Perfect conditions for the world’s most popular sport
The mild winters with plenty of sun and warm temperatures attract many European football teams to the Algarve for their pre-season and mid-season training camps.
The warm climate, when allied to the facilities and amenities specifically catering for professional footballers in terms of training venues and hotel complexes equipped for sports training, makes the Algarve an ideal destination for the world’s most popular game.
The various resorts, always close to the city, are fully equipped with full-size grass pitches, medical centres, gymnasiums and conference rooms. Complementary facilities such as the Vila Real de Santo António Sports Complex and the Sports Park in Vilamoura are furnished with several training grounds.
Ideally situated next to sporting facilities, several well-known hotels offer special packages for visiting football teams. Their facilities include accommodation, fine food, conference rooms, audiovisual equipment, gymnasiums, massage rooms, small training pitches and the possibility of playing ‘friendlies’ against local teams.