The 12th edition of the Darts South Billiards International Open (11-14 October), the Afia Cup – International Amateur Football Tournament (15-18 October) and the Eurospital – European Social Security Games (18-21 October). October) attracted citizens of 20 nationalities.
Nearly 1,750 practitioners, from various regions of the country and the World, were in these three weeks of October involved in three major Active Tourism events, which resulted in more than 5,000 overnight stays in hotels in the municipality of Lagoa, contributing to a direct increase of the local economy by approximately € 350,000.
The excellent conditions for sports, the beauty of the beaches and cliffs and the quality of gastronomy and wines make Lagoa an increasingly sought after destination for sports and leisure events, which find in a quality hotel offer the ideal partnership for development of a sector that is in great growth at global level.
Integrated in the III Axis of the Sports Development Strategy of the Municipality – "Lagoa Acolhe Grandes Eventos", the Active and Sport Tourism was formally presented during the Lisbon Tourism Exchange (BTL) in March, and has been a bet of the through 2018.
This tourist segment has contributed so far with close to 22,500 overnight stays in a hotel unit in the municipality, which corresponds to a direct increase of 1.5 million euros in the local economy.