Top Activities To Enjoy In The Algarve

19 May 2014
The Algarve is a region on the Southern Atlantic coast of Portugal, and while it has a lot going for it as a tourist destination, there is no doubt that the main reason people are drawn to the area is the amazing beaches. There is over two hundred kilometers of beaches located in this part of Portugal, and there is no better way to unwind than enjoying the sunshine on a beautiful beach. However, most people will look for more than just a beach when choosing their holiday destination, so here are four great activities that can be enjoyed on the Algarve.

Enjoy The Water Sports On The Beaches

For those who are looking for an adrenaline rush or want to get a closer look at the local wildlife, there are some great activities that can be enjoyed just yards away from the beaches in the clear seas of the Atlantic. Some of these water sports can include traveling at speed over the water on a jet ski or a banana boat, while para-sailing, surfing and kayaking are also popular ways to explore the waters. Those looking to get a better look at the natural life around the Algarve will also be able to go scuba diving or snorkeling.
 
Water Sports on the Beaches Algarve

Get Pampered At The Spas Of Monchique

There have been spas in the town of Monchique for over two thousand years, and ever since the Romans first enjoyed relaxing in the thermal waters there have been people enjoying the special treatments on offer here. While life on the beach is certainly not taxing, the healing properties of the mineral rich waters of Monchique are lauded, while there are also a variety of other treatments on offer in the spa. For those with specific medical diseases, there are also doctors available who can prescribe certain treatments designed to help offer relief for those suffering with conditions from arthritis to asthma, and many other conditions in between.
Pampered at the Spas of Monchique

Explore The Castle Walls Of Old Lagos

The old city of Lagos is one of the most remarkable parts of the Algarve, with sturdy stone walls that have helped to protect the city from invaders for centuries. Today the castle walls are a tourist attraction as opposed to an effective fortification, and the Fort of Ponta da Bandeira is a fort that is part of this complex that overlooks the harbor. Once inside the walls, the streets have barely changed for centuries, with an amazing range of historic religious buildings and churches that make the old city a charming area to explore.
The Castle Walls of Old Lagos

Play A Round Of Golf At Quinta Do Lago

Within easy reach of Faro and the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the town of Quinta do Lago has developed as a popular golf resort, with several courses on offer that will challenge and excite amateurs and expert golfers alike. There are three different championship courses available, and with the pleasant climate most visitors will find a round of golf there a wonderful experience.
 Golf at Quinta do Lagos
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