Easter - What's On in the Algarve

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There’s lots happening this Easter in the Algarve. You’ve got beach and pool clubs to enjoy, Easter Brunches to taste, traditional Easter processions to experience, plus live music concerts and sunset session by the sea.

The Algarve has a lot to offer for a sunny, fun Easter break. It’s a chance to top up your vitamin D levels and get your toes in the sand, to sample delicious local food, live new experiences and spend time with your favourite people. Whether you’re travelling solo, on a romantic getaway or with the family, there’s plenty happening.

Below find out about:
  • Traditional events
  • Beach and pool clubs
  • Resort life at Easter
  • What’s on for the kids and families
  • Live music, lunches and brunches
  • Active Easter happenings

No sun? No problem - check out these rainy day fun suggestions, from underground adventures to indoor karting.

One of the highlights of the year in the Algarve is the Festa das Tochas Floridas - Flower Torches Festival at São Brás de Alportel. The Festival takes place on Easter Sunday and is a colourful spectacle. The streets of the town are carpeted with fresh flowers, and local residents decorate their balconies and windows with flowers too, to add to the show. 
The Festival opens at 9.30am. You need to get there early to see the show of flowers along the streets. At 11am the Resurrection Procession begins - men carry beautifully crafted “torches” of flowers along a route that ends at the town's main church. A true Algarve Easter tradition.
Find out more about the Easter Flower Festival in São Brás

Loulé’s Festival of the Sovereign Mother is another iconic event happening this Easter. Considered the largest religious event south of Fátima, it begins on Easter Sunday, 31st March , with a procession to carry the statue of the patron saint down from its sanctuary in the Church of Our Lady to the Church of São Francisco. The statue remains in the Church of São Francisco until the 'Big Feast' two weeks later on 14th April.
Find out more about the Festival of the Sovereign Mother in Loulé
Quinta do Lago always has an agenda packed with good times and fun activities and this Easter is no exception. Younger visitors can join the sports camps – there are soccer, golf camps, tennis and dance camps to keep energetic youngsters busy.
There is great family fun on offer too, from the famous Family Days at The Shack to the magical Egg Hunt on Easter morning.
Plus, there’s plenty of great food, often accompanied with live music, to enjoy.
See all the details, dates and times of what’s on at Quinta do Lago this Easter


Vila Vita Parc
Luxurious relaxation awaits you at this award-winning resort. From the finest of fine dining at Ocean Restaurant – holder of two Michelin stars – to fresh and vibrant flavours at Atlantîco, and contemporary Japanese cuisine at Mizu.
Don’t miss the Easter Brunch Bliss on Easter Sunday, or the Japanese Afternoon Tea every Saturday at Mizu.
For more seaside delights, head to the Armação Beach Club. Not only do you have miles of beach and ocean views to enjoy can choose between three different cuisines: true Portuguese flavours at Arte Nautico, international fusion dishes at Praia Dourada and Mediterranean cuisine at NANA.
W Algarve
Life is never dull at W Algarve. Easter highlights here will delight foodies, cocktail lovers, wine aficiondos and party people.
Join the open-air Easter Sunset Party at AIR on 29th March. In collaboration with Fuse Records, W Algarve presents a super line-up of DJs so you can party by the sea. If the weather doesn't play it's sunny role, the party moves indoor.
There is an excellent Easter Brunch at Market Kitchen, Omakase experience for Sushi lovers, a winery tour, taste and dine event, and the superb Sommelier’s Table Wine Tasting experience.
See the full programme for Easter at W Algarve

Easter is where summer starts! Enjoy sunny relaxation at stylish beach and pool clubs. Grab your friends, sip some cocktails and soak up the good life.

WELL is everything you want in a beach and pool club. Laidback daytime to stylish nighttime fun, sunny relaxation, jacuzzis with sea-views, sushi and more. There are live music sessions at the weekends, and a superb Omakase sushi offering in addition to the à la carte menu. Book your spot on the Bali Beds and sea-views Jacuzzis in advance so you can live your Easter WELL.
Find out more about WELL Vale do Lobo

NoSoloÀgua in Portimão offers both a beach and pool club experience. The massive salt water pool and restaurant is just the spot for tasty food and lazing on the bali beds that overlook the ocean. For a more toes-in-sand vibe head to the beach club next door, where you can quite easily spend the whole day, from pick-me-up breakfasts to lets-get-the-party-started sundowners.
Find out more about NoSoloÀgua
Keeping the kids busy, active and happy is key to a great family getaway.
Portimão has a full agenda of Easter fun including an Easter Market, Egg hunts, carrousel and swings.
Quinta do Lago has plenty of junior sports camps as mentioned above, and across the Algarve there is lots of family fun around.
Find out what's on in Portimão this Easter

A day at Zoomarine is always a hit with all ages. Enjoy the pools, slides and rides, as well as a visit to the Aquarium, the Butterfly Garden and the fascinating presentations.

Krazy World is open all year round and has a special programme of Easter Activities for the kids to enjoy. There’s an Easter Egg Hunt plus pony grooming, a chance to feed the rabbits and birds, as well as fun in the pool, on the mini golf course or the tree ropes course. You can even opt to help feed the alligators, visit the reptile pavilion and feed the lemurs.
Bonus - there are indoor activities here too, with bouncy castle, face painting and indoor animal presentations. A perfect solution to a rainy day.
Find out what's on at Krazy World this Easter

Par.Tee Family Park in Vale do Lobo always has plenty to keep the kids happy. There’s mini-golf, Robo-keeper to beat, swings and slides. For Easter you can enjoy a family movie session, egg painting and an Easter Egg hunt.
See what's on at Par.Tee this Easter
To offset all the extra chocolate, there are plenty of opportunities to stay active and work on your fitness while having fun.
For some focused training, check out The Fit Life Easter Training pack, with access to classes and PT sessions.
There is also a Social Run & Pilates session on 30th March, you can join, to celebrate everyday athletes.

ATF (Algarve Tennis and Fitness) has Cardio Tennis sessions to get your heart rate up, or join some of the group padel classes – padel is one of the fastest growing sports right now.

There are walks to suit all too, from family friendly strolls along a boardwalk to historical trails.
Algarve Sensations offers excellent guided walks along the coast to famous Benagil and the Seven Hanging Valleys, as well as a fascinatind tour to the working rock salt mine in Loulé – 230m underground!
Find out about the Benagil Hiking Tour
Find out about the Rock Salt Mine tour

If you want to explore Albufeira old town, the local council offers free guided walks every Thursday (to June 2024).

And if what you really crave is some calmness, this may be just what you need – Sunrise Sea Experience by AlgarExperience. Sailing from Albufeira marina, enjoy the spectacular beauty of the sunrise plus a guided mediation session on board the “Unwind”, a luxurious catamaran.
Find out about the Mindfulness Sunrise Sea Experience

For a fun mix of sports, activities and live music, head to Albufeira Sea Fest, 4th, 5th and 6th of April. Surf, sup and more, plus three days of concerts headlined by top Portuguese bands. Entry is free!
Find out more about Albufeira Sea Fest

Plenty of venues will have live music sessions over the Easter Break to go with the food and views. 
Check our Events Calendar for details on live music and Easter events across the Algarve.