Exploring Varandas do Lago
Welcome to Varandas do Lago, a beautiful part of the Algarve’s Golden Triangle. Surrounded by beautiful pine forests, the recent development of Varandas do Lago is within easy reach of the golf courses and close to miles and miles of golden beaches.
There is plenty to do here and you won’t be far from the other hotspots including Quinta do Lago and Almancil. From great dining to fun activities, it’s a great place to stay for your Algarve villa holiday.
Many of the SandyBlue villas and apartments are based here, making Varandas do Lago a true home away from home. Shall we do some exploring?
Varandas do Lago Beaches
If you’re a beach and sun worshipper, then Varandas do Lago is a perfect match. You will be close to miles of golden sand and blue sea. Praia do Garrão is a popular beach for tourists, so it’s always lively at the nearby bars and restaurants.
Praia do Ancão also offers a wonderful day out at the beach. Both of these beaches offer a wide range of water sports facilities including, banana boats, canoes, pedalo’s, surf boards, kayaks, parasailing, water skiing, jet skis and donut water rides.
Restaurants in Varandas do Lago
When you’re looking for a bite to eat, you probably won’t be looking for too long. There are many fabulous restaurants and bars within close vicinity to our Varandas do Lago properties. Here are a few top picks.
- 2 Passos - A lovely menu based on Mediterranean and regional Portuguese food, using fresh fish and shellfish sourced daily from the local markets, Algarvian "tapas", salads and locally sourced meat.
- Izzy’s - Izzy's is famous for its unique combination of laid back atmosphere, great food and friendly service. Once again, it offers unbeatable views!
- Julia’s - The Algarve's most loved beach restaurant. Having been around since 1976, Julia’s continues to serve great food in a beautiful location.
- Dano’s - Winner of Algarve's Best Bar & Restaurant 2020 by LUX Life Magazine, Dano’s is the sports bar to go to!
Things to Do in Varandas do Lago
You're truly spoilt for choice here, with so much to do for people with many tastes. If it's an active holiday or complete relaxation you're after, you will find it.
If it’s a golf holiday you’re looking for, there are famous golf courses a short distance away in the nearby Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo resorts. One 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.
The Royal golf course is recognised as one of the most prestigious courses in the country. Its features include the almost island green of the 9th and the famous 16th, with cliff-top carryover – one of the most photographed golf holes in Europe.
Fantastic Tennis Courts
The nearby Tennis Academies at Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago offer a range of tennis packages for tennis lovers. You can book a court for some competitive games or arrange training with professional coaches to improve your game.
Unbeatable Hiking andCcycling Routes
Our properties in Varandas do Lago are close to amazing nature trails, meaning you can enjoy the scenery on a peaceful walk. The natural park of Ria Formosa offers a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Recently highlighted as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this protected area is 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.
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