Local Things to Do in the Algarve
When it comes to finding local things to do in the Algarve there are a huge range of activities on offer for all ages, interests and budgets.
The wide selection of things to do in the Algarve can make narrowing down your choice difficult, which is why we have put together suggestions based on different areas of the region.
Every part of the Algarve has its own distinct features and while you may be able to find a number of the activities in most of the areas, some are unique and really work to embody the area, culture and traditions.
Head up into the mountains of Monchique to tour through the stunning forests by bicycle, set off on a jeep tour around the rugged coast of Sagres, soak up the glamour at the casino in Praia da Rocha or play first class golf in Vilamoura – there really is something for everyone.
Along the coast of the Algarve there are many different types of boat trips to take in the Atlantic beaches and the rivers of the region, while water sports fans can take their pick from surfing to Stand Up Paddle boarding.
Away from the sea anyone looking for adrenalin filled fun can get behind the wheel of luxury sports cars, head up in a plane for some sky diving or pay a visit to a water park to try out some of the highest, fastest and wildest rides around!
Festivals, fairs, events and markets are a great way to soak up the local culture of the Algarve and take place all through the year, while guided tours on foot, by jeep or bicycle are one of the best ways to get closer to nature and discover the diversity of the flora, fauna and wildlife of the region.
Wherever you are in the Algarve and whatever you are looking to do, either on your own, as a couple, in a group or with your family, you are sure to be able to find the perfect way to spend the day in this beautiful, unique and exciting corner of south west Europe!