Sports to Try On Your Algarve Break

Nestled along the sunny southern coast of Portugal is a region that blends natural beauty with plenty of recreational activities. Beyond the beaches and charming villages, there are many Algarve sports for enthusiasts to try when on their luxury holiday. Whether you’re an avid golfer or a thrill-seeking surfer, the Algarve has so much to offer!



The Algarve tennis facilities are fantastic! If you’re looking to enjoy a few rallies during your time in the region, then you’re in for a treat. Whether you’re a seasoned player, or just looking for a bit of sporting fun, the tennis clubs and courts in the Algarve cater for all! You’ve got Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy, Tennis at Quinta do Lago resort and more right on your doorstep. You can even take a few lessons if you’d like to develop your skills.



This region is renowned as a golfer’s paradise. The golf courses in the Algarve really are something special, featuring exceptional facilities and stunning coastal landscapes, there’s no wonder why so many flock here to experience its golfing delights. Imagine teeing off with the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean, walking along the spectacular greens just taking in the views.

Some popular golf courses in the Algarve include:

  • The Royal Golf Course (Vale do Lobo)
  • North Course (Eastern Algarve)
  • Don Pedro (Vilamoura)
  • The Ocean Golf Course (Vale do Lobo)
  • South Course (Quinta do Lago)



Rugged coastlines, consistent waves, and sunny weather — aren’t they the perfect conditions for surfing? Explore Sagres for some of the greatest waves in the Algarve, known by all local surfers, or head to Lagos to get started on its beach’s smaller waves. Either way, they’re both just as fun! If you’re looking for some Algarve sports then why not try surfing on your luxury escape?


Stand-up Paddleboarding

Do you feel like something more mellow? Then Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) could be for you. This sport has gained popularity in the region over the years, and it’s the perfect way to explore the Algarve’s crystal-clear lagoons and hidden caves. Glide over the calm waters while standing on your board and using your paddle to take you out into the distance. It can be a tranquil sporting activity that allows you to explore the sea and coastal wonders at your own pace.


Jet Ski

Now let’s move to the other end of the spectrum. Jet skiing is for those who enjoy riding at high speeds, and crave the adrenaline rush that comes with it. Combining both speed and scenery, jet skiing is an experience that must be tried on the Algarvian waters. It’s a luxury activity that allows you to explore many different beaches and natural features like the great caves. 


Book your luxury villa with The Real Algarve

Eager to try some of these Algarve sports? If you’re looking to visit this stunning region and are searching for a luxury Algarve villa, we can help! We have a selection of luxurious villas all over the region, including Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and more. Right now we also have some excellent special offers on our website too. Why not take a look to book your dream Algarve getaway?

Suitable for couples, families or larger groups, our range of properties is amongst the finest in the Algarve. We also have a luxury concierge service for those who want to holiday in style. 

For further information, contact us today to discuss the options available to you. We’ll ensure your Algarve stay is one you’ll never forget!

A golf club about to hit a golf ball as a golfer tees off.