Shopping in the Quinta do Lago resort

by admin on May 26, 2014

Set in the heart of the Portuguese Algarve Quinta do Lago is a world class holiday destination. Quinta do Lago has a wide range of luxury facilities and fantastic activities to use and take part in. If when on holiday you love some retail therapy then Quinta do Lago also can offer you an amazing array of shops to enjoy.

This article will discuss some of the top class shops and restaurants that Quinta do Lago contains.

On site shopping:

If you want easy accessible on site shopping then Quinta do Lago has its own complex. Restaurants full of fine cuisine and luxury menus are readily available as well as bars where you can go relax and enjoy a drink. If you need to go pick up food for your villa or just want a newspaper there are two shopping plazas which are next to the entrance of the resort.

Bougainvillea Plaza:

Bougainvillea Plaza is a lovely complex located very close to the Quinta do Lago resort which contains everything you will need to make your holiday easier. Amongst its facilities are a bank, supermarket and a newsagent. If you find the Algarve captivates your heart there is even an estate agent you can visit to buy your own little part of Portugal.

Shopping in the Algarve is a memorable experience.

Designer boutiques:

Located next to the Bougainvillea Plaza is the second local shopping plaza; the Quinta Shopping Centre. The Quinta Shopping Centre contains a wide variety of designers brands embedded into luxurious shops that allow you to indulge in a fine shopping experience.

All this is part of an open-air shopping experience which makes for a fantastic time. The Quinta Shopping Centre offers over 20 designer boutiques selling items ranging from clothes to furniture. Within the Shopping Centre there are lots of restaurants and cafe’s you can go eat at whilst shopping.

Sporting gear:

Quinta do Lago is a brilliant holiday resort, but is most famous for being a world class golf resort. Therefore as you would expect Quinta do Lago is host to many fantastic sport shops. All of the championship golf courses at Quinta do Lago contain their own pro golf shop or a sporting boutique.

Tennis is another sport that is majorly successful and popular in Quinta do Lago. Due to this popularity there is a tennis academy located on the resort as well as tennis shops.

For a rainy day:

Although it is quite unlikely in the Algarve occasionally you may experience a rainy day. Quinta do Lago has some wonderful activities to experience whilst the outdoors is not an option. Close to the Quinta do Lago resort is the Forum Algarve which contains activities such as the cinema or bowling alleys to enjoy when you need an easy way to relax.

The Forum Algarve is a two storey mall with many of the top brands you would expect to see, but also a few specialist Portuguese shops. If you want to experience Portuguese culture then this is the shopping mall you need to visit.

The variety of shops on offer is staggering.

Faro city centre:

Quinta do Lago is located very closely to the city of Faro. Faro has a huge hypermarket which sells everything you could need for your villas to stock up on. The hypermarket here is cheaper than many of the other plazas mentioned so if you want a bargain here is the place to visit.

Shopping with children:

Sometimes you may want to go somewhere that your children will also enjoy shopping. Along the coastline there is another shopping centre that has facilities specifically aimed at children in Lagos. If you have a sweet tooth there is a fantastic chocolate shop that all kids are sure to love.

Each restaurant or cafe is aimed at families with high chair access and microwaves for baby food. The car parking here is free as well as WiFi access readily available. If you want a fun family day out then go and visit the shopping centre here.


Quinta do Lago as you can see has a fantastic range of shopping activities to keep you occupied. If you can spare some time to go shopping then visit the surround plazas to indulge in a fine shopping experience.

Image credits: moyan_brenn and Bert Kaufmann

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