The Algarve’s Specialist golf resort, Quinta do Lago, has been attracting residents and investors for over 40 years to its growing property portfolio. Luxurious Magazine headed to Portugal to explore the property investment potential in this part of Europe.
The Algarve region is a popular area for those wishing to buy property, either as an investment or as a primary location to live in. Located along the southern coast of Portugal, the climate is neither too hot nor too cold, and there are plenty of quaint fishing villages, lush beaches and trendy cities on offer.
The Quinta do Lago resort has an air of exclusivity and class about it and most definitely caters for the discerning resident or visitor looking to make a purchase. In fact, golf is one of the main draws for those who want to invest here.
There are currently two full courses offering games for all levels of expertise – Quinta do Lago North (18-hole) and South (a mix of individual holes), as well as the charming Laranjal. Many of the facilities have been built to the highest of specifications, which effortlessly blend with the resort’s natural landscapes and habitats.
Quinta do Lago property is surrounded by the Ria Formosa Natural Park – a protected habitat since 1987. I can vouch that it makes an excellent base from which explore the two nature trails nearby, which take in woodland, freshwater lakes and salt marshes. A home for rare species of bird, this 18,000-hectare area is taken seriously, and exceptionally low density (nine per cent) building policies are employed.
No Quinta do Lago property for sale is over two storeys high, thus they nestle easily into woodland clearings and overlook the green expanses of the courses. It wouldn’t be far wrong to say it feels more like a traditional luxury village than a resort. It’s been a huge lure for several Premiership footballers to own properties at Quinta do Lago, and sporting heroes, such as Ayrton Senna, once had a place here.
San Lorenzo North remains one of the last untouched corners of the resort, and properties are currently available for purchase. Divided into 26 plots intended for the construction of detached private villas, each one benefits from lakefront, golf-front and pine grove views.
They truly provide investors and residents with the chance to build their own luxury home. And with no restrictions as to architectural demands, this represents an incredible opportunity to get the creative juices flowing. There’s ample space to build on plots ranging in size from 2000 to 3,000 square metres. Those needing more space than the maximum of two levels that can be built may want to consider a basement.