The Algarve is a beautiful province located in the southernmost part of Portugal. The most important city of this region is Faro. This area of Portugal boasts of some of the nicest beaches, golf courses, fishing towns and amazing scenery in all of Europe. In fact, the excellent Algarve golf courses are world-famous. This is the reason why people from all over Europe come here to not only enjoy a holiday but treat it like their second home. The sea in these parts comes in a beautiful shade of turquoise and for all these reasons and more, the Algarve region of Portugal is one of the most popular regions for tourists to visit, therefore, finding cheap flights to Faro airport is quite easy. If golfing is your thing, then getting private golf transfers from the airport or the hotel you are staying at is also easy.
A big part of the Algarve’s tourism are its golf courses. The courses found here are among the best in Europe, in fact, according to the statistics put out by World Travel Awards, this region was the top golf destination for the last few years. There are close to 30 golf courses in the Algarve region and many of them were designed by professional golfers such as Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo.
Golf in Algarve can be divided into two types, there are the more expensive and exclusive golf courses where you can expect to pay top prices to get into. However, these golf courses are considered to be some of the best in the world. If you are not in the mood to spend large sums of money to play golf then cheaper golf courses are also available. The top three locations for excellent Algarve golf courses are in the towns of Vilamoura, Quarteira, and Albufeira.
Back in the early 1970’s Vilamoura was pretty much just a sleepy fishing village, but things started to change and now this town is built to be almost exclusively as a resort city. The three main attractions of this town are golfing, yachting and casinos. It can be seen as the “Monte Carlo” of the region and it is visited by many rich and famous personalities. Most of the hotels in this town will be four and five star rated establishments. The night life is quite vibrant as the main street of the town is filled with amazing pubs and restaurants.
Another popular golfing destination, the town of Quarteira would not exist if it were not for its golf courses, at least from a tourism perspective. This is because the other attractions of the town such as beaches, restaurants, and hotels are heavily dependent on tourism. However, the five golf courses in this region keep people busy. Another reason why people flock to the golf courses is that they are relatively cheap compared to the other locations. There is also a wider choice in affordable hotels to choose from. We provide private golf transfers as to those as well.
Located to the West of Vilamoura and Quarteira is Albufeira. This city has the distinction of being known as the gateway of Algarve and is consistently rated as the most popular holiday town in Algarve. This town was one of the first to become popular as a tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and topography. As far as golfing goes, there are three amazing courses in this town. One of them is owned and operated by one of the hotels.
Lodging and Hotels in Algarve
Portugal in general and Algarve region, in particular, has been a very popular tourist destination for a long time, hence the hotel industry grew to cater to this increasing demand. The result of all this growth means that there is practically every type of lodging option available in virtually every town. From small family-owned flats to top five-star hotels, everything is available for a price. If you are planning on visiting Algarve during the popular summer months, then be sure to make your reservations well in advance.