Quinta do Lago

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Quinta do Lago

Beloved by well-heeled travellers, Quinta do Lago is one of Portugal’s premier holiday destinations. Award-winning golf courses and restaurants rest against a wild and wonderful coastline, bordered by many of the Algarve’s finest beaches. 

The region’s deep golden sands are straight off a postcard, but the jewel in Quinta do Lago’s crown is Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. A protected oasis nestled behind Quinta do Lago beach, its accessible paths invite you to explore the reserve’s idyllic lagoons, as well as the many aquatic birds that call them home.

Our ample selection of luxury villas in Quinta do Lago cater for every taste. From sprawling stone mansions to holiday apartments in prestigious developments, you’re guaranteed a stylish spot to lay your head. You’ll need it after all that swimming, sun worshipping and celebrity-spotting!

Quinta do Lago is the proud owner of one of the best beaches along Portugal’s southern coast. Praia da Quinta do Lago boasts the same sophisticated feel as the rest of the resort, but its unparalleled natural beauty takes centre stage. You’ll find no raucous beach bars or looming high rises here. 

Instead, peace reigns with only a few upper crust eateries scattered among the sand dunes. Water sport operators invite you to make the Atlantic Ocean your personal playground, but you’re just as welcome to sunbathe and stroll across the impressive wooden footbridge to Ria Formosa Nature Reserve.

Even better, the seaside delights go on and on. Head west from Quinta do Lago to reach the equally desirable Praia de Vale do Lobo, while the deserted shores of Barreta Island can be found to the east.

No villa holiday in Quinta do Lago is complete without a trip to Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Etched into the coastal landscape by an earthquake hundreds of years ago, today the wetlands thrive with wildlife. Stroll, cycle or segway your way around, keeping your eyes peeled for rare birds (and the odd chameleon!).

Tee off among the pines on one of Quinta do Lago’s four famed golf courses. Sea views and exceptional facilities make this tip top golfing territory. For further pulse-racing pursuits, turn to The Campus for tennis and weekly fitness classes. Craving culture? The Algarvian capital, Faro, is only a half hour’s drive away. 

Above all, Quinta do Lago remains an all-round Mediterranean marvel. The immaculate beach and five-star holiday rentals are just your starter for ten.

Fulfil your designer shopping desires at Quinta Shopping arcade. Part-mall, part-village, this tasteful outlet features over 50 boutiques and numerous designer brands. Even if you’re not splashing the cash, an iced coffee in the piazza - overlooking the Spanish-style architecture - is always time well spent. 

For a spree without the hefty price tag, Mar Shopping Algarve houses many of the big boys of high street fashion. There’s also a whopping 8,000 square metres of outside space which, during the summer months, comes alive with open-air concerts. 

Pingo Doce, one of Portugal’s largest chains, has a well-stocked supermarket in Quinta do Lago selling all the  foodie essentials you need to fill your fridge. Plus, bonus treats like local cheeses and super fresh seafood.

You may wish to release your inner chef in the well-equipped kitchens that come with Quinta do Lago villas. However, you’re likely to find more than a few restaurants to tempt you outside your holiday home. 

If it’s fine dining you’re hungry for, you won’t be disappointed. Restaurants range from swanky steakhouses to multi-course Michelin feasts, featuring awe-inspiring dishes dreamt up by Portugal’s top chefs. In many eateries you’ll dine on open-air terraces, gobbling up ocean views as good as the food. 

Great quality is a given, but relaxed dining makes an appearance too. Quinta do Lago’s burger-centric beach shacks and casual bistros promise to keep your palates (and wallets) jumping for joy all holiday long.

There’s an incredible amount of choice when it comes to family-friendly villas in Quinta do Lago. Whether your kids are swimming pool pundits, full-on beach bums or simply want to sleep like royalty in air-conditioned rooms overlooking the ocean, there’s a holiday rental to suit.

Keep Quinta do Lago’s most popular attractions on the doorstep with villas close to the beach, Quinta lake (a must for water sports) and the nature reserve. You’re also in a prime position to explore other family favourites in the Algarve, like swimming with dolphins at Zoomarine theme park!

Yet nobody could blame your family for just wanting to stay put. Thanks to villas with private pools, beautiful gardens and games rooms, hanging at home has never looked so good.



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