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Vila Alba ResortVila Alba Resort

Experiences Information

In the Resort:

Spa Alba - The treatments are more than mere pampering. They help to balance the senses and work deeply to restore equilibrium. Their aim is to stimulate the body´s own natural healing powers. Only when the entire mind, body and soul are rested, then true healing may begin. Include 6 treatment rooms, separate saunas, turkish bath and sensation shower, and a relaxation room with heated water beds. At a separate corner, with a magnificent garden and ocean view, there is an indoor heated pool, with water jets, a Jacuzzi, and a gymnasium. 

Walks by the cliffs – following the winding outlines of the cliffs, offering walkers unique views of the coastal landscape. It is possible to arrive to Marinha Beach with a walk of 20 minutes, but there are several others paths to be done, offering to the walkers unique views of the Algarvian landscape. The closest one is the Seven Hanging Valleys Walk follows the winding outlines of the cliffs, extending 5.7 km from the Vale Centianes Beach to the Marinha Beach.

Bicycle, buggy, motorbike, or scooter rentals - for individual use or for guided tours, you will find a new way to discover the Algarve. Please ask more information at the reception.

Experiences nearby:

Visit to the “Algares” or Sea Caves – if you visit the Algarve, you cannot miss the visit to these extraordinary geological marvels. The most famous sea cave is the Algar de Benagil that is only at 3 km from Vila Alba. There is also others Algares nearby, as the Algar dos Capitães at 350 m or the Algar da Albandeira at 1 km.

Visit the Caves - a relaxing trip to the region’s most beautiful sea caves. The Vale Centianes Beach have a privileged location to offer this unique und unforgettable trip. 

Boat trips - Whether you are looking to discover the caves, see wild dolphins, or simply relax on a cruise with a tasty beach BBQ, there is plenty of choices in the Algarve for boat trips.

Speedboat hire - for private hire with the purpose of touring the coast.

Skydive - The Tandem jump or the Parachute Jump is the adventure experience most popular in Portugal, and the easiest way to do a parachute jump. 

Horse riding - The Algarve is the perfect place to enjoy nature with these magnificent creatures. Either alone or in a group, with family or with your romantic partner, you have many trails to discover, and this experience will ensure you will have a day to remember. It is also possible to have riding lessons, riding lessons for children and pony walking. 

Seafaris – Dolphin Watch: Dolphin Watching trip is a truly unique holiday experience for all the family. See Dolphins in their Natural Habitat. 

Seafaris – Fishing: Enjoy a great fishing day with family and friends. Deep sea Fishing, Shark Fishing, Big Game Fishing. 

Kayaktours – Trips are around three hours long and include stops at secluded beaches for resting and snorkeling. 

Future Surfing School: SUP Tours and Caves - they start at the beach in the Marina of Portimão, at River Arade river mouth with some local SUP coaches. This activity fits any person with even little or no experience of touring SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding, as it takes place in flat waters. Kitesurf - in the Alvor river mouth, lagoon and beach, only 5 minutes’ drive from Future Surfing School and Praia da Rocha are some of the best natural conditions in Portugal for kitesurfing!

Parasailing – an unforgettable experience that provides a panoramic view over the city of Albufeira, flying up to 80 meters in altitude in a single, double, or triple flight.

Water Sports - if you would like to spend a different day and you are looking for something exciting and fun, try the various water sports available as water ski, wakeboard and inflatable.

Golf - Nearby there are several golf courses with 18 holes as bellow:

  - Vale da Pinta- Pestana Golf Course - Location: Lagoa/Carvoeiro

 - Gramacho – Pestana Golf Course-  Location: Lagoa/Carvoeiro

 - Silves Golf Course – Pestana Group - Location: Silves

 - Oceânico O’ Connor Course - Location: Alcantarilha

 - Oceanico Faldo Course - Location: Alcantarilha

  - Penina Golf Course Sir Henry Cotton Championship Course - Location: Portimão

Thematic parks

Slide & Splash - Location: Lagoa (11 km)

Zoo de Lagos - Location: Lagos (45 km)

Krazy World Zoo - Location: Algoz (22 km)

Zoomarine - Location: Guia (15 km)

Fiesa - Location: Pêra (14 km)

Lagoa dos Salgados - Location: Salgados (18 km)

Sitio das Fontes: a unique natural space - Location: Lagoa (12 km)

Parque da Mina - Monchique - Location: Monchique (28 km)

Autodromo do Algarve - Location: Portimão (20 km)

The Nearest Beaches – Sun, Sea and sand!

Praia de Albandeira (150 m) - Location: Lagoa/Carvoeiro - The one just next to Vila Alba

Praia do Barranquinho (550m) - Location: Lagoa/Carvoeiro

Praia das Fontainhas - (1.2km) - Location: Lagoa

Praia da Marinha (1.5 km) - Location: Lagoa/Carvoeiro

Praia da Senhora da rocha (3.5km) - Location: Porches

Praia da Cova Redonda (4km) - Location: Porches

Praia de Armação de Pêra (10 km) - Location: Armação de Pera