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Vale do Lobo

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 […]

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Ria Formosa Natural Park

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.      

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Quinta do Lago

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, […]

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Zoomarine

Zoomarine (Route N125, Km. 65, Guia, Albufeira) – this theme park has shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, seals, tropical birds, and birds of prey. There is also an amazing aquarium with sharks, various habitats, Cinema 4D, attractions, amusements, and swimming pools. There are also restaurants, souvenir shops, and photo souvenir areas (for picture taking with […]

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Troia Golf

Troia Golf (7570-789 Carvalhal, Grândola) – located one hour south of Lisbon (via Highway A2), this course is actually on a peninsula wedged between the Atlantic Ocean, the Sado Estuary and the Serra da Arrábida. Troia golf course is a major challenge to any golfer. Troia Golf is one of the links golf course (on […]

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Praia do Tamariz

Praia do Tamariz (beach)(Estoril) — Located at the foot of the gardens leading up to Estoril Casino, Tamariz Beach was once known as Elegant Beach and graced by the high society that then spent their summers on the Estoril coast. It is still one of the most popular beaches given its central location and the […]

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Praia da Galé

Praia da Galé (beach) — this beach is located to the west of Albufeira and runs round the Bay of Armação de Pera to the town. The western part is wide and open while the eastern end has more rocky outcrops, wonderful rock formation, caves and grottoes. The rock pools are always a hit with […]

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Praia da Barrinha

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, […]

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Quinta da Ria

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 […]

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Praia do Guincho

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 […]