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Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago was founded in 1972, this 800 acre residential estate borders miles of unspoiled golden beaches and the Atlantic Ocean, undulating pine forests and some of the best golf courses in the world, as part of the UNESCO Ria Formosa bird sanctuary, there is a strict 8% building restriction. 

The different residential sectors, whether individual villas with large private gardens or low level apartment complexes, are always constructed using one of the special features of the estate, such as golf courses, woodland or lakes as a focal point. Quinta do Lago nowadays stands for and is a symbol of quality and one of the few places in the world where you can purchase a luxury property and enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle in the tranquil surrounding areas of a nature reserve.

The developments of the Quinta do Lago estate is regulated by the General Plan of Urbanization, which has been officially approved. This controls the distribution of individual villa plots, commercial and mixed development within the larger plots allocated for tourist “villages”.


Vale do lobo

Founded in 1962 by Trusthouse Forte plc and Costain plc, both well-known multi- nationals, Vale do Lobo was the first development in the Algarve.

At that time, the Algarve was mainly inhabited by farmers and fishermen. It was only after the establishment of Vale do Lobo, its “five star” Dona Filipa Hotel and the first golf course, that Faro International Airport was opened.

Sander van Gelder, a Dutch entrepreneur, discovered Vale do Lobo during a holiday in the mid 1970s, and recognising its potential, he bought the resort and moved to Portugal in 1977.

Over 30 years later, Vale do Lobo has transformed into a 450 hectare self-contained community offering endless facilities and services in a unique location. Towards the end of 2006, the resort was sold to a group of Portuguese and international investors. Under the new shareholder structure, Vale do Lobo initiated a strategic “face lift” in 2007 implementing a number of significant improvements, developments and plans for international expansion. The most significant being the initiation of a €500 million investment programme for the development of three prime areas in the resort: Vale de Santo António, Oceano Clube (Vale do Lobo II) and Vale Real (Vale do Lobo III).

At the beginning of 2008, Vale do Lobo initiated a strategic programme of rebranding and the resort was renamed as Vale do Lobo Algarve and integrated under the umbrella of a new brand of Vale do Lobo Resorts, the first move towards future international expansion.

Vale do Lobo Algarve is recognised as one of the foremost resorts in Europe and is today the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal operated by the same company. Indeed a luxury experience beyond comparison, one which has earned it world-wide recognition and a special place in the heart of countless visitors and residents


Dunas Douradas 

In between the larger resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo is Dunas Douradas, Algarve. It is a purpose built self-contained resort, built to cater for the insatiable desire for up-market holiday resorts in this area of the Algarve. Compared its neighbours, it is quite a small resort. It is only a 20-minute drive from Faro airport and ideal for weekends, if you are lucky enough to own a property here.  Dunas Douradas resort is set amongst the pine trees and runs down to the Atlantic Ocean. Accommodation is in low-rise apartments, towhouses and villas. It is very clean and well maintained, and feels a very safe environment for families to enjoy their holidays. In fact there is 24-hour security on site.


Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Beautifully located on the golden Algarve coastline between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo resorts. Dunas Douradas Beach Club offers 132 quality apartments and 8 villas for short or long-term rental, in five-star, deluxe accommodations. With our prestigious beach front location can you already imagine the sound of the waves breaking on the shoreline as you wake from a relaxing sleep


Vale do Garrão 

Vale do Garrao is a unique resort on Portugal´s famous Algarvecoastline. Nestled between a golden sandy beach and a fragrant pine forest, Vale do Garrao looks, at first glance, to be a delightfully traditional Algarve village, yet is a purpose build luxury hideaway, ideally placed for a delightful combination of sport, serenity and sunshine. A holiday rental property in Vale de Garrao provides visitors with the best of both worlds, with a fantastic beach, natural surroundings and all the facilities of its fashionable neighbours within a short stroll from a Vale Garrao apartment or villa.


Vilas Alvas

The Vilas Alvas resort is a pleasant spacious area which lies between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. It is very close to some of the best beaches and golf courses in the Algarve.


Varandas do Lago

Varandas do Lago is surrounded by pine forests and situated in the heart of the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, the beautiful home to many different species of Flora and Fauna. The resort of Varandas do Lago is made up of approximately 190 townhouses and detached villas. There are fabulous villas with private swimming pools as well as high standard townhouses.


Quinta Verde

Quinta Verde is a young and up market development comprising of 56 individually designed luxury villas set within a high security environment just 800 meters from the entrance to Quinta do Lago. At the heart of the development is a newly built reception building offering a range of concierge style facilities, maintenance and villa management, 24 hour CCTV monitoring security system and a superbly equipped gymnasium.


Quinta do Mar

Quinta do Mar nestles comfortably between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo and is situated only 20 minutes from Faro airport. The resort comprises of 38 villas and 70 apartments, all customised to exact standards and personal requirements. Quinta do Mar pride itself with its unparalleled attention to detail and level of standard building specifications. The management has a clear vision to build a resort where nothing is left to spare. With each villa and apartment block designed in harmony with careful attention to maintaining a luxurious architectural feel using only the best materials and finishes available on the market. 


Quinta das Salinas

 Quinta das Salinas is an exclusive small development that is situated on the outskirts of Quinta do Lago. Ideally situated, Quinta das Salinas is also close to all the local facilities that the neighbouring resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo have to offer. 


Club Ancão

 This small development is situated between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Garrao.  The development consists of Apart-hotel, Two blocks of 3 bedroom Townhouses, with tennis courts, swimming pool with facilities, landscaped gardens, some individual villas with private gardens and private pools.  Only a five minute walk to the Ancão Beach.  Ideal for those seeking peach and quite within a short walk to the beach.


Vila Sol

This development host to SPA & Gof lies on the border of Vilamoura, the development measures approximately 150 hectares and has a variety of properties spread amoungst lovely natural scenery and manicured golf fairways. The development also has a 5 star hotel with 189 Rooms, literally one of The Leading Hotels of the World. Fabulous 27 hole golf course eloquently designed by Arq. Donald Steel designed to fit with the natural terraine with club house and driving range. Or be pampered at the spa - where you can treat yourself to relaxation, harmony and equilibrium.


Fonte Santa

The development consists of 58 plots with individual villas,  the proximity of these properties to the sandy Algarve beach and the pine forest between them is a main feature of the area, so for those who enjoy short walks to the beach as well as proximity to restaurants, golf courses and good shopping facilities, this is an ideal spot.


Quinta Jacintinha

Townhouses and Individual villas with swimming pools and small gardens,  The development also hosts a charming boutique hotel.


Fazenda Santiago

Fazenda Santiago a peaceful and tranquil environment.  This small development is nestled in the valley between Praia do Trafal and Vale do Lobo. Consisting of 20 individual plots with Luxurious 5 Bedroom villas with basements and private swimming pools as well as five, 3 bedroom townhouses with private pools.  All of the properties/villas were specifically designed to offer Sea views to all the villas.  Plots all measure between 1.700 sq meters to 2.265 sq meters.The development offers a gated secure community with vigilance services, two tennis courts, and a gymnasium and sauna, all set within the Well landscaped Estate.



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