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FIESA Sand City – Sand Sculpture Festival

Sand Sculpture Festival

*Please note FIESA Sand City has moved and is now in LAGOA*


New theme! Many new sculptures, events & workshops. 

Day or night, the Fiesa sand sculpture park has to be seen to be believed.

The talented sculptors have used some 40,000 tonnes of the unique sand found only in this area, to build enormous sculptures that you are able to wander around and take photographs of.  During the day the blue of the sky highlights the various sand sculptures while during the evening the entire park is illuminated to create a magical atmosphere.

Look out for special live entertainment and musical performances that take place at the park on a regular basis.

FIESA Sand City is an Algarve attraction like no other, where 40 thousand tonnes of sand have been crafted into larger than life sculptures that will leave you wondering just how the entire park is possible.

The Sandcity park is located  just off the EN125, in Lagoa in the central Algarve.  The park itself is really well sign posted from miles away and is easy to find with parking on one side of the road and the park itself on the other.

It can be hard to explain just how amazing the FIESA Sand Sculptures are to anyone who has never come face to face with similar sculptures but basically guests enter the park and then are led around little paths where they can see huge sculptures made entirely of sand around every corner.

Each year there is a different theme for the sculptures to pull all the different elements together but you can generally rely on there being a mixture of sculptures depicting famous faces, historical figures and a good few animals thrown in for good measure to ensure that everyone is able to see the likeness between the sculptures and the inspiration behind them.

The park is only open during the summer months and this is because it is an open air attraction that relies on the long summers with little to rain to keep the sculptures in top shape.  As soon as the rains come then the sculptures start to become damaged, and while maintenance work is carried out constantly, once it rains the sculptures don’t look as pristine as before so it is better to go earlier in the year rather than later.

It can be hard to believe that the sculptures really are made out of sand alone but they really are and sculptors from across the globe come to this special area of the Algarve each year to work with the unique sand found here that makes it some of the best in the world.

The park covers an area of 15,000 square metres and includes around 100 sculptures each year giving you plenty to look at as you walk around and there is a small area for drinks and snacks within the park itself.  However, this is not somewhere to come for a meal and it is best to make other arrangements and with the home of chicken piri piri in Guia just a few minutes drive away it is worth heading there instead.

The park can be visited during the day when the sculptures look incredible against the bright blue of the sky but be sure to take sun screen as the park does not have a lot of shade in the main sculpture areas.

FIESA is also open at night and the sculptures are all lit up beautifully casting dramatic shadows and creating a magical atmosphere while there is also often music or entertainment at the park in the evenings particularly during the peak season.  A quick call to one of our helpful team will give you more details about the schedule and special events that are being held there throughout the year.

FIESA Sand City is a truly unique experience in the Algarve and is suitable for all ages for a trip to an attraction with a real difference.


8th June to 14th July – 10:00 to 22:00

15th July to 15th September – 10:00 to 22:00

16th September to 8th November – 10:00 to 19:00

FIESA Sand Sculpture Festival – Transfers & Taxis – Buy transport tickets for Fiesa here.

Private Transfer Prices:
*All Prices are for a Return journey*
*Please Contact Us to book or for assistance*
*Advanced booking by 4pm the day before required*
*Subject to availability*
-Albufeira. Car (1-4 People) €46. Mini-Bus (5-8 People) €60
-Armação de Pêra. Car (1-4 People) €20. Mini-Bus (5-8 People) €24
-Portimão, Alvor, Praia da Rocha, Ferragudo. Car (1-4 People) €50. Mini-Bus (5-8 People) €60
-Quarteira. Car (1-4 People) €66. Mini-Bus (5-8 People) €80
Other locations on request.​

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