What to do in the Algarve: Activities in Faro & Ria Formosa

What to do in the Algarve:

If you are on holiday and have chosen to stay in Faro or its surroundings and are looking for what to do in the Algarve, check our tours, activities and boat trips in Ria Formosa. The Ria Formosa Nature Park is one of the most beautiful protected areas in the Algarve and was recently elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. This is one of three protected areas not to be missed during your holidays in the Algarve and you explore on land or water.

Boat trips, and other things to do in Ria Formosa from Faro, Portugal

You can explore the Ria Formosa cruising the lagoon on a traditional boat of the Algarve. There are several options either a short boat trip in the Ria Formosa if you don't much time available or a longer boat tour that takes you exploring the channels until an island that looks like paradise on earth.
If one of things you like to do is exploring nature or even birdwatching, then we suggest our boat trip Through the Nature of Ria Formosa. Accompanied by one our local guides you'll explore this beautiful nature park and get to know the birds of Ria Formosa and also learn a bit more about this extraordinary habitat and  witness the local economic activities like clam farming. All these boat trips are perfect outings for you, your family and friends.

Another excellent suggestion is our catamaran boat trip to the islands of the Ria Formosa. This option takes to the Ilha Deserta and Farol Island and while on tour you'll be exploring slowly the channels of the Ria Formosa to fully enjoy this beautiful area. During the stop on the islands you can choose to explore the fauna and flora and witness the local traditions along an easy walk or simply enjoy the sunshine and the clear waters of the beach.

If you prefer a private boat trip for your family and friends, we have available a boat rental service in the Algarve with departures from the city of Faro. You can rent a boat and choose your own tour during your holiday in the Algarve. We have available several boats for rental and you may choose to rent traditional boats, catamarans, RIB boats or sailboats.

Dolphinwathing, sailing boat trips and kayaking in Ria Formosa from Faro, Portugal

If you are wondering of what to do with your family in the Algarve, then we suggest a dolphin watching boat trip in the Algarve. This is an intense experience that is really worth sharing with family and friends with the possibility of observing dolphins, seabirds and sea turtles.

Another suggestion is joining us on a sailing boat trip in Ria Formosa with your family and friends. Emotions are guaranteed and you may participate in all the maneuvers on board. You can come on a private boat trip and sail with us accompanied by professional and experienced skippers. Join us and enjoy the unique feeling of sailing in the Algarve.

Kayaking is another suggestion of what to do in the Algarve. You can either rent a kayak or join us on a kayak tour in Ria Formosa to explore the calm waters of this Natural Park, the channels and marshes until one of its islands.

For those who like surf, bodyboard and windsurf you don't need to bring your own material on your holidays in the Algarve. You can rent surfboards, suits and also other equipment.  And for those who like sport fishing, we have available for rent fishing rods so you can make your fishing program in the Algarve.

Cycling, guided walks, birdwatching and other things to do in Ria Formosa

For those who like cycling and want to go on a bike ride, you can rent a bike and discover the Algarve on your own. On comfortable bikes you can choose to cycle along the Ecovia Litoral. This route along the coast and the beaches of the Algarve was designed for those who like cycling and nature.
Bike tours in Ria Formosa
are also available and are another suggestion of things to do in the Algarve.

If you like history and culture, you can rent an audio guide to discover the beautiful Old City of Faro. The audio guides are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish and German and are an excellent way to explore the district capital of the Algarve.

For those who are found of walks, you also organize guided walks in Ria Formosa. Our local guides will let you know why the Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal during a leisurely walk in the Algarve.

And for those who like birding, we also organize birdwatching tours in Ria Formosa to some of the most interesting sites of the Algarve where you'll have excellent opportunities to observe rare birds in the company of a your guide.

These are our suggestions of what to do in the Algarve during your holidays. Feel free to contact us.