The Algarve, Portugal: the perfect autumn destination for sporting activities

If you’re starting to feel the autumn chill and feel in need of some last minute sunshine to prepare for the Christmas frenzy, what better place to take a break than the Algarve, Portugal? The heat of the summer may have waned but with autumn temperatures of around a very pleasant 18 degrees and plenty of sunshine, the weather is ideal for pursuing the host of sporting activities the Algarve has to offer.

Fantastic weather and a mild climate, the Algarve is a haven for golfers all year round

With balmy mild autumn days, golfers flock to the Algarve, Portugal, where they can practise their swing without overheating, so be prepared to see more than a few sets of clubs on the baggage carousel at Faro airport.

If you’ve caught the golfing bug, there are some great deals on golf packages, which include accommodation in a hotel or aparthotel and a number of rounds of golf at nearby golf courses. Try UK based GolfBreaks.com, who have a host of special offers available.

You’ll find most of the lush green golf courses in the Central Algarve, in well know tourist areas such as Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, Vilamoura and Albufeira.

And if your significant other is not a golf fan there are tennis holidays on offer nearby, such as the Vilamoura Tennis Centre (+351 289 302 369) or the Jim Stewart Tennis Academy in Quinta Do Lago (+351 289 398 848), just two among many others.

Travelling with the family or simply young at heart? The Algarve offers a host of activities from the Zoomarine theme park (zoomarine.pt) located on the outskirts of Albufeira where you can swim with the dolphins, or Aqualand (aqualand.pt) a family water park with some daredevil rides 15 km from Albufeira, to jeep safaris which will take you happily off track.

More than just great weather, fantastic beaches and wonderful fresh seafood

If you're looking to chill out and laze on the beach in the autumn sunshine with a glass of port, followed by an excellent seafood platter in a picturesque coastal restaurant, who can blame you? But don't forget the host of fabulous activities available on the Algarve, Portugal. From horseriding and golf to all kinds of water sports, there's something for you!

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