Vale do Lobo: Royal Course
Hole 16 of the Royal Course with a spectacular drive over the cliffs is said to be one of the Algarve’s most photographed motifs.
Quinta do Lago: Lake
This is the outer part of the name-giving lake (port. lago) of the world famous golf and holiday resort. View to the eastern shore with holiday villas, appartements and the Hotel Quinta do Lago (background right).
Quinta do Lago: San Lorenzo Golf
One of the excellent golf courses that have established the reputation of the Algarve as one of Europe's leading golf destinations.
Praia da Quinta do Lago
View to eastern direction from the Quinta do Lago beach in the pre-season, stetching until the outskirts of Faro.
Quinta do Lago: Gigi
A wooden bridge over the lagoon is connecting the resort with the Peninsula de Ancão, where the beach of Quinta do Lago and the legendary beach restaurant Gigi are located.
Praia de Vale do Lobo
Several restaurants and bars are located near the beach, inviting to a refreshing drink, a snack or a complete lunch or diner
Praia do Vale do Lobo
Evening mood on the beach
Vale do Lobo: Ocean Course
The Ocean course, leading the golfer down to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, offers great views to the sea.
Vale do Lobo: Royal Course
Tee-off at hole 1
Vilamoura: Marina Promenade
All around the marina there is a wide choice of bars and restaurants offering everything from a light snack to gourmet dining. Cuisine varies from traditional Portuguese and typically British to true Italian, Indian, Chinese, to mention but some.
Vilamoura: Oceânico Victoria Golf Course
This PGA golf course is one of five 18 holes golf courses in Vilamoura, belonging to the Oceânico group. Is has already been several times the venue for the Portugal Masters, a member of the European Tour.
Almancil: Church São Lourenço
The church, dedicated to Saint Lawrence, is situated at the eastern entry of Almancil on top of a small hill near the main road.
Quarteira’s beach (Praia de Quarteira) stretches several miles along the promenade, from where there is easy access. The infrastructures and water quality meet the Blue Flag’s high standards.
Loulé: Municipal market
Loulé is the economically most important city in the hinterland of the Algarve. The "Mercado "Municipal", one of the landmarks in the Algarve, is the vivid centre, every Saturday attracting thousands of locals and tourits to buy fresh fish and seafood, regional specialties and agricultural produce from the neighbouring Alentejo.
Loulé is famous for its colourful carnival procession, which is reminiscent of Brazil’s celebrations. The Avenida José da Costa Mealha and the Largo de Gago Coutinho are the main centres for the procession, where visitors pay a moderate fee to view the parade.
Loulé: Noite Branca
Loulé, capital of the Algarvian carnival, is also celebrating during the summer a great nocturnal street party, where visitors from near and far com dressed in white, and the city centre is decorated in white as well.