THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
The area of the central Algarve between Quinta do Lago, Almancil and Vale Do Lobo is often referred to as the Golden Triangle of the Algarve. It has an abundance of luxury accommodation in beautiful settings and some of the best golf courses in the Algarve.
Known as one of the most exclusive developments in Southern Europe. Many of the areas have been developed as luxury resorts, complete with a selection of restaurants, designer shops and excellent sports facilities for all to enjoy.
Quinta do Lago
Sitting amongst 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park and its unique beaches, the resort offers its residents and guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate.
One of the most desired addresses in Europe, Quinta do Lago is a unique destination where magnificent golf courses and grand villas blend with green umbrella pines, the tranquility of lakes, the beauty of sandy beaches and the wildlife from the Ria Formosa Natural Park.
Vale do Lobo
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.
The Vale do Lobo resort offers 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.
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.
The Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most amazing places of the Algarve, not only for its variety of landscapes but also because of its unique location. Recently elected as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this is one of three protected areas not to be missed during your holidays in the Algarve. This is a unique coastal lagoon which is constantly changing due to the continuous movement of winds, currents and tides.
Classified as a Natural Park in 1987, the Ria Formosa encompasses an area of about 18 000 hectares, and is protected from the sea by 5 barrier-islands and 2 peninsulas: the Peninsula of Ancão that the locals call island of Faro, the Barreta Island also known as Ilha Deserta, the Culatra Island (where the lighthouse of Santa Maria is located), theIsland of Armona, the Island of Tavira, Cabanas Island and, finally, the Peninsula of Cacela. This awesome area extends along the leeward coast of the Algarve through the municipalities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António.
Vila Vita Parc
Food is never an afterthought at VILA VITA Parc. With a total of six bars and 10 restaurants, ranging from casual beachside dining to rustic Portuguese plates to one-of-a-kind gastro-creations at our two Michelin-starred restaurant, diversity is key to our culinary philosophy.
Flavours span the globe, from sun-drenched Mediterranean produce to clean and crisp Japanese cuisine. Our impressive wine cellar – stocked with more than 11,000 bottles – ensures the perfect accompaniment wherever you dine.