What to do
Quinta dos Cochichos is located in the countryside but close to everything a big city can provide.
In addition to the various beaches, golf courses and birding sites, there are interesting pedestrian activities, mountain biking, water theme parks, old castles and museums.
In other words, something for everyone in the Algarve.
You can visit the small fishing village of Fuzeta and take the ferry to Fuzeta Island. Or you can visit the City of Olhão and visit the different Islands form there. In any case, the variety is enourmous. Tavira is a bigger City at an approximately 20km distance from us. It is well worth a visit!
What’s your idea of fun?
We are close to Ria Formosa Nature Park, where there are activities with equipment to rent, like windsurfing, canoeing, pedal-driven kayaks and many others.
The theme park Zoomarine has dolphin, bird and seal shows. You can even book a trip with www.algarve-dolphins.com if you want to see dolphins in their natural environment.
Aqualand, a very large water park, has many high slides for water fun.
Krazy World, a fun park for both children and adults, has many animals, horse rides, pools, two mini-golf courses and much more.
The Zoo in Lagos provides animals with good, decent conditions. Check out their farmyard section.
Not forgetting too:
We can arrange bike rentals. This includes locks, helmet, lights..... Why not try the “Ecovia” a bikers’ path along the entire Algarve south coast!
Horse riding in the Algarve is becoming an increasingly popular holiday activity.
Most horse riding centres and schools arrange special lessons and activities for children.
There are plenty of riding schools throughout the Algarve, including two here in Quelfes. We will be delighted to help you get there!
The Algarve is well known for its numerous golf courses. Within a 30-minute drive from Quinta dos Cochichos there is a total of 19 golf courses! All are easily accessed from the EN125 coast road or the A22 motorway.
Our closest course is the 9 hole Maragota Colina Verde course in Moncarapacho (5 minutes drive from Quinta dos Cochichos). Also close is the Benamor golf course, which is ranked among the top ten golf courses in Europe.
There are many places to visit in the Algarve and some of them are quite at hand.
There are factory visits that are worth a try. It is the example of the cork factory, no far from us, or even the olive oil factory, which is even closer!
Another great place to visit is the salt fields right at our coast.
We have broshures and other information that you may wish to have. Just ask us, it will be a pleasure to help you having a great day!