Tennis, sailing, sailing courses, windsurfing, paragliding, kite surfing and scuba diving in the Algarve.
There are tennis courts in Lagos and Budens which you can use for a small fee. If you would like some lessons to improve your game Theo will be happy to help.
Many other sport activities can be organised by Monte Rosa and include: windsurf, paragliding, sailing, dolphin spotting, diving, canoeing, jeep safaris, fishing, snorkeling, scuba-diving or a helicoptertour.
This course provides a short introduction to sail cruising for novices. By the end
of the course, participants will have experienced steering a yacht, sail handling,
rope work and be aware of safety on board.
Holders of a Start Yachting certificate can obtain a Competent Crew certificate by completing a further three days or two weekends of the Competent Crew course.
There is no minimum age.
- The yacht
Basic knowledge of sea terms, parts of a boat her rigging and sails
- Rope work
Ability to tie the following knots:
Figure of eight
Two half hitches
Securing a rope to a cleat
Use of winches and jamming cleats
Has experienced sailing a yacht on all points of sail
Can steer a yacht under sail or power
- Rules of the road
Can keep an efficient lookout at sea
Knows where to obtain a weather forecast
- Man Overboard recovery
Understands the action to be taken to recover a man overboard
- Clothing and equipment
Understands and complies with the rules for the wearing of
The price is 250 euros for a two day course, lunch included For more information see: yachts in motion
The Algarve ocean is home to spectacular flora and fauna. If you have never dived before then why not try a 1 day Discover Scuba Diving Experience? You can also become a fully certified diver in only 4 days with the PADI Open Water Diver Course. There is daily boat and shore diving or you can book a snorkelling trip to many sites along the beautiful Algarve coast.
Kite surfing and paragliding
For thrill seekers we can also organise kite surfing and paragliding from Monte Rosa.
Breakfast time is the perfect occasion to tell the Monte Rosa staff what you would like to take part in who will in turn explain the many options to you, help you make a booking or guide you where to go.