Whether by day or at night, FIESA sand sculptures exhibition is something that must be seen to be believed. The talented sculptors of FIESA used about 40 thousand tons of a unique kind of sand, found only in this region, to build enormous sculptures that may be enjoyed by walking among them and taking photographs. During the day the numerous sand sculptures stand out against the blue sky, while at night they are enveloped in the magical atmosphere conjured up by the FIESA enclosure’s creative lights. Musical events and live entertainment regularly take place on the exhibition premises; for more details, please check FIESA special events programme.
Still going after more than 25 years, Zoomarine is the Algarve’s recreational site par excellence! Located in Guia, close to Albufeira, it receives thousands of visitors every year who are looking for fun, but also a close encounter with dolphins. Yet there are also seals and sea lions, as well as the Oceanus, an aquarium with 20 aquatic ecosystems and which even has sharks! And not just marine animals live at Zoomarine. Truth is that there is also a place for birds here - birds of prey and exotic birds such as macaws, parrots and cockatoos. And on very hot days, there’s nothing like diving from the beach of a true tropical island. Voted the seventh best in Europe in its category for 2013 and 2014 on the TripAdvisor travel website, Zoomarine is considered the best family theme park in the Algarve region, with several tourist attractions such as dolphin performances, seals and sea lions, tropical birds and birds of prey. It also features leisure activities, entertainment and environmental education within a space of more than 44 acres.
Slide & Splash
Inaugurated on June 10, 1986, Slide & Splash today encompasses an area of 17.3 acres in total, offering plenty of aquatic fun for all tastes and ages, as well as rest areas with lawns or lounge chairs, facilities with animal shows, massages and fish spa, several food courts and a shop. Slide & Splash guarantees each visitor the best fun possible, always with the highest standards of safety, hygiene and comfort, in accordance with decree law no. 5/97 of March, that regulates the activity of water parks in Portugal.
Aqualand Algarve is a huge water park full of amusements for children and adults, with large gardens and green spaces. Aqualand Algarve includes several recreational areas:
Here the more adventurous can try the Crazy Jump, Rapids, and Kamikaze among other amusements.
A semi-Olympic swimming pool and Surf Beach, a swimming pool with a beach and ocean waves, are two of the area’s attractions.
Two fully renovated children's swimming pools with numerous walkways in castles, fountains, slides and small slopes, all in shallow water for the little ones to stroll at ease.
Chill Out and Play
The Congo River is an attraction designed for relaxing after an adrenaline overload. Over the course of 270 metres, ensconced in a float, let yourself go and regain your energy for the next adventure!