Experiences

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EXPERIENCES

AP Eva Senses has a set of unique experiences at your disposal, allowing you to take advantage of the surrounding area during your stay.

The Hotel reception is always available for any clarification and appointments.

For reservations and more information, please contact our reception directly or on: 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Please note that prices are subject to change without notice and that all experiences and activities are subject to availability.

CHEF’S TABLE

Chef´s Table is a space for emotions, sensations and sharing, where you can enjoy a unique gastronomic experience, prepared exclusively for you by our Chef Alberto Carvalho. An exclusive room with contemporary decor, located on the 5th and top floor of the AP Eva Senses Hotel, with a privileged view over the Ria Formosa. Reservation in advance is necessary for a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 12 people

Romantic Sunset

In this experience you can enjoy a walk in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with the wonderful natural landscape. The sunset colors make this tour even more special. Surprise your best half with sparkling wine and an unforgettable experience.
Price: €200.00 (valid for 2 people)
Duration. 1:30 am
Departure: 5 minutes walk from AP Eva Senses

 

For more information and reservations, please contact AP Eva Senses front office team: +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Wild Dolphin Watching

Did you know that in Faro you can observe wild dolphins? Our dolphin watching trips are accompanied by a specialized local guide, who will identify different species and interpret the dolphins’ behavior, transforming your trip into an unforgettable experience.
The coastal waters of the Ria Formosa in the Faro area are the natural habitat of several species of dolphins.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Adult € 45.00 Child (from 5 to 10 years old) € 25.00
Start: 5-minute walk from AP Eva Senses

 

For more information & reservations, please contact our front office team: 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Boat trip with Birdwatching

In the company of a nature guide, on this boat trip you will discover why the Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. And because birds are one of the ex-libris of this Park, on this tour they deserve a special mention.
Considered one of the most important wetlands for waterfowl in Portugal, along the tour we can observe birds such as the white stork (Ciconia ciconia), the white heron (Egretta garzetta) and the spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).
The tour continues towards one of the islands in the Natural Park, passing by oyster and clam ponds.

Towards one of the points where the estuary meets the sea, we will stop for you to enjoy a paradisiacal place. This is an important breeding ground for the dwarf tern (Sterna albifrons) and the interrupted-collared plover (Charadrius alexandrinus). In winter, terns (Sterna sandvicensis) and flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) are often seen here.

On the way back, we will have many opportunities to observe other species of birds as the boat navigates calmly through the channels of this Natural Park towards the city of Faro.
Prices:
Adults € 30.00
Children up to 8 years € 8.00
duration 2 hours
Start: 5-minute walk from AP Eva Senses

For more information and reservations, please contact our front office team: +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Watch a Sporting Clube Farense game

The city of Faro unconditionally supports its Clube Sporting Clube Farense. On home game days, the city is dressed in black and white, and the Estádio de S. Luis has a unique and characteristic atmosphere. AP Eva Senses is an unconditional partner of this great team. When staying at our hotel, and whenever S.C, Farense plays at home, you have the opportunity to watch a game, and live this unique football experience in the city of Faro. We have 2 double invites for each home game to offer, subject to availability . To book your seat, contact reception.

Faro Beach

Faro Beach is 9.5 km away from AP Eva Senses. It is an excellent alternative to go by car if you want to skip the boat and spend the day at the beach.
You can enjoy a full day on one of the best beaches in the Algarve, where the D’Amare Restaurant is at your disposal. Here you can have a snack or a light meal for lunch. Or if you prefer, you can dine in an irreverent and elegant space before returning to the Hotel. Of course, our wine suggestion is Rosé D. Aninhas Reserva.

For reservations or information, please contact our front office team: +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Salt Pans Guided Tour

Located in Olhão, Salinas do Grelha offers a unique experience to get to know and understand the production of a salt pan. The entire production and harvesting process of traditional coarse salt and “Flor de Sal” is explained in detail, and it is also possible to touch the salt in the crystallizers and see the differences between the various types of sea salt.
Other topics covered in the guided tour are: history of salt in Portugal and in the world, biology (fauna and flora in the salt pans), and chemistry.
Departure: Olhão (transport required at extra cost)
Duration: 1 hour
Prices per person
Children 0-5 years – free
6 to 12 years € 5.00
From 13 years old € 10.00

PRIVATE CATAMARAN TRIP

• PRIVATE TRIP
• Duration: 2 to 7 hours
• Capacity: Up to 16 people
Let us take you, your family and friends on a wonderful boat tour at the Ria Formosa on our gorgeous and spacious sailing catamaran!
We will take you to the best deserted beaches and some of the best secret spots, while you enjoy all the luxury aboard our catamaran. Cruises are at the Ria Formosa Natural Park with departure from Faro.
Ria Formosa Natural Park provides the most pleasant boat experience with the most beautiful views in the Algarve and a great atmosphere to rest and forget about your daily routine.
Catamaran Cruise from Faro
Explore the Formosa Lagoon on a catamaran cruise. After embarking on your adventure from Faro, spend a few hours visiting beautiful, deserted beaches and some of the best hidden spots in Ria Formosa Natural Park.
• Enjoy a custom-crafted adventure tailored to meet your interests with options to include food, catering and transportation.
• Enjoy a catamaran cruise in southern Portugal’s picturesque Formosa estuary.
• Observe the estuary’s vibrant flora and fauna from the comfort of a boat.
• Take advantage of a flexible itinerary and explore the area at your own pace.
• Get an insider’s view of the region with a local guide and skipper.

Programs Available:
• Full Day – 7 hours – from 10:30 to 17:30
• Half Days – 3,5 hours – From 10:30 to 14:00 or from 15:00 to 18:30
• Sunset Cruise – 2 hours – From 2 hours before the Sunset

Prices from €490.00

Included:

• Skipper
• Hostess
• Fuel
• Welcome drink
• 2 paddle boards
• Snorkelling equipment
• Restroom on board

 

For more information & bookings, please contact AP Eva Senses front office team: rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com | +351 289 001 000

 

PRIVATE MOTOR YACHT TRIP

QUICK DETAILS
• PRIVATE
• Duration: 2 to 7 hours
• Capacity: Up to 8 people

Charter a private yacht in the Algarve
We will take you to the best deserted beaches and some of the best secret spots, while you enjoy all the luxury aboard our private yacht. Portugal charters are in the Ria Formosa Natural Park with departure from Faro.
Our private boat trips are made at slow cruising speeds inside the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with boarding at the Faro Marina.
Ria Formosa Natural Park provides the most pleasant boat experience with the most beautiful views in the Algarve and a great atmosphere to rest and to forget about your daily routine.
Programs Available:
• Full Day – 7 hours – from 10:30 to 17:30
• Half Days – 3,5 hours – From 10:30 to 14:00 or from 15:00 to 18:30
• Sunset Cruise – 2 hours – From 2 hours before the Sunset

Private Tour 3h50m from € 450.00 | Private Tour 7h30m from €700.00

Included:

• Skipper
• Hostess
• Fuel
• Welcome drink
• 2 paddle boards
• Snorkelling equipment
• Restroom on board

 

For more information & bookings, please contact AP Eva Senses front office: rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com | +231 289 001 000

Surfing, SUP and Oysters

This experience is the perfect combination of two wonderful nautical activities, Surfing and SUP, and tasting a delicacy from the Ria Formosa, the famous oyster.
The activity begins with a boat trip to one of the most beautiful areas of the Ria Formosa, Barrinha, where the surf lesson will take place.
After the surf lesson is over, we travel to the Ria area, where the stand up paddle (SUP) lesson will take place.
We continue on to one of the most characteristic nurseries of Praia de Faro, where we will taste a delicious delicacy, the oyster, capable of seducing anyone’s palate, accompanied by a very fresh sparkling wine.
This way you will enrich your knowledge about how oysters develop with a brief explanation about the life cycle of this animal.
The experience is intended for all levels of performance, whether for surfing or SUP.
Duration: approximately 4 hours.
Prices (per person):
1 person 100€
2 to 10 people €50 per person
All equipment is included (surfboard, wetsuit, SUP board, paddle and vest), boat trip, oyster tasting, champagne, as well as sports insurance.

Departure from Faro beach (pick up option with additional cost).

Surf Dream

This surf lesson is special…
Now you can surf like a “Local”, in a unique spot in our Algarve. The instructor will select the best location in the region, always taking into account the weather conditions, and together with the client, they will look for the best wave offer.
You will be transported by boat to the place where you can enjoy a magical surf session.
This class is aimed at all levels of performance, however, it is more suitable for intermediate and advanced levels.
There are different types of classes available: individual, family and small groups.
Duration: 2 hours.
Prices:
1 person – 100€
2 people – €75 per person
3 people – 60€ per person
4 people – 50€ per person
All equipment is included (surfboard, wetsuit and lycra), boat trip, as well as sports insurance.
Departure from Faro beach (pick up option with extra cost)

Estaminé Restaurant

Located at the southernmost point of mainland Portugal, in the charming Ria Formosa Natural Park. Ilha Deserta is a relaxed destination, set on an impressive stretch of white sand dunes. With stunning panoramic views, Estaminé is a great meeting place to relax with friends or family. Open every day for lunch, all year round.
As the Algarve owners of gem, born on the seaside, they created the Estaminé menu from their personal experiences.
With flavors, aromas and textures that are based on the resources that the Sea and the Ria Formosa offer, it is an ideal place for sharing, in order to encourage conversation and conviviality at the table.
All dishes are freshly prepared, in order to enjoy and enjoy the natural surroundings of Ilha Deserta.

Hop On Hop Off Islands

This is a very original service and a best seller for our guests. Explore the barrier islands of the Ria Formosa at your own pace.
Departing 5 minutes from AP EVA Senses, start the boat circuit through the islands of the Natural Park, where you will be free to travel between them, at the available times.
The ticket is valid for 24 hours on all trips until returning to Faro.

How does Hop On Hop Off Islands work?
There are different stop times for the boats on the three islands (every hour), with flexibility to visit them, choosing the time you want to stay on each island. Skippers will be available to guide you and provide you with all the information you need during your tour.

 

Duration: You can spend the whole day exploring the islands and choosing your return time to Faro.
Price: 30€/person including return by Shuttle or Ferry

Ferry

Departing a 5-minute walk from AP EVA Senses, every day, twelve months a year, the Ferry starts its journey at 10 am, towards Ilha Deserta. The trip through the canals of the Ria Formosa Natural Park on this boat is peaceful and relaxing.
The Ferry “Praia das Conchas” known as Zebras, is a catamaran with capacity for 96 passengers. This boat is fully covered, protecting from the sun, and partially cabined, with 2 bathrooms on board.
This is a regular shuttle service with several daily departures.
Travel time: 45 minutes
Price per trip: 5€/person

 

For more information, please contact our front office: +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Island Shuttle

Departing at a 5-minute walk from AP EVA Senses, we invite you to board on the island shuttle and enjoy the trip in Ria Formosa.
The Island Shuttle is a fast boat (speedboat) that takes you from Faro to Ilha Deserta and Estaminé Restaurant in a short trip. This boat transport is safe, suitable for the whole family. Available every day, throughout the year, with several daily departures.
For cold or rainy days, you have at your disposal a fast cabin boat, so you can make the crossing to Ilha Deserta, with all the comfort conditions.
Travel time: 15 minutes.
Price per trip: 15€/person

 

For bookings and more information, please contact our front office directly or via +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

How to enjoy a good buffet

The buffets returned to AP Eva Senses, a hotel belonging to the AP Hotels & Resorts group, of MADRE TURISMO, with the best view between 12:30 and 15:00. So that nothing goes wrong, the hotel brings you 6 tips for enjoying a good buffet and delighting yourself until you can’t get any more.

1. It’s not worth going hungry before the buffet
Going to a buffet is not a sign that you have to eat a lot. You should take advantage of the various options that the buffet offers and taste a little of everything. Remember that the buffet has a lot of options, at a normally attractive price. You should always eat in moderation to get the most out of the experience.

2. Make a first round to evaluate the offer
When you reach the dining room, look around and assess the best options for your personal taste. Remember that there is an offer of starters, main courses, side dishes, fruits and desserts. Don’t be in a hurry to choose and try as many dishes as possible. If you look around and know all the offers that are available, you can focus on what makes your mouth water. In the case of AP Eva Senses, always consult the Chef’s suggestion of the day.

3. Choose foods you don’t normally eat at home
Since you’re at a buffet, choose to eat dishes that you normally don’t eat at home, either because they are more elaborate, or because no one else in your house likes it and doesn’t want to cook just for one person. Eat small portions to get a taste of everything.

4. Choose a proper drink
After making your round, think of the drink that best suits the delicacies you’re going to eat. The right drink will make you get the most out of your experience.

5. Eat slowly and without exaggeration
While everything looks delicious, don’t forget about restraint. There’s no rush, so take a deep breath and take your time until you refill your plate. Once the big meal is over, go for a little walk, as the fresh air and gentle exercise will help you recover. You can also drink tea to aid digestion, as well as to relieve the stomach, reducing bloating.

6. Don’t forget to make a reservation
Book your table and have no surprises. There’s nothing like knowing in advance, for example, the menu. At AP Eva Senses there is a wide variety of food to choose from, with main dishes from Monday to Sunday, including delicacies such as AP Eva Senses’ Classic Oriental Rice, Wellington Beef or Portuguese cuisine on Sunday.

If you are working nearby, head to our restaurant and enjoy the Executive Buffet menu from Monday to Friday, for €17 per person, or if you want to enjoy this offer during the weekend, there is also the Weekend buffet menu for €20 per person. Drinks are not included in the menus.
To book your meal simply contact rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com or +351 289 001 000.

Deserta island

Deserta island is a magical and unique destination that invites you to tranquility and calm, being the only island in the natural park that is not inhabited. Enjoy the beauty of this unique place dominated by nature. Ideal for a relaxing day at the beach, where we have at your disposal at “Praia das Conchas” sun loungers and thatch (upon reservation and extra cost). You can also observe wildlife or take the walk to Cabo de Santa Maria. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the ocean, soak up the sun or enjoy a memorable meal at the Estaminé restaurant. We have at your disposal two ways to get to this paradise: The Island Shuttle and the Ferry.

CHEF’S TABLE

Chef´s Table is a space for emotions, sensations and sharing, where you can enjoy a unique gastronomic experience, prepared exclusively for you by our Chef Alberto Carvalho. An exclusive room with contemporary decor, located on the 5th and top floor of the AP Eva Senses Hotel, with a privileged view over the Ria Formosa. Reservation in advance is necessary for a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 12 people

Romantic Sunset

In this experience you can enjoy a walk in the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with the wonderful natural landscape. The sunset colors make this tour even more special. Surprise your best half with sparkling wine and an unforgettable experience.
Price: €200.00 (valid for 2 people)
Duration. 1:30 am
Departure: 5 minutes walk from AP Eva Senses

 

For more information and reservations, please contact AP Eva Senses front office team: +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Wild Dolphin Watching

Did you know that in Faro you can observe wild dolphins? Our dolphin watching trips are accompanied by a specialized local guide, who will identify different species and interpret the dolphins’ behavior, transforming your trip into an unforgettable experience.
The coastal waters of the Ria Formosa in the Faro area are the natural habitat of several species of dolphins.
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Adult € 45.00 Child (from 5 to 10 years old) € 25.00
Start: 5-minute walk from AP Eva Senses

 

For more information & reservations, please contact our front office team: 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Boat trip with Birdwatching

In the company of a nature guide, on this boat trip you will discover why the Ria Formosa was elected one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal. And because birds are one of the ex-libris of this Park, on this tour they deserve a special mention.
Considered one of the most important wetlands for waterfowl in Portugal, along the tour we can observe birds such as the white stork (Ciconia ciconia), the white heron (Egretta garzetta) and the spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia).
The tour continues towards one of the islands in the Natural Park, passing by oyster and clam ponds.

Towards one of the points where the estuary meets the sea, we will stop for you to enjoy a paradisiacal place. This is an important breeding ground for the dwarf tern (Sterna albifrons) and the interrupted-collared plover (Charadrius alexandrinus). In winter, terns (Sterna sandvicensis) and flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) are often seen here.

On the way back, we will have many opportunities to observe other species of birds as the boat navigates calmly through the channels of this Natural Park towards the city of Faro.
Prices:
Adults € 30.00
Children up to 8 years € 8.00
duration 2 hours
Start: 5-minute walk from AP Eva Senses

For more information and reservations, please contact our front office team: +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Watch a Sporting Clube Farense game

The city of Faro unconditionally supports its Clube Sporting Clube Farense. On home game days, the city is dressed in black and white, and the Estádio de S. Luis has a unique and characteristic atmosphere. AP Eva Senses is an unconditional partner of this great team. When staying at our hotel, and whenever S.C, Farense plays at home, you have the opportunity to watch a game, and live this unique football experience in the city of Faro. We have 2 double invites for each home game to offer, subject to availability . To book your seat, contact reception.

Faro Beach

Faro Beach is 9.5 km away from AP Eva Senses. It is an excellent alternative to go by car if you want to skip the boat and spend the day at the beach.
You can enjoy a full day on one of the best beaches in the Algarve, where the D’Amare Restaurant is at your disposal. Here you can have a snack or a light meal for lunch. Or if you prefer, you can dine in an irreverent and elegant space before returning to the Hotel. Of course, our wine suggestion is Rosé D. Aninhas Reserva.

For reservations or information, please contact our front office team: +351 289 001 000 | rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com

Salt Pans Guided Tour

Located in Olhão, Salinas do Grelha offers a unique experience to get to know and understand the production of a salt pan. The entire production and harvesting process of traditional coarse salt and “Flor de Sal” is explained in detail, and it is also possible to touch the salt in the crystallizers and see the differences between the various types of sea salt.
Other topics covered in the guided tour are: history of salt in Portugal and in the world, biology (fauna and flora in the salt pans), and chemistry.
Departure: Olhão (transport required at extra cost)
Duration: 1 hour
Prices per person
Children 0-5 years – free
6 to 12 years € 5.00
From 13 years old € 10.00

PRIVATE CATAMARAN TRIP

• PRIVATE TRIP
• Duration: 2 to 7 hours
• Capacity: Up to 16 people
Let us take you, your family and friends on a wonderful boat tour at the Ria Formosa on our gorgeous and spacious sailing catamaran!
We will take you to the best deserted beaches and some of the best secret spots, while you enjoy all the luxury aboard our catamaran. Cruises are at the Ria Formosa Natural Park with departure from Faro.
Ria Formosa Natural Park provides the most pleasant boat experience with the most beautiful views in the Algarve and a great atmosphere to rest and forget about your daily routine.
Catamaran Cruise from Faro
Explore the Formosa Lagoon on a catamaran cruise. After embarking on your adventure from Faro, spend a few hours visiting beautiful, deserted beaches and some of the best hidden spots in Ria Formosa Natural Park.
• Enjoy a custom-crafted adventure tailored to meet your interests with options to include food, catering and transportation.
• Enjoy a catamaran cruise in southern Portugal’s picturesque Formosa estuary.
• Observe the estuary’s vibrant flora and fauna from the comfort of a boat.
• Take advantage of a flexible itinerary and explore the area at your own pace.
• Get an insider’s view of the region with a local guide and skipper.

Programs Available:
• Full Day – 7 hours – from 10:30 to 17:30
• Half Days – 3,5 hours – From 10:30 to 14:00 or from 15:00 to 18:30
• Sunset Cruise – 2 hours – From 2 hours before the Sunset

Prices from €490.00

Included:

• Skipper
• Hostess
• Fuel
• Welcome drink
• 2 paddle boards
• Snorkelling equipment
• Restroom on board

 

For more information & bookings, please contact AP Eva Senses front office team: rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com | +351 289 001 000

 

PRIVATE MOTOR YACHT TRIP

QUICK DETAILS
• PRIVATE
• Duration: 2 to 7 hours
• Capacity: Up to 8 people

Charter a private yacht in the Algarve
We will take you to the best deserted beaches and some of the best secret spots, while you enjoy all the luxury aboard our private yacht. Portugal charters are in the Ria Formosa Natural Park with departure from Faro.
Our private boat trips are made at slow cruising speeds inside the Ria Formosa Natural Park, with boarding at the Faro Marina.
Ria Formosa Natural Park provides the most pleasant boat experience with the most beautiful views in the Algarve and a great atmosphere to rest and to forget about your daily routine.
Programs Available:
• Full Day – 7 hours – from 10:30 to 17:30
• Half Days – 3,5 hours – From 10:30 to 14:00 or from 15:00 to 18:30
• Sunset Cruise – 2 hours – From 2 hours before the Sunset

Private Tour 3h50m from € 450.00 | Private Tour 7h30m from €700.00

Included:

• Skipper
• Hostess
• Fuel
• Welcome drink
• 2 paddle boards
• Snorkelling equipment
• Restroom on board

 

For more information & bookings, please contact AP Eva Senses front office: rec.eva@ap-hotelsresorts.com | +231 289 001 000