Quinta do Lago, Portugal, lies on the Atlantic coast of the Algarve between Vilamoura and Albufeira. Famous for two main reasons, beaches and golf, Quinta do Lago villa rentals are in great demand all year round. As an exclusive sports resort, the luxury apartments and villas of Quinta do Lago are the perfect solution for both sporting holidays and lazy beach holidays in the sun. However, it is the golf which keeps the resort the busiest, as the four golf courses available within the resort have all been voted in to Europe’s top 25 courses.
When you take a holiday apartment in Quinta do Lago, much of your time will be spent on the beaches that line the Atlantic coast. Whatever your choice in beaches, from bustling tourist beaches with plentiful facilities to quite, secluded cove beaches, you will be able to find the perfect spot with ease from a Quinta do Lago villa. Although the resort only has 3km of beaches, they are broken up by the jagged coastline, meaning that there is a spot suited to everyone.
Away from the beaches, Quinta do Lago is a magnet for golfers. Four of the finest golf courses in the Algarve are located around the development, the best of which, Quinta do Lago South, is particularly suited to those with a long drive. It is beautifully landscaped, with water hazards which would be a beautiful asset if you were not trying to guide your ball around them! Each course has world class facilities, including driving ranges, golf schools, practice greens and large clubhouses.
Aside from golf, Quinta do Lago has a wealth of other sporting facilities too. With tennis courts, riding stables, clay pigeon ranges and endless water sports provisions, there should be no trouble finding entertainment from your self catering Quinta do Lago villa or holiday apartment.
The Ria Formosa Nature Reserve is a paradise for walkers too. Incorporating stretches of dunes, marshes and sand banks, the Formosa Estuary is home to an astonishing amount of wildlife, especially bird life. Whether you are a walker or not, a trip to the Ria Formosa Nature Park is a great place to spend an afternoon from a Quinta do Lago villa rental.
The largest town in the area is Loule. As the local commercial centre, you will get to know Loule well if you are staying in one of the luxury villas in Quinta do Lago. Loule has two distinct areas; the delightful old town and the commercial new town which is rich in large shops, bars and attractions.
Travelling eastwards along the coast will bring you to Vilamoura, which is one of the largest purpose build beach holiday resort in the area. Everything you could wish for on a beach holiday is provided here, from the plentiful water sport opportunities to the bars, clubs and casino which provide endless evening entertainment and nightlife.
With an annual average temperature of 17˚C, a holiday to Quinta do Lago is a sensational option for golfer and walkers during every month of the year. For those looking to take advantage of the beaches too, temperatures in July and August reach the mid 30’s (˚C) daily.
Quinta do Lago is just 20 minutes from Faro Airport (FAO) which is inundated with cheap flights from the UK, especially during the summer. With so many flights to fill, there are often some real bargains to be found on cheap flights to Quinta do Lago too.