What to do and see in Estombar, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

October 16, 2017 Vivienne Hutton

Discover the best top things to do in Estombar, Portugal including Ponta da Piedade, GRASPaWASP, Algarve Freedom Kayaks, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Alvor Boardwalk, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Quinta Do Frances Winery, Praia Gale, Zoomarine Algarve, Buggy & Bike Expedition.
Restaurants in Estombar

1. Ponta da Piedade

Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Portugal +351 911 963 309
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5 based on 3 reviews

Ponta da Piedade

Reviewed By OntarioJackson - Ontario

I don't know how we missed this lookout the last time we visited, but it has wonderful views of the coastline.

Rua Jeronimo Buisel | Edificio Rocha Mar, Loja 1, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-812, Portugal +351 912 979 234
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5 based on 168 reviews

GRASPaWASP

GRASPaWASP, Scooter, Vespa, Convertible Cars and Bike Rental. GRASPaWASP TOURS: Guided Tours by Convertible Car and Scooter guided tours. Let GRASPaWASP kick-start your vacation into high gear! Rent your Scooter and experience Italian timeless style, combined with modern 4 stroke engines! An unforgettable and environment-friendly mobility! Easy online booking and scooter Delivery to your place! GRASPaWASP TOURS offers you an extraordinary adventure driving a Convertible Car. Cruise natural landscapes that only the Algarve can offer in which you will discover places, that is much more than sun and sand!

Reviewed By cuty777 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

I don't think I have ever been treated better by a business. Actually, to tell you the truth, I think even my friends are not quite as nice half of the time.
The communication with the owners happens in real time, they respond within minutes with very detailed information - pre-set Google maps, phone numbers, location, you name it.
Ralf and Ilenia delivered the scooter to our apartment, gave me an opportunity to try it out and when I did not prove to be quite as a capable rider as I thought, offered to take us on a tour in their convertible for no extra charge. (I almost rode the scooter into a store and they still let me ride it around the block for a proper test :))
Ilenia arrived on time, did an amazing job navigating narrow and hilly streets all the while chatting effortlessly about a variety of subjects (what an interesting life she's had!). She brought snorkeling equipment, swam to the caves with us, offered to take pictures, laughed and made our tour absolutely wonderful. There was no rush, it felt like we were out with a friend for an afternoon of swimming.
I would highly recommend working with this company - capable, patient, genuinely enjoying their job, providing the highest level of customer service.

3. Algarve Freedom Kayaks

Praia Grande de Ferragudo, Ferragudo 8400-273, Portugal
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5 based on 266 reviews

Algarve Freedom Kayaks

We are a small company offering Kayak Tours and on the Golden Coast of the Algarve (between Ferragudo and Carvoeiro)visiting some of the most spectacular caves and coastline of the region.

Reviewed By Laura W

We had a really good day with freedom kayaks. We booked on for the BBQ kayak tour. It was great paddling in and out of caves and tunnels and we saw some really beautiful coastline.
The BBQ was on a secluded beach and we had lots of time to swim, snorkeling and relax here. The food was freshly cooked (chicken, sausage, ribs, shrimp, tuna, salad, fruits and cookies plus soft drinks) and there was plenty for everyone to eat.
The tour was meant to be 4 hours but as there was no afternoon tour we were out for 6.5 hours allowing us lounger at the beach.
The kayaks are stable sit on tops and a safety boat is never far away from anyone who needs to stop paddling. The guide was good and we felt safe throughout the trip. The safety boat tows the kayaks the first couple of km and after paddling around 7km of coastline the boat can also tow you back to port of you can't manage the return paddle.
Get to Ferragudo from Praia da Rocha using the ferry taxi which costs €6 return and leaves from the marina.
This trip is well worth the €40 (€25 without BBQ)

4. Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

Praia da Marinha e Praia de Vale Centeanes, Lagoa 8400, Portugal
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5 based on 114 reviews

Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

Reviewed By RockMeAsmodeus - Southport, United Kingdom

This is a fairly easy trail that links two Beaches, with a lot of dramatic views over the cliffs and into the sunken caves. There's one or two rocky sections but anyone should be able to do it. Doing the journey there and back will take about six hours, though if you're pressed for time/energy, just go one way.
I'd recommend starting at Praia de Marinha and hiking westwards toward Praia Vale de Centianes. Marinha has a car park, but no other facilities (including toilets!) whereas Vale de Centianes has a cafe and is easy to get a taxi from. Plus if you start in the morning, the sun will be behind you until midday.

5. Alvor Boardwalk

Praia de Alvor, Alvor, Portimao 8501-906, Portugal +351 934 955 549
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Alvor Boardwalk

Alvor Adviser

Reviewed By SueBridgend_UK - Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Portugal

Lovelh place to walk throuhh the wetlsndd and down to the beach. Suitable for everyone. You can se lots of birds in the eetlands and livrly views down the beach and shoreline

6. Carvoeiro Boardwalk

Estrada do Algar Seco, Carvoeiro, Portugal
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4.5 based on 763 reviews

Carvoeiro Boardwalk

Reviewed By Sabine K

Carvoeiro built this boardwalk about 2 1/2 years ago and it is excellent and good fun, especially with nice weather (which is 310 days in a year), and blue skies. At the end you can have lunch at the ALGA SECO Restaurant. Good quality and all very fresh, especially the fish, which the fisherman from Carvoeiro delivers every morning! Service is friendly and quick! The view over the blue pools directly to the ocean is spectacular!! Go there on a nice sunny day, you won´t be disappointed. We live in Carvoeiro for 6 months every year and we always have lunch there when we feel like it!

7. Quinta Do Frances Winery

Odelouca River Valley | Sitio da Dobra, Cx Postal 862H, Silves 8300-037, Portugal +351 282 106 303
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4.5 based on 180 reviews

Quinta Do Frances Winery

Winery with guided tour, wine tasting and wine shop in the Algarve. Owned by a French man which produces high quality red, rosé and white wines. Open all year.

Reviewed By PeterHarvey - Norwich UK

French owners from scratch - hence the name - in fact the owner is a still-practising French doctor, and unsurprisingly french varietals are mainly grown here. Lovely rural setting in the Odelouca valley not far from Silves, all wine from estate-grown fruit. Very fancy and well-appointed winery and visitors' / sales room, informative and relaxed tour with Tania (thanks). Wines are pretty decent and relatively good value, though not inexpensive. Their flagship eponymous red is delicious; a blend of cab,syrah, tempranillo and trincadeira, for around £15. We made an appointment but I think that casual callers to taste and buy are welcome, though they close for a couple of hours mid day.

8. Praia Gale

Estrada da Gale, Gale, Albufeira 8200-385, Portugal
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4.5 based on 984 reviews

Praia Gale

Reviewed By luv2holidayinthesun - England, United Kingdom

We just love this beach!
So much to offer.
Can walk as far as Armacao de Pera where there are nice beach bars and restaurants too.
Beach bars open in the season all the way along the beach
Beautiful sand and safe bathing
Great to watch the surfers when the waves are big
Lovely to sit in a sheltered spot to watch the world go by.
Behind the beach is a board walk amongst the sand dunes.
Further along is a nudist beach which may not appeal to some!

9. Zoomarine Algarve

Estrada Nacional 125, KM65, Guia, Albufeira 8201-864, Portugal +351 289 560 300
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Zoomarine Algarve

Discover the mysteries of the oceans at the Algarve best family theme park. Located in Guia, just a few kilometers from Albufeira, you can watch presentations with dolphins, seals and sea lions, with tropical birds and birds of prey. Besides these presentations, there is also an amazing aquarium with sharks, various habitats, 4D Cinema, attractions, amusements, swimming pools and the new Zoomarine Beach, that will make your visit to Zoomarine unforgettable. Unique sensations on a journey through world of knowledge and adventure where adults and children discover the mysteries of marine life in a day full of surprises and emotions.

Reviewed By pinkduck44 - Nanteuil En Vallee, France

A visit to Zoomarine today was such a pleasure with pleasant staff and many interesting shows and experiences. In particular, the dolphin show was superb and the sea lion show very entertaining, we haven't seen better even at the well renowned SeaWorld.
The member of staff at The Americas bird habitat was very informative and made that visit really interesting. The cafeteria was clean and the food tasty. We would highly recommend Zoomarine for all the family and will definitely return on our next visit to the Algarve.
The food at the cafeteria was tasty

10. Buggy & Bike Expedition

Loteamento Industrial dos Cordeiros 12/B, Sao Bartolomeu de Messines 8375-075, Portugal
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5 based on 136 reviews

Buggy & Bike Expedition

Buggy & Bike Is A Structure Located In Algarve A Sao Bartolomeu De Messines (near Albufeira). We Are Specialized In Motorcycle, Quad And Buggy Tours Off Road, From Day Tours To The Weekly Excursion (from 2 To 5 Days), These Are Across Portugal, You Will Drive Buggy, Quad Or Endurance Moto Ktm And Husqvarna. New School Enduro Motorbike. Rent Enduro Motorbike. Transferts From Albufeira, Villamoura, Olhos D'agua, Portimao, Armacao De Pera, Lagoa, Silves, Carvoeiro Area.

Reviewed By Bluestu12 - Northampton

From the very first email received from Angela to confirm our booking, after answering all of my dumb questions about what trousers to wear, how to get there etc, it was terrific service. This was a family day out to break up the sunbathing and it was simply the most fun we've had together in years. We had arranged a transfer from our apartment 40 minutes away which arrived on time in a great minibus. On arrival we had our briefing and filled in our paperwork before taking three quads carrying 6 of us (loads of room) up into the hills for nearly 3.5hours. We stopped for drinks after an hour then again another hour later to swim in an amazing lake in the hills for 30 minutes before continuing our journey. Our guide was superb and we were able to sample a part of Portugal we didn't know at all. The trails we were on, at times, were pretty steep but this added to the fun. Just a note on what to wear ...it is seriously dusty so don't go with your best gear on. You will be given a hair net and face mask; wear both!! You will thank me later! That just made the day even more involving so do yourself a HUGE favour and book this up. Great people with a great business using first rate equipment. Smiles all round at our end and we will definitely use again.

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