The Best Winter Water Sports on the Algarve

The Algarve has become one of the most popular holiday destinations, as many have fallen in love with the beautiful white sandy beaches, long stretching coastlines and gorgeous towns and villages to explore.


The Algarve is known for having some of the best water sports activities around, many water sports and boat tours in the Algarve can be enjoyed all year round (as long as you choose a sunny day and dress accordingly) this can be great fun. Here are our top recommendations for Winter watersports in the Algarve.

Dolphin watching in Lagos

The dolphin boat trip departs from Lagos in one of Europe’s biggest dinghies. Being up close to a dolphin is one of the best experiences that you can have in the Atlantic ocean and can be a magical memory for the whole family to enjoy. On board this boat, you can really start to feel the excitement of searching for these beautiful creatures.

Stand up paddling boarding in Benagil

If you enjoy a little bit of adventure and excitement when it comes to water sports, then paddle boarding is the perfect combination of fun and excitement. The Bengali cave is one of the largest and most impressive caves that Europe has to offer. This cave is reached by swimming from Bengali beach, which is very close by to Lagoa, or you can paddle board or kayak there too.  


This sport is great fun and is just the right amount of “extreme” for the whole family it’s quite easy to learn and you’ll have lots of fun and laughter along the way.

Learning to surf in Costa Vicentina


Surfing is a water sport enjoyed by many all over the world and on the Algarve, this can be even more enjoyable during the Winter than in the Summer. This is because the waves are much better during this time of year.


Although there are lots of places to surf, one that is favoured by many and even referred to as “surfers paradise” is Costa Vicentina, which is great no matter what your level of experience is.