Tips & Tricks
Praia da Barrinha (beach) – this is a local beach near Faro (located on the east end of the Ancão peninsula). This beach is accessible from the beach at Faro via a long wooden walkway or via boat (this beach has no buildings or road infrastructure). Activities typically conducted here include sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, surfing, […]
Praia do Guincho (beach) – located 24 minutes west of Lisbon, this is perhaps the most beautiful beach near the Portuguese capital. However, it is far more appropriate for windsurfing (and surfing) than for swimmers, since the waves can be rough. This explains the international windsurfing competitions that have been held here. This bus can […]
Quinta do Lago (Avenida André Jordan, 8135-024 Almancil) – this is a golf resort and residential estate, located 25 minutes west of Faro. Now boasting three championship courses, along with a new Paul McGinley Golf Academy, Quinta do Lago’s reputation as Europe’s premier golf destination has never been stronger. The newest of its three courses, […]
Vale do Lobo (Vale do Lobo, 8135-864 Almancil) – this is a resort that has two golf courses (the Royal, and the Ocean). Located on Portugal’s southern coast (just 25 minutes west of Faro), both courses have seaside vistas (such as the Royal course’s 16th hole – which passes over cliff side ravines). Vale do […]
Ria Formosa Natural Park (near Olhão) – this park is a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands, stretching 60 km along the Algarve coast, between the beaches of Manta Rota and Garrão.
Quinta da Ria (Vila Nova de Cacela, Algarve) – located 41 minutes east of Faro (toward the Spanish border), this course is designed by the well-known golf architect Rocky Roquemore. Quinta da Ria offers stunning views overlooking the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, and the Atlantic coast. The 18-hole course is surrounded by beautiful landscape with […]