The Algarve and the amenities nearby

Top on most visitors' list is of course the 3,000 hours of sunshine per year the Algarve offers. However, the regions also offers a high level of security, value for money, a particularly attractive tax and especially inheritance tax regime. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly to avid golfers, the Algarve offers some of the most stunning European golf courses and resorts, contributing to the often awarded best golfing destination in Europe, now for the 4th year in a row. Not to mention the “Best Golf Destination in the World” titles (in 2000 and 2006).

Most of the amenities you may require are within a close walk or drive from the MLH site:

  • A 10-minutes walk to the beach and a number of pubs, restaurants, and supermarkets in the center of Luz.
  • A number of English-speaking medical facilities including the new private Lagos hospital within a 5 minutes drive
  • A 50 minutes (90 kms of highway driving) from Faro Airport

Proximity to a number of golf courses:


  • A 5 minutes drive to the golf resort of Boavista where you can enjoy a club-house, restaurants, and a full-service spa, massage, and indoor swimming pool complex.
  • A 5 minutes drive to a newly built golf-course in Espiche opened in early 2012.
  • Many other golf courses within a 10 to 20 minutes drive, including the newly renovated 27-hole Palmares golf course in Lagos and the 45-hole Penina golf course near Alvor, which includes a championship course home to a number of past Portuguese Open venues, a less demanding 18-hole course, and a 9-hole academy course.
  • 30 additional golf courses within a 45-minutes drive



Many other sports facilities nearby including:
  • The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve near Alvor which is a 20 minutes drive away, has a 100,000-spectator facility catering to motorcycle Grand Prix and car races and also offers a world-class Karting circuits open to all on premises.
  • Fantastic surfing spots within a 15 minutes drive towards the west or northwest where surfers come from all over the world to challenge the westerly Atlantic ocean winds and where many annual surfing competitions take place.
  • Many other sports facilities nearby including Tennis, Horse Riding, Sailing.
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