6 Reasons To Make The Algarve in Portugal Your Next Golf Destination
Posted on October 16, 2023
Salgados Golf Course
Take in incredible natural scenes while playing one of the most challenging golf courses in Portugal. Located near Salgados Beach and Salgados Lagoon Nature Reserve, the 18-hole, par-72 Salgados Golf Course features a stunning natural backdrop with views of the Algarve coast.
Albufeira Old Town
Explore Albufeira old town with its beautiful whitewashed buildings and traditional plazas and a chance to collect local souvenirs.
Cliff walk at Praia da Marinha
A picturesque spot to explore, enjoy swimming set against the limestone cliffs and sandy beach or walk along the cliff path for stunning views.
Salgados Lagoon Nature Reserve
Stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy views over the lagoon and look out for a huge variety of birds and other wildlife including turtles, fish and local flora.
Day trip to Ferragudo
A charming fishing village with narrow streets, a harbour full of fishing boats and many photo opportunities to be had.
Local dishes to enjoy
The Algarve is known for its delicious seafood; try local dishes including Bacalhau à Algarvia, salted cod, Arroz de Lingueirão, rice with clams and polvo, octopus cooked to perfection.
Want to spend more time in Portugal? Add a stop in Lisbon or Porto to your itinerary to explore this beautiful country a little more.
A stop in Lisbon, to or from the golf course adds a touch of culture and history to your visit to Portugal. It’s unique historical center complete with classical architecture and colourful azulejos, ceramic tiles, is a feast for the eyes! Filled with century old churches and palaces to explore, museums, monuments and markets there’s plenty to keep you walking. Turn down every narrow street and round every corner to find hidden gems that the city has to offer.
Porto, a coastal city in the northwest is famous for it’s bridges, narrow cobbled streets and medieval riverside which is dotted with colourful buildings. It’s an ancient city, famous for its viewpoints and delicious food and wine.
Experience the food
When travelling, food can be a gateway to experience local culture and experience a taste of life and Portugal has some incredible flavours to share; try Pastel de nata, creamy and sweet custard tarts, Polvo à Lagareiro, deliciously fresh octopus and potatoes in olive oil, grilled sardines and Arroz de marisco, seafood rice.