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Things to do in Quinta do Lago, one of the most luxurious resorts in Europe

Enjoy top class facilities inside the Quinta do Lago resort and beyond

There is a wide range of things to do in the Quinta do Lago resort and anyone planning holidays to Quinta do Lago can take advantage of the resort’s own facilities including tennis courts, a gym and spa and its very own restaurants. The resort is bordered by the Ria Formosa natural park and a sweeping beach on the Atlantic ocean, which is perfect for watersports and taking in the Algarve sunshine. Whether you opt to stay within the confines of the Quinta do Lago resort or find things to do nearby the area offers a wide variety of activities for every kind of taste.

Sporting facilities inside the Quinta do Lago resort

The Quinta do Lago golf courses are considered some of the finest championship courses in Europe and keen golfers have four courses, with a total of 72 holes to choose from within the resort itself. If they get bored of those Vale do Lobo is less than five minutes away and has another 36 holes to play. Quinta do Lago activities also include several other sports and activities such as tennis, mini golf horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and a wide variety of watersports in the Quinta do Lago lake. The Campus, Quinta do Lago’s new state-of-the-art sports complex offers training and coaching for anyone whether taking their first steps in a new sport or already a world class athlete.

Quinta do Lago activities: Ria Formosa and the beach

Bordering the Quinta do Lago resort is the Ria Formosa natural park, a 60 km stretch of lagoons and islands that is home to a huge number of migratory and resident birds and rare species of flora and fauna including pink flamingoes. There are several nature trails starting at the Quinta do Lago resort.

A good place to start is at the Quinta do Lago beach on the São Lourenço walking trail, which is an easy 3-kilometre round stroll along freshwater lakes. When you get back from your walk you can sunbathe back at the beautiful sandy Quinta do Lago beach.

Eating out at Quinta do Lago's many restaurants

The Quinta do Lago resort has a great variety of restaurants to choose from. One of the most famous Quinta do Lago restaurants is Gigi’s, which is accessible only by a wooden bridge and looks out over the Ria Formosa natural park. It makes the ideal setting for a laidback lunch. The Casa do Lago restaurant near the Quinta do Lago lake that gives the resort its name is the place to get the freshest seafood dishes made from the catch of the day. It has a wonderful outdoor terrace and a breathtaking view. The Shack is the coolest and newest addition to the array of Quinta do Lago restaurants and It's perfect for a meal of tapas or a sundowner drink. Other favourites include Casa Velha for French cuisine, the Bovino Steakhouse, the Il Vero Italian Kitchen and Bar, and Florian for Portuguese and international flavours.

Shopping in Quinta do Lago: Luxury boutiques on your holiday doorstep

Quinta do Lago Shopping is a luxury boutique shopping centre located at the entrance to the Quinta do Lago resort. On your holidays in Quinta do Lago you will not need to go far to find shopping for the most discerning tastes. It’s an exclusive shopping experience with small-scale shops offering many Portuguese and international brands of clothes, shoes, perfume, jewellery or just a morning newspaper and a coffee, if that’s all you need. Shopping in Quinta do Lago is as easy as a stroll around the naturally luxurious setting of the Quinta do Lago Shopping mall.

Do you have a favourite Quinta do Lago activity or restaurant?

We've covered just a few of the options here for things to do in Quinta do Lago. If you have a favourite activity or restaurant that you never miss on your holidays to Quinta do Lago that we haven't covered here, make sure to let us know all about it.


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