Halloween - what's on in the Algarve
Scary fun and mid-term breaksScary times are coming. As another Halloween rolls around, ghosts and ghouls emerge from the shadows and zombies prowl….be afraid, be very afraid.
Ok, maybe not too afraid. Halloween in the Algarve isn’t all soul-snatching monsters and blood-sucking vampires. Coinciding as it does with mid-term breaks in various countries, Halloween is a great opportunity to enjoy an autumn getaway with the added frisson of few scares along the way.
Here’s are some highlights of what’s on this Halloween in the Algarve.
Halloween Fun at Quinta do Lago
There is plenty happening at Quinta do Lago over the Halloween period from costume parades to scary movie nights as well as sports and theme evenings. Below are some highlights.
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Halloween Brunch at Bovino, 23rd Oct. - Food to die for! Enjoy a Halloween theme brunch with delicious food and live entertainment.
Halloween Movie night at The Magnolia Hotel, 29th Oct. – nothing says Halloween better than a scary movie. Start the evening with a tasty meal at The Magnolia restaurant before hiding behind your fingers at a screening of a classic horror movie in the private cinema room.
Dano’s Costume Parade, 29th Oct.. – bring on your ghouls, your ghosts, your zoombies and join the monster parade. With entertainment for the kids and prizes for the best costumes.
Halloween Family Day at The Shack, 27th Oct. – Family Days at The Shack are famous. Huge fun with great live music, tasty food and an awesome vibe. Add some Halloween style to the mix and it’ll be scarily great.
Haunted Dinner at Casa do Lago, 28th Oct. – Be as scary as you can be to match the haunted atmosphere at Casa do Lago. Great food served overlooking the lake with ghouls lurking and things going bump in the night…..
Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Magnolia Hotel, 26th Oct. Enjoy a tasty lunch at The Magnolia restaurant before showing off your carving skills. Pumpkins are supplied. Bonus - for every paying adult enjoying lunch, one child eats for free!
If you prefer your fun a little more active, then check out the sports camps and activities that are hosted at The Campus, Quinta do Lago’s sporting hub. There are tennis camps for adults and juniors, there are soccer camps, multi-sports camps for kids and regular Social Spins from the Bike Shed. One of the highlights is the rugby camp with legend Brian O'Driscoll.
Halloween at Zoomarine
As the Algarve’s most popular attraction and a super day out, it’s only right that Zoomarine takes on the Halloween challenge. Famous for the fascinating dolphins, the majestic birds of prey and the wonderful sea lions and seals (as well as its behind the scenes animal rescue and rehab work) Zoomarine takes on a special Halloween theme from 19th to 31st Oct. 2022. There’s a dark and mysterious Scary Walkthrough where dangers lurk, creatures slither and scary surprises await. Zombies, witches and skeletons rattle around the park, causing mischief and casting spells…..
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What's on at W Algarve
The famous W brand has arrived in the Algarve bringing its unique fun and energy. Over Halloween and throughout the autumn there's plenty happening at the resort - from Mixology Masterclasses, to Wine Maker Dinners, Sushi Madness and more.
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Halloween Party at W Algarve - 31st October. Horror Drinks specials all night long. Dress to scare and party to the great sounds.
House of Funk Party - every Friday. Great sounds from the 80's and 90's to get you sashaying into the weekend.
Halloween Weekend at WELL, Vale do Lobo
WELL is a summer haven and winter refuge by the sea. Overlooking Vale do Lobo beach, from a prime position at the Praça, WELL is perfect for daytime meals, sunset drinks and nighttime fun.
There is a special programme of fun planned for Halloween Weekend including pumpkin carving and costume competitions, live music, plenty of treats and super Halloween cocktails!
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Mid-term and Halloween Fun at Par.Tee, Vale do Lobo
Par.Tee Family Park is a superb venue for family fun. Set right by the famous Vale do Lobo Praça and beach, there is mini-golf, Robo-Keeper, kids games and activities, as well as a food court and an adjacent restaurant with wonderful sea views!
Halloween Musical at Par.Tee
Don't miss a super evening fo music, dance and spooky fun. The fun starts at 6:30pm with the Halloween Musical, followed by live music and a scary movie in the Par.Tee marquee. Plus, there's face-painting and a bouncy castle, and BOOzy cocktails for the adults.
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Spooktacular Disco at Par.Tee Family Park
Mini witches, ghosts and ghouls - it's time to BOOgie! Spooktacular Disco at Par.Tee on 29th Oct. Dress code: Scary. There's a prize for the best costume. Plus BOOzy cocktails for the adults.
Haunted Mini-Golf at Golfland Family Entertainment Park
Crazy Ghost will be haunting Golfland throughout Halloween weekend. Prepare for scares on the tropical mini-golf course! Golfland, in Alvor, is a super spot for fun and relaxation. The mini-golf course is a lush, tropical challenge, and there is a playground for the kids to enjoy, plus Trackman Golf simulators. Jasmine Restaurant, overlooking the golf, offers quality international cuisine. making it the perfect 19th hole.
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Halloween in Albufeira
Albufeira is dressing up and getting ready to scare this Halloween. There are 3 days of spooky fun, monster parades, pumpkin carving and Halloween cocktails to enjoy. In Albufeira centre and the Oura area, from 7pm til late, 29th Oct. to 31st Oct.
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The outdoors lifestyle in the Algarve is an attraction, at any time of the year. Sunny beach walks, perfect weather for sports and exploring. There's also plenty of indoor fun to keep everyone entertained.
Ten Pin Bowling
Bowling is always fun. Perfect in the summer for a break from the sun, ideal in the winter for some indoor entertainment. Hot Shots is located at Albufeira marina and offers multiple 10 pin bowling lanes. Bring some friends or the family, get a little competition going. There's a bar too, as well as a great range of arcade games to keep everyone entertained.
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Speedy fun at an indoor, all Electric Karting track at Albufeira marina. 400m of fast fun, with top speeds of 50km/h. Perfect for adults, kids and teens.
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Indoor Water Park
Opening on 20th Oct. 2022, Aquashow Indoor Waterpark has super slides, wave pools, spa areas for adults only plus adrenaline-busting 26m high slides! All indoors with heated pools.
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Galleries and Museums
There are some great galleries in the Algarve, perfect spots to while away some autumnal time. Check out Art Catto in Loulé and the hidden gem that is Côrte Real Gallery.
There are Roman ruins to explore at Cero da Vila in Vilamoura, and fascinating insights into Portimão history, both ancient and recent, at the Museu de Portimão.
To get into the Halloween mood there are some spooky and unusual things to do in the Algarve. Check out the strange Chapel of Bones at the Nossa Senhora do Carmo church in Faro where the walls are lined with carefully placed skulls and bones. Dating from 1816, it is said to hold more than 1200 skulls, and bones from an older Carmelite cemetery. A smaller example of a Chapel of Bones can also be found at Alcantarilha.
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar to find out what else is happening in the Algarve.