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The Algarve, Portugal with its endless beaches, impeccable golf courses and wonderful climate is the perfect holiday destination. Rich in history, the quaint and the luxurious side by side, the natural beauty, great food and warm welcome charm all visitors.
The Algarve has something for everyone. Roman ruins, Moorish castles and traditional villages. An amazing coastline and ideal conditions for water sports. Over 30 top class golf courses. Nature trails and parks. Kids theme parks and an international motor racing circuit. A vast choice of restaurants, bars and clubs. With the naturally courteous Portuguese as hosts, over 300 days of sunshine per year, delicious local gastronomy and great wines, a visit here is a memorable experience.
Everybody knows that the Algarve weather is wonderful! With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, the climate is consistently pleasant, with no huge seasonal extremes. While the Summer is the favorite season for many people, Spring, Autumn and Winter all offer their own charms. The Algarve is easy to get to, and easy to get around. Flying time from most of Europe is under 3 hours and private airport transfers from Faro to youraccommodation are good value and easy to book online. The road system has been considerably improved in recent years which means hiring a car is a great way to explore. The Algarve has a unique blend of old and new. You can find the ultra-modern cheek to jowl with the traditional and quaint, which is part of it's charm.
For those seeking active holidays, you'll find a great range of sports and leisure activities. This is a golfers paradise – with over 25 golf courses to choose from (and more on the way), satisfaction is guaranteed. Water sports enthusiasts are spoiled for choice, as are lovers of good living – restaurants, bars, clubs abound. There are inland Nature trails, dolphin spotting, bird sanctuaries and theme parks for children of all ages.
The 160 kms of the Algarve coastline boast some of Europe’s most spectacular beaches, many holders of the prestigious Blue Flags. Choose from broad expanses of white sand, small cove beaches backed by red cliffs, beaches where cosmopolitan beach parties are a summer constant, to the pristine, deserted beaches of theWestern coast. Away from the coastline with its modern resorts it’s worth exploring the inland Algarve regions - the lush vegetation of the Monchique Mountains, traditional villages like Alte and Cacela Velha, the small villages that dot the course of the River Guadiana. Getting around couldn’t be easier – the main roads (the EN 125 and the A22) run east to west with feeder roads to the resorts to the south and inland to the north.
The Algarve region can be divided into three fairly distinct areas - East, West and Central Algarve. The Central Algarve area includes the famous Golden Triangle of Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago, synonomous with luxury living, and the ever popular resort of Albufeira with it's lively nightlife and range of hotels. To the West , smaller fishing villages turned resorts set the tone with a more laid-back feel. And the further West you go, the greater the impact of the majestic Atlantic on the landscape, the beaches, the food and the very air that you breathe. To the East, the landscape is one of gentle hills, small villages, and long, long golden beaches, dotted with lagoons and sandbanks. The water temperature tends to be higher here, too.
Algarve Travel Guide
Fire & Ice Party at Conrad Algarve
Guide to Carvoeiro, Porches & Ferragudo, Algarve
Top 10 Watersports and Boat Tours in the Algarve
Staying Inspired at Conrad Algarve
Guide to Vilamoura, Algarve
Guide to Albufeira, Algarve
Guide to Sagres, Algarve
Cork...Tails in the Garage!
VILA VITA Parc Cave dos Vinhos
Top 10 Algarve Wedding Venues
Guide to Silves, Algarve
Gay Weddings in the Algarve
Top 10 things to spot in the Algarve
Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Algarve
Christmas and New Year at Vila Vita Parc
Events in July 2016
The F1H2O Powerboat World Championship 2016 will be back in the Algarve this July. The F1H20 competirion started in Dubai in March, and will continue in June...The F1H2O Powerboat World Championship 2016 will be back in the Algarve this July. The F1H20 competirion started in Dubai in March, and will continue in June in Evian, France before returning to Portimão for a fast and furious 3-day Grand Prix on the Arade River. For more information about the competition visit the website.
Golf for all at Quinta do Lago Algarve
This summer there are golf events for all the family at Quinta do Lago...This summer there are golf events for all the family at Quinta do Lago:
MINI GOLF at Roundabout 4 - from 28th June to 23rd August.Open day and night with daily competitions and challenges,
live sport events on screens, music, pool table, snacks and drinks.
JUNIOR CAMPS AT PAUL MCGINLEY ACADEMY
From 29th June 29th to 24th August at the Driving Range there will be golf programmes for beginners and advanced players for young golfers aged 5 to 16.
PRICES: from 175€ per child/ 150€ per child (if more than one sibling).
MINI GOLF CHALLENGE NIGHT at Roundabout 4 - from 27th June to 29th August, with live DJ, entertainer, special menus
and prizes for the lowest scores.
SUNDAY FUN GOLF FOR KIDS at the Driving Range - from 26th June to 4th September - 10am to 12:30pm.
Fun golf activities and challenges evenry Sunday, with prizes for the best golfers.
PRICE: 20€ per child.
PAUL MCGINLEY JUNIOR CUP at Laranjal - 19th to 21st July - 9am.
Junior Golf Competition on a three day format.
Register online at www.quintadolago.com/juniorcup
GLOW GOLF COMPETITION at Roundabout 4 on 12th August -
9pm to 10.30pm.
Experience the ultimate night golf on a cosmic course.
Events in August 2016
There's plenty of entertainment for the kids at Quinta do Lago this summer...There's plenty of entertainment for the kids at Quinta do Lago this summer:
At Koko Lane & Bovino Steakhouse from 1st July to 31st August the kids can enjoy face painting, entertainment and games.
Sandcastle Competition - from 7th July to 25th August - 4pm to 8pm - take part in the sandcastle challenge at the Quinta do Lago Beach, with prizes for the best sandcastles! Plus, there will be a sandsculture artist to inspire you on July 21st and 28th, and August 4th and 11th.
Discotexas at NoSoloAgua Algarve
Dance the night away by the Ocean at NoSoloAgua...NoSoloAgua invites you to Discotexas, a great summer party by Schweppes, where Moullinex & Xinobi invite Da Chick for a memorable night of music, dance and a great party atmosphere beside the ocean.
For more information visit the Facebook page
Events in September 2016
Jazz every Thursday night at Casa Velha...Every Thursday night from 30th June until 1st September, enjoy beautiful French cuisine and live Jazz, in a fine dining environment at Casa Velha.
For more information and reservations call (+351) 289 390 700 or email
Summer Collective at ArtCatto Algarve
This summer exhibition promises an interesting range of art by a collective of well-known artists...Prepare for another excellent exhibition of art at ArtCatto's Loulé gallery.
Art Catto's Summer Collective features works works by Dom Pattinson, Will Rochfort, Mark Demsteader and Andre Lundquist.
For more information visit the ArtCatto website or Facebook page.
Or sign in/sign up and download the catalogue here.
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