Attractions and Activities

Sun and sea

The Ponta Grande São Rafael Resort has nearby a dozen beaches with its typical Algarve cliffs and calm waters, without doubt the most beautiful Beaches in Europe.

The Beach of São Rafael is one of the most distinctive and famous in the region. With the Algarve’s good weather, characterized by many hours of sunshine per year, do not miss the opportunity to enjoy these wonderful beaches awarded with "Blue Flag" and "Gold Quality".

Nature and adventure

For those adventurous and nature lovers there are, on the outskirts of the resort, one wide range of outdoor activities, from the practice of Golf, through Surf until the Birdwatching.

The hiking, biking, horse riding and jeep safari, are among the increasingly activities requested by our guests.

We recommend a boat trip to the caves of the coastline – departures from Marina of Albufeira - the practice of sport fishing, dolphin watching, diving and other water sports.

To have fun with family and friends, we highlight various water and theme parks in the region.

Cultural and landscape touring 

Two steps from the tranquility we have the old town of Albufeira, not only to visit but also to enjoy the fun of the Algarve nights. Another place to visit is the Marina de Albufeira, located just a short walk of the Ponta Grande Resort.

Through our daily excursions, we invite you to discover the flavors of the Algarve, the castles, monuments, markets and places with beautiful landscapes.

But the list of choices will also include the cultural inventions national and international wide that take place year after year, in this wonderful Algarve.

Attractions and local activities

  • Sao Rafael Beach - 800m;
  • Arrifes Beach - 1km;
  • Albufeira Marina - 2.7km;
  • Old Town - 3.5km;
  • Algarve Shopping - 8,6km,
  • Cruises;
  • Sea fishing;
  • Dolphin watching;
  • Water sports and beach;
  • Golf Courses;
  • Hiking and biking;
  • Horse riding;
  • Birdwatching;
  • Water and theme parks;
  • Daily excursions;
  • Places of gastronomic interest;
  • Evening Animation.