Guidebook for Quinta do Lago

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Guidebook for Quinta do Lago

Food Scene

Great place to hang out for lunch, sunset drinks, dinner by the lake at Quinta do Lago. Adjacent is a great sand beach where kids can play whilst you chill out. All time fave!
8 locals recommend
The Shack
11 Av. Ayrton Senna da Silva
8 locals recommend
Great place to hang out for lunch, sunset drinks, dinner by the lake at Quinta do Lago. Adjacent is a great sand beach where kids can play whilst you chill out. All time fave!
Restaurant with a view...along the lakeshore at Quinta do Lago, great food indoors and al fresco overlooking the lake
Casa do Lago
11 Av. Ayrton Senna da Silva
Restaurant with a view...along the lakeshore at Quinta do Lago, great food indoors and al fresco overlooking the lake
Seafood! It's pricey but an icon of Quinta do Lago...relax over a long lunch by the dunes and beach with fresh catch and a bottle of wine....
7 locals recommend
Gigi's Beach bar Quinta do Lago
7 locals recommend
Seafood! It's pricey but an icon of Quinta do Lago...relax over a long lunch by the dunes and beach with fresh catch and a bottle of wine....
This restaurant is a MUST to dine at or have delivery from. Yummy Chinese cuisine with great hosts... Not to be missed and one of our favourites...
Chinese gourmet 美食
18 R. da Casa do Povo
This restaurant is a MUST to dine at or have delivery from. Yummy Chinese cuisine with great hosts... Not to be missed and one of our favourites...
Great ambience and service mark this stand-out pizzeria/pasta restaurant. Lovely indoor ambience and space with outdoors for al fresco in summer season. Bookings a must!
23 locals recommend
Pizzeria Casavostra
302 Av. 5 de Outubro
23 locals recommend
Great ambience and service mark this stand-out pizzeria/pasta restaurant. Lovely indoor ambience and space with outdoors for al fresco in summer season. Bookings a must!
Fine restaurant a few minutes from Quinta do Lago, popular with expats, locals and visitors. Daily and very keenly-priced set lunch menu & Sunday lunch; evening dining a la carte. Great service, good wine selection and very enjoyable ambience
Tribulum Restaurante
Fine restaurant a few minutes from Quinta do Lago, popular with expats, locals and visitors. Daily and very keenly-priced set lunch menu & Sunday lunch; evening dining a la carte. Great service, good wine selection and very enjoyable ambience
Just up the road at Buganvilea Plaza at the entrance to QDL is this great family Italian restaurant. Delicious, value-for-money menu and the best spot to grab ice cream and sorbets! Book in summer for sure..
Pizza Pasta Fantasia
Just up the road at Buganvilea Plaza at the entrance to QDL is this great family Italian restaurant. Delicious, value-for-money menu and the best spot to grab ice cream and sorbets! Book in summer for sure..
Great Indian restaurant to dine in or for take-way/delivery, with very friendly staff. In Buganvilea Plaza at the entrance to QDL. One of our favourites
Coriander Indian Kitchen
14 Estrada da Quinta do Lago
Great Indian restaurant to dine in or for take-way/delivery, with very friendly staff. In Buganvilea Plaza at the entrance to QDL. One of our favourites
For yummy breakfasts, great coffee, fresh juices & smoothies look no further than NOA Cafe adjacent to the QDL Golf reception & Vilar do Golfe accommodation facility. Sensibly priced too for QDL...enjoy!
NOA Cafe
For yummy breakfasts, great coffee, fresh juices & smoothies look no further than NOA Cafe adjacent to the QDL Golf reception & Vilar do Golfe accommodation facility. Sensibly priced too for QDL...enjoy!
To the side of the golf driving range at QDL is KOKO, a popular cafe for breakfast pre-round, lunch post-round or all day grazing. Quality produce but on the pricey side
KOKO
To the side of the golf driving range at QDL is KOKO, a popular cafe for breakfast pre-round, lunch post-round or all day grazing. Quality produce but on the pricey side
Great value for eat-all-you-want sushi & sashimi for lunch times. We regularly enjoy this tasty and unpretentious venue and suggest you give it a try too...
Restaurante Japonês - ICHIBAN
2 Rua Francisco Filipe Viegas
Great value for eat-all-you-want sushi & sashimi for lunch times. We regularly enjoy this tasty and unpretentious venue and suggest you give it a try too...
Walk west along the boardwalk from The Shack at QDL and you will find this restaurant on stilts with ocean views to die for. Recently taken over by the crew from the Cheeky Pup, it is a venue to enjoy lunch, dinner or sunset cocktails overlooking the golden sands and Atlantic ocean. Expect a hit to the wallet..hey, you are on holiday, right!
The Bold Octopus
Walk west along the boardwalk from The Shack at QDL and you will find this restaurant on stilts with ocean views to die for. Recently taken over by the crew from the Cheeky Pup, it is a venue to enjoy lunch, dinner or sunset cocktails overlooking the golden sands and Atlantic ocean. Expect a hit to the wallet..hey, you are on holiday, right!
Along the boardwalk west of QDL is this high-end seafood grill restaurant, perched on stilts with stunning ocean and beach views. A popular venue for lunch or dinner all summer long, so book early and expect a hit to your holiday dining budget!
13 locals recommend
2 Passos
3404 ​Praia do Ancão
13 locals recommend
Along the boardwalk west of QDL is this high-end seafood grill restaurant, perched on stilts with stunning ocean and beach views. A popular venue for lunch or dinner all summer long, so book early and expect a hit to your holiday dining budget!
Popular beachside Grill restaurant for seafood lovers close to QDL on Garrao beach on a strip with a few other restos like Eduardo's, Fins & Julia's. Enjoy lunch with a bottle whilst the kids kick around on the sandy beach...
15 locals recommend
Izzy's Beach Restaurant
82 Urbanização Vale do Lobo
15 locals recommend
Popular beachside Grill restaurant for seafood lovers close to QDL on Garrao beach on a strip with a few other restos like Eduardo's, Fins & Julia's. Enjoy lunch with a bottle whilst the kids kick around on the sandy beach...
Very popular beachfront seafood grill in neighbouring Quarteira, frequented by local expats and a short drive from QDL. Bookings essential. Relax over a meal as the kids play in the sand...
10 locals recommend
BJ's Oceanside
10 locals recommend
Very popular beachfront seafood grill in neighbouring Quarteira, frequented by local expats and a short drive from QDL. Bookings essential. Relax over a meal as the kids play in the sand...

Drinks & Nightlife

Irish Pub on the Quinta do Lago Estate with good selection of beers, wines as well as very tasty food menu. More a Resto-Bar than a Pub. Good vibes. Great venue to catch live sports too...
The Cheeky Pup
Irish Pub on the Quinta do Lago Estate with good selection of beers, wines as well as very tasty food menu. More a Resto-Bar than a Pub. Good vibes. Great venue to catch live sports too...
Good local Pub with mix of locals, expat residents and visitors. Intimate spot next door to a choice of restaurants and shopping.
Melting Pot Classic Pub
Good local Pub with mix of locals, expat residents and visitors. Intimate spot next door to a choice of restaurants and shopping.

Parks & Nature

Right on your doorstep - the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Just walk out of the house down to the lake and enjoy the wildlife, wetlands and views on the way to the sand dunes and beach at Quinta do Lago Estate (located button on map here should point to the beach area by The Shack restaurant!)
Hotel Quinta do Lago
Right on your doorstep - the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Just walk out of the house down to the lake and enjoy the wildlife, wetlands and views on the way to the sand dunes and beach at Quinta do Lago Estate (located button on map here should point to the beach area by The Shack restaurant!)
It's a beautiful nature reserve, great for a walk, access to the beaches of Quinta do Lago, Praia Ancao & Garrao. Enjoy birdwatching too. Great for sunset photography - very photoghenic
56 locals recommend
Ria Formosa
56 locals recommend
It's a beautiful nature reserve, great for a walk, access to the beaches of Quinta do Lago, Praia Ancao & Garrao. Enjoy birdwatching too. Great for sunset photography - very photoghenic
You see it all over the Algarve Tourism branding, and, yes, it is a MUST SEE! The coastline around Lagoa/Carvoeiro is sublime. You can kayak to it or grab a charter boat - there are plenty of operators to choose from...Enjoy!
19 locals recommend
Benagil
19 locals recommend
You see it all over the Algarve Tourism branding, and, yes, it is a MUST SEE! The coastline around Lagoa/Carvoeiro is sublime. You can kayak to it or grab a charter boat - there are plenty of operators to choose from...Enjoy!

Shopping

Almancil is our local town with Apollonia & Pingo Doce supermarkets, local supplier shops, restaurants & bars, chemists, medical and dental services
6 locals recommend
Almancil
6 locals recommend
Almancil is our local town with Apollonia & Pingo Doce supermarkets, local supplier shops, restaurants & bars, chemists, medical and dental services
The Algarve's latest shopping mall with many top brands for fashion, electronics, supermarket, health clinic, pharmacy and food court, cinema and so much more. Adjacent to it is the Designer Outlet Algarve with deals on branded goods. Great place to shop, catch a movie and a bite to eat...
34 locals recommend
MAR Shopping - Algarve
34 locals recommend
The Algarve's latest shopping mall with many top brands for fashion, electronics, supermarket, health clinic, pharmacy and food court, cinema and so much more. Adjacent to it is the Designer Outlet Algarve with deals on branded goods. Great place to shop, catch a movie and a bite to eat...
If you are heading into Faro old town for some sightseeing, maybe stop off at the Forum Algarve for a shop or a bite to eat in the food-court. Plenty of choices for food and shopping. And, across the road from it is Decathlon where locals all shop for sporting goods, land and water-based activities and sports - a good tip
32 locals recommend
Forum Algarve
32 locals recommend
If you are heading into Faro old town for some sightseeing, maybe stop off at the Forum Algarve for a shop or a bite to eat in the food-court. Plenty of choices for food and shopping. And, across the road from it is Decathlon where locals all shop for sporting goods, land and water-based activities and sports - a good tip

Getting Around

Many car rental companies to choose from - a car rental is recommended for your stay
50 locals recommend
Faro Airport
50 locals recommend
Many car rental companies to choose from - a car rental is recommended for your stay

Essentials

Good 'Pingo Doce' supermarket for groceries. Decent choice not just essentials - our regular. The Plaza also has banks for ATMs, hairdresser, restaurants, souvenir shop. Right next door to Quinta do Lago Shopping for more shops, chemist, restaurants & bars. Park here and walk over - best tip!
Centro Comercial Buganvilia Plaza
Good 'Pingo Doce' supermarket for groceries. Decent choice not just essentials - our regular. The Plaza also has banks for ATMs, hairdresser, restaurants, souvenir shop. Right next door to Quinta do Lago Shopping for more shops, chemist, restaurants & bars. Park here and walk over - best tip!
Locals, expats and visitors love to shop at Apolonia for their groceries due to the quality of produce, notably fresh seafood, meats', cheeses and fine cuts' selections. An ample wine, spirits and sparkling wines section too
27 locals recommend
Apolónia Supermercados - Almancil
271 Av. 5 de Outubro
27 locals recommend
Locals, expats and visitors love to shop at Apolonia for their groceries due to the quality of produce, notably fresh seafood, meats', cheeses and fine cuts' selections. An ample wine, spirits and sparkling wines section too
For important and urgent medical needs the Family Medical Centre has 2 clinics - here at the entrance to neighbouring Vale do Lobo resort and also in Quinta do Lago to the side of the QDL golf reception and Vilar do Golfe condominium reception
Family Medical Centre - Vale do Lobo Clinic
574 Av. do Mar
For important and urgent medical needs the Family Medical Centre has 2 clinics - here at the entrance to neighbouring Vale do Lobo resort and also in Quinta do Lago to the side of the QDL golf reception and Vilar do Golfe condominium reception
This is the pharmacy my family uses in Almancil, a short drive from QDL. Very good english-language skills and customer service. For something closer to QDL resort there is a pharmacy a few doors along from The Cheeky Pup in Quinta Shopping Plaza at the entrance to the resort
Farmácia Almancil
188 Estr. Vale Formoso
This is the pharmacy my family uses in Almancil, a short drive from QDL. Very good english-language skills and customer service. For something closer to QDL resort there is a pharmacy a few doors along from The Cheeky Pup in Quinta Shopping Plaza at the entrance to the resort

Entertainment & Activities

Great Golf @ Quinta do Lago - play the North & South courses, Laranjal, Pinheiros Altos or San Lorenzo. Enjoy!
Clube do Golfe da Quinta do Lago
Great Golf @ Quinta do Lago - play the North & South courses, Laranjal, Pinheiros Altos or San Lorenzo. Enjoy!
Quinta do Lago's impressive sports facility with Tennis & Padel courts, Bike Shed for rides and rentals, state-of-the-art gym with spa, sauna, steam & heated pool and full-size pitch for football, rugby. Truly a fabulous facility and short-term memberships available for holiday-makers. Round your game off with a visit to Dano's Grill & Sports Bar...
THE CAMPUS
20 Av. Ayrton Senna da Silva
Quinta do Lago's impressive sports facility with Tennis & Padel courts, Bike Shed for rides and rentals, state-of-the-art gym with spa, sauna, steam & heated pool and full-size pitch for football, rugby. Truly a fabulous facility and short-term memberships available for holiday-makers. Round your game off with a visit to Dano's Grill & Sports Bar...
Great venue to grab a bite and enjoy a drink after some sporting activity at The Campus. Popular venue to watch live sports with its large TV screens
Dano's Sports Bar & Restaurant
Great venue to grab a bite and enjoy a drink after some sporting activity at The Campus. Popular venue to watch live sports with its large TV screens
The name says it all! Arguably the biggest & best waterpark with a plethora of adrenalin-pumping, fun rides for kids and adults alike. Only a short drive from QDL, an action-packed day out!
23 locals recommend
Aquashow Park - Water Park
23 locals recommend
The name says it all! Arguably the biggest & best waterpark with a plethora of adrenalin-pumping, fun rides for kids and adults alike. Only a short drive from QDL, an action-packed day out!
Great day out for families, with lots of aqatic fun and dolphin show, even pre-arranged dolphin-rides. In summer there is Sam's Club where kids can be signed up to go daily Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm to enjoy the water park, the sea creatures and learn about the ocean environment. Our daughter loves this...
ZooMarine
Great day out for families, with lots of aqatic fun and dolphin show, even pre-arranged dolphin-rides. In summer there is Sam's Club where kids can be signed up to go daily Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm to enjoy the water park, the sea creatures and learn about the ocean environment. Our daughter loves this...
Says it all! Fun day out for families, kids & adults alike.Loads of adrenaline-pumping slide-rides. Pack your sun screen and a hat when not racing around on the many great slides
138 locals recommend
Slide & Splash
125 Vale de Deus
138 locals recommend
Says it all! Fun day out for families, kids & adults alike.Loads of adrenaline-pumping slide-rides. Pack your sun screen and a hat when not racing around on the many great slides
Vilamoura has many options for visitors: 5 golf courses, equestrian centre, marina packed with super-yachts, charter boats and restaurants and bars galore. Very popular with tourists and gets busy all day with a heady nightlife for the younger party crowd
54 locals recommend
Vilamoura
54 locals recommend
Vilamoura has many options for visitors: 5 golf courses, equestrian centre, marina packed with super-yachts, charter boats and restaurants and bars galore. Very popular with tourists and gets busy all day with a heady nightlife for the younger party crowd
The neighbouring resort of Vale do Lobo has many amenities - tennis centre and 2 golf courses - and the Praca down by the beach is the focalpoint of entertainment in the resort with restaurants, bar, ParTee mini-golf. Well worth a visit for a bite, drink and entertainment
Praça de Vale do Lobo
23 Av. do Mar
The neighbouring resort of Vale do Lobo has many amenities - tennis centre and 2 golf courses - and the Praca down by the beach is the focalpoint of entertainment in the resort with restaurants, bar, ParTee mini-golf. Well worth a visit for a bite, drink and entertainment