In the heart of Ria Formosa Nature Park lies one of the most prestigious five star luxury resorts in Portugal, Hotel Quinta do Lago. A member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World', this wonderful hotel enjoys magnificent vistas of Ria Formosa's breathtaking estuary as well as of the Atlantic ocean. The hotel is framed by 37,500 m2 of peaceful gardens which abound in natural beauty, making it the perfect choice for those seeking tranquility and relaxation. It is also just a short walk along a scenic footpath to the most exclusive beach in all of the Algarve, Quinta do Lago, which showcases vast stretches of soft sands and calm turquoise waves.
The area of Quinta do Lago is a paradise for golf enthusiasts, boasting four championship golf courses which are regarded as some of the best in Europe. Hotel guests can enjoy special rates at the spectacular golf courses as well as one-on-one tuition with a PDA certified golf pro. Besides golf guests can also make use of two tennis courts, and enjoy the endless sunshine at two outdoor swimming pools for adults and children respectively, as well as an outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the picturesque Ria Formosa landscapes. In the heart of the gardens you will find a space dedicated to the littlest of Hotel Quinta do Lago's guests; the kids club offers children days filled with entertainment, games and fun activities.
In terms of activities guests are spoilt for choice. Discover Ria Formosa by horseback at the numerous stables nearby, explore the Atlantic waves with an array of watersports and cruises, walk the serene nature trails, tour the local markets at Loule, Quarteira or Olhao, learn the rich history of Portugal at monument and museum tours or encounter Ria Formosa's rare wildlife in a birdwatching tour. By night keep the fun going at the Vilamoura or Monte Gordo casinos.
After an action packed day, visit the indulgent hotel spa where you can choose from a wide array of traditional, oriental or modern treatments that promise to alleviate tension, soothe the body and clear the mind. Later, delight your taste buds at the two elegant restaurants. Choose from classic Italian in a romantic candlelit setting at Ca'd'Oro restaurant or try the famous Algarvean Cataplana and other traditional Portuguese delicacies at Brisa do Mar. End the day watching the sun set over the estuary, accompanied by the soothing sounds of the piano at Laguna Bar.