Activities and Family Activities in Algarve
There are so many interesting things to do in the Algarve it is ideal for families, friends and individual travellers. A great destination for sport and nature lovers it has lots of activities on offer all year round including water-sports, extreme sports such as paragliding and blo-karting, cycling, horse-riding, walking, dolphin watching, fishing and birdwatching to name just a few. Its top quality golf courses are so popular that it has been repeatedly named the world's best golf destination.
Tennis is also a must on this region. There are around 35 tennis courts divided by hotels, tennis clubs and tourist areas. The courts are of superb quality, with floodlighting at almost all locations. Sailing in an area near the sea if water sports weren’t present, then this wouldn’t be the Algarve. It’s most likely that you will see people sailing almost everywhere on the coast and you won’t have any trouble finding a sailing club.
Horse riding for horse riding lovers the options are spread a little bit over the Algarve. Try a ride on the wonderful Algarve beaches or in the surroundings. You may also appreciate the chance to explore the relatively unknown area away from the beaches on the horseback of a pure Lusitano (the famous Portuguese horse breed). You won’t have any trouble finding companies offering diving facilities along the Algarve coast. Many of them offer year-round wreck and night dives, courses and equipment rental.
Fishing has always been, among the several sports, the one that best allows its supporters to get away from their daily worries. Being in constant contact with nature, this activity brings everyone a quiet state of peace of mind. There are many locations offering water-skiing, jetski and also some parascending facilities.
Windsurfing is one of the most popular sports practised off almost any reasonable beach. The Algarve has so much to offer yet much remains hidden from those who choose to explore it by car. The sheer variety of the landscapes, the historical treasures and the unique flora and fauna are just some of the many delights waiting to be discovered. In the Algarve the place to go karting is located in Almancil. It counts on a 760 meters long karting course, karting course for kids, snack bar and also a mechanic bull for the most adventurous ones.