Wonderful beaches in Algarve



Encosta do Lago Club’s close proximity to the 8th best beach in the world ensures all the family can enjoy a fantastic beach holiday

Algarve Beaches

Best in Portugal

The stunning Encosta do Lago Resort is a short walk to Praia Quinta do Lago which is accessed across a wooden boardwalk spanning the Ria Formosa natural reserve and makes walking or cycling to the beach easy. Sunset across the Ria Formosa creates a magical experience you will not forget. Praia do Quinta do Lago integrates with Praia do Ancão to the west and Praia de Faro to the east creating a stretch of coastal sand recognised in the top ten beaches in the world.

The beach areas are well groomed and have some fantastic restaurants such as 2 Passos, Gigi’s, António Ta Certo, Maria’s to name just a few. For the more adventurous, there are specific areas for water sports like paddle boarding and jet skiing which can be hired on the day. The beaches are life guarded in the summer months and key seasonal periods ensuring a safe and fun experience for the whole family.

One of the best boat harbors in the Algarve


Vilamoura Harbor

One of the best boat harbors in the Algarve

Vilamoura Harbor

Biggest in Portugal

Opened in 1974 Vilamoura harbor was a pioneer in Portugal, where it gets a position of reference, being the biggest in Portugal with 825 berths, a fully equipped and functional shipyard and a professional sailing training centre.

The Ria Formosa Park outside your Front Door at Encosta do Lago

The Ria Formosa Park

The Ria Formosa Park

Explore the popular walking trails in the Natural Ria Formosa National Park. Simply stroll Through the park and enjoy the natural beauty of the surroundings and the wildlife. The National Park is also ideal to explore on a mountain bike which can be rented at reception.

Encosta is in the heart of Europe’s best golf courses and facilities

Resort Club

Golf Courses

Quite simply, there is no better destination in Europe for golf as Encosta is located in the heart of Quinta do Lago’s three world class courses – Quinta North was voted THE BEST NEW GOLF COURSE IN EUROPE in 2014 and had further investment of €9 million in redevelopment under the stewardship of Paul McGinley and American golf archtecct Beau Welling.

World Class Courses

The Quinta do Lago South course has been voted in the top 50 golf courses in Europe and has hosted the Portuguese Masters demonstrating the pedigree of the courses and faciliteis on your doorstep when staying at Encosta do Lago. Laranjal has a unique layout of spectacular par 5 holes and secured the award best new course in Europe in 2011.

Our concierge team looks forward to organising your tee times and helping you experience these spectacular golf facilities.

A plethora of World Class Courses on your door step
If you love golf there is no better place to stay in Europe than Encosta do Lago.
Practice Area
Buggy Rental
Buggy Bar
Electric Trolley
Trolley Rental
Club Rental

Visit The Campus high performance training complex which is home for many of the world’s elite athletes and sports teams, situated only 800m for Encosta do Lago

The sports facilities are complimented with high quality hospitality environment

The Campus

High performance training complex

The campus welcomes everyone and is a state of the art high performance complex which facilities include a Gym, tennis, paddle and swimming pool. The sports facilities are complimented with high quality hospitality environment which include Dano’s family friendly sports Bar which was the winner of best Algarve bar and Restaurant in 2020 in LUX magazine.