Couple admiring exploring beyond the resort

Beyond the resort

The journey continues beyond our walls. The Algarve is a cornucopia of adventure, culture, natural beauty and gastronomy. For families, solo travellers or couples alike, come and play, laugh, marvel, learn and eat your heart out in the region that we call home.
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Three hundred sunny days per year

The Algarve offers you the ideal conditions to enjoy moments of pure relaxation all year long. Come and enjoy the culture, the gastronomy, the wines, the landscape and beaches all under one blue sky and alongside the famous Portuguese hospitality.

The land of sunny days

Coastal view of Algarve region
Beyond resort activities to Silves Castle available at Vila Vita Parc
Algarve

We are delighted to welcome you to the southernmost province and the country’s vacation paradise. Offering everything from stunning natural beauty, rich cultural history and the highest concentration of Michelin star restaurants, we are proud to call this region our home.

Gallery

A picture is worth a thousand of words. Discover and explore a bit more!

Golden landscapes

Discover the idyllic heartland of Portugal. With golden plains and rolling hillsides that extend as far as the eye can see, the Alentejo lives according to the rhythm of the Earth, and is bristling with aromas, colours and cultural heritage and tradition you will love to discover.

Herdade Dos Grous country view

Herdade dos Grous

Surrounded by vineyards, olive and orange groves, we invite you to visit our country estate in the Alentejo, a hideaway for relaxation and recreation, just over an hour's drive from the resort or Lisbon.

Discover and learn about horse breeding, organic farming and the cultivation of award-winning wines.  Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy it with all your senses.

  • Rooms & Suites

    16 double rooms
    1 junior suite
    10 suites

    3 master suites

    1 grand suite

  • Style

    Traditional | Regional

  • Landscape

    Country estate
    Lake View

Wine & Soul

Dinner at Adega Restaurant
Fine Wines & Food Fair 2019 at Herdade dos Grous
A True Wine & Dégustation Experience

Uncork and unwind!  Every empty bottle is filled with stories and memories. Discover our selection at the wine cellar or vineyard. Whether you wish to enjoy a glass with a friend or family member, or join us on a tour and tasting experience, we encourage you to create more moments to look back on.

Our curated tours

Discover VILA VITA Parc’s selection of experiences designed to showcase the best that our region has to offer so that you may return home ambassadors of our beloved Algarve.

Tailor-made Private Tours

Let us share our passion for the Algarve with you. Explore the region on board our luxury vehicles with the care and attention of our professional drivers to discover some of the region’s most iconic locations.

Tours with classic cars

Drive on quiet country lanes, and experience the world through the lens of a time gone by. Enjoy driving in its purest form, the timeless, elegant design which feel and smell like stories of past adventures.

Herdade dos Grous Tour

A day at our farm can be frivolous fun, fine dining or even fabulous detente. Spectacular countryside views, a rustic picnic in the tree house or learning how local specialities are made with a farm-to-table philosophy at the restaurant. 

Sea Grotto Cruise

Discover the Algarve from another point of view by visiting the unique sea grottos and rock formations on a typically Algarvian fishing boat.

Algarve authentic experiences

The Algarve is today an open air museum: Silves, Faro, Tavira, Sagres, Lagos, Portimão, Ferragudo, Carvoeiro. Algarve 10+1 is our selection of the 110 best things to do and see in the Algarve.

Theme Parks & Activities

VILA VITA Parc family’s services and facilities are perfected and surrounded by the best places for kid-friendly water, animals and amusement parks in Algarve.

Zoomarine

10 min away from Vila Vita Parc, Zoomarine is a fabulous family marine theme park with dolphin and seal shows, water slides, wave pool, and much more!

Zoo de Lagos

Conservation, education and protection are the core values of Lagos Zoo. Here you can learn about more than 120 species of animals and 200 plant species, originating from every corner of the world.

Slide & Splash

Get your adrenaline fix on the Kamikaze Renewal and the Tornado, waterslides worthy of their adventurous names. Following this excitement enjoy a cruise down the Turbulent River or relax in the Jacuzzi.

Aqualand

Adventures and laughter await on the worm slide, flying carpets, rainbow park, crazy jump, or the mysterious "Banzai Boggam". Enjoying a day of fun and excitement in a family setting.

Aquashow

For the adventures, test your limits and adrenaline to the maximum, to try the biggest Free Fall of Europe, inaugurated by the surfer Garrett McNamara. Excitement for all ages where the whole family can enjoy together.
 

Sand City Lagoa

Journey “Around the World in Sand!”. Guests will delight and learn about traditions, nature, history, art, culture, cinema, sports and music, from all four corners of the world in an inspiring and novel way.

Krazy World

Fun for animal lovers of all ages this visitor centre offers activates and shows from the cute and fury to the scaly and exotic. Spend time with our friends from the animal kingdom, go on the motocross track or on one of the minigolf courses.

Parque Aventura

Are you looking for a challenge? Expect to face many obstacles leading you up and on to the next adventure. Visit Parque Aventura and enjoy the great outdoors from a different perspective while having fun!

Go-Karting Racing Track

One of Europe’s largest go-kart tracks, the circuit can operate two tracks simultaneously, where one can find no shortage of official races, championship races and private competitions.

Culture for your soul

Beyond resort activities to Grotto sights available at Vila Vita Parc
Beyond resort activities to Faro Old Town available at Vila Vita Parc
Culture & Heritage

Like the layers of sandstone and terracotta that make up the stunning cliffs that we sit on, the history and heritage of this land is infinitely intricate. 

Cultural milestones

Celebrating centuries of rich culture and history from the Fenitians, the Carthaginians and the Romans and the Arabs. Each unique and fascinating and each leaving behind traces, still visible todays, in the architecture, gastronomy and name of the place. The Algarve is today an open air museum.

Silves Castle

Once the Moorish capital of the Algarve, Silves is today a sleepy town, lying in the foothills of the Serra de Silves mountains. A visit to the Cathedral and red sandstone castle ruin reminds visitors of its rich and industrious Moorish past.

Faro

Visit the capital of the Algarve with its ancient city walls and cosmopolitan life. It is located on the Ria Formosa, a salt-water lagoon with a maze of azure waterways between islands, the most diverse and colourful birdlife, and landscapes that change with the tides.

Tavira's old town

On the shores of the river Gilão, Tavira’s historical centre is filled with museums, churches and centennial gardens. Admire the views from the top of the castle’s towers, cross the river on the Roman Bridge and get lost in its charming cobblestone streets.

Paderne Castle

The ruin of Paderne Castle, sits atop a hill in the Barrocal landscape covered in orange, lemon and olive groves. Also known as the Almóada Castle, this is one of the 7 castles featured in the Portuguese flag. 

São Lourenço Church

Located in Almancil, the church dates back to the 18th century and is known for its magnificent interiors decorated with beautiful mosaics in shades of blue which tell the story of Saint Lourenço’s life.

Cabo de São Vicente

Once considered the "world’s end", the south-westerly point of Europe, Cape St. Vincent, sits atop dramatic cliffs overlooking fantastic Atlantic Ocean’s views. Nearby, in Sagres, the epic maritime adventures of the Portuguese began led by Prince Henry “the Navigator”.

Portimão & Ferragudo

The largest city in the western Algarve Portimão was once a famous centre for shipbuilding, sardine fishing and fish processing. Today sardines can still be enjoyed by the port under the bridge and the August sardine festival is always a fun day out.

Carvoeiro

Famous for its award-winning beach, traditional downtown and the “AlgarSeco” cliff boardwalk with breath-taking views. At the end of this walkway, there's a cave accessible by foot, “A Boneca”, with the rock formation creating a window on to the ocean.

Ria Formosa

One of Portugal's richest areas, this natural park extends over 60kms, reaching the cities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António. Learn all about bird species that inhabit it aboard a boat where you'll be able to observe the beauty of this special place.

Enjoy an exclusive experience at the Algarve International Racetrack (AIA). All the experiences have the quality seal of AIA Racing School, though much more can be organised and tailor-made for you.

Other Options

Here are some other options for you to discover.

Activities & Leisure

At VILA VITA Parc, the sky is the limit. Experiences and memories are a plenty, for the more mature and the younger guest, for the epicurean and the adventurer, for the big moments in life and the moments in-between.

Sea Emotions

Embracing its flawless coastal surroundings, the Algarve provides you with an extensive selection of water activities that will take you both above and below the surface.

Sports

Your visit to VILA VITA Parc can be as high energy or calming as you wish. For those who want to pep up their day, we’ve got lots of action-packed activity options available within VILA VITA Parc.

A day at Vila Vita Parc

Each day is a blank page in the diary of your life. A day spent at VILA VITA Parc is a day well spent and a chapter worth revisiting again and again. Together we will fill your days with new and exciting experiences!

Shopping

Shopping is the best form of cardio. Without leaving our grounds, get inspired by our V-Life Shops and let us be your personal shoppers while you enjoy your holidays. If you ever want more, then discover where to burn out those calories in our surroundings.

Algarve Motorsports

The Algarve Motorsports park provides the perfect conditions for unique driving experiences for individuals, corporate events and marketing activities.

Golf

With an ideal climate that lets you play throughout the year and a wide variety of almost four dozen courses, the region is a golfers’ paradise. And staying at VILA VITA Parc is the ideal point to tee off!