Algarve Car Hire - Car hire in Albufeira with Yor-Car.Com
Portugal Algarve - Car Hire Albufeira
With a Yor-Car.com car hire in Portugal, you can explore all of the towns of the Algarve to your heart's content. Make your first stop Albufeira; it's a 36 km beeline west of Faro. As a holiday destination, you´ll either love it or hate it. Albufeira is typical of the way tourism has transformed the sleepy fishing towns of the Algarvian coast into today´s bustling holiday resorts. Until the 1960s, only fishermen used the beach below the town. They still draw their gayly-painted wooden boats up onto the sand every morning, bringing in their daily catch, but now they are surrounded by thousands of sun-bronzed bodies. Nonetheless, Albufeira still retains some of its original quaint charm. There are cobbled streets that lead to whitewashed cottages at the feet of apartment blocks. Your Algarve car rental can take you to hidden treasures, such as two simple, rather lovely, old churches - Capela de Misericórdia (Chapel of Mercy) and the Igreja de São Sebastião ( Church of Saint Sebastian ).
The narrow cobbled streets of the old town now play host to boutiques, bars and restaurants, and the beach is reached by a tunnel. The streets are paved with white and black mosaics, a traditional form of paving that was originally invented as a way of using up the rubble from houses demolished by the 1755 earthquake.
Albufeira has now grown so large that it encompasses several adjacent bays, and a more modern centre of tourism has grown up 2km to the east of "The Strip," a street lined with English styled pubs, bars and restaurants at Montechoro. To the west of the old town an impressive modern marina with multi-coloured buildings adds a new glamour to the established resort. All of this is very easy to reach with your car hire in Albufeira.
Algarve´s golf courses are among the best of the world. This region is known as a true golf paradise and widely regarded as the foremost golf holiday destination in Europe. At the last count there were 22 golf complexes, 32 separate courses and over 549 widely differing holes to play along the south coast of the Algarve – and another two complexes and 45 holes within easy driving distance just over the Spanish border.
Golf is an all-year around sport but the remain season is from October to May.
There are lessons from professionals available on all Lagos courses. Unlike in Britain, all of the Algarve´s courses are open for visitors. Most of them require a handicap certificate; all insist on a dress code and proper course etiquette.
Famous golf courts in the Albufeira área area:
The Salgados Golf course is situated very close to the sea. The course is set on the flat lands behind the sandy beach of Praia de Galé. The environmental nature of the course is to associate it with a typical Links Course but with the added asset of the sun. It is very open to the elements with little vegetation and lots of water hazards. Water is a permanent hazard on the course, coming into play on almost every hole. You need to play straight on this challenging layout. It requires a technically skilled player to achieve a good result from a round due to the prevailing onshore breeze. Salgados provides a contrast to any other course in the area and is fine if you're looking for something different, but is nonetheless not one of our favourites.
The Salgados Golf course has excellent conditions to leave your hire car of Albufeira car hire.
The Pine cliffs Golf course: Opened in 1990 the pine cliffs course is one of Portugal's most original 9- hole golf courses, built in a pine wood at the edge of spectacular cliffs, overlooking the beautiful beaches of the Algarve and the Atlantic beyond. The prize of the course is its ninth over a ravine with beautiful views down on the sandy beach, locally nicknamed the "Devil’s Parlour". This small and beautiful course is set among the pine trees and presents a pleasant and charming course with good greens. The nine hole course is not very long - only two holes run to more than 360 metres - yet, despite this, it presents an interesting challenge for the golfer, regardless of handicap. As well as concerning himself with the playing area. The surrounding land is undisturbed, and largely as it was before the course was built.This perfectly kept golf course opens with two undemanding holes, but the challenge gets tougher from the third hole. The World famous “devils parlour”, a challenging PAR 3 crossing the cliffs, offers breathtaking views to the near Atlantic Ocean.
You can leave your hire car of Albufeira car hire at the parking area nearby.
Balaia Golf course: Opened in April 2001 this small and attractive 9-hole course offers the opportunity to improve your iron shots and your short game. It carries the title of "Executive Course" which in its name implies the quality of its layout and subtle challenges. Located at the back of a Holiday Complex it presents from the first tee a charming view of most of the course with the ribbon of blue sea as its background. A course to test the ability to control shot length and direction. This is a course to test every golfer, irrespective of handicap. You can go out and play eighteen holes to concentrate on your short game, without the drilling which time on a practice ground sometimes implies. Alternatively, you can just play nine, leaving plenty of time for things.
The Balaia Golf course has excellent conditions to leave your hire car of Albufeira car hire.