Just about a two-and-a-half-hour flight away from London, Manchester or Bristol, Algarves’ charms are no secret: 200 kilometres of coastline, great weather, calm waters and a friendly social scenario. The 364 sunny days light up a shoreline carpeted with beach towels and bathers in some areas and absolute silent and empty white sands in others. Algarves’ idyllic scenes grew so significant that the region has become popular among worldwide as a tourist destination. But surprisingly while in some areas you can only beat the crowds with an early morning horse ride along the sands, fascinated with an upbeat mix of shiny yachts and gourmet restaurants, in others you can seat on an empty beach where no bells and whistles resort is there to be found or simply grab a cold beer in any vibrant 16th-century market with lively inhabitants and welcoming coffee shops.
In all of its diversity it is ideal for sailing, diving, surfing or even hiking… As far as we are concerned it is a must to discover the marine side of it and you don’t need to own a boat for it! Seeing the region from the sea is something completely different. From the dramatic golden cliffs unveil how the erosion has carved out caves and exuberant shapes in the horizon, to the dunes with immaculate white sand framing wide beaches and wild dolphins, you will get delighted for sure! From the warmer and calmer seas if you head East, to the adrenaline wealthier seas to the west we can tailor an adventure that fits you whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a total beginner.
But even in the midst of pursuing your ability and comfort level, there’s a place where we will take you for sure: Ria Formosa. This protected area of marshland, dunes and uncrowded islands, has seemingly endless beaches, bathed by clear waters and populated by hundreds of autochthonous species. Have you ever collected razor clams? Do you know why churches must be hold on with your back? Ever seen stars on beach the sand?
Continue reading about Where we are located and after don’t forget to also read about the places you can sail to: the West and the East coast or towards Spain and Africa, Gibraltar and Ceuta!
Roughly 5 miles away from the capital of the Algarve and 10 from Faro International Airport, Olhão is a booming city. At a glance, this may seem a city stopped in time, with its traditional market, dubious architecture and ubiquitous seafood and “tapas” shops.
Sailing towards Gibraltar and Ceuta
The Golf of Cadiz – The gate to the Mediterranean Sea is such a challenging and iconic passage that the crossing from the Golf of Cadiz towards Gibraltar is one of the most wanted mile building trips.