Quinta do Lago
Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal
Quinta do Lago is a prestigious development and offers a selection of luxury hotels, leisure complexes and restaurants.
Quinta do Lago
There is a shopping centre in the resort that offers everything from designer clothes to newspapers. This resort is devoted to golf with four 18 hole golf courses. Transfer time is 15 minutes.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Quinta do Lago Reviews
There is over 3km of golden sandy beach and some beautiful sand dunes that can be reached via a long wooden walkway over the Ria Formosa Natural Park. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants on this blue flag beach as well as sun beds for rent. There are also lifeguards on duty during the summer and a whole host of watersports available to all.
There is also Praia de Garrao which fronts the chic area. The beach is accessible via road and there are cafes/restaurants here too.
Things to Do
The main attraction in Quinta do Lago has to be the Ria Formosa Natural Park. The area is bursting with marine life and has over 50 species of fish, shellfish, lizards, snakes, frogs and otters. There are also rare species of flora and fauna and of course many different birds which makes it very popular with bird watchers. Whilst wandering through the park you may well see the salt lakes and pyramids.
The area is well known for its golf and there are 4 golf courses in Quinta do Lago itself and another one just 5 minutes drive away. Golf is not the only sport, there is tennis, horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and a whole range of watersports available in the resort.
The main square is the place to be for live music and dance shows and you can also find classical concerts and art exhibitions at the auditorium.
Out and About
The range of cafes and restaurants here is very good so you will find something to your liking. Although they all offer great food, there are two in particular that also offer great views over the lakes in Ria Formosa.
There are also many bars and clubs, many of which stay open till the early hours which is just perfect for those who want to let their hair down a little.
There is a good selection of boutiques here and a shopping centre here which has many designer shops as well as some cafes and restaurants. There are also some really good shopping centres in Portimao if you feel like venturing further a field.
Zoo Marine in Guia is a very popular choice for families with children and is the highlight of many a holiday. Visitors will be able to see dolphins, sea lions, seals, tropical birds and various birds of prey. There is also an aquarium with exotic fish and sharks and there is a 4D cinema too so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.
Why not check out Portugal's largest water park, Slide and Splash which is situated between Lagos and Albufeira. There are loads of rides for all the family and a separate children's area for little ones so everyone is happy. There is a grassy area if you fancy a spot of sunbathing and there is a couple of restaurants and kiosk serving food and drink. Slide and Splash is a great day out for all the family and a great way to cool down.
The pretty seaside town of Albufeira is approx 30 minutes drive from Quinta do Lago and has lots to see including Paderne Castle and the beautiful Blue Flag beach. A lovely, relaxing day out for all the family.
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