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The best activities in the Algarve for groups – sporty

If you’re traveling to the Algarve with a group, you’ll have to plan a bit ahead. Going to a restaurant with a group of 10 may require previous reservations. The same applies to watersports and boat tours in the Algarve. Today we’ll share our top 5 best activities in the Algarve for groups. The segment we aim for today is the sporty and young segment. Later this month, we’ll share another 5 best activities in the Algarve for groups that prefer less sporty nautic activities. 

There are a lot of nautical activities in the Algarve. We tried to pick the top 5 most popular activities in the Algarve for groups based on our experience. Prices range from 15 € to 55 € per person and there are things to do for all tastes and all along the coastline of the Algarve.

Top 5 most popular activities in the Algarve for groups

Kayak tour Benagil

Kayak tour Benagil is one of the most popular activities in the Algarve for groups

  1. Kayak tour in Benagil

The kayak tour in Benagil is one of the most popular activities in the Algarve for groups booked on Seabookings. This tour will take you to the most impressive rock formations of the worldwide known Cave of Benagil.

The kayak tour in Benagil starts at Praia de Benagil and will make a nice route along the stunning coastline of the region of Benagil. You’ll pass by the emblematic secluded beaches of Marinha and Carvalho and be able to paddle into stunning caves.

This kayak tour in Benagil is one of the best activities in the Algarve for groups because you can join a group of friends (up to 10) and have a lot of fun. The guides are super friendly and speak several languages. Each kayak takes two people. The kayak tour in Benagil is continuously assisted by a motorboat.

  • Duration: 01:00
  • Location: Praia de Benagil
  • Available Seats: 10
  • Price: 15 €
Stand up paddle boarding Lagos best activities in the Algarve for groups

Stand-up paddle boarding in Lagos is one of the best activities in the Algarve for groups

  1. Stand-up paddle in Lagos

If you’re looking for the best activities in the Algarve for groups and you’re near Lagos with a sporty group, go for stand-up paddle in Lagos! Stand-up paddle, also know as SUP, is basically, standing on a huge surfboard and moving forth with a paddle while standing or sitting on your knees. We went to try out stand-up paddle in Lagos and we confirm that one of the big advantages of this sport is its easiness to learn. After a short intro on the beach, you’re ready to go!

This is one of the most popular activities in the Algarve for groups as the guides are very flexible and will adapt according to the wishes of your group. The guides and experienced SUPpers and happy to share their knowledge about the sport itself and about the region.  Stand-up paddle in Lagos can be done at several locations like Ponta da Piedade or even to the hidden Praia da Ingrina near the west coast (transfer included).

  • Duration: 02:00
  • Location: Praia Dona Ana, Lagos
  • Available Seats: 8
  • Price: 35 €
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Surfing is one oft he greatest activities in the Algarve for groups

  1. Surfing on the west coast

For the most adventurous and sporty people, on of best activities in the Algarve for groups is surfing on the west coast. You’ll be picked up (5€ extra per person) at your accommodation near Lagos or meet at Praia do Amado on the west coast. Praia do Amado is a great beach to learn how to surf or to catch some waves if you’ve already got some experience.

This surfing experience is one of the greatest activities in the Algarve for groups because it’s a lot of fun to learn surfing together! This surfing experience takes the whole day and includes two surf lessons of 1h30 each by experienced instructors. All the surf equipment and sport insurance is included. Food and drinks are not included. Feel free to bring your own (something light to eat in between the two surf lessons) or grab something at the local cafe.

  • Duration: full day
  • Location: Lagos / Praia do Amado
  • Available Seats: 10
  • Price: 55 €
Snorkeling from a boat is one of the coolest activities in the Algarve for groups

Snorkeling from a boat is one of the coolest activities in the Algarve for groups

  1. Snorkeling from Albufeira

This snorkeling tour from Albufeira is one of the most popular activities in the Algarve for groups as you’ll get on a boat and go to the best snorkeling spots of the Algarve! The 2-hour snorkeling in Albufeira will take you and your friends to explore the under-water world of Albufeira. The snorkelling tour is done from a boat. This allows access to the best snorkelling spots around Albufeira and to exclusive areas far from the busy touristic zones.

This snorkeling tour is one of the best activities in the Algarve for groups because it’s suitable for the whole group. In fact, if you don’t want to snorkel, you can simply enjoy the sun on board). During your snorkeling tour, you’ll be joined by an experienced and friendly team who will be happy to teach you all the tips and tricks for snorkeling.

  • Duration: 02:00
  • Location: Marina de Albufeira
  • Available Seats: 10
  • Price: 30 €
Jetboat Algarve is one of the fastest activities in the Algarve for groups

Jetboat Algarve is one of the fastest activities in the Algarve for groups

  1. Jet boat in Albufeira

The jet boat in Albufeira is without doubt one of the best activities in the Algarve for groups who love speed and adrenaline! This is a thrilling 60-minute ride on a jet boat where your whole group of friends will enjoy an adrenaline boost. You’ll scream with amusement as the experienced skipper performs tricky maneuvers over the water. 360-degree spins and power slides are part of the menu.

Grab your friends together and cruise along white-sand beaches, caves, rock formations of Albufeira on the super cool jet boat. You might even be lucky to spot some dolphins!

  • Duration: 01:00
  • Location: Marina de Albufeira
  • Available Seats: 10
  • Price: 45 €

These are some of the best activities in the Algarve for groups that like sporty and exciting water experiences. Of course there are many more, let us know if you’ve got any suggestions or questions. To book, please be on time. Boats and tours tend to get fully booked for days during the high season, specially for these best activities in the Algarve for groups. Enjoy!