With excellent marinas, harbours and award-winning beaches, the Algarve is a great place to enjoy water sports, from flyboarding, surfing, snorkelling, jet skiing, water skiing, scuba diving and kayaking, to stand up paddle surfing (SUP).
You can hire equipment on most beaches if you don’t have your own, or if you are a novice, why not choose a sport and then join one of the many classes available for some instruction and practice?
Ria de Alvor, with its shallow waters and strong winds is ideal for kitesurfing and windsurfing, and Albufeira is great for jet skiing along the coast. You can learn to surf, paddleboard, sea kayak or paraglide at almost all of the Algarve’s beaches, or you could hire a canoe or a SUP to explore the remote caves, grottos and beautiful rock formations along the coast of Lagos. The Algarve has so many water sports on offer that you will be truly spoilt for choice.