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Wonderful climate, food to die for, historic towns & villages, great beaches and a vast array of sports & holiday fun for all

The Algarve is a fantastic destination for a holiday. It has a wonderful mild climate with many beautiful, historic towns and villages to explore. Throw in miles and miles of great beaches, food to die for, a mind-boggling array of sporting activities and you have the perfect place to visit at any time of the year.

Visit the: Algarve official tourism website

The historic city of Lagos is only 6km and a short bus/taxi ride away. Only the walls of the Moorish castle and sections of the wall which used to surround the old town with it's cobbled streets remain, however together with the museum, slave market and the ‘golden' church of Santo Antonio (named because it is a masterpiece of gilded carvings) a visit to Lagos is a wonderful combination of cultural experiences. It is also particularly interesting as Lagos is a working Portuguese town with an active fishing port and the local culture and way of life are evident all around.

Lagos has developed into an attractive, cosmopolitan city with an International marina, shops, traditional restaurants and cafes. Lagos is also moving with the times and recent major infrastructure developments have been completed improving access to the town.

 

There are too many restaurants and bars in Praia da Luz itself, Lagos and the surrounding area to mention. An information folder with suggestions is available in the villa.

Both Lisbon and Seville are possible day trips by car and, more locally, the pretty spa town of Monchique with its wooded slopes and the historic town of Silves, with its old cathedral, castle and walls are well worth a visit

The two mighty headlands of Cape St Vincent, where Portuguese navigators started their explorations of the globe, and Sagres, with its fortress ruins, are located approximately  25km away. This is the most south westerly tip of Europe.

The West Algarve motor racing circuit and go kart circuit is 15 minutes drive and offers the opportunity not only to spectate but also participate.

 

Typical Algarve holiday activities are all available locally or within a short drive including Lagos Zoo, walking, cycling, health and fitness centres and spas, Dolphin spotting and interaction, various boat charters, diving, deep sea fishing, off road motor sports, mountain biking and a variety of watersports such as wind surfing, surfing, body boarding, kayaking. There is a selection of water sports available off Luz beach in High Season including a flying fish, ringos, pedaloes, hobie cats, picos and lasers.

The west coast of the Algarve offers excellent surfing conditions with the two best surfing beaches at Arnado and Arrifana, see our links for surfing schools.

Last, but certainly not least, there is golf: with Boavista golf complex less than five minutes drive and many more including the Faldo course at the Amendoeria Golf Resort within 30 minutes.
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For your assistance please see below for links to obtain further information on some of the numerous activities and places of interest:

Water based activities
www.algarve-dolphins.com
www.airboost.com – Kite surf, water ski and wakeboard school
www.windsurfpoint.com - windsurfing, kite surfing, parasailing, wakeboarding, water skiing etc 
www.blue-ocean-divers.de
www.sagresnatura.com – Surfing, body boarding, kayaking
www.algargesailingcentre.com - Learn to sail
www.southwestcharters.com
www.santa-bernarda.com - Pirate ship cruises
www.prorent-algarve.com – Jet ski rentals and tours
www.bomdia.info  – Trips to caves and grottos, BBQ cruise

Land based activities
www.ecokarts.piczo.com – Land sailing
www.themountainbikeadventure.com – Mountain biking
www.sagresnatura.com
www.angelpilot.com – Guided tours on quad bike or rental
www.boavistagolf.com - Tennis coaching and court hire, gym and spa
www.portugalwalks.com – Organised walks in the Algarve
www.teamtiffanys.com - Horse riding/trekking
www.qpahorseriding.com - Horse riding
www.zebraincentives-algarve.com – Jeep safaris
www.AlgarveBuggyTour.com - Buggy Tours

Places of interest
www.winesvidanova.com - Exclusive tours of the winery that produces Sir Cliff Richard’s wine
www.zoomarine.com - Ocean life based theme park includes opportunity to take part in dolphin interaction programme
www.aqualand.pt/algarve - Outdoor water park
www.archmillennium.net/ponta_da_piedade.htm - Fantastically shaped headland of great natural beauty