Have an unforgettable experience discovering the sea caves and grottoes along the coast at Lagos. In Ferragudo, at the mouth of the river Arade, you can relive the times of the old explorers, crossing the waters in a modern caravel. Alternatively, zip between the rocky formations and sheer cliffs in a catamaran. A cruise between Albufeira and Vilamoura offers the opportunity for total relaxation. Drop anchor off an isolated beach, and if wished, the service includes a sardine barbecue with music, be it live or to your own choosing.
A boat can also take you right into the bird habitats of the Ria Formosa Natural Park for a day out certain to leave you with many memories. The Ria Formosa is a lagoon system stretching for some 60 kilometres. Simply let the wind carry you past its peninsulas, islands and natural canals.
On Ilha Deserta, including the Cape of Santa Maria, there is a vast stretch of sand, natural vegetation and an ocean beach with crystalline waters, one of the natural highlights in the east of cosmopolitan Algarve.