Golf is huge in the Algarve, there are over 21 golf complexes and 31 separate courses.

Lessons are available from professionals on all courses and all are open to visitors.

Often a handicap certificate is required and there is an appropriate dress code on all courses. Soft spikes are obligatory.

Local courses to Luz are Boavista which is only a 5 minute drive from the villa and  Palmares to the east of Lagos. Many of the courses accept pre-booking from the U.K. and it is best to book tee off times at least 4 weeks in advance.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is available at the many Algarve riding centres including:

Tiffany's Riding Centre
Vale Grifo, Almadena
Tel 282 697 395
Centro Hipico da Penina
Tel 282 415 415


Tennis is another popular pastime in the Algarve and can be booked by the hour either with professional coaches or at one of the many private courts including:

Club Ténis de Lagos
(Lagos Tennis Club)
Urbaniz Marina Sol
Centro Desportivo de Burgau
Tel 282 697350
Cåmara Municipal Services
Largo do Municipio
Tel 282 442 325

Scuba Diving

Another popular activity is scuba diving, and due to favourable conditions is available all year round.

Blue Ocean Divers
Estrada de Porto de Mos
Motel Ancora
Apartado 789
P-8600-909 Lagos
Tel 282 782 718

Dive Time
Lote 24 Edificio Astrolabio Loja 1
Marina de Lagos
8600-719 Lagos
Tel 309 810 623

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