The Algarve – Portugal
Outlined by the spectacular coastlines of Portugal’s southern edge, the Algarve offers a hundred miles of jagged sandstone cliffs and some of Europe´s finest, uncrowded sandy beaches. Bathed in over 3000 hours of sunshine a year but with gentle sea breezes tempering the heat of the high summer sun, it is a perfect location to enjoy a variety of sports and leisure activities or simply time to relax.
The region is steeped in history dating back to the ruling Moors from the 8th Century, and the legacy of this can be seen to this day in much of the architecture. The regional capital Faro, or the lively market town of Lagos with their cobble-stoned streets and terrace cafes, are well worth exploring, as are the Monchique Mountains whose gentle rolling hills separate the Algarve from the rest of Portugal.
Renowned for fabulous seafood and excellent golfing facilities, the Algarve is home to some of the most exclusive resorts in Europe and we feature some of the most unspoiled areas, set amidst spectacular rolling countryside interspersed with pine forest, lush green fairways, rocky coves and even fresh and salt water lakes. For those that enjoy lively evenings as well as active days, sample the nightlife of Albufeira, Lagos and Vilamoura.
Quinta do Lago
A unique collection of luxury, Private Villas within 1800 acres of peace, quiet and complete relaxation. A long, golden stretch of sandy beach is reached by foot via a bridge crossing the Ria Formosa, a tidal estuary and protected home of many rare migrating birds. For the active there is a range of sports including superb golf courses, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, water sports, horse riding, tennis, bird watching and much more. There are also excellent restaurants and nightclubs.
There is an impressive range of individual villas in large private grounds around the golf courses. Here in these idyllic surroundings we offer some of the finest holiday homes in Europe. Superb, privately owned, architect-designed villas with large landscaped gardens and most with either golf course, lake or sea views. Our close contacts with the Quinta do Lago villa owners over the last 20 years enables us to offer you an unequalled selection of these luxury villas in some of the price locations.
Vale do Lobo
One of Portugal’s most established resorts offering pleasant pine-clad avenues, interspersed with lush golf fairways nestled next to a fabulous beach. Whilst boasting excellent sports facilities, including golf courses, tennis centre, the focal point is undoubtedly the 2 km of golden beach with water sports and Praca. The Praca with a range shops, restaurants, bars and other facilities.
Vilamoura is particularly renowned for its stylish marina. There are excellent beaches, water sports and golf courses.