Quinta do Lago
Quinta do Lago
Is an exclusive residential and recreational estate situated in 645 hectares
of verdant countryside and pine forests bordering the Atlantic Ocean and part
of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Since its creation in 1972, the development
concept of Quinta do Lago has been one of low density. Even though when fully
developed, the constructed area will occupy only eight percent of the whole
This is guaranteed by regional planning control and ensures maximum privacy
for property owners and protection of the environment of Quinta do Lago.
The facilities within the estate offer a wide variety of activities including
golf, tennis, horseriding and non-polluting watersports. There are many fine
restaurants and night-spots. The different residential sections, whether individual
villas with large private gardens or low-rise apartment clusters, are always
constructed using one of the special features of the estate, such as: golf courses,
woodland or lakes, as a focal point. Quinta do Lago is a symbol of quality and
one of the few places in the world where you can purchase or rent a luxury villa
and enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle in the tranquil surroundings of a nature
reserve and located only 15 minutes from Faro Airport .Special attention is
paid to the environment at Quinta do Lago because 18.4 hectares of the Ria Formosa
Natural Park falls within its boundaries. This tidal inlet is the UNESCO protected
home of migratory birds and a "wetland" of world importance. It is one of the
last unspoiled coastal zones in Europe. Quinta do Lago has created two nature
trails which have been designed to enhance awareness of the environment value
of the area.
We have a large selection of accommodation in Quinta do Lago. Ranging from
Luxury villas to apartments situated in tourist resorts Available to rent we
have3 to 5 bedroom villas all with pools, most of the gardens back onto a golf
course. Villa Louise a 4 bedroom villa close to tennis centre. This is
a wonderful villa in the centre of Quinta do Lago. Slightly to the north there
do Alecrim 3 Bedroom3 Bathroom villa also with a heatable pool. Within the
resort is Lakeside Village, located on the banks of a large lake, which offers
many water sports and a central pool. You can either rent 1
or 2 bedroom apartments or individual villas.Quinta
Formosa offers good value townhouses with wonderful golf views.
Quinta do Lago offers a great variety of outstanding facilities, some of which
are recognised internationally for their quality.
The natural features of the terrain, together with the excellence of the design
and maintenance of the fairways, places Quinta do Lago among the best golf courses
in Europe and indeed one of the 50 best in the world (Golf Digest) Two 18-hole
courses designated "Quinta do Lago North" and "Quinta do Lago South", cover
over 240 hectares of Bermuda grass (Tifton 419 and Penn Cross greens). The course
is par 72, in either combination. The original 27-hole course was designed by
American golf course architect Williams Mitchell of Palm Beach, Florida, and
the other nine-holes were designed by Florida- based architect Joseph Lee and
his associate William Roquemore. Quinta do Lago has been the venue for varius
international tournaments, including seven Portuguese Opens. Several amateur
competitions are also staged each year including the Johnnie Walker Amateur
Euro Classic. Together with the excellent Dona Filipa Hotel's San Lourenzo 18-hole
course and the 18-hole Pinheiros Altos course, Quinta do Lago is one of the
largest golfing complex in Europe and accounts for more than 20% of golf in
the Algarve. Golfing facilities here include excellent driving ranges, putting
greens, Clubhouses with bar and restaurants as well as pro-shops.
Quinta do Lago Riding Centre
The centre has stabling for 26 horses and a large arena for showjumping and
dressage. The staff cater for all standards, from novice to advanced riders.
Quinta do Lago has miles of riding trails and the surrounding countryside and
uncrowded beaches have much to offer the explorer on horseback.
A three and one-half kilometre stretch of golden beach at the edge of the unpolluted
waters of the Atlantic Ocean provides diversion and relaxation for all the family.
A beach Pavilion offers bar and restaurant facilities throughout the summer.
One of the attractive features of the Quinta do Lago estate is the number of
fresh water and seawater lakes, either forming part of the golf course or as
the backdrop for some of the magnificent villas. The main lake, with an average
depth of two metres, is used exclusively for non-polluting watersports such
as sailing and watersurfing. A watersurfing school with its own restaurant operates
A tennis centre with several tennis courts and a pavilion is part of the Vilar
do Golf complex, but other Quinta do Lago developments also offer tennis courts
for guests' use. There is a lovely
5 bedroom villa next door to Jim Stewarts Tennis Centre available for rent
On the of edge of the resort is a small well designed shopping centre with
supermarket, bars, resturants and shops. The centre all so offers plenty of