If you are looking for the thrill of flying, flyboarding is a new water sport that might be just what you are looking for. It is fast becoming popular as it provides a unique experience where you are flying high above the water. In case you were wondering how it works, you have a helmet, lifejacket and boots that are attached to a board and the device is powered by water propelled through a hose, attached to a jet ski which promises an adrenaline rush like no other. You can do this at multiple beaches across the Algarve, including at Moments Watersports at Armação de Pêra beach.
If you are looking for an action-packed experience then Jet Skiing may be the experience for you! It is sure to be thrilling in the Algarvian waters as you discover the incredible coast and it is the perfect activity for beginners and pros alike. Jet Ski rentals are offered at most beaches across the Algarve including in Vilamoura, Albufeira, Armação de Pêra and Portimão. Ski Molhado Watersports at Praia da Oura in Albufeira have fantastic reviews where they don’t only offer jet skiing rentals but also Parasailing, Water Skiing, Jet Bikes, Banana boat and Rings Rides!
Kayak Tours have become increasingly popular in the Algarve as a much-treasured form of exploring gems such as the famous Benagil caves in Carvoeiro. It is particularly special because you can reach caves and beaches that are usually inaccessible whilst accessing breathtaking views. Ponta da Piedade, Lagos is another great spot as it is one of the most famous attractions in the Algarve and so experiencing kayaking there is spectacular. Navigate through the natural scenery of the Algarve coast and experience hidden caves up close.
Stand Up Paddle
Stand-up paddle is a fun and exciting way to explore Algarve’s fascinating nature and beautiful coastline as well as getting those arms nice and toned. In this active tour, you get to glide along the water and see breath-taking cliffs, paddle through secret caves and swim at secret beaches. Albufeira Surf Sup is a great option if you are looking to experience Stand Up Paddle as they have qualified and friendly instructors and provide you with everything you could need for the best experience.
The Algarve is not really known for its snorkeling, however the warm weather throughout the year makes the Algarve waters a privileged spot to explore. The best beaches to experience snorkeling include Praia do Martinhal in Sagres due to its transparent waters which allows you to make interesting discoveries. Additionally, Praia do Burgau, Praia de Benagil and Praia Dona Ana are also great options. In terms of tours, Snorkeling Lagos comes with great reviews whether you have experience or are a complete beginner. They are local dive masters who provide all the equipment and guide you in groups and speak multiple languages so you should definitely check them out if you are interested in a guided tour.
The Algarve is blessed with beautiful beaches that boast great waves and warm waters even in the winter. The Western Algarve is arguably the best place to surf although many beginners also enjoy Albufeira and Faro for surfing despite it getting quite busy in the summer. Known beach locations for the best surfing is renowned surf town Sagres with Praia do Tonel as a particular hotspot, Beliche located between Sagres and Cabo da São Vicente, Arrifana in Aljezur, Odeceixe, Zavial (Raposeira) and Porto de Mós (Lagos).
Experience the Algarve from a different point of view! Parasailing is an unforgettable experience so why not experience the panoramic views that the Algarve has to offer whilst flying over the water with family or friends. The beauty of this water sport is that it can be done all year round, is suitable for children and you can even parasail with two or three people at the same time. Parasailing Vilamoura offers the complete experience and describe what it involves “Parasailing involves "towing" a parachute behind the boat creating an upwind to keep you high in the sky. Reducing the speed and direction of the boat will lower you gently back down to the water level.”