The prestigious resort of Quinta do Lago in southern Portugal has it all – world-class golf courses, golden-sand beaches and abundant shopping options. What’s more, it’s conveniently located near the main airport and is blessed with 2,000 acres of natural surroundings thanks to the bordering Ria Formosa National Park.
Being based in the Algarve, a beach is never too far away. We recommend the soft sands of Quinta Do Lago beach, easily accessible via a long bridge that crosses over the Ria Formosa Nature Park. Those who are after some retail therapy can splurge at the multiple shopping centres and boutiques, while the extensive range of exquisite restaurants and cafes on the seafront should satisfy everyone’s taste buds. For something more active, there are two main nature trails in the coastal Ria Formosa National Park, wonderful for birdwatching and witnessing rare species of flora and fauna.
Quinta do Lagois one of the Algarve’s largest golf destinations, rated as one of the best across Europe. It currently has over 30 golf courses to practise your swing at, with one of them hosting the Portuguese Open Championship eight times! Sports-enthusiasts will also be kept busy with horse-riding, tennis, fishing and every watersport you can think of.