Tips for your Algarve Easter holidays
It’s almost Easter! Are you lucky to have booked your Easter holidays in the Algarve, the South of Portugal? Cool!
We’ll share some tips on the best activities during this time of the year. Most activities and things to do in the Algarve depend on the weather and ocean conditions.
The good news is that temperatures have been ranging between 10 and 18ºC. January and February normally are quite rainy months, but between rain sunny days can defenitly be enjoyed.
Today was a sunny day, but you never know what to expect from tomorrow. Given the volatility of the rain, we recommend you to be prepared for both.
Bring some outfits for sunny spring weather but also for rainy days. Spring, considering March & April as rainy months, and May, the first extreme sunny days can be enjoyed.
The Algarve is mostly visited to enjoy nature and specifically the ocean. In fact, the south of Portugal has stunning beaches and an impressive coastline. That’s why most of the activities are related to the ocean.
On easter sunday, some families just prefer to enjoy family holidays in a region with many things to do. Outdoor activities, boat tours, watersports, day tours, and a lot of others.
We’ve seen a trend over the years and realized that boat tours, either to the caves or the dolphins, are the most popular activities during your Algarve Easter holidays.
The best things to do in Easter in Lagos are:
Dolphin watching in Lagos is, with no doubt, one of the most popular activities in the Algarve.
Out of all boat tours and water sports, the dolphin watching boat tours are the favourite under families. Kids love dolphins and adults get emotional on seeing these mammals in their natural habitat.
Most dolphin watching tours take about 90min and depart from the Marina of Lagos. There are several kind of boats that do these tours, from big stable ones to speedy and agile rigid inflatable boats. Choosing the type of boat is a matter of personal preference.
The dolphin watching tours from Lagos are suitable for all ages, from two-years-old to 80-years-old. We even went on a tour on a rigid inflatable boat with our 80 years old granddad once.
If you’ve got back or neck problems, then you might want to check the ocean conditions before and choose the boat accordingly.
Dolphin watching tours are a true adventure. The dolphins are wild animals and as they are not fed, you never know when and if you’ll find them.
Dolphins and other marine life are spotted on about 90% of the tours, so the chance is very high. Yet, please bear in mind that seeing marine life is not given.
Dolphin watching tours are very safe and life-vests are mandatory.
Cave boat tours
The whole coastline of the Algarve is known for its amazing rock formations and marine caves.
The regions of Lagos and Benagil are particularly known for their unique beauty. To be able to enjoy the beauty of the coastline, boat tours are very popular.
Many families and groups of friends choose the grotto tours as the outdoor activity of their Easter holidays in the Algarve.
Among all activities in the Algarve, the cave tours are mostly sought by families and elder people as the tours are very calm.
These boat trips are ideal for nature lovers and people who like to take pictures. The rock formations and grotões are very photogenic!
The cave boat tours can be one to two hours and there are also several different types of vessels you can choose from.
Some days the boats cannot go out because of the ocean conditions, but fortunately, this is rare. Cave tours in Lagos are very safe and life vests are mandatory.
Benagil cave boat tour
Benagil is one of the most impressive marine caves in Portugal and even Europe. The best way to observe this impressive cave is by boat.
That’s why the boat tours to the cave of Benagil are a very popular activity for the Easter holidays in the Algarve.
Again, there are several types of vessels and even different locations of departure. While some boat tours to Benagil start at the fishermen’s beach called Carvoeiro, others start in Armação de Pêra.
We are specialized in Benagil boat tours, and offer over 30 tours to this cave.
Cave and dolphin boat tour in Albufeira
If you’re staying near Albufeira, you’re lucky because you can go on the cave and dolphin boat tour.
This tour combines the best out of the activities in the Algarve described above. This is one of the most popular things to do during any holiday in this region.
This tour will show you the beauty of the rock formations and caves of the coastline in the region of Albufeira and also take you on a dolphin-watching adventure.
This boat tour departs from the Marina of Albufeira and there are two different types of vessels.
If any of these boat tours sound good to you and you’d like to include them in your plans for your Easter holidays in the Algarve, we recommend you book as soon as possible. We also recommend booking your flights and hotel or villas in the Algarve on time to benefit from the best prices!
During the holiday season, some boat tours, like these that are the most popular ones, may get fully booked. So, book now and avoid disappointment and waiting lines.
If you’re looking for more or other tips for your Algarve holiday, let us know. We’d be happy to help! Happy Easter and enjoy the region!