Algarve Holiday Guide: Top Things To Do Around Us

Are you planning to travel to the Algarve and stay at Quinta dos Capinhas? Make the most of your holidays with our amazing travel tips.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination in Portugal, the Algarve coast is the perfect place to go. With its stunning beaches and array of activities, there’s something for everyone here. In this blog post, we’ll tell you about some of our favorite things to do in the area around Quinta dos Capinhas. So if you’re considering staying at one of our holiday homes, be sure to read on!

The Algarve is a perfect place for amazing family holidays

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s no wonder this region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal. The Algarve has some of the best beaches in Europe, and there are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Where is Quinta dos Capinhas located?

Our guest houses and vineyard are located near some of the most beautiful beaches and attractions in southern Portugal. More specifically, in the municipality of Lagoa, right next to a charming village called Porches.

Take a look at the map below to get to know better where we are:

As you can see, we are located around 35 minutes away from the airport in Faro, in between the mountains and the sea.

Here are some of our top recommendations for things to do during your stay with us!

Top things to do in the Algarve around our homes

Marinha beach

This secluded beach is located near our guest houses and is one of the most beautiful in the Algarve. With stunning rock formations, beautiful colors, and an authentic natural vibe, Marinha beach is perfect for a relaxing day by the sea.

It has been pointed out several times as one of the best beaches in Europe by Forbes, and it’s located only 15 minutes away from your holiday home in Quinta dos Capinhas.

Visit the Benagil cave

This natural wonder is a must-see when you’re in the Algarve. The Benagil cave is a unique rock formation that boats can only reach. It’s called an Algar, which is a sea cave with a hole on top – and a small beach inside. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?

Algarve Holiday Guide_ Top Things To Do Around Quinta dos Capinhas

In order to visit the Benagil cave, you can take a boat or kayak tour from one of the nearby beaches, or you can even go swimming in the crystal-clear waters. Even though it gets packed with tourists in the summer, it’s still a worth visit. Our local tip is to join an early-morning tour to the cave to avoid the crowds and also see the cave from the coast.

But you can take a walk along the cliffs and marvel at one of the most beautiful places in Portugal. And the best part? Our holiday homes are just 17 minutes away from it.

Silves Castle

If you’re looking for a different type of attraction in the Algarve, that means not beaches, you’re going to like Silves. This city was once the Moorish capital of the Algarve kingdom, and its beautiful castle is still standing tall and proud.

This well-preserved Moorish castle is a great place to learn about the history of the Algarve. Silves Castle is located just a short drive from our guest houses, and you can truly feel you’re in a different Algarve here.

Cliff and beach of Nossa Senhora da Rocha

Picture this: a long, narrow cliff that balances over the sea, dividing two golden beaches, with a small Algarve chapel on top. This is a true place, and it’s located only 5 minutes away from our vineyard. In fact, the cliff of Nossa Senhora da Rocha is an idea for a longer walk if you’re into it.

Quinta dos Capinhas is located in the best area of the Algarve

It’s simply stunning and represents everything that is right with the Algarve. The traditional chapel, the sea, the romance… Truly inspiring. Definitely worth a visit!


This family-friendly attraction is a great place to spend a day. Located in Albufeira, at 12 minutes from our holiday homes, Zoomarine features rides, shows, and educational exhibits about marine life.


This traditional fishing village is a great place to try some fresh seafood. Not to mention, Ferragudo has one of the most photogenic sunsets in the entire Algarve.

Ferragudo is a must visit in the Algarve region

It’s also home to a beautiful sandy beach where you can relax and soak up the sun. Only 20-minutes away from Quinta dos Capinhas, definitely, a great place to go and enjoy the delicious local cuisine.

Armação de Pêra beach

This is another one of our favorite beaches in the Algarve. It’s perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the stunning views. The Pescadores beach is fantastic for a day with the family.

The city of Armação de Pêra is just a 5-minutes drive away from our vineyard, so you can go grocery shopping and stop for some ice cream by the beach all at the same time.

Salgados lagoon and beach

Speaking of animal life, the Salgados lagoon is also worth a visit. It’s a natural reserve with flamingos and other bird species that attract many bird watching fans to the Algarve.

The Salgados lagoon is a top place to visit in the Algarve

It also has wooden walkways and an excellent beach facing the dunes called Praia Grande de Pera. A short 15-minute drive will take you there, but it’s also a great place for a bike ride.

Are you ready for your Algarve holidays with Quinta dos Capinhas?

We hope you enjoy your stay in the Algarve! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly staff members. We’re always happy to help!

Have you been to the Algarve? What are your favorite things to do in this beautiful region? Let us know in the comments below!

Check out our other blog posts for more ideas on things to do in Portugal.

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