The western Algarve boasts some of Europe’s greatest surfing with big winter swells and great waves for the beginner, advanced and expert surfers. Some of the surf spots are Zavial, Tonel, Mareta and Beliche, Arrifana, Carrapateira and Praia Do Amato. During the summer, you can often surf all day in shorts and even in winter you can surf in summer wetsuits. Check out the surf page for more details.
Europe's best surf
The Algarve is a golfer’s dream with dozens of courses, many a short distance from Lagos. Please follow this link to a list of golf courses across the Algarve or alternatively go to our golf page. A few of the most famous courses nearby are Palmares, Boavista, Parque da Floresta and Penina. Penina has often hosted the Portuguese Open, now known as the Algarve Open.