Rather than overloading your diary, villa holidays in Quinta das Salinas invite you to slip into a slower pace of life. This is a place for gentle ambles. Bike rides. Lazy beach days. Or, a particularly popular activity in this part of Portugal, an occasional round of golf.
Quinta do Lago Golf Resort is a giant on the international golfing scene, featuring challenging greens and sea views across three championship courses. Other courses nearby include Vale do Lobo, which is better suited to newbies, and Laranjal Golf Course near Almancil.
Another highlight of the area is Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, a thriving wetland ecosystem criss-crossed with trails for hiking, biking and birdwatching. Afterwards, seek out the pedestrian footpath to Quinta do Lago lake – a sheltered spot favoured for kayaking and windsurfing.