What is the Algarve Golden Triangle?

Have you recently heard about the Golden Triangle region in the Algarve and are eager to learn more about this stunning area? Perhaps it’s somewhere you’re looking to visit on your next luxury break (you’ll be in for a real treat). Anyway, let’s get into it so you can find out all you need to know about the Golden Triangle in the Algarve and all of its gems.


The Golden Triangle Portugal: What is it?

The Golden Triangle is a collection of four of the most luxurious resorts and complexes in the Algarve. This region covers the areas in between Vilamoura, Almancil, Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, which mostly features exclusive clubs and luxury Algarve villas. With Vilamoura, Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago running along the southern coast, they’re perfect destinations for a luxurious break in the Mediterranean. 

Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago forms the bottom right point of the Algarve’s Golden Triangle. It’s well known for its exquisite golf courses, luxury facilities and amazing villas. There’s lots to discover and plenty of things to do in Quinta do Lago, such as shopping, trying out the local cuisines and exploring its beaches.

Quinta do Lago

Vale do Lobo

Then you have Vale do Lobo, nestled between Vilamoura and Quinta do Lago on the coast. A similar resort that also oozes luxury with its golfing facilities, Michelin-starred restaurants and more. The resort was created in 1962 as the first development in the Algarve — and just look how far it’s come. 

A golf course in Vale do Lobo


Vilamoura is well-known amongst the Algarve’s most frequent visitors. Its incredible marina (the biggest in the country) is a focal point for tourists and travellers with a huge collection of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy. This resort also has some of the finest beaches in the region, such as the Praia de Vilamoura and Praia da Falésia. 

Vilamoura Marina


Almancil forms the top of the Algarve Golden Triangle. This town is more inland compared to the other resorts, however, it still offers lots to explore for those looking to make the most of their Golden Triangle experience, with the Church of São Lourenço delivering the perfect insight into Portugal’s culture. 

The Church of São Lourenço


The best restaurants in the Algarve’s Golden Triangle 

This region houses some of the best restaurants in the whole of Portugal. You’ve got Michelin-star establishments and a range of local cuisines worth visiting. Some of the best restaurants in the Algarve’s Golden Triangle include: 

  • Gusto
  • Louro
  • Amara
  • Social
  • Sushi Japa
  • Restaurante Willie’s
  • Parilla Natural


The Golden Triangle Algarve: Yours to explore…

Are you interested in exploring Portugal’s Golden Triangle? If you’re looking to visit this stunning region and are searching for a luxury Algarve villa, we can help! We have a selection of villas in and around the Golden Triangle. Why not take a look to book your dream Algarve getaway?

Suitable for couples, families or larger groups, our range of properties 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!