Long sandy beaches and unspoiled bays, idyllic villages and vibrant coastal cities — discover the south-western tip of Europe on your holiday in the Algarve.
Holiday in the Algarve
The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal, bordered by the Alentejo region in the north, Spain in the east and the Atlantic Ocean in the south and west. With over 200 kilometers of coastline with fine, white sandy beaches and extraordinary rock formations, the Algarve is a holiday paradise throughout the year. Picturesque cities such as Faro, Lagos or Albufeira and old fishing towns like Carvoeiro and Alvor have developed into popular beach destinations over the last few decades. These areas are especially lure sun worshippers from northern Europe to the south-west fringes of the continent.
The coast — a beach paradise surrounded by rocks
The "Rock Algarve" is the perfect place to explore steep cliffs, fascinating rock formations and sea caves accessible only by boat. The Rock Algarve stretches from the city of Faro down to the south-western tip of Europe beyond the village of Sagres. Explore small idyllic bays surrounded by rock formations on your holiday in the Algarve. Although these bays are often only accessible by boat or steep staircases, they're well worth a visit — as you'll be greeted by crystal-clear waters and ample inspiration for beautiful photographs. The further west you go, the more the Rock Algarve succumbs gives way to nature.
Thanks to the fresh winds and high waves, the region around Sagres is a paradise for surfers. If you head east from Faro, you will travel into the "Sand Algarve", where a landscape of long sandy beaches, shallow lagoons and offshore islands awaits. The vast, flat sandy beaches make this an ideal destination for families with children.
Hiking, mountain biking and horse riding
Whether your route takes you along the cliffs or through forests and valleys, you can venture off the beaten track and explore the coastal hinterland of the Algarve on foot, by bike or on horseback. Don't miss the national park Parque Natural da Ria Formosa, a 170 km² area of wetlands with lagoons and countless islands. All of this is waiting to be explored on your holiday in the Algarve.
Golfing in the Algarve
In recent years, the Algarve has developed into one of the world's top golfing destinations. In 2006, the region was named the best golf destination, winning Golf Journal's Top Travel Award. Its pleasant weather conditions and more than 300 days of sunshine each year, attractively landscaped and well-maintained golf courses and beautiful beaches will win you over on your holiday in the Algarve. More information on Portugal is available here.
The ROBINSON Club Quinta da Ria is located at the heart of the Ria Formosa national park, right on the doorstep of exclusive golf courses. Every morning, you can enjoy views of the white beaches of the lagoon, the blue of the Atlantic and the green grass of the golf course from your balcony. What could be better? Quinta da Ria and Quinta da Cima — are these golf courses that get your heart racing? Then our ROBINSON Club in the Algarve is your perfect holiday destination. Just a few steps from the club grounds, the sunny fairways of these famous courses await — join us for a relaxed round of golf overlooking the lagoon.
If you want to explore the lagoon landscape for yourself, hop on a bike or venture out on foot on an exploration tour. During the winter months, the national park plays host to millions of migratory birds resting here on their journey between Europe and Africa. Relaxation and entertainment, enjoyment and action — at ROBINSON Club Quinta da Ria you can spend each day doing the things you love on your holiday in the Algarve.