Visiting Algarve, Portugal - Sand Sculptures Festival and Zoomarine - Vacation Pictures
Back in September 2004 while travelling around my country (Portugal) with my better half I took some photos as usual, we do not usually go to Algarve on our holiday.
However on this occasion we spend a few days over there and took advantage of the clime and the great beaches with warm waters.
I got the idea for this hub after watching some old photos in my travels album and feel the urge to share them with all of you watching.
Located in the south of Portugal the Algarve has been one of the most visited places in the country by Portuguese people and foreigners.
It is well known for the good weather all year round and for its outstanding warm water beaches but also for all the entertaining activities available (historical sites, outdoor sports, nightlife and the traditional Algarve cuisine).
For many years the Algarve has not been considered as a 'real' walking destination. That opinion is rapidly changing. An increasing number of people are beginning to realize that there is far more to this area than first meets the eye - besides a spectacular and dramatic coastline, there is a huge interior that sees very few visitors.
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FIESA - Sand sculptures festival 2008
We loved the Sand Sculptures Festival so much the first time that we decided to return 4 years later (2008).
This time we had our little 4 years old daughter joining us and she loved it too specially because she had the opportunity to play with sand and she even made her own sandcastle.
With Sandcastles Made Simple, Lucinda "sandy feet" Wierenga, a renowned sand sculptor, puts a permanent end to less-than-perfect beach creations. She provides the ultimate step-by-step guide to building impressive sandcastles, and shows that with a few simple tools and a basic understanding of sand, building dream castles can be easy.
FIESA - Sand Sculptures Festival
Here you can find more about this great festival:
Where else to go...
One of the best entertaining activities in Algarve I would like to recommend it is the Zoomarine, an incredibly well maintain animal park with an enormous variety of creatures from marine species to reptiles and all kind of birds.
I can assure you it will be a well worthy day to escape from the beach.
You will be able to see all the animals` areas, watch an interesting 3D cinema film and in the end you could experiment the sensation of interacting with the dolphins.
That´s not all...
If you also like to admire beautiful ocean views then you must visit Algarve and look up to the Atlantic Ocean from the rocky coastline that extend for more than 200km.
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