An unrivalled choice for top level competitors
With warm temperatures between 15º C and 31º C, little rain and plenty of sunshine –an average of 3500 hours annually – the Algarve coast enjoys one of the most reliable climates in Portugal and Europe. This is an open invitation to play sport in all seasons.
Apart from its favourable climate, the Algarve also possesses excellent facilities and a variety of international sports complexes, such as the Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex, the Portimão Sports Complex, the Sports Park in Vilamoura or the Algarve Stadium: all offer special conditions for a variety of sports.
The Algarve has a huge amount of modern fully-equipped centres, prepared to welcome both sports enthusiasts and top professionals, making it an internationally recognised destination for sports training.
The proof of this is the number of European football clubs and national teams that choose the Algarve for their pre- and mid-season training, or just before important games.
The region also welcomes athletes from many other sports, such as athletics, canoeing or rugby, who use the Algarve for their warm-weather winter training.
The Algarve is a seaside destination which is also a regular stage for important sports competitions and international championships in, among others, golf, speedboating, cross-country, cycling, sport fishing, sailing, mountain-biking and gymnastics.