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Quinta Do Lago Resort

Central Algarve, Portugal
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Nestled within the privacy and security of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, this unique Mediterranean resort allows you to live an active outdoor lifestyle all year round. Quinta Do Lago offers real estate plots between deserted dunes, sheltered pines or sandy beaches, which are all surrounded by three award winning golf courses. Discover the latest hospitality experience at Quinta do Lago’s vibrant and stylish The Magnolia Hotel. Paying homage to Miami’s iconic motels, The Magnolia Hotel brings new energy to the heart of the Algarve and, with the Quinta resort right on its doorstep, it’s the perfect place to escape.


The Quinta do Lago Resort Complex is a bustling hive of activity year-round. From exclusive hotels to private houses and professional training camps, it is a purpose-built destination focused on leisure. Nearby golf destinations include Dom Pedro Resort, The Lake Spa Resort, Dona Filipa Resort and Vale Do Lobo golf courses.

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    Golf Course Information

    Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of international golf since its creation. Today the resort’s three courses are among Europe’s best and are joined by world-class golf facilities such as the Paul McGinley Golf Academy and Southern Europe’s only TaylorMade Performance Centre. These exceptional golfing credentials, including being named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Destination’ at the World Golf Awards in 2015 and 2016, and being given the ‘Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts’ in 2016 and 2017, by Golf Digest, ensure Quinta do Lago’s place among the world’s golfing elite.


    North Course

    The North Course was totally redesigned in 2014, by the renowned architect Beau Welling, together with European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. The new layout has been built to the highest specifications. Four sets of tees have been introduced on each hole to accommodate players of all levels.


    South Course

    The South Course is the crown jewel of Quinta Do Lago. Designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who introduced American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve. A favourite among European tour players, the 6,500-metre par 72 is set among umbrella pines, lakes and wild flowers, overlooking the serene Ria Formosa National Park.


    Laranjal Course

    Laranjal opened in 2009 and was voted Best Golf Course at the Portuguese 2011 Travel Awards. At 6,480 metres in length, the challenging course demands the highest level of concentration and accuracy. Its distinctive rolling terrain has been expertly designed and manicured to provide a world-class golfing experience.


    The Magnolia Hotel

    This unique hotel boasts 74 elegant and comfortable rooms, 7 vintage cabin-style Cottages, a colourful in-house restaurant, heated outdoor pool, gymnasium, tennis court and, of course, a five-star service from its hotel staff. All rooms have divinely comfortable beds, with crisp 300 thread count cotton sheets, steam showers, a TV with international channels and super fast Wi-Fi connection. Guests staying at The Magnolia Hotel have complimentary access to the Resort’s bicycles. At Hotel, there is never a dull moment, with a heated outdoor pool, spa, chill-out spaces and social events like the Cocktails & Classics outdoor movie night. Alternatively, guests can spend time exploring the beautiful Ria Formosa natural reserve with its abundance of wetlands and wildlife.


    Other Accommodation options

    There are many accommodation options in the Quinta do Lago area as well as the Vilamoura area, adjacent to the Quinta do Lago region. Fill out our enquiry form and we will offer personalised accommodation advice for the Quinta do Lago Resort.

    Resort Dining

    Quinta do Lago is known for its high-quality restaurants. They offer a variety of dining options to ensure the perfect dining experience; relaxed or formal, they cater for every moment. Each unique restaurant takes full advantage of the local Mediterranean produce. On offer is fresh seafood from the local markets, alongside wood-fire pizzas, healthy salads and homemade desserts.


    Hotel Quinta Do Lago Cuisine

    Dinners at the Hotel Quinta do Lago may choose from two restaurants each with its own distinct character: Brisa do Mar and Cá d’ Oro. Brisa do Mar serves Portuguese and International cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cá d’Oro is open only for dinner twice a week and serves Italian cuisine. The Laguna Bar at this hotel overlooks the Formosa Estuary, featuring elegant cocktails and overlooking a perfect sunset strip.



    Bovino brings the best in steakhouse dining to Quinta do Lago. A great addition to the resort’s gastro line-up, Bovino places the finest of dry-aged beef at the heart of its philosophy, serving up the tenderest of steaks in a stunningly decorated environment. In a bespoke setting, created by one of Europe’s most acclaimed interior designers, Bovino combines striking décor with prime beef cooked to perfection to produce the most exclusive steakhouse experience you can have in the Algarve.


    The Magnolia Hotel Restaurant

    At The Magnolia Hotel restaurant there isn’t a dish that doesn’t delight, with superfood salads, tasty pastas and the infamous American-style ‘Mag Burger’, all cooked and prepared before your eyes in the LIVE kitchen. The restaurant’s bright and elegant design, inspired by the iconic American diner, is complete with abstract art and colourful décor that wonderfully compliments the dining experience. Outside, enjoy tantalising handcrafted cocktails at the pool bar, where guests are invited to sit back and soak in the never-ending summer feeling of The Magnolia Hotel.


    Caso Do Lago

    Located on the edge of the lake, Casa do Lago serves fresh seafood bought from the local markets. Famed for its exquisite cuisine, the restaurant features an outdoor terrace, pool and fire pit. Witness the breathtaking views, while enjoying delicious grilled lobster.


    Casa Velha

    As Quinta do Lago’s first culinary venue, and the place where the vision of the resort was first born, Casa Velha has a legacy unlike any other. With true reverence to its surroundings and a harmonious balance between creativity and tradition, Casa Velha offers a sublime fine dining experience. With a longstanding heritage as a French fine dining restaurant, Casa Velha’s new head chef Alípio Branco has refined the á la carte menu of tantalising, handcrafted dishes with fresh, local and seasonal flavours. Or, opt for the chef’s ever-evolving signature menu and enjoy a stunning culinary experience as the kitchen’s creativity takes centre stage.



    A new addition to Quinta Do Lago at the heart of The Campus premier multi-sports hub, Dano’s is a family-friendly sports bar and restaurant. Showing all the live sports, at Dano’s you can enjoy a great range of craft beers and wholesome food, served in a relaxed and atmospheric setting.


    The Shack

    At The Shack, one can enjoy tapas style snacks and exquisite cocktails in a beautiful lakeside location. A unique addition to the Quinta do Lago portfolio, The Shack is the ideal place to enjoy an early evening drink, while watching the Algarvian sunset.



    From mouth-watering breakfasts, wood-fired pizza and daily bistro specials, KOKO offers something for everyone. The popular bistro promises a relaxing and nourishing lunchtime for your family.



    Famed for its homemade desserts, healthy salads and delicious breakfasts, Pure is a local favourite. They provide exceptional lunch or breakfast service on the terrace overlooking the golf course. Be sure to take advantage of the new take-away service or drop by the coffee bar.


    Q Beach

    Situated on Quinta do Lago’s three-kilometre stretch of golden sand, Q Beach is a summer-time favourite. Enjoy their selection of fresh sandwiches, juices or cocktails, while soaking up the sun.


    Golf Clubhouse

    Open from breakfast until diner, the Quinta do Lago Clubhouse has a menu for all tastes. Its legendary ‘19th Hole’ atmosphere creates an ideal pit-stop after a busy morning on the fairways. Coffee Dock is available from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.



    To access Gigi’s, cross the wooden bridge that overlooks the tidal lagoon. Located on the sand dunes, the wooden house sits on a stretch of white sand and boasts idyllic views of Ria Formosa National Park.


    Arco 31

    Arco 31 is located in the heart of Quinta do Lago. In a relaxing ambient they serve authentic Italian food to the highest possible standard. They have put together a varied selection of traditional Italian dishes representing all the different Italian regions.

    Resort Facilities

    Golf Academy

    Since its very foundation, Quinta do Lago has been at the forefront of international golf. The resort was named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 and 2016 World Golf Awards and won an ‘Editor’s Choice Award for Best International Resorts by Golf Digest’ in 2016. Home to three award-winning courses – North, South and Laranjal, the resort boasts a wealth of cutting-edge practice facilities, including the world’s first Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only TaylorMade Performance Centre in Europe. Quinta do Lago is home to the only Paul McGinley Academy in the world.


    Q Boutique Pro Shops

    Quinta do Lago has 3 pro shops: North/South clubhouse, Laranjal Clubhouse and Q Boutique near the Paul McGinley Academy. In addition to golf clothes and equipment, all the shops feature a selection of Quinta do Lago merchandise and brands including, Adidas, Nike, Ashworth and Ralph Lauren Golf. Q Boutique offers a wide range of men’s and women’s clothing, golfing accessories, gifts, souvenirs and sporting goods to suit your unique lifestyle.


    Mini Golf

    Experience playing some of the world’s most famous holes, such as Augusta, Belfry or Sawgrass, only in miniature! Fun for the whole family, Mini Golf is located near the main Quinta do Lago driving range next to roundabout 4. This facility is open daily from 09.00 – 18.00. Be sure to reserve an afternoon after your round to brush up on your putting here, because it is a must-do for every golfing guest.


    The Campus

    The Campus is a unique, state of the art multi-sports complex in the heart of Quinta do Lago. Their goal is to offer professional level training and coaching to all, whatever your level. From world-class athletes and international competitors to active families, sports enthusiasts and rising stars of all ages. Whether you are beginning your sports journey or a professional athlete, The Campus is designed to help you achieve your goals. At The Campus you can find a High Performance Gym, an Aquatic Centre, a Rehabilitation, Recovery & Wellness Centre, Tennis Courts, and a Restaurant named Danos.


    Activities at The Lake

    Discover the beautiful environment of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Explore the surrounding nature with lakeside activities: you can go cycling, kayaking, stand up paddle, play mini-golf on a mini-deck in the middle of the lake, take boat trips guided by a marine biologist or seagull and contemplate the beauty that surrounds it. Learn about the local flora and fauna and have the opportunity to observe the migratory birds in the area.

    How to Get There

    The Quinta Do Lago Resort is conveniently located within 20-minutes’ drive from Faro, a southern Portuguese town that is the best way to access the famed Algarve region. The town has an airport frequently has flights arriving from most European destinations. can arrange private VIP transfers from Faro or its airport, or we can arrange private car rentals, which is the recommended mode of transport when visiting The Algarve. If staying at the Magnolia Hotel, the Quinta Do Lago Resort offers free transfers to each of its golf courses and can offer complimentary pre-booked transfers to and from its many amenities.

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