Halloween - what's on in the Algarve
Scary fun and mid-term breaks
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Scary 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 are some highlights of what’s on for Halloween 2023 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.
Spooktacular Brunch at Bovino - Food to die for! Enjoy a Halloween-themed brunch with delicious food and live entertainment.
22nd October: Mexican Dia de los Muertos Theme
29th October: American Halloween Theme
Sunset Scary Party at The Shack - spooky fun by the lake on 31st Oct.! Enjoy the great atmosphere, music and scary surprises with Halloween-inspired cocktails to sip on.
Dano’s Costume Parade, 28th 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, 26th 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.
Sunset Music Sessions - For chilled and musical sunsets, head to Gigi's Bar on the 28th Oct and 4th Nov. for relaxing music sessions while the sun sets.
Haunted Dinner at Casa do Lago, 27th 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…..
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 more.
And there's a special Scary Run on 31st Oct - a family-friendly event around the gorgeous nature trails.
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 17th to 1st Nov. 2023. 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…..
Find out more about Halloween at Zoomarine.
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 House of Funk weekends.
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Supernatural Party at W Algarve - 31st October. Dress to scare and party to the great sounds on 31st October. Guest DJs on the decks from 21:00h - Zé Black, KingBizz, and Pippa.
House of Funk Party - every Thursday to Sunday. Great sounds from the 80's and 90's to get you sashaying into the weekend.
Halloween 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 with a special Welloween menu and super Halloween cocktails!
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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
The Par.Tee Halloween Theatre group will host a fabulous halloween show on 27th Oct - songs, dance and lots of fun!
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Halloween Boat Party
Prepare for spooky sea adventures! Enjoy 3-hour cruise along the coast with Cruzeiros da Oura, with time to discover the amazing caves, and maybe see some dolphins! Includes a welcome drink and time to swim. Don't forget - dress to scare!
Departing from Vilamoura marina, 31st Oct. at 3pm
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Halloween in Albufeira
Watch out for witches! On 31st October, Albufeira hosts scary fun and spooky entertainment. There's live music and dance performances, face-painting, parades, scares and surprises. The party ends with live DJ sessions.
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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.
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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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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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.