Clubs & Associations
SPEA -Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds
Nonprofit scientific association promoting environmental awareness and birdwatching; contributing to the development and promotion of Ornithology. Head Office in Lisbon open Mon-Fri 09:30-13:00 and 14:00-18:00 (except Bank Holidays).
The Algarve Hash House Harriers
"A drinking club with a running problem." We meet each week to walk or run a fun secret trail. Beer is served liberally before, during and after. Once the run is over, we sing, socialize and enjoy a gourmet hash dinner. Everyone welcome. Fun for all.
Amigos do Museu de Sao Bras de Alportel
Multicultural group Friends of the Museum organises a range of social and cultural events including visits, exhibitions, performances, sport and talks. Members entitled to discounts. At the Museu de Sao Bras de Alportel, Rua Dr. Jose Dias Sanch
Keep Fit For Charity Group
Members meet once a week to work out together and proceeds are donated to the Castelo de Sonhos baby charity. Contact Pat Hitchinson. Meetings held Wednesdays at 10:30 at Silves Energi Gym, Football Club
Bela Romao Croquet Club
Overlooking the Ria Formosa Islands the Portuguese Croquet Federation and the Club house, part of the World Federation Croquet, offers amateur and international players a space to play this historical sport. Menu creations by Californian chef.
Burgau Sports Centre
Activities include social tennis, kids football academies, kids tennis, adult sports, squash nights and much more. At Burgau.
Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA)
Club for people interested in archaeology. Different nationalities are welcome. Organise fieldtrips, lectures by scholars, and excavations. Guests and newcomers welcome. Contact Maxine. At Associacao Arqueologica do Algarve, Sao Lourenco Cultural Centre,
Mediterranean Gardening Association for Portugal
The Mediterranean Garden Society (MGS) Algarve branch. Non-profit making association. An international forum devoted to furthering knowledge and appreciation of plants and gardens suited to the mediterranean climate regions of the world.
Algarve Wine Society (AWS)
Club for wine connoisseurs with over 200 members. Organises variety of events including annual gourmet dinner, trips to wine regions and summer party. Waiting list for membership. Contact secretary Larry Hampton.
Bella A Cappella Barbershop Harmony Chorus
Ladies barbershop harmony choir. Songs arranged in the barbershop style. New members always welcome. No previous singing experience necessary as individual and group coaching is included in rehearsals. Located Moncarapacho
Olhanense Expat Fan Club
Group of around 300 expats (mainly British, Dutch and Swedish), support SC Olhanense, Premier League football team. Social and charity activities - not just football. Barbecues, dinners, trips to away games. Fans website www.olhanense.net (in Portuguese)
Coro dos Amigos of São Brás and Canticorum
Multinational group of singers, who are one of the groups associated with the Museum of São Brás. Led by maestro António de Jesus, rehearse on Thursday in the library in São Brás between 18:30 and 20:00. Canticorum is the chamber choir which no...
Associacao Portuguesa da Classe Access
To promote, organize and direct technically represent the Class Access in Portugal by bringing Access Class models Access 2.3, Access 303, Access Liberty and SKUD 18; models that allow use by persons with reduced mobility.
Pop Ins - Parents and Toddlers Church Group
Bring your toddler to play with other children; English and Portuguese spoken. Wednesdays 10:00 to 12:00. At CC Cedipraia no 23, Portimao. (corner of Avda 25 de Abril/Rua N.S. do Amparo) Tel: 91 735 8098 (Joy) or 934 708 793 (Manuela).
Lagos Stand Up Paddle Board School
Stand up paddle board school. recognized by the main international organizations responsible for this water sport, ISA and IOSUP. Instructors are fully qualified and comply with all the standards required by Portuguese legislation for this type of sport.