Being able to enjoy the pleasures of the sea all year round is a privilege reserved for only a few. If your heart beats faster at the idea of being able to dip your feet in the water, there are ocean sports in the Algarve to meet all your expectations. As long as you take suitable precautions for your safety, you can while away hours fishing next to the rocks and cliffs. But if you prefer a more adventurous type of fishing, you can go big game fishing on the open sea, since many magnificent fish pass through the waters off the Algarve coast on their way to the Mediterranean. National and international competitions in a huge variety of water sports are held throughout much of the year in the Groups can charter fully-equipped boats for fishing or diving expeditions with professional guides.
Diving is one of the fastest-growingocean sports in the Algarve. In Portimão, you can dive at the Ocean Revival, an artificial reef created from four sunken war ships.
Most of the busiest beaches offer options for surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing or jet-skiing. And some of them have schools where you can have lessons in these sports all year round.
For sailing aficionados, the marinas of Lagos, Portimão, Vilamoura and Albufeira, all of which fly the Blue Flag, offer excellent conditions as bases from which to cast off for boating activities in the Algarve. But if relaxation is the name of your game, there are plenty of coastal cruises on offer that will give you unforgettable moments gently bobbing on the ocean waves.
Visit fantastic sea caves that can only be reached from the sea aboard little boats skippered by knowledgeable seamen. Away from the sea, adventure can also be found on the fresh waters of the Algarve’s rivers The River Arade, River Guadiana, Ria de Alvor and Ria Formosa boast hidden delights that can be explored by canoe. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline high or a totally laid-back chill-out experience, you cannot fail to fall in love with the Algarve’s waters.