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What to do


Find some of the most fantastic activities available to do while you stay in Sunlight House. Give a look at the sugestions we have for you and start to plan your trip to meet the Algarvian gastronomic and cultural traditions.

what to do

Faro is surrounded by three beautiful islands with paradisiacal golden sand beaches. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy good times and relax on one of these wonderful beaches and a calm environment, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and its refreshing water. 


This walk crosses the border between the terrestrial environment and the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa, showing different habitats: forest patches, marsh areas and salt marshes.

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Take a walk around Faro's most important landmarks and get to know a bit more about this 400 years old historic city, door to the arab conquests in the hiberic peninsula and ancient cultures that influenced our ways of life.

Local Gyms

Don't let your holidays break your health routine and find a gym near us to keep your rhythm.

Element Fitness


Centro do Ferro

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SUP Paddle

Surf & Sup Classes / Experiences.

Rent all the equipment you need to have a blast in our white sand islands.

Visit the Salinas (Sea Salt)
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We suggest a walking tour along the Salina, where you will be able to touch and taste the salt flower (the purest  form of salt), while strolling. You'll be able to genuinely experience at first hand, the purest form of sea salt.

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Learn everithing about the Jewish Heritage in Faro and the Algarve.

Tour guides only by booking.

Paragliding and Paramotor Fly
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Anyone can fly in this paragliding with motor experience in the Algarvian coast. There is no age limit, for this experience.

With an expert monitor you will feel like a bird for 20min, flying around the beach, enjoying every bit of the landscape.

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Come and explore the beautiful Algarve fauna and flora. Discover our marine and terrestrial nature reserves, from the mountains to the sea, there is much to explore between waterfalls in the middle of the mountains and wetland areas, inhabited by dozens of migratory sea birds, such as the flamingo.

Amusement parks
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Enjoy a full day at the best theme parks in the country:

- ZooMarine

- Krazy World

- Zoo Lagos

- AquaShow

- Slide and Splash

- Aqualand

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Sail through the wonderful Ria Formosa, home to flamingos and more than 200 migratory birds and enjoy its exclusive beaches of golden sand and crystal clear waters.

Book with 5% discount with promo code: Sunlight


The main garden of the city, it opened its doors in 1848. It's a very nice and calm garden that was just recently renovated and re-opened for public. There are a lot of places to sit and relax, picnic tables, children's playground, water elements and even a mini-golf. Don't forget to visit its own Valentine's Garden.

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Discover the legacy of Phoenicians, Romans and Moors, the reconquest by King Afonso III, the massive destruction caused by pillaging English troops, the terrible earthquakes, the most iconic buildings, the arrival of the railway and the inauguration of the airport and the university are just a few.


Ciclismo na primavera

Take a bike ride through the city and natural park of Ria Formosa. Discover the corners of Faro and its natural beauty in an ecological way.

Nocturne walking tour
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Learn all about ancient Faro's Myths and Magic in this 1h30 walking tour through the Old City.

Dolphin Observation

Guided boat trip, for 2 hours, through the waters of the Algarve Coast in the company of a nature expert to teach you all about the marine life in their natural habitat. This is an intense experience that is worth sharing with family and friends aboard a comfortable and safe RIB with the possibility of observing dolphins, seabirds and sea turtles.

Cork Factory Tour
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For about one and a half hours visitors have the opportunity to understand the importance of the cork industry in the national context, its various components and transformation process, from drawing to finished product. 


Get to know the most wonderful and exclusive beaches in the Algarve.
This detailed guide will show you where these beaches are and how to get there.
Download it now.

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Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Algarve countryside, walking along the slopes of the mountains and valleys, and bathe in the most incredible river streams, in the midst of nature, surrounded by the sound of birds.

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Come to the heart of the city and discover the secrets of good food in the Algarve, its fish, local spices and typical products of the region. Taste the best sweets in town while sipping coffee among the locals.

Benagil Cave Boat Tour

Meet one of the portuguese 7 wonders, our coast, the rocky cliffs and white sand beaches. Make sure to schedule one of these tours, as it will be something to remmember. On the Algarve coast we can find some of the best beaches in the world, awarded with the most important tourism and ecological distinctions. 

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Dead Sea" is a lake of about 2000 m2 where you can experience what it is like to float on the water and at the same time enjoy the following health benefits of this kind of water:

​- Muscle relaxation and stress reduction

- Activation of blood circulation

Wine Tasting
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Portugal has had a winemaking tradition for centuries. Many of our wines, such as Port, are recognized worldwide for their unique flavors. We would like to invite you to taste some of the most exclusives Portuguese and Algarvian wines. If you're a wine lover, don't miss this unique opportunity to experience some our most exclusive flavors.

Cook and eat a Cataplana

Embrace the traditional Algarvian cousin in this amazing cooking class with the directions of a well-known Chef. This is the ultimate roots experience, preparing a Cataplana (traditional dish) and eating it, ending this moment in a fantastic flavour explosion.

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Come and explore the beautiful Algarve fauna and flora. Discover our marine and terrestrial nature reserves, from the mountains to the sea, there is much to explore between waterfalls in the middle of the mountains and wetland areas, inhabited by dozens of migratory sea birds, such as the flamingo.


Discover a working salt mine, with 50 years of exploration and more than 35km of extraction galleries, 230 meters deep.
You can opt for different unique experiences, from visiting salt production areas, as well as health treatments, or even a mining experience with teams of professional miners.

Explore every corner of our region.
The Algarve is distributed through three zones: Litoral, Barrocal and Serra, with different degrees of difficulty.
Choose your favourite trail and meet our wonderfull views.

Sea Horse watching tour

Ria Formosa shelters one of the largest Sea Horse colony of the world. Meet the heart of  this colony  where you'll observe these amazing sea creatures behavior, in their natural environment, while snorkeling amongst them. At the end you'll enjoy the rest of the day in a deserted beach.

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