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Nautical Stations

Nautical Stations

The strong connection between the Algarve and the sea, with its a 200km of coastline, makes the region an excellent destination for those who want to engage in nautical, sports or leisure activities. These activities and all related services are run by certified Nautical Stations, which serve as hubs, making the entire selection more accessible to visitors.

The Baixo Guadiana Nautical Station serves the area surrounding the International Guadiana, where the scenery stretching alongside the 50 navigable miles of the Guadiana River meet Portugal’s Atlantic coast, between Monte Gordo Bay and the Ria Formosa. Combining sports and other river, sea and nature activities, the station provides a brand new way to explore the eastern Algarve.

The Faro Nautical Station, a hub for all tourist and nautical activities provided in the capital of the Algarve, as well as other supporting services, has positioned itself as an intimate connection between the city, the Ria Formosa and the sea. From here, visitors are invited to explore everything the city has to offer as a nautical destination.

The Vilamoura Nautical Station, in the municipality of Loulé, centres on the largest and oldest marina in Portugal, which has won both national and international awards and been certified for its environmental performance. In addition to this infrastructure of excellence, it provides a vast, diversified selection of accommodation, restaurants and other services within this tourist destination, in which nature, culture, sport and leisure come together to create a unique atmosphere, able to respond to the variety of wants and needs of visitors.

The Portimão Nautical Station is located in a city that houses extensive port infrastructures, of which the cruise port, the marina and the recreational ports of the Arade River are particularly notable. Considered the nautical door into the Algarve, this hub provides a vast, diversified selection of marine activities. Mention should also be made of strolls that can be taken along the coast, visits to caves, following the flow of the Arade River north to Silves, dolphin watching, recreational fishing, diving, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing and kitesurfing, among others. These activities are provided alongside a set of services structured to support recreational boating, shipyards and ship repairs, tourist equipment and services, as well as cultural equipment and events programmes.