Quinta do Lago

Best in Class Resorts in Portugal

The Algarve is synonymous with golden beaches full of sun, leisure, golf, fish and fresh seafood, which you can find on the Slope of the Lake. If you’re coming to the Lake Slope for the first time, here are some tips for getting to the Lake Slope easily.

How to get to Encosta do Lago


If you come from the North or Lisbon take the southern motorway (A2) towards the Algarve.
After the tolls turn in the direction of Faro and enter via do Infante A22.
Drive approximately 25km until you find the exit to Faro International Airport.
Exit at this exit and continue for 5km until you see the signs indicating the direction to Almancil, always head towards Almancil Now at E.N. 125 that accompanies the Algarve coast.
Drive towards Portimão and follow straight for about three kilometers until you find on your right a sign indicating Almancil.

Turn right, following the sign sign for Almancil.
Inside Almancil, turn left at the second set of traffic lights and drive approximately 500m until you reach a fork point.

Turn left towards Quinta do Lago.
Drive another two kilometres and have the roundabout from the entrance to Quinta do Lago (roundabout no. 1).
Turn onthe third road, thus entering Quinta do Lago, Avenida André Jordan.
At the second roundabout turn right onto Avenida Ayrton Senna.
You will pass through two other roundabouts but keep going.
After passing Valley of the Pines on the right and Lakeside Village on the left, you will see a wooden pedestrian bridge.
After the bridge immediately turn right entering so inside the Slope of the Lake.
Take the first street on the left and go to the end of the street where the Reception is located.

Watch out for the speed limit and don’t forget your seat belt!

Have a Good Trip and welcome to the Slope of the Lake (Vigiquinta/Security, Tel: 289 394 494 if you need help inside Quinta do Lago contact the security center).

GPS: 37.03940 N / -8.02826 W

Encosta do Lago Lagoon

For family friendly enjoyment

Encosta do Lago’s swimming pool has been designed for family friendly enjoyment with a walk-in area to the lagoon and a beautiful island bar to swim or walk to. The pool offers a safe and well managed swimming area for all guests to experience.


Surrounded by a stunning tropical garden, overlooking the paradise pool.

Exercise Room
Cardio Zone
Classes with Personal Trainer
Steam room
Swimming Pool

Call reception for more info

Opening Times

Open daily from 6:00 to 21:00

The Campus Tennis Academy

At The Campus, everyone is supported to achieve their dreams. That’s why we’ve created the Tennis Academy, especially to support and coach young people to succeed in their favourite sport. The Junior Academy is open to people from age 4 to 18 and focus on two crucial areas of training: development and performance. With expert coaching, members are taught to cultivate their passion for the sport, train with discipline and resilience and, above all, have fun.

Growning Champions

In 2020-2021 The Campus Tennis Academy achieved more than 20 titles in regional and national
tournaments, including 1st place in Senior Women’s Regional Championship (singles, doubles and mixed categories), 2nd place in Regional Championship U16 Men’s (singles and mixed doubles categories), 2nd place in Regional Championship U18 Men’s (singles category), 1st place in Regional U16 Men’s (doubles categories) and much more!



Our personalised approach to treatments is based on our blend of signature oils combined with specially-designed movements to stimulate circulation and promotes deep relaxation whilst restoring the flow of energy which will completely regenerate your wellbeing.

Call our concierge team to organise one of our traditional treatments or request a bespoke treatment to meet your wellbeing needs.

Contact the concierge team to organize your wellbeing treatments

The Ria Formosa Natural Park was considered one of the seven wonders of Portugal. For lovers of fauna and flora who enjoy hiking in nature, there are two signposted trails, within Quinta do Lago: The Quinta do Lago Trail (about 40 minutes) and the São Lorenço Trail (one hour route).
The Ria Formosa can also be visited by boat.

Check with reception about the various programs available.

Encosta Tennis Academy Partnership

The Encosta Club is located just 800m from the world class Campus sports facilities which also offer four acrylic tournament courts, as used at the USA Open, and two synthetic clay courts. The Campus has recently become a regular location for the Futures Professional Tennis Tour and often provides great sports events for families. The Encosta concierge team is happy to organise lessons with a raft of elite coaches to help beginners start their tennis journey through to advanced lessons for those more competitive guests. In summary, Encosta is a great location for tennis lovers throughout the year.

If you are a Tennis Club or Sports Travel management company, contact us for group rates.

Tennis Services Available:

  • Court Rental
  • Individual Tennis Lessons
  • Group Lessons
  • Reds & Greens – designed to introduce kids into the game and make it fun.
  • Weekly packages – these are very popular so early booking is recommended (call our concierge team for the rates).
Experience The Amazing Game of Padel during your stay in Resort

Discover the fantastic social game of padel during your stay at Encosta Club. The game of padel at amateur level is normally played as doubles which makes it great fun and it’s easy to learn, especially if you book an few introductory lessons from the coaching team at The Campus which can be organised through the Encosta concierge desk. The Padel courts are only 800m from Encosta Club situated at the world class sports facilities of The Campus.

Give it a go and you will undoubtedly have fun

  • Padel for kids
  • Padel group lesson for two
  • Padel group lesson for three
  • Padel group lesson for four

Book a lesson through the Encosta concierge team.

When you stay at Encosta you are in the Heart of one of Europe’s Best Resorts with World Class Facilities

You’re on vacation and you don’t want to drive? Rent a bike! Go to the beach, get to know the Ria Formosa, visit Faro or simply stroll around Quinta do Lago by bike – contact reception for more information.

The beaches of Quinta do Lago, sheltered by the Ria Formosa and its dunes, are one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
The extensive golden sandy beach is ideal for relaxing, walking and practicing the most varied water sports.
At the reception offers the service of reservations of awnings and sun loungers to the beach.

One of the many attractions of Quinta do Lago are the numerous freshwater or saltwater lakes. On the main lake, which is a 5-minute walk from Encosta do Lago, you can only do clean sports such as sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, pedaling and fishing. All equipment can be rented on site, and there are also individual lessons for those who wish.

On the beach, during the summer, and under the supervision of The Salvador Swimmer, you can have fun in the various water sports, whether to relax or to enjoy the speed and adrenaline: windsurfing, pedaling, body-board, jet skiing, water skiing, banana, ringo, and boat trips.