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Lisbon to the the Algarve by car?

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Lisbon to the the Algarve by car?

We are going to Lisbon (actually staying in Sintra) for 10 days/9 nights. My stepdaughters love waterparks and I have read that there are some great ones in Lagos.

I think the drive is just over 3 hours (is that correct?). Would we be selling ourselves short by cutting our time in the Lisbon area and spending 3 or 4 days in Lagos?

Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 487
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1. Re: Lisbon to the the Algarve by car?

Yes, the trip Lisboa/Lagos is about 3h, depending on how fast you drive (official speed limit is 120, but it is a very good highway...).

But if your problem is waterparks, there are a few good ones also in Lisboa area (for instance in Costa da Caparica, just across the river Tejo).

If you choose Algarve for a couple of days, maybe you can try a place closer to the Spanish border, instead of Lagos, although more crowded, specially in August, the water is warmer as you move east.

England, UK
posts: 339
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2. Re: Lisbon to the the Algarve by car?

Esquilo,

Thanks for the information. I cannot find any information on the waterparks near Lisbon via the internet. Do you know the name of it by chance?

Thanks!

Lisbon, Portugal
posts: 487
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3. Re: Lisbon to the the Algarve by car?

I'm sorry. My previous info was not accurate (my childreen are grownup now). There are a few in Lisbon close area (Caparica and Restelo), but are closed. There are a few more some Km to the north of Lisbon (Nazare, Figueira, etc), but are much smaller.

So, with my regrets, please find here some info about three aquaparks in Algarve (the bigger is bigone, I think).

http://www.aquashowpark.com/

http://www.bigone-waterpark.com/algarve/

http://www.slidesplash.com/

Best regards,

Jose Manuel