Posted by Carter | Under the Outdoors
Friday Jan 29, 2016
Golfing and Fishing in Algarve, Portugal
The Algarve in Portugal has plenty of excellent golfing and fishing spots for the keen golfer and fervent fisherman. These activities make a holiday to Portugal extremely exciting and offer some beautiful views of the ocean, the mountains, and the landscape while you enjoy your favorite sport.
If you are keen to spend your holiday fishing in Algarve, Portugal, or enjoying a golfing holiday in Portugal, then here are the top fishing and golfing opportunities available:
There are plenty of golf courses in the Algarve that are easily accessible by car, although it is advised that you book your stay and course in advance of your arrival to ensure there is a spot for you.
Golfe dos Alamos
The varied landscape of the Golfe dos Alamos course is located just north of Portimao. The course has two lakes and spectacular views of the mountains, as well as a bar that offers drinks and light snacks, and a high-end restaurant for evening dining. It’s also possible to hire your clubs, trolleys and buggies. The greens here are exceptional and include chipping and putting greens.
Alto Club Golf
The last course to be designed by golfing champion Sir Henry Cotton, the Alto Club Golf Course is great for players with low handicaps, as well as golfers with an average level. Surrounded by the Monchique mountains, the course runs through two valleys and offers unbeatable views. It also features a gorgeous club house that was built in 2003 and is close to its 18th hole, a must-do hole for any golfer in the Algarve.
The Algarve has great choices for sea fishing and freshwater fishing, and is perfect for a family holiday, a couples fishing break or a solo getaway. Please note that an electronic license is needed for fishing in Portugal and depends on which type of fishing you want to do. There are fishing competitions held for men, women and children throughout the year.
Portugal is located on the Continental shelf – a platform underwater that extends out to the Atlantic Ocean – which means there is a great number of fish and great diversity in the sea. Expect to find large tuna and shark, as well as smaller sardines, bass, mackerel, salmon and blue fish. There are a number of excellent locations for sea fishing. For role fishing the Algarve Coast, Sagres, and Cape St. Vincent are ideal. For beach casting you can head to the Alentejo Coast, Povoa de Varzim, Lagos ad Vila Real de Santo Antonio. For deep sea fishing you can find spots off Sines, Peniche and Nazare.
The freshwater fishing season runs from April to November and can only take place between sunset and sunrise. Salmon fishing is only allowed during the salmon fishing season. For trout you can fish in the Minho, Alge and Lima rivers, as well as Lagoa Comprida, for bass the Agueda River region is ideal, as are the Algarve dams and the River Sado, and you can find salmon in the Lima and Minho rivers.
Planning Your Own Fishing or Golfing Holiday in Algarve
Of all the natural beauty and cultural gems in Portugal, fishing and golfing enthusiasts will be especially delighted with all the opportunities presented in Algarve. While planning your next leisure trip remember that Kemwel offers some of the best travel deals on everything from cheap car rentals in Portugal to cozy hotels and more. Simply browse our rates online or give our friendly travel experts a call, toll-free at 1-877-820-0668.