One of the most popular places in Europe to go in the summer holidays is the southern coast of Portugal, to the city of Albufeira. It is just a short trip from Faro airport to Albufeira; transfers between the two will likely take you through parts of the stunning coastline that gives the area its nickname – "The Gateway to the Algarve".
The city has a history that dates back to the Roman days, when it was known as Baltum; the influx in trading with the North Africans ruled in it being given its current name. When traveling on the Faro airport to Albufeira transfers, you may pass by a number of attractions that can serve as potential entertainment for when you're not up for lazing about on the beach or hitting surf for a paddle or sailing adventure. In particular, keep your eyes peeled for the towers and slides of the Acquashow Park and the ocean-centric and fun Zoomarine theme park.
As you make your way to the Gateway to the Algarve with the simple and effective Faro airport to Albufeira transfers, you will see the signs leading to the Acquashow Park. The park itself is a unique hybrid of water park and theme park, with a dash of animal fun thrown in for good measure. The water park has nine different rides and slides that cater to a variety of abilities and ages. From the Lazy River, where you can float along and relax, to the crazy White Fall drop, where you plunge down a slide into a pool of waiting water, to the water play land aimed at younger visitors – there is something for everyone at the Acquashow Park. Heading on over to the more theme oriented side of the park, you do not even need to dry off before jumping on on the Water Coaster, which is the largest water coaster in Europe. With a height of over 23 meters, the plunges and rises will have your heart racing before you finally end the journey in yet another pool of water. In other areas of the park there is also a space center where you can learn about going to the moon, and even time travel involving characters from Portuguese history in the park's very own museum.
Located just a few minutes from the heart of Albufeira, in Guia, Zoomarine Park has a mix of a rides and shows, combining the best elements of animal shows, water rides and theme park fun. Be sure to make it to your seat in time to watch the seals and sea lion shows before heading over to the choreographed dolphin show, followed by the high divers. Then for some entertainment on dry land, check out the birds of prey and the tropical birds on the eastern side of the park. Before calling it a day, make sure you pay a visit to the sharks in the aquarium before enjoying the sea turtle adventure in 4D and sometimes going for a swim in the Zoomarine Park's pools to cool down – after all, having fun is hot work!
The convenient Faro airport to Albufeira transfers make it easy and convenient to book a holiday to this lovely part of the world. And, if you're traveling with the family, these two theme parks will go down a treat.