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Quinta do Lago - Opulent Golfing Resorts

by Almonds & Oranges          

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Quinta do Lago lake and villasIf you decide to invest in a home in Quinta do Lago, be sure to invite your neighbours to your housewarming party. Rumour has it that pop stars Elton John, Madonna and George Michael all own property in this prestigious spot in the Algarve, so it could be a fabulous do!

Quinta do Lago – an exclusive location to buy

Favoured by celebrities, Quinta do Lago is a highly exclusive resort. Some of the most impressive and beautiful villas for sale can be found here.

Founded in 1972, the Quinta do Lago estate is just 19 km (12 miles) from Faro Airport. The estate adjoins the Ria Formosa National Park, one of Portugal’s most beautiful natural sites, and borders miles of glorious golden beaches along the Atlantic coast.

Property in Quinta do Lago

Everything about Quinta do Lago suggests luxury. Six bedroom homes with heated pools, saunas and gymnasiums aren’t uncommon in this prestigious corner of the Algarve. What’s more, this immaculately maintained resort is part of the UNESCO Ria Formosa bird sanctuary, where construction of property is strictly regulated to protect the wildlife and conserve its natural habitat. Property in Quinta do Lago is built and equipped to a particularly high standard and includes beachfront apartments and townhouses with stunning lake and golf course views, to elegant and sumptuously decadent individually designed villas in the desirable Parque Atlantico area of the resort.

A wealth of first-class facilities for all age groups

  • Ria Formosa world recognised nature reserve
  • 72 holes of championship-quality golf
  • equestrian centre
  • tennis clubs
  • tranquil lakes and sandy beaches
  • dedicated water sports centre offering water-skiing, sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing and scuba diving
  • selection of supreme restaurants and night clubs
  • luxury spas
  • Buganvilia Plaza – supermarket, bank and various shops and cafes
  • Quinta Shopping – designer boutiques, home furnishings, jewellery and more
  • medical centre and dentist

The David Lloyd tennis centre, two water slide parks and a wealth of facilities for all the family at Vilamoura resort are within 15 minutes’ drive.

Tranquillity and natural beauty in Quinta do Lago

One of the key benefits of owning property in Quinta do Lago is the tranquility and natural beauty of the adjoining Ria Formosa Natural Park.  The Ria Formosa estuary is a truly remarkable labyrinth of fresh and saltwater lagoons, islands and marshes. It covers over 170 square kilometres and is an internationally recognised nature reserve and one of the most important areas for aquatic birds.

Exceptional cuisine in Quinta do Lago
You don’t need to leave Quinta do Lago to enjoy top-notch cuisine. The resort offers a selection of cafes and restaurants, each with its own individual style and mouth-watering menu. Choose from delicious breakfasts and delicately light lunches to heart-warming evening meals. Indulge in a selection of tempting home baked cakes, treat the family to a lunch of traditional wood-fired pizzas, or experience a romantic supper of freshly caught seafood beside the moonlit lagoon. The choice is yours!

Shopping in Quinta do Lago

At Quinta do Lago everything is on your doorstep and that includes a variety of shops. Buganvilia Plaza caters for everyday needs with its well-stocked supermarket, bank and collection of other stores. If designer chic is more up your street, then you won’t be able to resist Quinta Shopping’s elegant mall lined with stylish boutiques, jewellers and home furnishing stores. Feel like a ride out? A 30 minute drive east will take you to Faro’s Forum Algarve, or drive 30 minutes west to Portimão's Algarve Shopping, one of the Algarve’s biggest retail outlets.

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World-class golf in Quinta do Lago

Opened in the mid 70s, the Quinta do Lago South course is the most famous in the area as it has played host to the Portuguese Open (now known as the Algarve Open) on several occasions. This championship course presents a challenge to golfers of all abilities and can be enjoyed by the average handicap golfer too.

Originally known as the Ria Formosa Course, nine holes of Quinta do Lago’s North Course were opened in 1974 and a further nine were added in 1989. Set in an aromatic woodland area of pine, heather and carpets of wild flowers in spring, this course features four superb par 5 holes and two challenging lake hazards, which will test the driving skills of even the most experienced golfer.

Laranjal opened in 2009 and is the newest championship course in Quinta do Lago. As its name suggests, Laranjal (Portuguese for orangery) was originally an orange grove. The course is set amongst a fragrant mix of umbrella pines, cork oaks and orange trees. Its narrow fairways, rolling terrain and five beautiful lakes make it an interesting and challenging course.

In addition to the three championship courses, Quinta do Lago offers a choice of exclusive private members’ clubs.

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If you are seeking a location that’s easy to access and offers residents first-class facilities and an elite lifestyle in a superb setting, Quinta do Lago resort is probably the best place to start searching for your ideal property.

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