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.
Algarve, one of the best golf destinations. Wherever you look, the colours of the mountains and sea are always with you, creating the impression of a water-colour dotted...
Boating & Cruises
The list of things to do in the Algarve is endless. One of the best things to do in the Algarve is a lazy, relaxing boat trip. For a great day out take a boat trip along the coast...
Kayaking & Canoeing
Canoeing and kayaking in the Algarve is a nice thing to do, being close to the nature and it cools you down in the hot summer months. The sportive kayaks are easy to handle...
The Algarve is known as Portugal’s premier tourist region, with its fantastic beaches and surfing facilities. There is limited climbing to be found here but enough if you are looking...
There’s nothing to compare with breathing underwater! Due to its geographical position, the Algarve coast is one of the best locations in Europe for scuba diving, with a coastline...
Sports & Fitness Clubs
Many describe the Algarve as a little corner of paradise. Marinas with all kinds of water-sports, fitness activities, golf courses, sailing clubs, horse riding and motor sports.
Zoo & Wildlife Parks
For family fun there is Zoomarine marine theme park, probably the most popular attraction in the Algarve (and the only one of its kind in Portugal) you can enjoy a day at a water park.