The Lively Ocean - Portal de Turismo do Algarve

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The Lively Ocean

The Lively Ocean

Sport, action and adventure

The ancient tie of the Algarve to the sea, justifies in itself the importance of marine leisure sports to the region. Be it sailing, riding the waves on surfboards, or one of many other sports, there is a vast array of attractions for anyone who cannot tear themselves away from the ocean, even under the surface, since the clarity of its waters is an open invitation to go diving.

The majority of the most popular beaches have equipment available for surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing or jet skiing all year round.

The more experienced can venture out on their own safely, while beginners can readily find schools and instructors to help them start their own thrilling adventure.

If your passion is sailing, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the marinas of Lagos, Portimão, Vilamoura and Albufeira, all flying the prestigious Blue Flag, or the numerous leisure ports along the coast.

Big game fishing, or sport fishing on the high seas, is another option. And you can even appreciate the sea from above by taking a flight along the coast on an ultra light aircraft.

Moving on to freshwater, you can canoe down rivers, facing up to fast-flowing currents and changing levels. The River Guadiana offers runs full of challenges that rival those of the River Arade. The channels in the Alvor and Formosa Estuaries are also suitable for doing water sports.

On a more relaxed note, boat trips and mini-cruises are a pleasant way of spending a day out on the water.


Fishing underwater, game and line

One of the favourite pastimes of inhabitants of the Algarve, as well as visitors, is fishing with a rod...

Enjoy life in the marinas

Marinas in the Algarve are a small part of the huge world of marine tourism in the region...

Boat trips

Boat trips along the Algarve allow you a different view of its towns and the twisting outline of the coast...


Inevitably, the Algarve reverberates with the sound of sails fluttering in the sea breeze...

Diving in the Algarve

The Algarve offers you the perfect opportunity to go diving and enjoy the underwater marvels of the ocean...

Places for Canoeing

The rivers of the Algarve are highways which provide cruises or canoe trips,  passing through a countryside full of contrasting landscapes...

Updated on: 22-03-2018

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