The Algarve is well-known around the world for its sun-drenched beaches, welcoming local culture, and a beautiful, rural countryside. The country of Portugal has a rich golfing history and tradition, cultivated over the last century, and it remains one of the most beautiful golfing destinations in the world. Portugal’s most southerly region, the Algarve, stretches from the West Coast to the Spanish border in the east, and offers any golf enthusiast a beautiful and truly diverse getaway – and, of course, the opportunity to golf on some of the world’s most beautiful courses. It’s only a 3 hour flight (or less) from Ireland and the United Kingdom, and flights arrive to the region’s sole international airport, meaning that flights and accessibility are always easy.
The Algarve has an ideal climate, which means that it’s easy to get away and play golf no matter what time of the year; and there’s a wide range of locations to explore. The most central area, which includes Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago is one of the most luxurious on the island, and one of the places best equipped for golf, due to the number of championship courses available. Take in the beautiful terrain while you challenge yourself by playing the Quinta Do Lago, San Lorenzo and Vale Do Lobo courses. Mention must go to Vilamoura if you intend to travel with a golf group, as the busy town is close to a wide range of resorts, and also boasts a lively nightlife to ensure all members of the party have the holiday of a lifetime. Once you’ve finished golfing, the Algarve has a wide variety of beaches, nightlife and culture to be explored. Praia do Anção, a continuation of the beach at Quinta do Lago, boasts a stunning stretch of sand, friendly lifeguards and a family-friendly atmosphere, whereas Praia da Marinha, in central Algarve shows off breath-taking sheer cliff faces and boasts a nomination as one of the top 10 beaches in Europe.
If you love culture, the Algarve is a rich experience in this area too. Silves, lying slightly inland, is surrounded by orange groves, and has a beautiful red-brick castle and 13th century Cathedral, for all the history lovers amongst us. Other notable cultural hubs include Tavira, Lagos, or Sagres. In terms of nightlife, the Algarve has plenty to offer. Central Algarve boasts a wide array of bars, clubs, and hotels, with a variety sure to satisfy visitors of any age. For the party animals, Albufeira, Praia da Rocha, and Lagos are the best, and for a luxury holiday try the ‘Golden Triangle’ – Almancil, Quinta do Lagos, and Vale do Lobo.
We at Chaka Travel have an extensive range of luxury golf holidays in Portugal just waiting to be tailored, and as golfing holiday specialists, we’re confident that we can provide you with the golfing holiday of a lifetime in the beautiful Algarve region – just give us a call today on 028 9023 2112!