A true feast for the senses, the 150-kilometre Algarvian coastline is blessed by golden sands and the warm clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The deep blue of the skyline overhead is broken only by the flight of migrating birds and the beautiful landscape is bathed in eternal sunshine.
A welcome breeze of fresh sea air, infused with the scent of wild flowers, pervades the scene, along with the ubiquitous sound of Mother Nature, audible in all her guises.
This beautiful region is also famous for its unique history and culture, much of which resides in its tangled, cobbled streets and walkways. Beautifully preserved and evoking a bygone age, they are still inhabited by traditional craftsmen and provide the setting for the lively open markets that form the centrepiece of daily life.
Renowned for its elegant Portuguese architecture, the Algarve has its own distinctive beat and tempo. Café terraces provide the stage for hushed gossip and lively conversations, while restaurants offer a hearty welcome and a menu of fresh Mediterranean produce. Freshly-caught seafood abounds here with dishes such as Caldeirada de Peixe (fish-stew) or Cataplana de Amêijoas (clams steamed in a copper pan) being the most authentic.
Beyond the coast, plateaus and plains dominate the Algarvian landscape. Locals tend the fields and, in many ways, life has stood still, untouched by the modern world. The centuries-old crafts of pottery-making, brass-working and the weaving of linen and jute are still practised by local artisans.
Worlds apart, yet only steps away from the tranquil peace inland, the Algarve comes alive at night with an array of entertainment including bars, discos, marinas and casinos.
Quinta do Lago is the most exclusive destination within the Algarve. Blending first-class golf, an idyllic beach and an elite lifestyle, it offers its clients a unique holiday in a spectacular location. Faro International Airport is a mere 15 minutes’ drive away and most European capitals can be accessed in less than three hours. Lisbon and Seville are just a few hours’ drive.
From Lisbon to Quinta do Lago
In Lisbon, go to the southern motorway (A2) towards the Algarve and can choose one of two bridges: Ponte Vasco da Gama Bridge, or April 25.
Upon arriving at the Algarve, and after passing the toll on the A2 at km 234, turn left, following signs for E1/A22/Espanha/Faro, staying left at the fork, which converges to the A22/E1, keep this road for 16.8 km until exit 12 and exit to Rd. EN396/N396 towards Quarteira / Almancil.
Towards N396 after 2.7 km, go right, following signs N125/Faro/Portimão. At the roundabout, take the third. Second exit for R125 towards N125/Faro/Almancil about 550 m, go right again after 200 m which is in the rotunda of Almancil.
At the roundabout, take the first. Second exit to Avenida 5 October, and go about 1.8 km, turn right toward the Street of the Republic, with a slight curve to the right stay on the street followed by a slight curve left onto North Street Christopher Pires.
Continue until Sacadura Street and walk about 2.8 km, you arrive at the first roundabout at Quinta do Lago. Welcome!
From Faro Airport to Quinta do Lago
When leaving Faro Airport, at roundabout take the second. Second exit to N125-1, about 2.9 km exit signs Loulé / Lisboa / Portimão and converge with the IC4. After 2.5 km in IC4 stay left at the fork and go to Faro / Almancil, entering the road EN125/N125.
Browse the EN125/N125 about 3.0 miles and exit to Almancil Avenue Duarte Pacheco covering about 1.1 km. Turn left into the Rua José Vicente de Brito and turn left into the path of the Well of the House. Make 1.5 km and turn left following signs to Quinta do Lago you arrive at the first roundabout at Quinta do Lago. Welcome!