Our Guide to the Algarve’s Hidden Gem: Quinta Do Lago

The Algarve’s hidden gem

Hidden away in one of the most southern regions of the Algarve, Quinta do Lago is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. From the warm Mediterranean climate to the enchanting beaches and premium golf courses, this one-of-a-kind gem is ideal for relaxing and enjoying your stunning surroundings. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday or a romantic getaway for two, Quinta do Lago is the ultimate destination for lifestyle, luxury and leisure. 


Abundant in nature

Quinta do Lago has the divine advantage of being set in the protected paradise that is the coastal lagoon of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. This extraordinary haven is home to a flurry of wildlife, including fauna and flora, and migrating birds. Incidentally, more than 300 bird species and over 30,000 more sightings occur throughout the year, including even the rarest and protected species such as the purple swamphen and gorgeously pink flamingos. 


It also is home to some exceptional walking trails that offer an immersive escape into nature’s colourful wonders and if you’re lucky, you might even come across ever-changing chameleons, majestic terrapins and playful otters that appear on the Ria Formosa.  


A vibrant history to be discovered

Portugal and the Algarve, in particular, have such a rich history, especially when it comes to architecture, food and art. Strolling down to explore the villages will clearly demonstrate the importance of the traditional Portuguese language, its place names, and even the local cuisine all paying tribute to Moorish influences, adding to the region’s cultural interest.

Take a stroll over to the sparkling waters of the lagoon as you cross the Quinta do Lago wooden bridge, and you will soon reach soaring sand dunes and a discreet golden beach where you can relax and fully appreciate this mesmerising location. 


Wine and dine in style

Quinta do Lago is the perfect place to wine, dine and try local dishes. The Algarve is renowned for its mouthwatering meals made with fresh local produce, and it’s easy to find everything from family restaurants to more exclusive spots that are the perfect setting for a romantic meal for two. Quinta do Lago also has an array of quaint cafes that provide a perfect opportunity to have a coffee and a Pastel de Nata, the country’s signature custard tart.

Remember, if you are planning on popping a certain question over dinner or during a seafood lunch on the beach, Quinta do Lago is the perfect place. We have made a guide on the best spots in the Algarve to mark the special, so make sure you have a read of The Most Romantic Proposal Spots for inspiration. 


Golfer’s delight

Considered Europe’s Best Golf Destination in both 2015 and 2016, Quinta do Lago is solidly entrenched in the elite of world golf and is favoured by locals and visitors alike. Enjoy rounds surrounded by rich greenery on the famous North, South and Laranjal courses and polish your skills at the TaylorMade Performance Centre, The Driving Range and the prestige Paul McGinley Academy.


The perfect getaway for everyone

Quinta do Lago offers so much to see and do, so if you’re looking for a relaxing trip, to sip cocktails on opulent beaches, dive into crystal blue waters and indulge in decadent dining, it’s the perfect haven to do so.

Likewise, if your looking for adventure, somewhere to reconnect with family and to try new things like diving, snorkelling, golfing, fishing or want to shop luxury boutiques till you drop, Quinta do Lago can surely accommodate.


Here to make your stay even more sensational

When you choose to book with The Real Algarve and stay at one of our stunning villas, we can also provide you with an additional concierge service, where you can make reservations, book activities, and so much more.

If you need any assistance planning any detail of your Algarve visit, whether it’s golf course recommendations, exciting activities for children in the local area, or simply which cafes serve the best deserts, please get in touch with one of our experts today.