The area between Algarve’s two high-end golf resorts - Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago - with the town of Almancil at its tip, is often referred to as the Golden Triangle which is the most affluent tourist area of the Algarve. It has an abundance of luxury accommodation in beautiful settings and some of the best golf courses and beaches in the Algarve. Its desirable location is attractive to potential buyers as the Algarve is only 20 minutes from Faro International airport and approximately two hours from Lisbon by car.
Many of the Algarve’s areas have been developed as luxury resorts, complete with a selection of restaurants, designer shops and excellent sports facilities, suitable for families.
The Quinta do Lago resort, situated on the edge of the Ria Formosa nature reserve, is one of the most exclusive developments in southern Europe. Established more than 40 years ago and spread over 800 hectares, this resort is home to over 550 villas, some of which are privately owned, and three outstanding golf courses.
Another highly sought-after resort, the Vale do Lobo, was the first development in the Algarve and is the largest luxury resort of its kind in Portugal. With a total area of 450 hectares and approximately 1,500 residential and holiday properties, Vale do Lobo is a self-contained community offering endless facilities and services in a unique location.
The resort has an enviable portfolio of sports and leisure facilities including two 18-hole golf courses - the Royal and the Ocean - and a diverse line-up of entertainment events throughout the year, not to mention 24-hour security vigilance and medical assistance. The outstanding facilities and exclusive location make Vale do Lobo the ultimate year-round family destination.
Sagres, arguably one of the Algarve’s most scenically beautiful areas, is home to the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel. For more information, see the Explore section.