Salgados have become synonymous with golf in the Algarve. Perfectly situated in the heart of the Algarve, between Albufeira and Portimao, Salgados apartments couldn’t be better located for access to the beaches of the Algarve and the best loved town along the coast, Albufeira.
The Bayside Salgados Golf and Beach Resort is a hugely popular retreat in the Algarve all year round. The golf course is a fantastically taxing course, which loops around some beautiful lakes, and although the course is not hugely long, you will require some shots straight out of the top drawer in order to get round without having to take a drop! Although this is one of the most testing and popular golf courses in the Algarve, Bayside Salgados, Portugal, only requires that players produce a handicap certificate and abide by golfing etiquette, and you shall be more than welcome to test your game! If you feel like you need to blow away a few cobwebs after your flights, the Bayside Salgados has a driving range, putting greens, a practice bunker and even a golf academy, so every part of your game can be polished before heading out onto the course.
Bayside Salgados apartments are only 400m from the beaches of the Algarve. Salgados Beach is a wonderfully long, golden sand beach on the Atlantic coast, backed by sand dunes and surrounded by wildlife rich marshland. During the summer months, many hours can be spent happily relaxing in the sun, with only the sound of the warm waters of the Atlantic lapping the shore. The famous sands of Gale Beach are also very close-by, providing visitors to Bayside Salgados apartments the opportunity to try a huge range of water sports, from sailing to windsurfing, scuba diving to deep sea fishing.
The proximity of Albufeira means that anyone staying in Bayside Salgados apartments will get to know the town very well. Known as the ‘gateway to the Algarve’, Albufeira is a real favourite with visitors, offering all that is best about the region. The historic city centre has an incredible concentration of monuments, buildings and historical sites, including Albufeira Castle, the Nossa Senhora da Assuncao hermitage and the beautiful town church. The town is also an excellent place to go for a night out from a self catering Bayside Salgados apartment, as it is dotted with excellent little bars, tavernas and clubs, as well as a range of top-class restaurants.
Playing golf in Salgados makes a great holiday at any time of year. Even during the coldest months of December and January, the golf courses remain open and perfectly maintained as the weather is remarkably dry and very mild, with average temperatures remaining above 10˚C for the vast majority of the time. In summer, conditions are different, with average temperatures of over 27˚C, and daily peaks reaching into the 30’s (˚C). Rounds are best played in the mornings or evenings during the summer, giving you enough time to relax on the beach during the day!
Faro Airport (FAO), which is the transport hub of the whole Algarve, is just 40km from a self catering Salgados villa or property. There are regular bus services from the airport to Albufeira, often connecting to flights from the UK, which arrive on a very regular basis, provided by a huge range of airlines.