The History of Quinta do Lago

Did you know that Quinta do Lago is just over 50 years old? It’s a luxurious paradise full of modern villas, unbelievable golf courses and more. The creation of this exclusive European destination is a real tale to tell; how it evolved from a remote farmstead to what it is today.


Where is Quinta do Lago?

Quinta do Lago is located in the Algarve region of southern Portugal, more specifically the area of Almancil. It’s an incredible golf resort that shares its home with the Ria Formosa Natural Park, a protected coastal lagoon that stretches across the coast. 

It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing luxury break. You can unwind with a few rounds of golf on the resort’s gorgeous courses, experience the culinary delights of the region at its many restaurants, or simply put your feet up by the pool and make the most of the tranquillity. 


How big is Quinta do Lago?

The Quinta do Lago resort is certainly not small. With so much to explore, do and see, it spans over 2,000 acres of land! At The Real Algarve, we have a spectacular selection of villas in Quinta do Lago that you can rent, dotted all over this luxury resort. So you can choose your perfect villa close to all the amenities. 


Who owns Quinta do Lago?

Right now, Denis O’Brien owns Quinta do Lago, after purchasing the resort in 1998. But before this, the vision of the Quinta do Lago resort came from André Jordan, who began the initial stages of development in 1972. Then became the addition that propelled Quinta do Lago into a desirable golf resort — William F Mitchell’s initial 27-hole layout, which now makes up the South Course and nine holes of the North Course.

Quinta do Lago would go on to host the Portuguese Open eight times between 1976 and 2001, cementing its place as a leading luxury golf resort. Now, Quinta do Lago is perfect for anybody looking for an Algarve getaway, whether solo, with a partner, or family. 


What to do in Quinta do Lago?

Quinta do Lago has plenty to do, whatever your interests are. This magnificent resort caters for all of its guests with numerous activities and things to do, such as:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Horse Riding
  • Spa

Take a look at our guide to the Algarve’s hidden gem: Quinta do Lago for some more great ideas of what to do in this delightful resort. We’ve also picked out some great recommendations for restaurants in Quinta do Lago, just to make your decisions that little bit easier!


Book your luxury Quinta do Lago villa today

Liking the sound of this stunning resort? If you’re looking to visit this beautiful region and are in search of a luxury stay, we can help! We have a selection of luxurious villas across the Algarve close to all the amenities. Right now we also have some fabulous special offers on our website too. Why not take a look to book your dream Algarve stay?

Suitable for couples, families or larger groups, our range of properties and luxury Algarve villas with private pools is amongst the finest in the Algarve. We also have a luxury concierge service for those who want to holiday in style. 

For further information, contact us today to discuss the options available to you. We’ll ensure your Algarve stay is one you’ll never forget!

Aerial view of Quinta do Lago