For foofoo_11 to say "it is an estuary" and that there is "nothing to do but play golf" is odd, and sad, and just wrong. I went there a few months ago. We found ourselves in this magical place. There are turtles bobbing up from the streams, flamingoes, exotic looking birds I have no idea of the name of yes, on the golfcourse, weher we sat in a hide and watched for ages. There are wild flowers everywere. A long narrow bridge crosses the river (sorry, estuary) where men bend for hours digging for clams. The beach on the other side is simply too stunning for words. Empty and pristine as the Atlantic crashes in, although I wouldn't recommend swimming in it in April as it tossed me about and spat me out in a quite dishevilled state!
This place is so much more beautiful than anywhere else along the Algarve. And I haven't even got started on the Ilha deserta!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Quinta do Lago, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, is an emblematic hotel built with the finest craftsmanship in a location fit for royalty, overlooking the Ria Formosa Natural Park and the Atlantic Ocean, with elegantly decorated rooms and suites that every year receive countless prestigious and discerning guests.Set in one of the most prestigious golf resorts in Europe, the hotel’s privileged location also offers walking access to the beach, magnificent views over the estuary and the sea, relaxing walks along nature trails where one can observe many species of birds, and a large, lush garden where guests enjoy a unique experience, characterised by the landscape’s tranquillity and natural beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Quinta Do Lago
- Quinta Da Lago
- Quinta Do Lago Almancil
- Quinta Do Lago Hotel Portugal - Algarve