Unwind with nature or at the track

butterfly on dandelion at sunset

Butterflies and ballet are peaking people’s interest in the region over Easter but it’s motorsport that is taking front of stage over the next few weeks.


The theme park, close to Guia on the N125, opened it doors on April 12 and has a new walkthrough habitat for a variety of exotic and colourful butterflies.

Also new is the film at the 4D cinema called “Ice Age – No Time for Nuts”. The film follows the adventure of a squirrel in search of his beloved nut whilst fighting against time.

But time is not a problem when on holilday and there are many other attractions to enjoy; from dolphins, seals and sealions to tropical birds and check out how Seb the southern two-toed sloth is getting on. Plus amusement parks and water slides. – dfinitely plenty for a fun full day out for all the family.

For more information search here.

Ballet – Romeo and Juliet

On April 23, Daniel Cardoso’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet, is the date for a one-night-only production.

The contemporary ballet is danced by the Quorum Ballet company at Lagos’ cultural centre.

Starting at 6pm, the production is 80 minutes long with tickets costing €10 each.

Tickets are available directly from the theatre or via Ticketline with space available for those with less mobility.

Algarve’s International Racetrack

The beginning of April saw Ferrari back at Portimão’s racetrack with the first leg of the Ferrari Challenge Europe season. Spectators weren’t disappointed and there is much more to come throughout 2022.

From April 22 – 24, MotoGP is at the track for the Grander Prémio Tissot de Portugal. For these grand prix motorcycle races, bikes are purpose built and cannot be ridden legally on public roads.

Currently, depending on the circuit and the conditions, MotoGP bikes usually travel at average speeds of between 160 and 185km/h.

For more information on the races, plus ticket prices, click here.

For its first time in Portugal, DTM is opening its season at Portimão’s track with races from April 29 to May 1.

DTM stands for Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (German Touring Car Masters) and is a grand touring car series- based in Germany but including visits to several different European tracks throughout the season.

With top speeds reaching 300km/h, six teams will be racing this season using an Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes and Porsche.

Click here for information and tickets.

For more suggestions on what to do this Easter check here.

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