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Algarve Leisure

Leisure in the Algarve. We want you to have an amazing visit.

In the Algarve leisure pursuits are everywhere. From adrenalin fuelled karting to a relaxing walk. A workout at a nearby gym, a spa or a game of tennis. Hire a bike for your holiday or learn to ride a horse. There are also plenty of watersports available including fishing, sailing, diving, paragliding and more. In the evening, relax in a great restaurant, and maybe a trip to the casino Vilamoura. It’s all available in an area close to where you are staying.

Best Restaurants in the Algarve

Which are the best beach bars? The best places for lunch or dinner? We can recommend a lot of places and get you booked in. We have several Michelin starred restaurants and even more Michelin recommended eateries. Try a great local Portuguese restaurant, What about somewhere in the hills looking down to the ocean with the incredible views of the Algarve? 

Bars / Clubs  / Casinos in the Algarve

The region has too many bars and clubs to list, but we can certainly recommend some close to where you are staying. Family friendly or ideal for a stag party.  A number of restaurants also have bars / night life to keep you entertained, long after you’re meal has finished. There are also casinos in the Algarve, for example at Vilamoura and Portimão.

Beauty / Spas in the Algarve

Here in the Algarve, we have two winners from last years World Spa Awards. Portugal’s best hotel spa is at the Conrad hotel in Quinta do Lago. Portugal’s best resort spa is at the Vila Vita Parc hotel. We can recommend lots of spas and places for beauty treatments in your area.

Golf in the Algarve

Organise your golfing holiday. There are no end of packages we can put together for you and your group. Book your tee times at any course you request. With more than 35 golf courses to choose from, there will be several close to you.

Sailing / Diving in the Algarve

Along either the south or west coast, we have the perfect climate all year round. There are many companies we can suggest who offer sailing or diving, and often, both. Of course you can just relax and sip champagne, but you can also learn to sail or to scuba dive.


Go-Karting in the Algarve

With several go-karting tracks across the region, there will be a venue near you. Olhão, Almancil, Albufeira and Portimão at the Autodromo all provide go-karting experiences and more. We can explain the services they provide.


Horse Riding in the Algarve

Horse Riding centres (centro hipico) are very popular and common within the Algarve, for both adults and children. Whether you want lessons or you’re an experienced rider. We can also organise short or longer stay horse riding vacations.

Fishing in the Algarve

Would you like to try big game deep sea fishing or maybe just be a spectator. Or something more sedate, charter a boat and spend a few hours leisurely fishing in the open sea. After you’re trip, how about turning your catch into a tasty meal.

Watersports in the Algarve

Want to get wet? Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing. How about a surf school or even a surf camp? Jet ski’s, paragliding, wakeboarding, water skiing, the list is endless. Tell us what you would like to do. 

Bicycle Rental in the Algarve

We have lots of companies offering bicycle rental in the Algarve and have agreed special deals with a number of them. Why not consider hiring bikes for the family for the entire holiday.


Go-Karting in the Algarve

With several go-karting tracks across the region, there will be a venue near you. Olhão, Almancil, Albufeira and Portimão at the Autodromo all provide go-karting experiences and more. We can explain the services they provide.


Horse Riding in the Algarve

Horse Riding centres (centro hipico) are very popular and common within the Algarve, for both adults and children. Whether you want lessons or you’re an experienced rider. We can also organise short or longer stay horse riding vacations.

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Why Algarve?

Algarve has championship golf courses. Portugal is both the ‘World’s Best Golf Destination’ and ‘Europe’s Best Golf Destination’. Quinta do Lago is the ‘Best Golf Venue’ in Europe. The Oceanico Faldo course at the Amendoeira resort is ‘Portugal’s Best Golf Course’.

Algarve has great resorts. The Hotel Quinta do Lago recently won ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Resort’ accolade and Vila Joya with its 2* Michelin restaurant is ‘Europe’s leading boutique hotel’. The Conrad Hotel, also in Quinta do Lago holds the award for ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort and Spa’. ‘Europe’s leading MICE Hotel’ is the Epic Sana.

Algarve has the best beaches. At the recent World Travel Awards, the Algarve was voted ‘Europe’s leading beach destination’.

Algarve has lots and lots of sun. With more than 300 days of sun every year.

We have a great heritage and culture. Let us show you.

Algarve has fantastic vineyards to visit and amazing wine. Both the Quinta do Frances estate near Silves and the Casa Santos Lima vineyards at Tavira recently won accolades at the recent Decanter World Wine Awards. You can visit them both.

Algarve has beautiful villas. Private Villas at Vila Vita Parc has been voted ‘Europe’s Leading Hotel Villas’.

Algarve has stunning Posadas. Think former palaces or grand buildings. These are independently run hotels.

Algarve has great cuisine with many Michelin starred or recommended restaurants. Six restaurants currently have Michelin stars.

We have beautiful spa’s. Last year the Conrad Hotel was voted the world’s ‘Luxury Country Spa’. The Epic Sana is both the World’s best Spa and also the best ‘Luxury Fitness Spa’.

We have many activities we can arrange. Sailing around the Ria Formosa, yacht charters, golf, bikes, Seafaris, Jeep Safaris into the mountains, there is no end to the many options.

We have great conference centres. The largest conference centre south of Lisbon will soon be in the Algarve and we know where it is. We can put together a great package for you and your team, no matter the size. Call us or contact us now.

Algarve Accommodation

Find your Algarve accommodation

We can help you with your Algarve Accommodation needs. Find a specific service you need in the listing accommodation for your stay or find a property to purchase, we can organise your dream house to be built, and we can organise your property to be maintained. Your accommodation in the Algarve is waiting.

Apartment Bookings in the Algarve

We have a list of amazing apartments to rent, short term or long term. Within a hotel complex, a condominium, or somewhere more private with beautiful gardens and a view of the ocean. Just let us know your requirement and we will organise everything.

Villa Bookings in the Algarve

From luxury villas to extraordinary villas with every conceivable extra. We can stock the villa with whatever food you wish. We can arrange it just how you would like it. We can purchase and provide any clothes you may require, maybe some toys for the children. 

Yacht Charter in the Algarve

We have a large selection of boats to charter, including yachts, catamarans and sailing boats. How about a Champagne cruise in the afternoon or at sunset. An evening meal on a yacht in the marina. Charter a yacht for several days. Incredible value for groups.

Algarve Airport Transfer

Book your Algarve airport transfer with us. The majority of people arriving into the region will fly into Faro airport. However, it is also possible you could arrive at either the small airport in Alvor, near Portimao which has recently been upgraded or possibly the heliport at Loule.

From wherever you arrive, and whatever the size of your party, we can organise your transfer in a vehicle to suit you and your budget. Family or high end saloons, luxury people carriers, deluxe mini buses or even a coach. Let us know the size of your party.

Call us or fill in the form below. We will discuss with you your requirements, make suggestions and ensure we provide everything you need.

Please provide as much notice as possible in the summer months. There maybe a small fee to organise your transfer.

TOURIST  GUIDE TO ALGARVE

 

GIGI PRAIA
Praia da Quinta do Lago, Almancil (00 351 964 045 178). You won’t find Gigi’s in any of the guidebooks, but for those in the know it is the ultimate lunch experience. The restaurant lies between the sea and the Ria Formosa reserve; the only way to reach it is via one of Europe’s longest wooden footbridges. Gigi himself is larger than life and as much of a draw as the multitudes of glistening fresh fish and shellfish that he selects at dawn from the Quarteira fish market. He is forever in and out of the kitchen, making special dishes, chatting to guests, joining in with the operatic arias playing in the background and keeping an eye on the friendly, efficient staff and his equally friendly black Portuguese water dog, Folha. The day’s catch is listed on the blackboard and might include octopus eggs, king prawns grilled with a spicy piri-piri sauce, turbot, squid, lobster or tuna. For a special treat try the amazing giant red prawns (carabinieri), split open and charcoal grilled. Vegetables are sourced from neighbouring farms and wines are selected from the vineyards by the great man himself. Lunch only, booking essential.