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The Algarve: Portugal’s Playground for Fitness Enthusiasts

Proud partners of Sports World, Quinta Properties Savills are experts in the Portugal property market, dealing with some of the most exclusive properties in the Algarve. We spoke to them to find out exactly why the Algarve is the perfect location for luxury lovers and fitness fanatics.

At QP Savills we are lucky enough to call The Algarve home. On Portugal’s south coast, it stands out as an enticing haven for sports and fitness enthusiasts alike. And it is easy to understand why. A region known for its welcoming people, climate and year-round sunshine, the Algarve offers the luxury of being able to indulge in outdoor activities throughout the entire year.

The Algarve is renowned for its golf, which is one of the key driving forces for property buyers. With such a wide selection of courses to choose from, covering all abilities, and within easy airlift to most of Europe, it really does make it an irresistible option to play and to holiday. The Algarve offers a fine selection of golf courses, from those designed by world-famous players and renowned golf course designers, to championship courses and more relaxed 9-hole executive courses. These include parkland, resort and links courses and are covered by a range of attractive green fees. Many of the properties we list and sell in the Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo resorts are golf-front so offer views over the lush fairways – these green vistas being a perfect setting to relax while sipping post-golf drinks.

In recent years, a new star has risen on the sports horizon in Portugal – padel. This dynamic racket sport has captured the hearts of both locals and expatriates alike, experiencing a surge in popularity since the construction of the first padel court in the Algarve in the early 2000s. World-class facilities such as The Campus in Quinta do Lago, the Tennis Centre in Vale do Lobo and the Vilamoura Tennis and Padel Academy, as well as padel’s accessibility and social allure have contributed to the widespread adoption of the sport.

Beyond the golf fairways and padel courts, the Algarve embraces a diverse range of athletic pursuits. Tennis, watersports, cycling, and running have established themselves as popular choices, attracting a multitude of participants through organised groups and events. These activities not only foster a healthier outdoor lifestyle but also serve as crucial social outlets for expatriates, enabling them to connect with like-minded individuals against the stunning backdrop of the Algarve’s natural beauty. Whether on the links, padel courts, the beach or scenic trails, the Algarve is the perfect location for all fitness activities.

Within our prestigious portfolio, at QP Savills, we have an array of exceptional properties each with a realm of exclusive sports and fitness amenities. Nearly every property within our collection boasts a private pool, and the majority feature a dedicated gymnasium. And you will find nearly all properties are within reach of a golf course, beautiful walks or the beach. Elevating the experience further, select residences showcase exclusive facilities such as private padel courts, tennis courts, and for the sports aficionados, a home putting green or even 5-a-side football pitch. If this sounds like the lifestyle you are looking for please contact the team at QP Savills and we can help you find your dream property in the Algarve.

If you are interested in the Algarve, call the Special Agents at QP Savills!

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