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Club Med Da Balaia | Portugal
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Enjoy a playing field as vast as nature itself

Welcome to the world’s biggest sport academy: Club Med. On the water, on the ground or in the air: the all-terrain activities on offer are mapped out just for you. With coaching from your G.O®, experience new sensations. Or find joy in improving your technique in a friendly setting. Are you looking for relaxation ? Try our fun leisure activities and lively evening entertainment. If you have a thirst for adventure, choose our excursions.

Nature getawaysConnecting with cultureSense of adventureMade to measure
Nature getaways

Discover the rich beauty of the local landscape as a family or with friends. Surround yourself with nature and take a closer look at the diverse flora and fauna. Discover unmissable sights during our excursions.

On demand activities*

“Nature Larger than Life”: Sunset safari

Duration: Evening

We’ve chosen that magic moment when the sun goes down and the light glows on the horizon, for an original evening in the Algarve. Far from the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns, your 4×4 will take you through typical villages off the beaten track. You’ll sip a glass of port as you admire a memorable sunset, before ending the evening with an authentic Algarve dinner. For information: ? Evening excursion

Visit to caves (1/2 day)

Duration: 1 half day

Your captain, Carlos, will take you out on a small traditional fishing boat to show you this fairytale coastline with its caves carved out by the wind and sea. A great family outing on the splendid Algarve coast, with plenty of great surprises in store. For information: ? Half-day excursion ? Transfer by bus

“Nature Larger than Life”: Monhique and Silves in a 4×4

Duration: 1 day

On board a 4×4, your driver-guide will show you Caldas de Monchique, and Silves. You’ll admire the Moorish architecture, history and superb landscapes. Culture and tradition are the order of the day, with a tasting session of traditional chorizo bread, a speciality of Monchique, and local wine, followed by a traditional lunch opposite the fortress at Silves. Explore the Moorish castle, and on the way back admire Mount Foia, the Algarve’s highest mountain. For information: ? Day excursion

“Nature Larger than Life”: Atlantic getaway

Duration: 1 day

Enjoy an exceptional day on board this magnificent 15-meter (50 foot) yacht, for an exclusive cruise along the finest coast of the Algarve. A privileged way to discover the country’s southern coastline, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Like a contemporary Robinson Crusoe, you’ll land on a beautiful beach and enjoy a seafood barbecue, with time to relax and swim. A unique experience, ideal for getting away from it all in a laid-back atmosphere. For information: ? Half-day or day excursion

Connecting with culture

Immerse yourself in the local culture with your family or friends. Visit historic places. Your guide’s enthusiasm and knowledge will leave you fascinated by the local heritage.

On demand activities*

Loulé markets (1/2 day)

Duration: 1 Half-day
Make the most of this popular regional market held every saturday morning. You will find: the food market very colorful and animated, as well arts and craft boutiques around this market with all kinds of objects at all kinds of prices.

For information:

  • Cultural excursion
  •  Transport:bus
  •  Transfer: 30 minutes

Group: 6 participants minimum

Transfer by bus or minibus

“Connecting with Culture”: Journey to the ends of Europe

Duration: 1 day

Heading south-west, you’ll sail in the wake of Henry the Navigator and the Great Expeditions, towards the mythical and beautiful Cape St Vincent and Sagres Point. You’ll go on to explore the history of Lagos, and enjoy its magnificent view of the famous Ponta da Piedade rocks, sculpted by the ocean.

For information:

  • Day excursion

Transfer by bus or minibus

A stroll through Lagos

Duration: 1 half day

Discover Lagos, a lively historic town rooted in the great era of Portuguese expeditions, located on the magnificent west coast of the Algarve.
Visit the charming historic town centre, which has succeeded in retaining its unique, traditional character. Admire the breathtaking panorama of the windswept cliffs of Ponta da Piedade.

Age: Starting from 4 years old

Historic Algarve(1 day)

Duration: 1 half day

Excursion may be pre-booked. Heading east along the coast, past the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve, visit the picturesque town of Olhao, its fish market, fishing district and charming port. You’ll go on to discover the charming town of Tavira, steeped in art, history, and a rich cultural and religious heritage. You’ll end the outing with a visit to the Church of Sao Laurenço, a Baroque masterpiece and fabulous example of the art of azulejos tiles.

Group: from 15 to 30 participants
Age: Starting from 4 years old

Sense of adventure

Dare to try something different. Take a trip off the beaten track and live in the moment during these excursions. Discover a new side of yourself with adrenaline-filled sports. Explore the natural and cultural highlights of the area in a whole new way.

On demand activities*

Jet ski & Jet boat

Beginners and advanced

Duration: 30 minutes

Do you enjoy strong sensation ? Go in the rhythm of the waves on a jet ski or board on a new experience on a JET BOAT, this boat is propelled by a water jet at the back ! Speed, adrenaline rush and freedom are there to assure you a real emotional moment !

Group: from 2 to 12 participants

Age: Starting from 12 years old

“In Search of Emotion”: Buggy

Duration: 1 half day

If you’re looking for an unforgettable family experience, climb aboard our two-seater buggies and discover the Algarve off the beaten track. An authentic encounter with nature and tradition.

In Search of Emotion: Flavours and fragrances of the Algarve 4×4

Duration: 1 half day

A half-day’s exploration of the fabulous hinterland in a 4×4. You’ll drive through generous countryside of orchards and fig trees, with orange and almond trees as far as the eye can see. You’ll stop off in a forest of cork oak trees and visit an organic farm to taste delicious local produce, a gourmet stop-over in the picturesque village of Alte. An exclusive and invigorating adventure that will sharpen your senses.

Group: from 6 to 32 participants

Age: Starting from 4 years old

Quad

Beginners and advanced

Duration: 1 half day

Group: from 4 to 10 participants

Age: Starting from 18 years old

Made to measure

Let your imagination run wild and experience an excursion designed just for you. The Discovery Team at the resort will create a tailored trip outside of the resort based on the adventures you love.

On demand activities *

Excursion to Faro (1/2 day)

Duration: 1 half day

Excursion may be pre-booked. The capital of the Algarve, Faro has preserved its traditional way of life. You’ll be given a guided tour of the mediaeval quarter, with its tranquil atmosphere preserved by the ancient stone and cobbled streets. Make the most of your free time to stroll in the elegant city center, do some shopping or discover the harbour.

Age: Starting from 4 years old

Transfer by bus or minibus

Lisbon

Duration: 1 day

A symbol of modern Portugal, Lisbon reveals the undeniable charm of its history and architecture. A guide will show you round the Belem district, with its Monument to the Discoveries and Jeronimus Monastery, followed by the city center and the Rossio district. You’ll lunch in a traditional restaurant in Baixa and then take a tram to the oldest part of the city – Alfama – the cradle of Fado. A day to remember, in the heart of Lusitania.

Group: from 4 to 4 participants

Transfer by bus or minibus

“A la carte”: Private yacht

Duration: 1 day

A day out with your own private yacht and skipper! With family or friends, treat yourself to an exceptional experience on board this magnificent 15-meter (50-ft) yacht for an exclusive cruise along the Algarve’s most beautiful coastline! A privileged way to explore the coast, far from the hustle and bustle of the city. You’ll land on a beautiful beach for a picnic, like modern-day Robinson Crusoes, with time to relax, stroll and swim. A unique moment of luxurious and warm-hearted tranquility!

“A la carte”: Ria Formosa Nature Getaway

Duration: 1 day

After transfer to Faro in a private vehicle, enjoy the stunning beauty of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, with a guided tour of the lagoon wildlife and vegetation. After lunch at a charming restaurant on the lovely Ilha Deserta, you’ll spend the afternoon on the beach or in Faro.

  • Day excursion

Fascinating Seville

Duration: A half day, afternoon

Let’s go to Spain in Seville, the heat of Andalusia ! Dive in the history of this city with a prestigious past. Discover the numerous historical beauties that
witnessed the richness and influences Arab Andalusia : the minaret of Giralda, the palace of Alcazar or even the flourished part of Santa Cruz ! Seville is also an very colorful and amazing to live in an evening ! Heart of the flamenco, you will be transported for a Tapas diner and a Sevillane show, this expressive and fascinating dance of Seville. A rich and intense experience in the heart of the Andalusia.

Group: from 6 to 18 participants
Age: Starting from 8 years old

General information

Terms and Conditions:
Make life simpler, book your excursions when you book your vacation. Our Discovery Center team will coordinate the details at the site when you arrive. All excursions may be purchased online, subject to availability, terms of sale and prices given at the Resort. The program shown is for information purposes only.

*At extra cost

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