With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and low average annual rainfall, the Algarve climate is the perfect golf destination and as a result is home to exclusive golf resorts renowned for golfing excellence.
Vale do Lobo with the exceptional world renowned Ocean and Royal courses and home to some of the most iconic holes and golfing views.
Quinta do Lago is a spectacular golf location with three famous courses; the North Course, which was redesigned in 2014 by Beau Welling together with Ryder Cup Captain Paul Mc Ginley, the amazing South Course designed by William Mitchell and the Laranjal which was opened in 2009 and voted the Best Golf Course by the 2011 Portuguese Travel Awards.
Blessed with stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and home to exclusive golf resorts, the Algarve is wonderfully varied, which appeals to a wide cross-section of visitors, many of whom, as a result, decide to make it a more permanent residence. There are pristine beaches and facilities for families, incredible surf for the surf enthusiast, waterparks and historic towns for cultural touring and a choice of famous courses for the golfer !
There’s no shortage of high quality beaches. Golden sandy stretches as far as the eye can see, framed by rugged cliffs, virtually deserted islands marking the boundary between Ria Formosa and the sea, and small coves sheltered by the rocks. The ocean, in every shade of blue and mostly calm and warm, invites you for long swims and to indulge in the variety of water sports available.
There are also mountains, where people live in harmony with nature and maintain traditions that they love to share. Silves preserves traces of its Arab past and Lagos from the time of the Discoveries. More cosmopolitan Portimao and Albufeira are bustling towns by night and day. Tavira is a showcase for traditional architecture and Faro, the gateway to the region, deserves a long stop to discover its beautiful historic centre.
From glistening beaches to world class golf courses and Michelin starred restaurants, there is always something wonderful to be experienced.
Flying into Faro, the Algarve is a 20 minute drive.