Want to try surfing? Or SUP? Or maybe kitesurfing? Let AltaVista make your dream a reality


The Algarve has fast become the most popular destination for activity holidays. With fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, world-class surf sports and national parks such as the Costa Vicentina, it is the perfect place to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. With more than 30 activities to choose from, there’s something for every budget and lifestyle. All activities can be pre-booked.  In summer, we recommend pre-booking activities to avoid disappointment.


We surf pretty much 365 days a year in The Algarve. On the west coast we have the Atlantic rollers and on the south coast we have the more sheltered Algarve. Enjoy lessons at the best surf camps in Europe as you take in the breathtaking beauty of Portugal. Best to Book in Advance

• Lessons for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
• Free Transfers and Picnic Lunch,
• Wetsuits and Boards all Included

Off Peak €
Apr May Jun
Peak €
Jul Aug Sep Oct
1 day6070
3 days165195
5 days250300


The Algarve is perfect for kitesurfing with brilliant wind conditions. In summer we get the northerly ‘Nortada’ winds, picking up in early afternoon and creating fabulous conditions for learning to Kite on a shallow lagoon sheltered from the tides and currents. Book in Advance.

• 3 Hour Course – Introduction to the basics of flying a kite
• 7 Hour Course – Gets you on the board and moving
• 10 Hour Course- Gets you to a level to practise on your own.

KitesurfingPrice €
Fundamentals3 hour course120
On board and moving7 hour course220
Get to Kite on your own10 hour course300
Advanced tricks/jumps 15 hour course415


SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) is the fastest growing watersport ever!  It’s easy to learn, great exercise for all fitness levels and perfect for soaking up the Portuguese sun. Explore amazing secret beaches, caves and grottoes along the beautiful Algarve coast. Leaving the Lodge every morning at 7:45am

• All boards are large and perfect for beginners
• Learning is easy and will include safety and basic techniques
• Within a short time you will be exploring the coast

Sunrise Grottos
Lake tour
2.5 hrs50
All Day River Tour7 hrs65
Wave SUP Intro3 -4 hrs110


With it’s stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, tranquil waters and sheltered south coast, the Algarve is the perfect place to kayak and snorkel.  Our expert guides will take you to secret coves, grottoes and beaches that are only accessible from the sea. 

• Kayak through grottoes, secluded beaches and caves
• Guided tours with our expert guide
• Opportunity to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters

KayakingBeachDurationPrice €
Kayaking + Snorkelling Luz3 hrs55
Grotto Tour + guideLagos Batata2hr 30m35


Unwind, refresh and restore balance in the body with the healing powers of Yoga and Massage! You will walk away feeling more rejuvenated in the mind, body and spirit and the knowledge to maintain this daily.

• Experienced yoga and massage hosts.
• Tranquil yoga garden and purpose built covered yoga studio
• Morning yoga lessons on ocean front gardens (15 mins walk)

Yoga and MassageDurationPrice €
Yoga1 hour12
Full Body Massage1 hour60
Back Massage30 min30


The Algarve offers fantastic diving locations, with reefs, caves, underwater rock formations and ship wrecks, all with crystal clear waters. It is the perfect place to learn to scuba dive. Please Book Courses in Advance. 

• One day course will get you making your first dive at sea
• Get PADI qualified - 3 day advanced course
• Advanced courses for open water, rescue and divemaster

Scuba DivingDurationPrice €
BeginnersPool + sea dive1 day110
Scuba Diver certificatedown to 18m4 days300
PADI Advanceddown to 30m2 - 3 days350
Qualified Diversown / rented equipper dive35 to 55


The Algarve is the perfect backdrop for your horse riding adventure with unspoiled countrysides, beautiful beaches and the national parks of the west coast. Best to Book in Advance.

• Riding for all Levels from Beginners up to Advanced
• Explore our Tracks and Trails through Unspoilt Countryside
• Local Family run Stable with over 20 Horses
• Discovery and Adventure Packages over 3 Days

Horse RidingDuration in SaddleDescriptionPrice
Beginners1 hour 20 minsLocal area60
Pathfinder2 hoursCountryside75
Safari3 hoursCoast & Country105
Adventure5 hoursForest & Valleys160


Famous for it’s wild Atlantic cliffs at Sagres and stunning coastlines, it’s easy to see why the Algarve is a climbers paradise! From sporting climbs to deep water soloing and adventure, you’ll find the perfect climb no matter your level. Best to Book in Advance.

• Climbing spots around Lagos, Sagres and Rocha da Pena
• Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
• Climbing shoes and equipment provided
• Rock and Surf - rock climbing and surfing are great combo

Rock ClimbingAt RockfaceHalf dayFull Day
Max 62 hrs5065
Private (1 -3 pers)4 hrs150195

MTB beginner / intermediate

The vast ‘Vincente’ national park and spectacular coastline create the most amazing trails so it is not surprising that The Algarve was voted the top Mountain Biking destination in Europe. Best to Book in Advance

• Beach, Cliff top or Barrao Valley half day trail rides
• Canal, Wild West, Lagos, South Coast or Barao Valley Full Day
• Bike included - Scenic, intermediate and expert routes

MTB Trail RidesHalf dayFull Day
South Coast / Barao Valley4080
Super Coast / Wild West-80
Lagos Loop / Canal Ride-80
Cliff Top / Beach Ride40-

MTB advanced

From extreme to serene, we have it all. The Monchique Hills with 1000m of extinct volcanoes are an exhilarating challenge for ‘All Mountain’ enthusiasts. The Algarve was voted the top ‘All Mountain’ biking destination in Europe. Book in Advance.

• MTB Mountain Rides to suit Intermediate and Experts
• Transport, Uplifts, Bike Hire included. Many hand built tracks.
• Summit to Sea + Enduru up to 3000m of Vertical Descents

Enduro (All Mountain)Transport and BikeFull day100
Summit to seaTransport and BikeFull Day90
Dam DescentTransport and BikeFull Day90


Let´s go flying – an unforgettable experience. This must be the most amazing ‘selfie’ that you will ever post, a thrill that defies belief and spectacular views of the Algarve coastline that only those crazy and brave enough to jump out of a plane at 15,000 ft could ever hope to experience. Book on Arrival.

• The Algarve #1 skydive experience!
• Tandem jumps include tuition and equipment
• Beginner and advanced lessons
• Jump from the highest altitude in Europe

Sky DivingHeightPrice
Tandem Jump12000 ft / 3600m160
Tandem Jump15000 ft / 5000m200


Try coasteering, climb along the edge of the stunning Algarve coastline and jump and swim into the Atlantic Ocean. Our team can show you the best spots to jump in from, places to slide down or caves to swim through. The Algarve coast is your playground. Book on Arrival.

• Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
• All equipment included
• Explore hidden beaches, amazing cliffs and rock formations.

CoasteeringDurationPrice €
Cliff jumping
Rock climbing
Swimming through caves
Free transport3 hours55


The only cable wakeboard park in the Algarve offers ideal, calm conditions that will get you up on a board in no time. Come discover the thrill of wakeboarding! Book on Arrival.

• Beginners course guarantees to get you up on a board
• Beginners to advanced lessons
• Ramps and jumps to test the more advanced
• Master cable wakeboarding and get ready for the sea.
• Westsuit and all equipment included. Cafe on site.

Wakeboard ParquePrice
Beginners Course60
Advanced 20 mins wakeboarding32


Praia da Luz catches the ‘Nortada’, an offshore northwest wind that provides excellent conditions for sailing.  Winds are often at their best late afternoon. Book on Arrival.

• Includes all equipment and instruction
• Safety boat and safety briefing
• Beginner and advanced lessons

Hobie Cat Wave 13rental per hour30
Dart 26rental per hour35
Lessons1 hr 30 mins50


Experience the thrill of waterskiing or wakeboarding towed by a powerful speedboat.  Our experienced instructors will skilfully get beginners up and gliding on the water and test the most advanced by creating a wake for jumps. Praia da Luz is just a few minutes walk from AltaVista. Book on Arrival.

• Powerful speedboat and experienced instructors
• Beginners to advanced
• Calmest waters are usually in the morning

Power BoatPrice
Waterskiing15 mins25
Wakeboarding15 mins25
Lessons15 mins50


The sweeping bay of Luz provides ideal conditions for these powerful machines with a designated safe course where you can enjoy the thrills and excitement of fast turns and speed. Get wet and have a blast. Book on Arrival.

• No licence needed. No speed limits
• Lifejacket, ski jet and fuel included
• Safety boat and safety area for jetskiing

Up to 2 persons20 mins50
Up to 2 persons30 mins70

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