Exploring Quinta do Lago
It’s time to explore the beautiful Quinta do Lago, one of the most popular spots in the Algarve’s Golden Triangle. The area has much to offer holiday makers, giving you the experience you have come to expect from Algarve villa holidays.
While this prestigious area can offer you complete relaxation, it has come to be known for its many sports and leisure activities. Tennis, golf and kite surfing are available, while the area also has some of the best restaurants in the region.
Many of the SandyBlue villas and apartments are located here, providing a great base for your time in Quinta do Lago. We’re sure you will enjoy your private pool and top class villa facilities, but here are some of the activities you can enjoy when it’s time to venture out and explore Quinta do Lago.
Quinta do Lago Beaches
If you’re a beach lover, then Praia da Quinta do Lago will not disappoint. It offers 3.5 kilometres of soft, white sand and is a great beach to relax. It is located in front of the Ria Formosa, which separates the beach from the resort town of Quinta do Lago. The famous bridge leading to the beach crosses the Ria Formosa, providing a glorious walk to and from the beach.
Artur Water sports operate on Praia da Quinta do Lago, providing jet skiing, stand-up paddle boarding and banana boats. Finally, the iconic Gigi’s Restaurant can be found on the beach and is known for its beautiful seafood and fun beach vibe.
Restaurants in Quinta do Lago
Quinta do Lago is a great choice for foodies everywhere, with some of the best restaurants in the Algarve residing here. There are quite a few to choose from, so here are some of our top recommendations…
- Gigi’s - We have already mentioned this fabulous restaurant, but it’s so iconic we thought we’d give it another shout out!
- Bovino - Enjoy fine steaks and award-winning cocktails in a beautiful setting at Bovino Steakhouse.
- Casa do Lago - With idyllic outdoor seating, enjoy fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients.
- The Shack - A laid back and rustic lakeside hangout, this is a great place to enjoy comforting food in a chilled setting.
- Dano’s - Winner of Algarve's Best Bar & Restaurant 2020 by LUX Life Magazine, Dano’s is the sports bar to go to!
- Umami - Bringing refined Asian cuisine to the Algarve, this is an up and coming hotspot.
Things to Do in Quinta do Lago
When you’re looking for something to do in Quinta do Lago, you won’t be looking for long. The area boasts great sports and leisure activities, though there really is something for everyone.
The Quinta do Lago golf courses are often rated within the top 25 across Europe, which is no easy feat. With over 30 outstanding courses to try, Quinta do Lago has hosted the Portuguese Open Championship eight times in addition to hundreds of national and international prestigious tournaments. As such, it has become a sought after location for golf lovers worldwide.
The North Course was completely remodelled in 2014, turning it into one of the most innovative courses in the Algarve. The South Course meanwhile is internationally revered, with varying difficulty challenges for golfers of all levels and abilities. Another standout is the Laranjal golf course, a former orange grove that is now a par 72 championship course that offers beautiful views as you play.
Fantastic Tennis Courts
If you’re looking to unleash your inner tennis champion, Quinta do Lago has many tennis courts on offer.
The Campus near the Vilar Do Golfe roundabout in Quinta Do Lago has several tennis courts open to the public and on-site coaches who can assist in the development of your game. Various tennis packages are available from hourly hire to weekly memberships.
Unbeatable Hiking and Cycling routes
We have already mentioned the Ria Formosa and the natural park offers a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Recently elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this is one of three protected areas not to be missed during your holidays in the Algarve. There is so much to discover here, with guided walks available or you can explore on your own. You can also enjoy a bike ride, a boat trip or a kayak ride here.
The São Lourenço Trail offers a serene glimpse into the beauty of Quinta do Lago and the Algarve, so is another top pick if you’re looking for a getaway filled with exploration.
Relaxing Spa Experiences
For those of you looking to unwind, you will find plenty of opportunities to focus on wellness and comfort. The Campus offers an array of spa treatments including sports massages and deep tissue massages.
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