Just a short drive away from Albufeira, Zoomarine Albufeira is a theme and water park located in Guia, one of Albufeira’s parishes, so it will not be hard to find this wonderful venue offering a number of different marine experiences, as well as animal presentations and theme rides.
If you are visiting Albufeira, in sunny Algarve, southern region of Portugal, lying on the beach all day long may seem just like the perfect holiday for you and your family. However, if you fancy something different — quite different indeed — and are willing to explore the outskirts of Albufeira, Zoomarine Albufeira might as well be the perfect option.
Zoomarine Albufeira is absolutely great for children and yet it is well worth a visit if you are not travelling with any. There are a number of activities throughout the entire day that will keep you and your family busy, entertained and, most of all, happy.
The dolphins are definitely the greatest attraction at Zoomarine Albufeira and usually give three shows a day in the large dolphin area, although you are more than welcome to visit them any time you want. This obviously gives visitors a chance to get to know more about this mammal, its behaviour, habits, and interaction skills.
Sea lions and seals are also main characters at Zoomarine Albufeira, accounting as well for three shows a day, though you can visit them, too, at their compounds and observe how they behave below the surface.
The aquarium is set in the middle of the park and features a large variety of sea specimen, such as sand tiger sharks that can grow up to 2.1 metres or higher and are an absolute thrill to watch. It is also possible to interact with a few of the creatures and you can have your children happily touch stingrays, turtles and even baby sharks.
In addition to this, Zoomarine Albufeira also lets you observe parrot shows, reptile shows, and other wildlife presentations. For both these presentations and the dolphins shows, make sure you keep an eye on the schedules and arrive a little bit earlier, as these can be very popular and keep you from watching from a good seat.
Zoomarine Albufeira also features a 4D cinema, which uses digital animation and technology in a level that will help your experience be enhanced and improved in an awesome way. The swimming pool area is perfect for resting from all the rides at the park as you take a few breaths before going back to the thrill.
Education and conservation are a huge part in Zoomarine Albufeira’s mission and philosophy as far as environmental and ecological realities and problems are concerned. The park offers a range of educational programmes throughout the season, regardless of age or background.
For schedules, programme suggestions, school visits, tickets, and other promotions, refer to the Zoomarine website and enjoy every piece of Algarve’s most awesome Theme and Water Park.