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 haunted mini golf to scary movie nights as well as sports and theme evenings. Here are some highlights:
Haunted mini golf – the mini golf at Quinta do Lago allows you to play miniature replicas of some of the most iconic holes from around the world. But on 29th Oct. the course will be haunted. Play if you dare…..
Halloween Brunch at Bovino, 20th and 27th Oct. - Food to die for! Enjoy a Halloween theme brunch with delicious food and live entertainment.
Halloween Movie night at The Magnolia Hotel, 31st 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 Spooktacular Quiz , 28th Oct. – there will be fearsome fun at the Halloween themed spooky quiz. Get a team together to enjoy live music, great food and fab prizes for the winners at Dano's.
Dano’s Costume Parade, 1st Nov. – bring on your ghouls, your ghosts, your zoombies and join the monster parade. With entertainment for the kids, live music and prizes for the best costumes.
Family Halloween Monster Hunt at the Lake on 23rd Oct - fun monster hunt with prizes.
Halloween Family Day at The Shack, 31st 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, 26th 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…..
Scary with Style at Quinta Shopping on 31st Oct - sounds like a whole lotta Halloween fun and it's in aid of charity!
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 with Judy Murray for adults and juniors, there are soccer camps, multi-sports camps for kids and regular Social Spins from the Bike Shed.
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 sealions and seals (as well as it’s behind the scenes animal rescue and rehab work) Zoomarine takes on a special Halloween theme from 15th Oct to 1st November. There’s a dark and mysterious Scary Walkthrough where dangers lurk, creatures slither and scary surprises await. Watch out for the innocent looking statues that come to life with no warning. Zombies, witches and skeletons rattle around the park, causing mischief and casting spells…..The scary fun culminates in a Medieval Fair on 1st November- but watch out for the poisoned apples and the bats’ blood potions.
As an added bonus, and not scary at all, there is a 10% discount for online 1 day ticket purchases and a massive 50% discount for Algarve residents until the end of October.
Find out more about Halloween at Zoomarine.
What’s on at Vale do Lobo
From the 19th to 3rd November there is plenty of fun at the Praça in Vale do Lobo. This is where you can find an array of great restaurants and bars such as Sandbanks, Montys and La Terrazza positioned around the central square. There is lots of Halloween fun for the kids in Vale do Lobo with bouncy castles, face painting and balloon modelling every day. Budding golfers can join the Junior Golf Academy which will run from 21st to 25th Oct.
Day of the Dead at Casa de Mondo
Join a Day of the Dead celebration at Casa de Mondo. Celebrated around the world and with it's origins in central America, Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of life and a show of love for those departed. On 2nd November, Casa de Mondo hosts a fabulous mexican style party with delicious food, complimentary drinks with dinner and plenty of Dia de los Muertos surprises and traditions. Advance booking is essential as places are limited.
Halloween at VILA VITA Parc
The gorgeous gardens of VILA VITA Parc are always beautiful and even Halloween doesn't make then scary. The sea views and pine trees are balm to the soul of even the most irritable of zoombies. You can get into the Halloween mood with a Hallo-wine Party with some fabulous wine tasting and delicious cheeses. At the Oasis Bar the Pumpkin Carvin' Party will have plenty of pumpkin inspired cocktails to set the mood.
And, there's a deliciously scary dinner on the menu at VILA VITA Parc's beautiful countryside retreat - Herdade dos Grous.
Halloween Discount at Adventure Golf Alvor
For a scary Halloween atmosphere how about a challenging game of mini-golf surrounded by dinosaurs?! Adventure Golf Alvor is 18 holes of fun wth dinosaurs lurking by the greens and towering above the tees. From 25th to 31st October there is a special Halloween Discount - 50% discount for children who come to play dressed up in Halloween costumes.
Halloween Sunday Lunch
A ghoulishly delicious Sunday lunch, Halloween fun and best dressed contest at Parrilla Natural on 27th October. Great food and wonderful excitement for the children, including face painting, fairies & fantasy, balloons, popcorn, waffles and much more.
Portimão Halloween Fun Day
Get set for another mega weekend of fun for the kids at Portimão Arena on 26th and 27th Oct.. Massive bouncy castles, dynamic bungee, climbing walls, soft play areas, face-painting, pirate boats, karts....Kid heaven. Find our more and Halloween Fun Day.
Happy Hallowine Party
Ceiceira Tasting Lounge in Monchique is hosting and Happy Hallowine Party. Spooky cocktails and sangria, a tasty buffet, wine prizes for the best costumes and DJ from 10pm.
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 Faro where the walls are lined with carefully placed skulls and bones. Or go 230m underground to visit a salt mine. Being surrounded by geological formations that are millions of years old while deep underground has to be a little spooky.
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar to find out what else is happening in the Algarve.