Situated within the privacy and security of the Algarve’s Ria Formosa nature reserve, Quinta do Lago boasts open green spaces where guests can enjoy a welcoming and relaxed environment. Along with delicious cuisine and breadth of sporting activities – through the premier multi-sports hub, The Campus – there’s a strong focus on sustainable living.

The renowned resort is the ideal destination for friends and families to unwind, relax and appreciate the great outdoors. With an inviting, warm climate surrounded by vibrant wildlife, the resort has remained a low-density area for almost 50 years. In the heart of nature, guests can enjoy golden sandy beaches, lakeside kayaking or even triathlon training.

Cycling enthusiasts can hire bikes from The Bike Shed, located at The Campus, to discover the beautiful nature trails surrounding the resort, which offer fantastic sightseeing opportunities. On top of that, there are three award-winning golf courses, and The Campus provides easy access to that sought-after active lifestyle with fitness classes tailored to every level, padel and tennis sessions, fun group exercise classes and relaxing spa facilities.

The Campus’ facilities are designed to the top standard of professional athletes and the training centre has welcomed plenty of competing sportsmen such as the Six Nations Irish rugby team, Brian O’Driscoll, and England’s Rio Ferdinand.

Quinta do Lago, Algarve
Quinta do Lago, Algarve

Most recently, Quinta do Lago has reopened its iconic South Course, following a €7m renovation. This impressive upgrade focused primarily on improving player experience, and increasing the sustainability of the sport in line with the resort’s growing environmental initiative. Winter weather in the Algarve still makes for ideal playing conditions, as well as fewer crowds, so you won’t have to wait for a tee time.

A short walk or cycle ride from The Campus, guests can stay and play at The Magnolia Hotel – offering affordable and stylish accommodation as well as a new energy in the heart of the Algarve. The hotel provides an ideal base to enjoy all the resort offers, but without the price tag to match. A variety of traditional Portuguese apartments and villas are also available to rent.

Quinta do Lago is committed to preserving its natural environment, having recently created its own farm to provide its high-end restaurants with homegrown organic produce.

Quinta do Lago has reopened its iconic South Course, following a €7m renovation, with a focus on improving player experience and sustainability

Over the past year, significant investments have also been made to enhance the resort’s luxury offering, including a renovation of the South golf course and the seafood restaurant Casa do Lago – a renowned favourite.

Quinta do Lago is the perfect destination for those looking to escape crowded spaces, get back to nature and experience a new adventure with their loved ones.

The Magnolia Hotel offers a Standard Double Room from €120/£105. The Family Cottages are available from €216/£188 per night on a B&B basis. +351 289 005 300; For more information on Quinta do Lago: +351 289 005 300;