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Address: En 125 Rua Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos | Aeródromo Municipal de Lagos, Lagos 8600-335, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 914 532 300
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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By riding the winds of the barrocal valleys in the western Algarve or the...

By riding the winds of the barrocal valleys in the western Algarve or the warmer breezes of the rolling hills of the Baixo Alentejo , our colourful balloons will float over breathtaking views. With no ties, no destination and no time limitations Barlavento Balloons has the pleasure in sharing this serene experience. Whether a birthday, anniversary, important occasion or even a “must do” … we promise all our passengers a wonderful time!

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An outstanding experience with the kindness and help of Helena and her team. The winds were just perfect and the landing the very same. We will surely be back, hope with our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
George C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

An outstanding experience with the kindness and help of Helena and her team. The winds were just perfect and the landing the very same. We will surely be back, hope with our daughter. Thank you ever so much Helena!

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Chichester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Loved it! The balloon experience was awesome and felt very professional indeed, you are in very safe hands. For me though it was the passion our pilot Helena has for flying and the friendly hospitality brilliant. Really enjoyed it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

These guys are great, and there's no doubt about Helena's skill and experience and Joe and Fernando on the ground are very friendly and fun too. Transfer to and from Albufeira for around 60 euros, and when you compare the prices to the UK it's a bargain - and youre also comforted by the knowledge that you're supporting Helena's dream... More 

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Buelach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very nice service and very friendly people. It was a breathtaking experience. The Organisator was very reliable. I would reccomend the hot air balloon in alrgarve. Good service, nice panorama, nice people. Everything was top!

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Herts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were given this balloon flight as a 30th wedding anniversary present from our children. What a wonderful thing to do .... Getting up at 4:30 to get to the aerodrome for 6am was a little tough but when you are at 3000 feet watching the sunrise .... Words are not enough to describe. Flying in almost... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice experience with algarve balloons to fly over the algarve. Weather conditions were not ideal (windy), but the very professional setting made us feel very safe. We can really recommend this experience to celebrate a special occasion (or just enjoy life)

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Portimao, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Seeiing the Algarve from above ,with the rising sun, was a brilliant experience. We enjoyed it very much. And after a calm and bumpless re-earthing, pilot Helena had arranged a delicious portugese picnic for us, in the fields, shaded by a beautiful old olive tree. Loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Had to get up early around 3am to travel to largos aerodrome for 515am .. Helena our captain was there and Joe... her loyal assistant .. we traveled by 4x4, with trailer behind looking for the most appropriate spot to take off .. helped unload the ballon and watch it take shape ready for take off , a quick briefing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This was a last minute addition to our trip and the last thing we did before leaving Portugal, and it was perfect! Helena was welcoming and knowledgeable and made us feel safe the whole time. The views were breathtaking and the champagne afterward didn't hurt ;) Helena even drove us back to our hotel, saving us taxi fare! Highly highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Getting up at 4 am was hard but the experience was really worthing it. We had a flight (5 persons) over the nice Algarve with perfect clear sky on Sep 6. Helena was the pilot and she was perfect, she managed the different wind directions, flew at very low altitude sometimes and made a perfect precision landing on the aerodrome...... More 

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