The Fiesa sand festival started in 2003  and is largest of its kind , the festival takes place  in Pêra, Algarve,  the FIESA – The International Sand Sculptures Festival sees artists from around the world come together sculpting incredible pieces of art made out of 35,000 tonnes of sand each year. With every new year comes a different theme, this year being music, the most popular in past events.


Throughout the day, guests can view the 15,000 square metres of sculptures, with live music, theatre and circus arts occupying the night. In addition an area is reserved to allow adults and children alike to express their creativity and build their own sculpture.  Tickets are very reasonable, unders 5’s are FREE, children aged from 6-12 years are €4.50 and adult tickets are priced at €9, so afforable and fun!


This years festival began in March and will last up until October, so there is still time to visit and admire these impressive sand sculptures. If you’re considering a trip to the Algarve, Portugal, here are a few nearby hotels and resorts to consider staying in:


Praia Da Rocha 3 Star All Inclusive from £105pp

Praia da Rocha is ideal for anyone who wants to be close to a fantastic beach, have plenty of places to wine and dine or party until late


Monchique 4 Star Bed and Breakfast from £1pp

A Monchique holiday offers total relaxtion, with spectacular scenery, plenty of places to walk and explore and lots of restaurants to choose from for dinner


Albufeira 3 Star Self Catering from £75pp

Albufeira is  a former fishing village that has become a major holiday destination, with sandy beaches and a busy nightlife strip.


Vilamoura 3 Star Half Board from £151pp

Vilamoura is a great place to stay whether you just want to enjoy the beaches, play a few rounds of golf, have a game or two of tennis, try something more adventurous like parasailing




Have you visited the FIESA sand festival before? Why not send us you best sand sculpture pictures over to our Facebook  page.




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