The Algarve: the #1 stag destination of Europe
Any occassion to book an overseas trip with the lads is fine, but when your best mate is getting married, you know he deserves the best experience that he will remember at his death bed. If you are looking for the #1 destination of Europe for a stag party, then we can imagine the Algarve is right up there on top. The Algarve is beautiful, inexpensive and the people are great. There are tons of adrenaline-filled activities that you can do day and night. Nightlife is strong and you can party 24/7. The weather is always perfect and you won’t have to break the bank as you would if you would go to Ibiza or St. Tropez. Get inspired and start planning your ultimate stag party to the sunshine state of Europe.
#1 places for stag parties
Let’s face it: people come to Albufeira to get wasted and party like there is no tomorrow. It is also the best place for a stag party in the Algarve. In the famous party town of Portugal everything basically happens around the Strip. Here you can stumble upon countless pubs, sports bars, cocktail bars, karaoke bars and clubs. Albufeira is surrounded by one the most beautiful beaches of the world. And the town even has its own party beach: Praia da Oura. You start the night pub crawling and you can finish the night in style at one of the popular clubs such as Kiss, Club Vida and Le Club. We do recommend you book a hotel that is located in the Albufeira party area. Not only is it convenient as you can crawl from the pub to your bed, but also the hotels here are more lenient towards noisy groups. In hotels outside Albufeira, it is probably better if you behave.
Praia da Rocha
Praia da Rocha isn’t only about party and alcohol. However, Portimão is a popular town that offers an amazing nightlife. On the main street you can go pub crawling at the many sports bars, pubs and karaoke bars. If you are into the club scene, then go dancing in Katedral at commercial house, pop and R&B. Praia da Rocha also has a popular casino where you can start off the night gambling. The coastal town has an incredibly large beautiful beach where you can enjoy all the different water sports. And you can find many upscale beach clubs here such as Puro Beach Club and NoSoloÁgua. NoSoloÁgua hosts the MTV Summer Parties and other popular themed parties that also attract many beautiful people.
Best activities for the ultimate stag party
From the competitive sportsman to the wild at hearts. Everyone is different, so depending on what the groom loves, you can choose from this list of best activities to do on your ultimate stag party in the Algarve.
The Algarve has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, which are surrounded by spectacular cliffs. The water is crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling. A stag party in the Algarve isn’t complete without a boat tour. From Albufeira you can join a party boat complete with DJ and drinks. Can you already picture yourself aboard with all your mates? Drinking, jumping in the water and before you know it you see the most amazing sunsets.
Matt’s Bar is the #1 bar for stag parties in Albufeira. Every Saturday from May until September, Matt’s Bar organizes an amazing boat party. Go aboard and let the DJ get the party crowd going. Tickets to the boat party cost € 35 and include 2 free drinks on board.
Is your motto: you only live once, so better make it grand? Then you might as well rent your own yacht for the day. You are, after all, in one the most beautiful regions in the world. With Champagne Cruises Vilamoura Boat Charter you can party Wolf of Wallstreet style. This experience starts at the harbour of Vilamoura, a favourite destination for the soccer players and other celebrities. The experience of renting your own yacht includes a champagne welcome and an open bar of wine, beer and soft drinks. Prices start from € 900.
Everyone loves being on the water and what is more fun than having a race on jet ski’s. It is a popular adrenaline filled activity that doesn’t consume all of your day. We recommend the following jet ski experiences in Albufeira:
20 minutes Jet Ski rental € 50 per person
30 minutes Jet Ski rental € 80 per duo
Paintball is a great active game for everybody. In Albufeira you can have 2 hours of outdoor fun amongst natural obstacles. Crazy Paintball Albufeira is a highly rated company that specializes in stag groups. They have different guns (higher accuracy, light and resistant and softer impact). The groom gets extra balls and they offer the free photo and video service for social media.
- Groups smaller than 12 people: € 20 per person
- Groups larger than 12 people: 15 per person
Who doesn’t love a good competition? Plan an activity of karting and feel the adrenaline rushing. At Hot Wheels Raceway in the marina of Albufeira you can drive karts up to 200 cc and race on a track of 400 metres. There is a maximum of 7 drivers per every session.
- 15 minutes € 20 per person
- 30 minutes € 35 per person
The Algarve is a paradise for golfers. There are over 40 golf courses that will challenge the amateur to professional players. In Albufeira there is the Balaia Golf Course, which is a great course for playing a fun low key game. Costs are € 35 per person for a game of golf.
For all the trained golfers, Victoria Golf Course is the number one course to play. It is one of the best golf courses in the Algarve and the home of the Portugal Masters Tournament. The famous golf course is also the longest 18 hole golf course in Portugal. Costs are € 143 – € 161 per person.
During this fun and sportive activity you are going to explore the one of a kind beaches, cliffs and caves of the Algarve. Go alone in an individual kayak or go together in a dual kayak. We recommend the following tours in Benagil and Lagos.
Benagil 2 hour Cave Explorer Tour € 35 per person
This kayak tour takes you to the famous cave of Algar de Benagil. This cave has a round hole in the ceiling that frames the beautiful blue sky inside. It is a true wonder of nature and is considered to be one of the best things to see in the Algarve and is featured on many lists of places you have to see once in your lifetime.
Lagos 2 hour Cave Explorer Tour € 35 per person
This kayak tour takes you to the famous Ponta da Piedade. This group of ancient rock formations is one of the most beautiful places of the Algarve. The rock formations are surrounded by impressive cliffs that are up to 20 metres high. It is a stunning place to watch the sunset and it is a very photogenic Instagram destination.