Clubs & Associations

The Association of Foreign Property owners with up-to-date information and help with administration problems for foreign residents and property owners living in Portugal. Membership fees apply.
Ideias do Levante
Local group promoting culture in Lagoa with events such as opera, dance, workshops, choir, etc. At Travessa Doutor Joao Grade 24, Lagoa.
Chess Club
Club for people who play chess. Groups in Lagoa and Loule.
Archery Club Algarve
Offers lessons and various events. By appointment only. Shooting range at Quinta dos Vales, Estomba and shop at Urbanizacao Vila do Infante, Lote 26, Calicas, Lagos.
Algarve Senior Bikers
Group of mature, local Algarve and international bike riders meeting and riding on a regular basis.
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 (in Portuguese)
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.
CASA the Social Club
Social club for expatriates in existence for more than 30 years with monthly and annual events. 
Algarve History Association
The Algarve History Association aims to promote interest in Portuguese culture and history using the English language as the main medium. This organisation is non-profit making and undertaken on a voluntary basis.
Algarve Tennis and Fitness Club
Situated in the Algarve ATF is in a prime location for all year tennis and other sports activities, whether you are a high level player, a recreational player or a beginner. At Almancil.
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
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.
ACP-Automovel Club de Portugal
Portuguese motorist club for auto, health and home insurance, home doctor visits, driving school, auto sporting and online auto search. Golfing, travel and accommodation discounts. Online fuel pricing and discounts.
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
Federacao de Triatlo de Portugal
The Portuguese delegation overseeing events and meetings to adhere to the international guidelines pertaining to triathlon.
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).
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 Royal British Legion
Association dedicated to caring for men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. For all serving and ex serving members of the British Armed Forces. Contact Mr Desmond Briggs BEM, Apt 1123, Carvoeiro, Lagoa 8401-910.
Scottish Country Dancing - Lagoa
Dancing lessons on a Monday evening from 19:30-21:30 at the Nobel International School of the Algarve, Lagoa. All levels of dancers are welcome. Contact Mardie.
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
Associacao do Cao de Agua Portugues
Association dedicated to Portuguese Water Dogs with activities, play, sporting, community walks, assisting lifeguards.
Academia de Futebol Alto da Colina
Football school for children aged 5 to 12 years. At Aparthotel Alto da Colina e Aldeamento Turistico Alfagar, Alto da Colina, Balaia, Albufeira.
Rotary Club - Estoi Palace International
Meetings each Tuesday with lunch at 13:00. 16,50€ all inclusive lunch. Master of Ceremonies Katrina Gale. At Pousada Palacio de Estoi, Rua Sao Jose Estoi, Faro.
The Algarveans Experimental Theatre
Amateur theatre group founded in September 1991. Aims to produce 2 plays and a pantomime annually. They have no theatre of their own. Membership for families, individuals, children and students available. Cover Lagoa, Lagos and Portimao.
Ginasio Clube Tavira
Fitness club at Rua Jose P Padinha 10, Res-do-Chao, 8800-354 Tavira.
Porches International Rotary Club Algarve West
Porches International Rotary Club is an International Rotary Club which conducts its meetings in English.
Golf for Greys
The Algarve golfing association for the over 55s, golfing discounts up to 40%, competition and more. Based at Apartado 95, 8400-000 Lagoa.
The Angels Theatre Group
Theatre group, specialising in musical entertainment, which holds shows for charity, with all profits from shows benefitting local charities and those in need.
Almancil Rotary International
Rotary club with members from 9 different nations. Meets each Wednesday at 13:30-15:00. Held at Restaurante Couleur France, Almancil.
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...
Burgau Sports Centre
Activities include social tennis, kids football academies, kids tennis, adult sports, squash nights and much more. At Burgau.
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.
Algarve St Andrews Society
Scottish group organises events including Burns night and the annual ceilidh. Contact Cathy.
Lions Club of Loule
Local branch of International group serving communities through health and sight programs, youth volunteer opportunities, community and environment programs and disaster relief. English speaking meetings. 
Friends of the British Cemetery
UK registered charity for the maintenance of the British Cemetery in Elvas and for the Chapel of S. Joao da Corujeira, adjoining the cemetery. Remembrance ceremonies are held in the British Cemetery each 11th November and in May.
Portugal Friends
Social network for all nationalities living in Portugal to help build community, make the most out of living here and feel at home. Events and get togethers announced.
Casa do Acores Algarve
An organisation promoting and upholding Açorian activities, intellectual and social ideals and highlighting special days with celebration.
Lions Clube de Lagos
Local branch of International group serving communities through health and sight programs, youth volunteer opportunities, community and environment programs and disaster relief. English speaking meetings.
Shake Algarve
Social activity group. Online resource to expand social life, join activities, learn sports and hobbies, workshops. Connecting like-minded people.
Democrats Abroad Portugal - DAP
Local Committee of the US DNC. We register, inform and help overseas Americans vote in US elections. Americans in Portugal can register at  Contact us via email or Facebook:
Charity that supports children in need in the Algarve. Raises funds to help support the needs of individual causes and existing institutions that work with children. Covers the whole of the Algarve. At Almancil.
East Algarve International Shanty Choir
Choir group based in Eastern Algarve. If you can sing, come along and join us on Thursdays 5 pm at Café KATE - KERO, opposite the Town Hall in Santa Luzia.
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.
Moto Clube Faro
Algarve motorbike club. At Avenida Cidade Hayward 3, Faro.
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,
Friends of the Museum of S. Bras de Alportel ( Costume Museu...
Cultural centre holding weekly events from fado, jazz, fairs and much more.
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.
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.