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Tennis courts at the Penina estate

Family Favourites

We will help you organize memorable experiences and make sure you return :)

having lunch by the pool. the house offers 2 outside dinning spots

Chef Experience

A local cook will prepare traditional Algarve dishes for you. Please ask for more info!

boat day experience... boat trips can be organised

Boat day

Spend a day exploring the Algarve coastline... pit stop at wonderful beaches and on a lucky day watch the local dolphins!

bike expeditions can be organized... wonderful trip from monchique and other trails

Monchique Bike Adventure

We will drop you off at the top of Monchique mountain and our guide will bring you down to alvor. Experience the Algarve landscape... with adrenaline!

For kids around the house

Visit the protected ria do alvor

The Ria de Alvor (Alvor Estuary) is located between the towns of Lagos and Portimão. Covering 1700 hectares it includes a diverse mix of habitats of brushwood, forest and agricultural land, comprising the estuary, dunes, marshes and salt-pans, and also the Quinta da Rocha and Abicada peninsula.

We recommend it as a Family favourite nature walk. Please us for more info!

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Prainha beach

Prainha Beach is made of sheltered little sandy areas or coves with shell shape. They are isolated by pretty rocky formations, with relief eroded by the water and the wind.

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Visit Alvor

Starting with a little bit of history, Alvor was founded in 436 BC by the Carthaginians as a commercial port named Portus Hannibalis. Taken by the Moors in 716, the settlement began to be referred to as Albur, and gained an impressive castle, with only vestiges remaining. This bastion was conquered in 1189, by the forces of King Sancho I of Portugal, with help from Crusader forces. It was retaken two years, and definitively reconquered in 1250. Rebuilt by King Denis in 1300, it served for 500 years the coastal defences against attacks by pirates and privateers until it was destroyed in 1755 by the tsunami and earthquake that devastated Lisbon.

Although the 1755 earthquake resulted in the death of only one person, it was responsible for the destruction of homes, the fort, the Facho tower, and the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Ajuda, in addition to altering the river's course. Its effects also resulted in the decrease of the local population by 1000 residents; by 1900 the population included less than 3014 souls, owing to the effects of the earthquake.

In the closing decades of the 15th century Alvor was a centre of the Jewish community in Portugal.

Alvor has many bars and restaurants. We will give you our favourites!

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Praia do alvor beach

Fabulous 4km beach with golden sand... ideal for a great day on the beach

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Praia do Amado & surf

Amado is a large beach stretching along three valleys. The warm red and ochre hues of the cliffs dominate to the north; and to the south, the grey of the craggy schist rocks once again comes to the fore. Amado Beach is famed for its versatile, diversified waves that justify the constant presence of on-site surfing schools. It is a frequent venue for national and international competitions in the sport. Despite being a very popular beach, you can still find some peaceful spots if you walk along the sands for a bit. A network of walkways leads visitors to various parts of the beach and to viewpoints overlooking it. There is road access via the cliff to the north, allowing you to reach Bordeira Beach, passing by the place known as Pontal and the curious fishing harbour at Zimbreirinha, where the boats are moored on wooden platforms suspended on the cliff. Along the route, there are various stopping points from which you can admire the stunning scenery along this stretch of coast.
With the right winds this is a family favourite to surf.... on the way back we recommend a stop at one of the favourite local restaurants.

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Visit Lagos

Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, due to its variety of tourist-friendly beaches, rock formations (Ponta da Piedade), bars, restaurants and hotels, renowned for its vibrant summer nightlife and parties. Yet, Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, frequent home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade. In 2012, travel website TripAdvisor, classified Lagos as the number one travel destination, on a list of "15 destinations on the rise" worldwide.

There is plenty to do and see. We will adapt recommendations to your needs.

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Driving Experience and Go Karting

Get behind the wheel of some of the most fantastic, powerful and exhilarating cars in the world and test your driving skills at the Autodromo Algarve Racing School.

Motor racing enthusiasts are able to enjoy a wealth of driving experiences, all in one place at the racing school with their varied high speed driving experiences.

Choose from top of the range cars including Porsche, Nissan and Peugeot and drive at top speeds around the international track and record the entire experience with a personalised video.

Take the wheel yourself or let one of the professionals guide you around the track for an unforgettable dream driving experience in the Algarve.

All of the different driving experiences have been put together by those who love motor racing and are keen to share their passion, while tailoring experiences to the levels and desires of those coming to the track for the day.

You the younger ones the Karting track is absolutely fabulous!

driving experience at the Portimão f1 internacional circuit

Water slides

If waterparks are your thing then Slide and Splash, one of the largest waterparks in the Algarve, will tick all the boxes. Brave the Kamikaze and the Black Hole or race your friends on the Banzai speed lanes. Away from the slides, there’s an Olympic-sized swimming pool if you want to relax and a fun-packed kids’ area with colourful animal features and a tipping water bucket.

We can suggest best visiting hours and how to avoid the busiest days!

slide and splash and other water parks like zoomarine close to the house

Sky diving, tennis, padel, golf, wine tasting, nature walks, bird watching..... and so much more. Please let us know what you would like. We will do our best to make it happen!

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