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Aquashow Park

Lying northwest of Faro on the Algarve’s Mediterranean coast, Aquashow Park is one of the biggest and best-equipped water parks in Portugal. With 16 rides from wave pool to foam slides, it has all the makings of a fun-filled day out for families. Toddlers love the gentle water slides in Aqualand – where lifeguards are on duty – and the mini-train as it chugs around the grounds, families kick back on the Lazy River and adrenaline junkies adore the park’s newest attraction, FreeFall; with chutes dropping a mighty 32 m (105 ft) over 130 m (426.5 ft), it is the longest free-fall water slide in Europe. The daily shows featuring macaws, birds of prey and reptiles are both entertaining and education; book ahead of time for a slot to spend 45 minutes interacting with sea lions in the water (€49 extra per person). Facilities provided include sun loungers, Jacuzzi, changing lockers and eating options from fast-food kiosks to sit-down restaurants.

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Praia de Faro
Hailed as one of the best beaches in the Algarve, Praia de Faro boasts soft, golden sands that stretch for more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) along Faro Island. One side of the beach overlooks the sea, while the other side offers views of Ria Formosa National Park, home to mud flats and wetlands that can be explored by bicycle or boat.
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