The golf courses and the international marina are the economic and social centre of this resort, located in the Golden Triangle of the Algarve, next to Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. At the upper right corner you can see the beach Praia de Vilamoura, stretching from the marina to the neighbouring town Quarteira.
It was at Penina where the development of the Algarve into one of Europe’s leading golf destinations began back in 1966, when John Stillwell hired Sir Henry Cotton to design the Penina course and more recently the nearby nearby Alto Golf. The Penina Cha
Albufeira: Aerial view
Albufeira, the best known tourist hot spot of the region, marks the beginning of the Western Algarve, that stretches from here until Lagos. The coast is dominated by impressive rock formations, picturesque limestone caves and grottoes, interrupted by many sandy bays and several estuaries.
Faro: International Airport
Faro International Airport is less than three flight hours away from most European centres. Year after year several million passengers arrive to spend their holidays in the Algarve and during the high season the airport is quite busy.
Rio Arade & Praia da Rocha
Aeria view to the estuary of the Arade river and the new marina of Portimão. In the background you see the famous beach and the massive hotel and apartment buildings of Praia da Rocha.