Beaches, Water and Theme Parks, Sports in the algarve portugal
Why holiday in the Algarve ?

Some of Europe's, indeed the world's most stunning beaches first made the Algarve, the southern coast of Portugal, the popular tourist destination it has now become. This remains unchanged with hundreds of miles of long golden sandy beaches, secluded coves and amazing outcrops of visually stunning rock Marinha beach algarveformations. Most of the beaches are supervised, with flags to indicate the quality of the water. Many are awarded the European Blue Flag for excellence each year.

Information on these, and some of the other main attractions is given on the following pages, with links to web-sites that we use.  We provide this, and further information to our guests, before and on arrival, to allow them to make the most of their precious holiday time.  This includes recommendations to local restaurants, together with previous guests' comments on them.

If you have any particular need, please ask me (Sue).  I will do my best to help you.

There is a history of centuries of friendship between the English and Portuguese. The Portuguese people extend a warm welcome to all visitors, but especially the English. Nothing is too much trouble for them.

The Algarve is a great place for children. There are numerous safe, sandy beaches where they can play without undue worry.   Families with children are made especially welcome at restaurants, making eating out a real pleasure.

As well as swimming, and making sand great algarve foodcastles, there and lots of water based sports for older children e.g., pedaloes, water skiing and windsurfing.  For the less adventurous a boat trip through the coastal caves and grottoes is always popular, with local guides plying their trade from the many beaches and coves. 

The Algarve is famous for its superb championship golf courses, co-existing comfortably with picturesque fishing villages.  Golf is generally played outside of the peak holiday season, as it is simply too hot to play during the day in the summer.  The properties on are located near to several excellent full size courses, as well as a smaller 9 hole course.