Zoomarine Algarve

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Zoomarine Algarve| Visitor Information At A Glance

Zoomarine Algarve| Visitor Information At A Glance
  • What are Zoomarine Algarve opening hours?
    The water park opens on the 9th of March and closes on the 25th of November. It is generally open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM depending on the season. 
  • Where is Zoomarine Algarve located?
    N125 KM 65, 8201-864 Guia, Portugal, Get Directions
  • How many visitors does Zoomarine Algarve see per year?
    Zoomarine Algarve sees over 500.000 visitors per year

What are Zoomarine Algarve Opening Hours?

Zoomarine is open during 9 months of the year. The water park opens on the 9th of March and closes on the 25th of November.

  • March, October and November: Open from 10 AM to 5 PM
  • April, May and June: Open from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • July, August and September: Open from 10 AM to 7:30 PM

Last Entry: 1 hour before closing. 

Closure: The Zoomarine Algarve is closed in January, February and December 

What's The Best Time to Visit Zoomarine Algarve?

Weekdays & Weekends: The best time to visit Zoomarine Algarve depends on several factors. Weekdays generally offer lower crowds compared to weekends, making it an ideal choice for a more relaxed experience and wait times for rides. Arriving early in the day when the park opens is recommended to maximize your time and enjoy popular attractions with fewer people.

Seasons: The high tourist season typically falls during the summer months (June to August), leading to higher visitor numbers and longer queues.

For a quieter experience, consider visiting during the low tourist season (September to October), when the park is less crowded, and some attractions might have shorter waiting times. However, do keep in mind that some rides or shows might have limited schedules during this period.

In summary, weekdays, early mornings, and the shoulder seasons are generally the best times to visit for a more enjoyable and comfortable experience at Zoomarine Algarve.

Where is Zoomarine Algarve Located?

Getting to Zoomarine Algarve

Bus to Zoomarine

By Public Transportation

By Train: There is no direct train service to Zoomarine Algarve. However, you can still reach the park by taking a train to the nearest train station, Albufeira - Ferreiras station, and then continue your journey by taxi, which will take you another 15-20 minutes.

By Bus: Start by making your way to the Albufeira bus terminal, located in the city center. This central hub is well-connected to various parts of Albufeira. Look for the Giro G (Guia) bus.This bus route runs between Albufeira and Guia. Alight at Zoomarine Bus Stop. From the bus stop, it's a short walk to the entrance of Zoomarine Algarve.

Car to Zoomarine

By Car

The fastest driving route from Albufeira city center to Zoomarine Algarve is via N125, taking approximately 15-20 minutes. During peak tourist seasons or busy periods, there might be increased traffic on the roads, so plan your trip accordingly and consider leaving earlier to avoid potential delays.

Parking Facilities

Zoomarine Algarve offers visitors the convenience of free parking. With ample parking spaces available right at the park entrance, enjoy easy access to parking  without any additional cost.

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Know Before You Go To Zoomarine Algarve

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wheelchair facilities
  • Restaurants and Dining Areas: Various restaurants and food outlets where you can enjoy a variety of cuisines and refreshments.
  • First Aid Stations: In case of any medical emergencies, first aid stations are available within the park.
  • Baby Changing Facilities: Dedicated areas equipped with baby changing stations for families with young children.
  • Stroller and Wheelchair Rental: Stroller and wheelchair rentals for visitors who may need assistance during their visit.
  • Information Booths: Information booths and guest services to answer any questions or provide assistance.
  • Lockers: Lockers to store personal belongings securely during your time at the park.
  • ATM Machines: ATMs for easy access to cash if needed.
  • Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi in certain areas of the park for guests to stay connected.
  • Wheelchair Accessibility: The park is designed with wheelchair-friendly pathways, ramps, and accessible facilities, making it easier for visitors with mobility challenges to navigate the park.
  • Accessible Restrooms: Zoomarine Algarve provides accessible restrooms equipped with facilities to accommodate visitors with disabilities.
  • Reserved Parking: Designated parking spaces are available close to the park's entrance for visitors with disabilities.
  • Wheelchair and Stroller Rentals: The park offers wheelchair and stroller rentals for those who may need assistance during their visit.
  • Service Animal Accommodation: Zoomarine Algarve allows service animals to accompany visitors with disabilities throughout the park.
  • Information and Assistance: Guest services and park staff are available to provide information and assistance to visitors with disabilities.
Arrive early
  • Arrive Early: Beat the crowds by arriving at the park early, allowing you to experience popular attractions with shorter wait times.
  • Plan Your Day: Take advantage of the park map to plan your route and prioritize the shows, rides, and exhibits you want to visit.
  • Bring Sun Protection: As the park is mostly outdoors, don't forget sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to stay protected from the sun.
  • Stay Hydrated: Carry a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day; you can refill it at designated water stations.
  • Show Schedules: Check the show schedules upon arrival to catch the performances you don't want to miss.
  • Be Mindful of Animals: Respect the park's guidelines regarding interaction with animals, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.
  • Download the App: Check if the park has a mobile app to access maps, showtimes, and additional information during your visit.

Zoomarine Algarve offers a variety of restaurants and food outlets. 

  • Acqua Restaurant: This is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant overlooking the dolphin exhibit, offering burgers and other grilled specialties.
  • Bamboo Restaurant: The “all-you-can-eat” buffet restaurant is located close to Acqua restaurant and promises a delightful and satisfying dining experience.
  • Snack Bar: This family-friendly eatery serves a variety of delicious snacks, sandwiches, ice creams, and refreshing beverages.
  • Splash Burger: Splash Burger serves delicious options like signature gourmet burgers, fries, and refreshing sodas.
  • Salgados Palace Hotel: A luxurious hotel located close to Salgados Beach and within a short drive from Zoomarine Algarve.
  • São Rafael Atlântico: A modern and luxurious hotel located close to São Rafael Beach and a short drive from Zoomarine Algarve.
  • Vidamar Resort Algarve: A beachfront resort with multiple swimming pools and leisure facilities, located a short drive away from the park.
  • Albufeira Sol Hotel & Spa: A hotel with comfortable rooms and spa facilities, situated in Albufeira, not far from Zoomarine Algarve.
Slide & Splash Water Park
  • Albufeira Old Town: Explore the charming historic center of Albufeira, with its cobbled streets, traditional architecture, and lively atmosphere. The town offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars. (8.7km)
  • Salgados Lagoon: Discover the Salgados Lagoon, a nature reserve with a diverse ecosystem of birds and wildlife. It's an ideal place for birdwatching and nature walks. (9.0km)
  • Paderne Castle: Explore the historic, iconic Paderne Castle, a medieval fortress dating back to the 12th century, located in the countryside near Albufeira (18.0km).
  • Slide & Splash Water Park: Experience a day of fun and excitement at Slide & Splash Water Park, located in Lagoa, offering a wide range of water slides and attractions. (21.4km)

Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting Zoomarine Algarve

What are Zoomarine Algarve’s opening hours?

Zoomarine Algarve's opening hours are generally from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, depending on the season.

What is the best time to visit Zoomarine Algarve?

The best time to visit Zoomarine Algarve is during the weekdays, during September and October to avoid peak crowds and enjoy shorter wait times for attractions.

How much time does it take to visit Zoomarine Algarve?

The time to visit Zoomarine Algarve can vary depending on individual preferences, but a full day is recommended to explore the attractions, shows, and experiences thoroughly.

Where is Zoomarine Algarve located?

N125 KM 65, 8201-864 Guia, Portugal

What is the best way to get to Zoomarine Algarve?

The best way to get to Zoomarine Algarve is by car, especially given the easy and free access to parking.

Is Zoomarine Algarve wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Zoomarine Algarve is wheelchair accessible, providing ramps, accessible facilities, and other services to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges.

What are some of the accessibility features in place at Zoomarine Algarve?

Zoomarine Algarve has wheelchair-friendly pathways and ramps, accessible restrooms, and designated seating areas for guests with disabilities. Wheelchair rentals and assistance for rides are provided, and service animals are welcome.

Are prams allowed in Zoomarine Algarve?

Yes, prams and strollers are allowed inside Zoomarine Algarve.

Is photography permitted inside Zoomarine Algarve?

Yes, photography is generally permitted inside Zoomarine Algarve for personal use, but please be mindful of taking photos during shows where flash photography might disturb the animals or performers.

Are strollers/wheelchairs available at Zoomarine Algarve?

Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent at Zoomarine Algarve.

Can I bring food and drinks to Zoomarine Algarve?

Yes, you can bring your own food and eat in the picnic area, however glass and tin are not allowed for safety reasons.

How do I book tickets to visit Zoomarine Algarve?

Tickets to visit Zoomarine Algarve can be booked online, its a convenient and secure way to purchase tickets in advance.