810 761.
Web: Algarve Retreats
Note: Another Captain / Boat contact in Lagos.
Sailing trips
( Map Location - Z )Champagne Cruises
Various trips out of Villamoura marina. Champagne cruises. Charter hire.
 Dolphin Cruise - daily 10am - €55 per person
 Champagne Lunch Cruise: 12.30pm to 2.30pm - €75 per person
 Afternoon Coastal Cruise: 3pm to 5pm - €75 per person
 2 hour Sunset Cruise: (times vary) - €75 per person
All above cruises based on a minimum of 4 passengers
 Private Charter: (2-8 hours) - €275 per hour. All Inclusive.
Where: Q5, Marina de Vilamoura, 8125-409 - Quarteira.
Tel Mobile: (+351) 965 656 675.
Web: Champagne Cruises
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
( Map Location - P )
The Algarve offers snorkelers and scuba divers excellent opportunities along the coast, especially in areas where the cliffs are high and the beaches rocky: Armacao de Pera and also from Praia da Luz to Sagres. Equipment and instructions are available at Alvor, Luz Bay Club (Praia da Luz) and Lagos. Also web search for Lagos-Sub, the local diving school. Lagos has a good diving school and gear rental information here.
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
( Map Location - Y )Escola de Mergulho Scubado.
Where: Apartado 28 - Porto da Baleeira, 8650 - 889 Sagres, Vila do Bispo.
Tel: (+351) 282 624 594.
Fax: (+351) 282 624 594.
Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving
( Map Location - N )Blue Ocean Divers.
Where: Estrada de Porto de Mós, Motel Ancora - Apartado 789, 8600 - 909 , Lagos.
Tel (Mobile): (+351) 964 665 667.
Fax: (+351) 282 767 244.
Sports Centre ( Map Location - J )Burgau Sports Centre
Offers 3 tennis courts, swimming pool, well-equipped gym, two squash courts, table tennis, bar and restaurant. There are children's football and tennis coaching sessions. There is also 18 piece circuit training Monday to Friday. Chalet-style accommodation available.
Where: Burgau
Tel: (+351) 282 697 350.
Squash Courts
( Map Location - P )Luz Bay Club
Praia da Luz - The club offers tennis, squash, sauna and a Turkish bath at reasonable rates (£7 for an adult for use of most facilities in peak season and £4 for a child).
Where: Rua do Jardim, 8600-565 Praia da Luz.
Tel: (+351) 282 789 640.
( Map Location - N )The Surf Experience
Where: P.O. Box 612 - 8600. Lagos
Tel: (+351) 282 760964. Fax: (+351) 282 767288.
( Map Location - N )Windsurf Point
Where: Estrada da Meia Praia, Bairro 1º de Maio, 48600-315. Lagos
Tel: (+351) 282 792 315
Surfing **
( Map Location - O )Torpedo Diving
Where: Aldeia do Mar - Apartado 931, 8125 - 000 - Vilamoura, Loulé.
Tel: (+351) 289 314 098.
Swimming Pool
( Map Location - P )Pescine
A handy find. A large swimming pool with a separate children's pool. Loungers etc. Snack Bar.
Cost: Adults: €5.00. Children: €2.50 for the day. (2006)
Open: from 09.00 to 23.00 (peak season).
Where: Access from the ground floor of the Commercial Centre through a small doorway marked Pescine (opposite the entrance to Boozey Soozeys bar). Praia da Luz.
Swimming Pool
( Map Location - N )Paradise Club
Indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.
Where: Paradise Club, Lagos.
Tel: (+351) 282 082 598.
Squash Courts
( Map Location - P )The Markson Tennis Center
Part of the Luz Ocean Club resort complex.
Where: Rua 5 Mai, Luz Ocean Club, Praia da Luz
Tel: (+351) 282 789 641.
Squash Courts
( Map Location - N )Tennis School (Lagos)
Three courts and equipment hire. There is also professional coaching on site.
Open: Open 9am-9pm weekdays and1pm-3pm on Sundays. Book 24 hours in advance.
Where: Based in the Marina-Sol urbanisation. Lagos.
Tel: (+351) 282 764 297.
Tenpin Bowling *
( Map Location - U )10 Pin Bowling
American-style bowling alley.
Where: A bit of a drive to Praia da Rocha. Located just off the sea front near the Hotel Jupiter.
Tel: (+351) 282 483 812.
Walking ( Map Location - P )Cliff top walk
Unsupervised. There is a pleasant cliff top walk from Praia da Luz to Burgau. Superb views.
The return walk takes about 3 hours. Make sure to take water and sun cream if its hot. Shoes or Trainers not 'flip-flops'.
Until I have more information try this link for more details.
Walking tours ( Map Location - I )Portugal Walks
Julie Statham organises walking tours covering many areas in the western Algarve. They are always at a gentle pace and suitable for all levels of fitness.
Where: Portugal Walks, 37 Quinta do Montinho, Budens. 8650 - 060 - Vila Do Bispo
Tel: (+351) 282 698 676 or (+351) 965 753 033.
Web: Portugalwalks
Walking ( Map Location - Q )AlternativTour Monchique
Trail A - Semedeiro – Picota - Caldas de Monchique
Trail B - Monchique - Fóia – Monchique
Trail C - Bica Boa – Fonte Santa
Sitio das Relvinhas. Apartado 122. 8550-909 - Monchique
Tel: (+351) 282 913 204.
Fax: (+351) 282 911 405.
Mobile: (+351) 965 004 337.
Web: Algarve Portal
Waterpark * ( Map Location - T )Slide & Splash
Slide & SplashOpened in 1986. One of the biggest and the best in Europe (6.5 hectares).
It has two self-service-restaurants, pizzerias, an ice cream-parlour and several kiosks. 25,000 square meters of lawn, a 1,500 square meter pool for children, a 1,600 square meter main swimming pool. Coach collection from Lagos and Praia da Luz (must be pre-booked, the booking agency on the promenade can do this for you).
Season: March to October. Open 10.00 to 17.00 (low season) 18.00 (high season).
Cost: €16 Adults, €13 Children / OAPs (2006)
Where: Access from the N125 or junction 6 on the A22. 7km east of Portimao. Lagoa.
Web: Slidesplash
Waterpark ** ( Map Location - b )Aqualand Algarve
The biggest Water Park in Portugal. A Family day out.
Wave Pool, Flying Carpets, Raging Rapids, Kamikaze etc.
Open: from 2nd May to 23rd September 2006. Open daily from 10.00 to 18.00.
Where: On the N125 just past Portimao. Signed and visible from the main road. About 45 minutes from Luz. 10km west of Albufeira.
Apartado 11, 8365-908 - Alcantarilha.
Tel: (+351) 282 320 230
Fax: (+351) 282 322 828
Waterpark * ( Map Location - A )Wild Waters
Where: Montechoro Park, near Albufeira.
Waterpark * ( Map Location - Z )Atlantico
Where: near Vilamoura.
Waterpark ** ( Map Location - c )Aqualine
Where: near Monte Gordo.
Water-Skiing ( Map Location - P )Water Skiing (Luz)
Usually only available in peak season water-skiing can be found at the beaches of Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Praia d'Oura, Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, Alvor, Praia da Rocha and (Ocean Club)
Where: Book through the Ocean Cub in Praia da Luz.
Water sports ( Map Location - P )
Chico WatersportsSunshades, Sunbeds, Canoes, Ski-rings, Pedal boats, 'tubes' and 'bananas'.
Sports and facilities are seasonal
Where: On the beach (Rocha Negra end) of Praia da Luz.
Tel: (+351) 965 605 379.
Web: -  08/2008  Website unavailable
Windsurfing ( Map Location - P )Windsurfing is very popular along the coast. Experienced windsurfers can rent a rig and newcomers can sign up for tuition at most of the beaches along the Algarve including Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura, Albufeira and .....
Where: Book through the Reception of the Ocean Club - Praia da Luz.
Yacht Charter ( Map Location - N )Southwest Charters
Charter, Days out, Exploration, Tuition. Irish owned. Offices above Do Cais restaurant (centre of the marina).
Where: Centro Comercial, Loja 34 - Marina de Lagos 8600 - 780.
Tel: (+351) 282 792 681.
Fax: (+351) 282 792 682.
Mobile: (+351) 919 231 962.
Web: Southwestcharters
Zoo / reserve ( Map Location - X )O Cantinho dos Animais
A small game reserve with deer, monkeys, ostriches and some of the threatened species of the region (e.g. lizards, chameleons).
Where: Silves 
Tel: (+351) 282 445 765.
Zoo ( Map Location - B )Krazy World
Krazy WorldA great little zoo. Bars / Restaurants. Mini Golf. Petting zoo. Approx Euros 17 (adult),  Euros 10 (5 to 12 years), Free (under 5).
Where: Located at Algoz about 10km from Lagos. Road signed from the marina roundabout at Lagos
Tel: (+351) 282 574 134.
Fax: (+351) 282 574 898.
Web: Krazy World
ZOO Lagos ( Map Location - d )Zoo Lagos
Zoo de LagosWith more than 300 animals from 150 species (2004) such as wallabies, monkeys, lemurs and exotic birds, all kept in good conditions. A natural and extensive habitat in the village of Barão de S. João, in the Algarve mountains. Open daily from 10am. Approx €8.
Where: Quinta das Figueiras, Sítio do Medronhal - Barão de S. João. 8600 - 013 - Lagos.
Tel: (+351) 282 680 100.
Fax: (+351) 282 680 109.
Marine Zoo * ( Map Location - A )Zoomarine
ZoomarineAmusement Park. Swimming pools for both adults and children and a few shops and restaurants. Has an interactive Dolphin program (€130).
Adults - €19.90 or €27.30 inc. transport
Children (5 to10 years) - €12.20 or €16.40 inc. transport
Seniors  ( over 65 years) -  €12.20 or €16.40 inc. transport
Transport: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, between May and October, a bus leaves Espiche at 08.40 hours calling at 3 stops in Praia da Luz and many places in Lagos arriving at Zoomarine at 10.30 hours, and returning at 17.30 hours.
Where: 40 kilometres ( 25 miles ) from Luz.
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Distances to other places to visit from Praia da Luz
Lagos - 3 kilometres (2 miles) - Nearest large town
Sagres - 40 kilometres (25 miles) - 'End of the world'
Silves - 20 kilometres (18.5 miles) - Hill town
Ponta da Piedade - 3 kilometres (2 miles) - Rock Formations near Lagos

You are going to need somewhere to stay whilst in the Algarve
Holiday Accommodation in Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal

Ideal for Family Holidays, Golf or Fishing parties
Located in the picturesque seaside town of Praia da Luz. A spacious 3 twin bedroom town house, sleeps 6.
Just 10 minutes walk to the long sandy beach. A 10 drive minutes to Lagos (Algarve's 3rd largest town)
Boavista and Palmares Golf courses within 15 minutes. 50 minutes drive from Faro Airport.

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