There’s one obvious reason visitors flock to Quinta do Lago, and you’ll spot it the moment you arrive. This is a golfing heartland, where many an international championship has been held. But there is so much more to Quinta do Lago holidays than clubs, caddies and teeing off. Bolstered by the opening of a multi-sports training complex, the tennis scene in Quinta do Lago is becoming bigger every year, and increasing numbers of holidaymakers also come here to cycle – either in the challenging Serra de Monchique mountains or along the laid-back coastal trails.
When it comes to downtime, flawless Quinta do Lago beach is an obvious choice, while you’ll also want to set aside plenty of time to enjoy classic Algarvian dishes at some of the finest restaurants in the region. From Portuguese tapas to freshly caught sea bass and swordfish steaks, everything on holidays to Quinta do Lago goes down nicely with a glass of famously fruity local wine.
Improve your handicap
With Quinta do Lago being so renowned for golf, it would seem rude not to pick up some clubs and walk those greens, whether you’re a beginner or a confident regular.
Settle on a sunbed
This being the Algarve, visitors can take their pick of beautiful sandy beaches, but Quinta do Lago beach itself is one of the longest, finest stretches around.
Indulge in retail therapy
Credit cards at the ready: other than golf, one of the most popular pastimes in Quinta do Lago is hitting the region’s extensive shopping malls and boutique clothing stores.