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The excellent conditions for surfing in the Algarve continue to gain worldwide recognition with Lagos being placed among the top 20 destinations in the world for surfing.

According to the prestigious National Geographic magazine, the Lagos region of the Algarve is one of the best places to go in the world to enjoy surfing and joins a list of more well known destinations around the globe including Hossegur in France, Tel Aviv in Israel, Bali in Indonesia, Maresias in Brazil, Waikiki in Hawaii, Margaret River in Australia and St Barthelemy in the Caribbean.

According to National Geographic, Lagos is “blessed with waves from the west and the south” with Lagos proving to be particularly enjoyable for surfers who are keen to seek out the best waves throughout the summer months.

The publication also highlights the diversity in the type of surfers who choose to come to the region stating that all types of surfers go to Lagos, including those looking to enjoy the social side of surfing among other likeminded travelers who visit bars and restaurants while also making the most of the local area and culture.  Other surfers choosing Lagos are those who are purely there for the waves and to take full advantage of the warm weather combined with the exceptional sea conditions.

Lagos is not the only place in the Algarve that is recommended by National Geographic, the beaches in the municipalities of Vila do Bispo and Sagres are also suggested by the magazine, highlighting the western Algarve as a whole for surfers from around the world to visit.

While the Algarve remains one of the most popular regions in Portugal for tourists and visitors in general, with many choosing the region to enjoy beach holidays or golfing breaks, the recognition of the Algarve as also being a destination for surfing is seen as being hugely positive as it helps to offer a diversification in tourism and the potential to combat seasonality in the region.

There are many fantastic activities to enjoy in the Algarve and even if you have never surfed before, the number of surf schools available in the region means that it is also a great place to try out the sport as a novice.

For further information about holiday accommodation in the western Algarve or to discover properties for sale in the area, contact a member of the team today.