This region in the south of Portugal with lasting warm summers and short mild winters has long been a favourite European holiday destination.
Only a short flight away from major European cities and just two hours drive from the capital, Lisbon, the Algarve has, aside from the great weather and the white sandy beaches,
many other attractions that contribute to its popularity among tourists.
From east to west, there are numerous championship golf courses to choose from
and many have welcomed the world's top professional golfers and have held the sport's major tournaments. With a beautiful countryside and seaside, the courses architects complemented the natural landscape with stunning fairways that both the professionals and amateurs thoroughly enjoy. Some of Europe's best courses can be found in Quinta do Lago, Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo, Tavira, Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos.
With such an extensive coastline, the Algarve has four large-scale marinas with modern facilities
to accommodate boats of all shapes and sizes. The very first one in the region, Vilamoura is also the largest and the others are in Albufeira, Portimao and Lagos.