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Old May 9th 2012, 7:43 am
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I have a couple of lads (12 & 14) coming to our place in August and they want to be active. I've suggested the waterpark and go kart track near El Rompido and bike hire at Isla Canela. Does anyone have any other suggestions please?
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I have a couple of lads (12 & 14) coming to our place in August and they want to be active. I've suggested the waterpark and go kart track near El Rompido and bike hire at Isla Canela. Does anyone have any other suggestions please?
Believe the waterparks in Portugal are very good,much bigger than El Rompido,have seen people Kite surfing down on the beach but not sure if you can hire them?.Maybe some golf lessons with Chris?.

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Believe the waterparks in Portugal are very good,much bigger than El Rompido,have seen people Kite surfing down on the beach but not sure if you can hire them?.Maybe some golf lessons with Chris?.

Ken.
There was a kite-surfing school near one of the chiringuitos between Isla Christina & Islantilla. Can't remember which although I have a photo.
There's a lot of kite surfing at Isla Canela - near the estuary end where the wind is good - but don't know if there is a school there.
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There was a kite-surfing school near one of the chiringuitos between Isla Christina & Islantilla. Can't remember which although I have a photo.
There's a lot of kite surfing at Isla Canela - near the estuary end where the wind is good - but don't know if there is a school there.
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Thanks for the useful feedback.
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There was a kite-surfing school near one of the chiringuitos between Isla Christina & Islantilla. Can't remember which although I have a photo.
There's a lot of kite surfing at Isla Canela - near the estuary end where the wind is good - but don't know if there is a school there.
There is a kite surfing school at Isla Canela, its at the end closest to Portugal, lessons available and kit hire, also Sailing in the Marina Isla Canela and the golf courses do summer camp too.

Waterpark @ Cartaya isn't probably good enough or big enough for teenagers, try the parks in Portugal.. 45min drive but worth it especially aquashow as it has a theme park/rollercoster etc and has a lot to do (Next to Vila Sol Golf)
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Try actividades on:
http://www.visithuelva.com/index-es.asp

Horseback riding, camel riding at Doñana?

Cruise from Huelva harbour along the Doñana coast. Different perspective. Birdwatching.

Also, check angloinfo algarve (and huelva) for things to do,eg. lawn bowling at isla canela golf.

Pirate cruise Santa Bernarda caught my eye from Vilamoura. I wonder if you'd be allowed to swing from the deck & jump into the water?

Dolphin spotting.

Someone might be able to give info on fishing (licence etc.) along the river.

El Guadiana river cruises.

Tidal water mill (El Molino del Pintado). Access via cycle paths, too.

Tavira for cinema in English (air con)

Last summer there was an evening "cine de verano", open air cinema (in Spanish), for young people on the beach at isla canela.

Also, last summer (only at full moon) there were nocturnal group walks for all ages. Check availability/timetable in local press nearer the date.

Mini-golf (night time, cooler) at isla canela and la antilla.

Paintball?

Fiesta de Nuestro Señor El Salvador.

Can't remember dates, but, medieval festival stuff at Castro Marim, and Niebla. Other castles at El Rompido/Cartaya (Castillo de Zúñiga), Alcoutim...

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Try actividades on:
http://www.visithuelva.com/index-es.asp

Horseback riding, camel riding at Doñana?

Cruise from Huelva harbour along the Doñana coast. Different perspective. Birdwatching.

Also, check angloinfo algarve (and huelva) for things to do,eg. lawn bowling at isla canela golf.

Pirate cruise Santa Bernarda caught my eye from Vilamoura. I wonder if you'd be allowed to swing from the deck & jump into the water?

Dolphin spotting.

Someone might be able to give info on fishing (licence etc.) along the river.

El Guadiana river cruises.

Tidal water mill (El Molino del Pintado). Access via cycle paths, too.

Tavira for cinema in English (air con)

Last summer there was an evening "cine de verano", open air cinema (in Spanish), for young people on the beach at isla canela.

Also, last summer (only at full moon) there were nocturnal group walks for all ages. Check availability/timetable in local press nearer the date.

Mini-golf (night time, cooler) at isla canela and la antilla.

Paintball?

Fiesta de Nuestro Señor El Salvador.

Can't remember dates, but, medieval festival stuff at Castro Marim, and Niebla. Other castles at El Rompido/Cartaya (Castillo de Zúñiga), Alcoutim...
This is really useful and has jogged my memory as well. Thanks to all who have made suggestions.
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This is really useful and has jogged my memory as well. Thanks to all who have made suggestions.
If they want to be really adventurous then you could try them on scuba diving. There is an excellent dive centre at Portimao/Praia Rochas near the marina, called Subnauta (google them). There are some really good relatively safe/shallow dive sites off the Algarve coast.
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Hi. I've been a lurker on this site for a while but have taken the plunge and signed up and here's my first posting!

One of the things my kids and their friends really enjoyed last year, was taking one of those pedaloes with the slides out and given the cost of everything around they are good value too.
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Hi YDOL & welcome,

Are these the pedaloes?
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Yes that kind of thing - the ones with the slides are fun - for adults too!

Also, thinking about it, the kids always ask to go to the river beach at Alcoutim too but make sure they take an umbrella as it can be really hot there. My kids have also taken golf lessons at Isla Canela with a larger group in August. They were the only Brits last year (the coach speaks great English) but they always really enjoy it and it's a good way of meeting Spanish kids.
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