Welcome to The Sporting Algarve
In Europe’s best beach destination, you can do much more than laying a towel out in the sun. Thanks to the sea, unique landscapes, unspoiled nature, culture, tradition and friendly people, you can be sure of enjoying unique and varied experiences. Here we share secrets of holidays to The Algarve.
Set in the south of Portugal, along a long line of coast. We are sure you have already heard about it. Perhaps a friend told you about its magnificent beaches. Maybe you saw a report about its typically Mediterranean cuisine. Or it could be that you simply came across a text like this one, which highlights the history, culture and friendliness of those who are used to giving visitors the warmest of welcomes.
Algarve Sports: You do not have to wait until summer to come to the Algarve to take part in sports or other outdoor activities. Throughout the region, and all year long, you can interact with the natural environment by playing sport in the healthy and intoxicating atmosphere of the Algarve.
Be it at the ocean shore, in the Barrocal, or in the picturesque mountains, the Algarve brings together the perfect conditions that enable a huge range of marine, land and aerial activities; some just for fun, some more adventurous, others more radical still.
Apart from the fine geography and climate with which it is blessed, the Algarve is also equipped with the most diverse and modern infrastructure to support outdoor activities. As a result, the whole region is now firmly on the map of Portuguese sporting destinations.
Algarve Golf: Golfing days on Portugal’s Algarve are sheer bliss and remain in the memory long after the holiday is over. Generations of golfers have headed for Portugal’s southern coast, lured by 300 days of sunshine, high quality accommodation, a friendly laid back atmosphere, superb scenery and 40 of the best golf courses to be found anywhere in the world.
Most of the golf is clustered less than 30 minutes from Faro airport around Quinta da Lago and Vilamoura Marina where you can find every facility needed to make your holiday perfect. However, there are undiscovered treasures to be found both westwards along the rugged coastline towards Sagres and on the tranquil eastern side where pristine golf courses nestle between timeless whitewashed villages and world acclaimed nature reserves teeming with wildlife.
Not only is The Algarve a “must” for the amateur golfer, the quality of its courses have attracted some of the world’s top professionals and tournaments such as the World Cup in 2005 and Portugal Masters add kudos to its golf.