Golden Triangle


 Quinta do Lago: Bridge

Quinta do Lago: Bridge

The wooden bridge over the lagoon of the Ria Formosa near the hotel Quinta do Lago is one of the area's landmarks.


Quinta do Lago: Way to the beach

Quinta do Lago: Way to the beach


Quinta do Lago: Gigi

Quinta do Lago: Gigi

Gigi's is one of the Algarve's best known beach restaurants famous for its fish and seafood and can be found behind the dunes of Quinta do Lago beach on the Ilha de Faro.


Praia da Quinta do Lago

Praia da Quinta do Lago

View to eastern direction from the Quinta do Lago beach in the pre-season, stetching until the outskirts of Faro.


Trail São Lourenço

Trail São Lourenço

The artifical lake on the San Lorenzo goilf course is a paradise for many bird species.


Quinta do Lago: Restaurant Casa do Lago

Quinta do Lago: Restaurant Casa do Lago

Interior dining room


Quinta Do Lago Casa Do Lago 8

Quinta Do Lago Casa Do Lago 8


Almancil: Quinta Shopping

Almancil: Quinta Shopping

Quinta Shopping in the most exclusive shopping centre in the Algarve, situated at the outskirts of Almancil near the entry to the Quinta do Lago holiday and golf resort.


Loulé:  Market hall

Loulé: Market hall

The style of this well known building is reminiscent of the Moorish architecture of former times. The market hall (Mercado Municipal) is located adjacent to the Largo de Gago Coutinho, and every Saturday the weekly fair takes place in the surrounding lanes. After extensive renovations, the market re-opened in early 2007 to display its new splendour.


Loulé: Noite Branca

Loulé: Noite Branca

Loulé, capital of the Algarvian carnival, is also celebrating during the summer a great nocturnal street party, where visitors from near and far com dressed in white, and the city centre is decorated in white as well.


Loulé: Carnival

Loulé: Carnival

Loulé is famous for its colourful carnival procession, which is reminiscent of Brazil’s celebrations. The Avenida José da Costa Mealha and the Largo de Gago Coutinho are the main centres for the procession, where visitors pay a moderate fee to view the parade.


Vale do Lobo Resort

Vale do Lobo Resort

Vale do Lobo was founded in 1963 as one of the first developments at the Algarve and since then evolved into one of the finest golf and holiday resorts in Europe. Conveniently situated on the Algarve coast and only 20 km from Faro airport, it is located in the so called Golden Triangle of the Algarve between Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura.


Vale do Lobo: Ocean Course

Vale do Lobo: Ocean Course

The Ocean course, leading the golfer down to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, offers great views to the sea.


Vale do Lobo: Royal Course

Vale do Lobo: Royal Course

Hole 16 of the Royal Course with a spectacular drive over the cliffs is said to be one of the Algarve’s most photographed motifs.


Praia de Vale do Lobo

Praia de Vale do Lobo

The great service offering also special massage treatments


Praia do Vale do Lobo

Praia do Vale do Lobo

Evening mood on the beach


Praia de Vale do Lobo

Praia de Vale do Lobo

Several restaurants and bars are located near the beach, inviting to a refreshing drink, a snack or a complete lunch or diner


Vale do Lobo: Royal Course

Vale do Lobo: Royal Course

Royal Course


Vale do Lobo Golf Clubhouse

Vale do Lobo Golf Clubhouse


Vilamoura

Vilamoura

The golf courses and the international marina are the economic and social centre of this resort, located in the Golden Triangle of the Algarve, next to Vale do Lobo and Quinta do Lago. At the upper right corner you can see the beach Praia de Vilamoura, stretching from the marina to the neighbouring town Quarteira.

 

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Vilamoura: Oceânico Victoria Golf Course

Vilamoura: Oceânico Victoria Golf Course

This PGA golf course is one of five 18 holes golf courses in Vilamoura, belonging to the Oceânico group. Is has already been several times the venue for the Portugal Masters, a member of the European Tour.


Vilamoura: Casino

Vilamoura: Casino

The Casino, situated a few minutes of walking distance from the marina, is one of only three of its kind in the entire Algarve, operated by the Solverde group.


Vilamoura: Marina Promenade

Vilamoura: Marina Promenade

All around the marina there is a wide choice of bars and restaurants offering everything from a light snack to gourmet dining. Cuisine varies from traditional Portuguese and typically British to true Italian, Indian, Chinese, to mention but some.


Vilamoura: Sunset Cruise

Vilamoura: Sunset Cruise

The marina in Vilamoura is an ideal starting point for numerous excursions by boat: dolphin watching, grotto tours along the coast, big game fishing, sunset cruises, and...

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