Surrounded by the Ria Formosa nature reserve, our suite of Quinta do Lago villas are the perfect destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors, offering a chance to explore secluded islands and coastal cycle trails.
Our range of one to nine-bedroom Algarve villas are designed to keep you cool in air-conditioned bliss, whether you’ve just played a game of tennis at The Campus or spent a day on the beach.
Discover wildlife and activities on your doorstep before retreating to your villa in your own private garden and heated pool. We also have a number of villas in Quinta do Lago that offer shared pools, entertainment and a wide range of activities for all the family.
When the sun begins to set, holidaymakers can unwind with traditional Portuguese cuisine, indulging in delicious freshly caught seafood and tropical cocktails. Quinta do Lago has a host of family-friendly restaurants such as Bovino, known for its exquisite steaks, sports bars such as Dano’s, and The Shack – a lakeside bar that boasts live music every week.
Named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ for two consecutive years, you can spend a day or two out on these famous fairways – club in hand – or watch the pros tee-off at major events like the Portuguese Open. There is also a mini-golf course for the young and young at heart!
In Quinta do Lago, villa resort developers followed a master plan. From the start of development in 1972, right up to the present time, 5 star villas, apartments, hotels, for example, the Four Seasons Fairways and Monte da Quinta Suites, and the whole infrastructure of the area has been strictly controlled. The result is an exclusive holiday resort that embraces the natural environment, without exploiting it. The name translates as "Farm on the Lake" and you will see why.
Even as Quinta do Lago has grown over the years care has been made to ensure that any development in or near the resort compliments the abundance of natural beauty in the region.
The centrepiece of all this scenic splendour is theRia Formosa Nature Reserve.Formed in the 18th century by a great oceanic earthquake, today Ria Formosa is a continually changing landscape of saltwater marshes, exceptional greenery and freshwater lagoons. There is so much to discover and so many ways to discover it either by yourself or throughbiking, walking or floating tours.
From the park a picturesque bridge across the estuary takes you to the resorts own beachPraia Quinta do Lago.The boardwalk is wide and sturdy making the beach accessible to wheelchair users and families with small children. If you get the chance make the journey at sunset for a view you will never forget.
Marking the start of the Ria Formosa Natural Park,Praia do Ancãocan also be accessed by wooden boardwalks which have been built to protect the delicate sand dune landscape. Home to various exclusive lounging areas Praia do Ancão is an exceptionally clean and well-kept beach with high end dining venues like2 PassosandParilla on the Beach.
Located just across the Ria Formosa Natural Park,Praia do Barrillis an unusual beach around 4-5km from the resort. In addition to its sea, sand and facilities the beach’s highlight is the miniature train that runs from the Pedras d’El Rei resort. It runs every 2 minutes or so and tickets are just a few Euros. A fun ride for kids and adults alike. Praia do Barrill is also quieter than the beaches on Quinta do Lago’s doorstep so you can relax in plenty of space, even at the height of summer.
If you enjoy eating and drinking in the quiet seclusion of your villa, fresh fish, meat, local produce and wine is always available, in addition to the other foodstuffs you are likely to need. If you fancy popping out for a meal or meeting up for a drink, Quinta do Lago has you covered. There are a bunch of family friendly venues with an excellent range of local and international gourmet cuisine easily accessible. If you don't want to go further afield you can find what you are looking for without leaving the resort.
For any visitor toQuinta Shopping PlazatheMelting Potis well worth a visit. Open all day it’s a great place to refuel after a day of bargain hunting. However if retail therapy is not your thing it is the ideal spot to duck out and watch the game while other members of your party shop ‘til they drop’.
As an example of the variety you can find here, Quinta do Lago is home to both the meat lovers’ meccaBovinoandPure Boutique Café and Juice Barwhich is celebrated for extensive vegetarian and vegan menus. Similarly you can see the contrast in dining options between the breezy eat in/take away relaxed dining atKokowith the more formal sit down fine dining experience at the excellently reviewedAs Velas.
Then there isT Clube, one of the most famous nightclubs in the Algarve. At this single venue you can have pre diner drinks at the Piano Bar, eat at the restaurant, enjoy open air after diner drinks in their picturesque Lounge Garden then finish the night at a sophisticated nightclub.
The presence of the odd celebrity adds to the glamour of these vibrant hot spots, but if you want more, the clubs and casinos ofVilamoura, Quarteira andAlbufeiraare easily accessible by car.
Even with all the attractions at or near the resortQuinta do Lagois perhaps best known for its suburb golf facilities. In fact Quinta do Lago is probably the largest golf resort in Europe with no less than four 18-hole courses right on your doorstep.
Forming part of theRia Formosa Natural Parkwith some holes overlooking the ocean,San Lorenzois rich in challenging golf, wildlife and magnificent views.Quinta do Lago North,formerly known as the Ria Formosa Course, andSouthare another couple of 18-hole courses that could easily double up as beauty spots where you can play incredible golf.
The 27 holePinheiros Altoscomprises three sets of 9 holes, ‘The Pines’, ‘The Corks’ and ‘The Lakes’. All three are equally attractive but have very different characteristics and hazards, as their names suggest. Then there is newest kid on the block at Quinta do LagoLaranjal.Named after the orange groves that it weaves through the course Laranjal has a fast growing reputation as a worthy place to play.
Quinta do Lagohas plenty of family friendly things to do either a short journey away or on the resort’s doorstep. Within Quinta do Lago itself, at theQuinta do Lago lake,Artur Watersports Academymanages a non-motorized water sports centre. Suitable for all the family the inflatable obstacle course is hit with kids of all ages.
AtPraia Quinta do Lago, just one kilometre away, Artur Watersports Academy owns a 1500 square metre area intended for motor sports including banana rides, a shade area, sun loungers and a lifeguard post. Again, here your activities can be catered according to the age range.
Located near the main Quinta do Lago driving range theMini golf courseis a fantastic source of family fun. Here you can experience playing some of the world’s most famous holes, such as Augusta, Belfry or Sawgrass, only in miniature, bragging rights included.
For those looking for structured supervised fun theLittle C Palacein the Conrad Hilton is open to local residents and holidaymakers. Designed by children, for children, the Little C Palace is suitable for kids aged three to twelve and has a variety of age-appropriate activities like fancy dress parties, face painting and gymnastics sessions. Basically anything that will tire the little tykes out.
The wide variety of classes and workshops available atThe Campus, Algarve Tennis & Fitness CentreandActive Q Gymwill keep older kids occupied for hours at a time. If you are looking to get your teens out of your hair for longerPinetrees Riding CentreandAlgarve Bike Holidaysprovides a range oftours and lessons that can take all day.
Just 5 minutes away from the beaches ofQuinta do LagoandVale do Lobois another nearby family day out,Karting Almancil. As well as high octane racing they have bungee trampolines, buggy safaris and motor boating for 3 to 6 year olds on their own miniature lake.
If prefer your fun a little more free form,AquaShow Parkis a huge water park in a superb central location for all guests staying inVilamoura, Vale de Lobo,AlbufeiraandQuinta do Lago. Considered the best in the area it brilliantly mixes water and amusement park attractions like slides, pools, waves, exotic birds and a top notch roller coaster.
Quinta do Lagois the ideal place for those who want to get physical and there is always plenty to do. Renowned for itsstunning beachesand the picturesquewoodland lakes, with its dedicated water sports centreArtur Watersports Academy,there is ample opportunity for activities such as water skiing, sailing and windsurfing.
Back on dry land,The Campus, Algarve Tennis & Fitness CentreandActive Q Gymoffer multisport complexes with state of the art facilities where you can work out, take classes and work on your general health and wellness. For a more tailored wellness retreatHotel Quinta do Lago Spaprovides you with all the natural healing treatments you could need.
Outdoor types can explore the beaches andforestsaroundQuinta do Lagounder their own steam, on bike or on the back of magnificent steed.Algarve Bike Holidaysprovides a range ofdaily tours taking in Silves, Monchique, Ria Formosa and the Albufeira country and coast. If you prefer to see the Algarve from horseback thePinetrees Riding Centreoffers tuition and tailor-made rides across the region.
Quinta Shopping Plaza lies at the entrance to the resort and is easily reachable by both foot and car from any of the villas lying within. A large commercial area adorned by many high-end stores, restaurants and bars, the setting is beautiful and very well maintained. However Quinta Shopping isn’t sheltered, so it’s not the best shopping option on rainy days, luckily there are not many of those in the Algarve.
If you are looking for up market items, Quinta Shopping is the ideal place for you. You will find a variety of designer brands and other luxurious items including accessories, makeup, exclusive home interiors and more.
Once you’re all shopped out or just need a break there is a bakery, several bars, restaurants and themed pubs, like theMeltingPot, within the same square where you can be fed and watered.
Next to Quinta Shopping is the delightful shopping precinct Bougainvillea Plaza. This complex contains everything you will need to make your holiday easier. Amongst its facilities are a bank, supermarket and a newsagent.
However, there is more to Bougainvillea Plaza than just somewhere to pick up a pint of milk and the paper. The place is also home to a selection of smart pavement cafés, restaurants and the famousT Clubean upmarket lounge style nightclub that is a favourite with Portuguese celebrities.
Parking is free in the over ground parking available at the lower section of the shopping area and around the building, which is just as well because you do not need any extra encouragement to spend money at Quinta Shopping.
The villas of Quinta do Lago are as architecturally varied as they are exclusive, giving a marvellously diverse feel to the landscape. Villas with secluded gardens and pools have been developed on large plots, giving you a sense of freedom and space that is lacking in less thoughtfully planned resorts. Valverde is a very smart development of luxury villas and apartments, situated alongside Quinta do Lago and Pinheiros Altos and all accommodation is within easy reach of the plaza, shops and the tennis and golf facilities.
All of our Quinta Do Lago villas are well appointed and individually furnished to a high standard. Visitors' testimonials speak of their satisfaction with the accommodation on their return and are eager to re-book. The whole resort is protected by 24-hour security patrols, so that you and your family can really relax and enjoy yourselves.