The sport of lawn bowling is an ideal recreation for Portugal and in particular in the south with the warm Algarve climate, which allows players to bowl all through the year. Perhaps the one exception to this is during the height of the summer when the best place could be is sitting on a sandy beach or in the shade! At the moment the sport is only practiced in the Algarve and there it is rapidly increasing as a popular location with six main active clubs and several others planned to open. To this date there has been no Crown Greens constructed on which to play.
This suitability of climate, together with many supporting facilities and tourist attractions, are proving to be a strong inducement that is proven by the ever increasing number of visiting Bowling Clubs from the UK. Also, it is not unusual to find visiting bowlers from as far away as Australia, Canada and South Africa on the green. All the Clubs are pleased to receive visitors and usually these guests can take part in any local competition or just play the green. Clubs also provide a full range of bowls that can be hired to the visitor at a nominal charge.