Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago are two exclusive resorts located between Faro and Quarteira which have developed among the pinewoods above the glorious, long sandy beaches in the area.
Quinta do Lago is popular for shopping, offering ‘Quinta Shopping’ where you can find nouvelle cuisine restaurants and designer shops.
Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago are also very popular with golfers with several excellent championship golf courses in the area, such as Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago, Pinheiros Altos, the superb San Lorenzo, The Royal Golf Course and The Ocean Golf Course. The Ocean Golf Course is situated almost on the beach, with views of the ocean and The Royal Golf Course is amongst pine trees and lakes with beautiful coastal views. Tee off times can be arranged by calling the clubs in advance.
There is a squash and health club, tennis and horse riding facilities and a watersports centre on the lake at Quinta do Lago. This peaceful setting, close though it is to so much sport and leisure activity, has a slightly rural and gentler feel. It does, however, have its share of good nightclubs, as well as restaurants to suit all tastes and all budgets.