From Sagres it is about a 20 minutes drive, with your rental car of Vila do Bispo car hire to Vila do Bispo ( Bishop´s town).
Vila do Bispo was renamed after this former royal town was given to the Bishop of Algarve by King Manuel I in 1515. It was a rich prize, for the Bishop enjoyed the revenues from the town´s many windmills. Today only a couple of old mills remain, which recorded the fact that for centuries Vila do Bispo was the breadbasket of the Algarve. The most of them have disappeared, but the skyline is dominated by a dozen or so white modern-turbines turning the prevailing winds to good use.. What remains, however, is the charm of the narrow streets which surround the church contain many whitewashed houses, typical of the old Algarve, with bands of bright colour, carved stonework around doors and windows, scattered down the slopes of a hill crowned by the looming bulk of the church tower. This 18th-century parish church, Nossa Senhora da Conceição, is the highlight of the town. Decorated with azulejos depicting dolphins and dating from 1726. It has a fine painted roof and the sacristy houses and museum displaying 16th-century painted panels and statues of saints.
Vila do Bispo is very easy to reach with your rental car of Vila do Bispo car rental.
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.
A famous golf court in the Vila do Bispo área is:
-Parque da Floresta: The setting of this course is in the most western part of the Algarve. The architect of this course has created a fascinating course that presents visually attractive views of the surrounding countryside lined on the horizon by the sea. The fairways roll up and down through hills demanding accurate shots and good placing. The Par-3 fifteenth hole of 159 metres is a golfer's dream.
Parque da Floresta has a large parking area were you can leave your rental car Vila do Bispo car hire.