Holidays in Encosta do Lago Resort, Algarve

Encosta do Lago Resort

Encosta do Lago is set in the luxury resort of Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal and offers perhaps the best selection of luxury villas to rent in Quinta do Lago. We have a collection of private villas at Encosta do Lago with the best rental prices to include a 20% discount on selected dates or ask about our fabulous Summer Encosta do Lago offers.

Holidays to Encosta do Lago are accomodated in one of the stunning 2 or 3 bed apartments or one of the private rental villas with pools.

Summer Special Offers at Encosta do Lago exclusive to Design Holidays selected travel dates.



 Encosta do Lago Resort

The superb outdoor palm-fringed swimming pool, with separate children’s area, has a central island linked by three wooden bridges as well as a pool-side bar (open all day June-August, May & September subject to demand) serving drinks and light fare. The resort also offers 2 floodlit, all-weather tennis courts with racket and ball hire (lessons also available) and a sauna and gymnasium (fitness instructor available). When staying at Encosta do Lago, you receive a Personalised Guest Pass entitling you free access to the above facilities, as well as a range of other benefits, including a booking facility for massage and health and beauty treatments. There is also 24-hour security as well as a concierge service from the reception area to give assistance with, for example, restaurant reservations, babysitting arrangements, booking water sports , horse-riding etc in the local area.

Tucanos Restaurant –  Encosta do Lago

Tucanos has built up over the 12 years a reputation for offering its clients the most relaxing of settings combined with the finest quality produce delivered daily from the mkts of Loule.

The menu provides a range of dishes to suit those looking for something simple to something a little different, most diners however order from the list of daily specials of which here are some examples


  • Baked Portuguese Mushrooms, Stuffed with Prawns, Garlic, Piri Piri & Herbs
  • Lobster Bisque
  • Pastries stuffed with Portuguese Cheeses served with a traditional portuguese sauce
  • Snails baked in Portuguese Mushrooms
  • Rock Lobster Thermidor


  • Turbot Grilled/Fried/Baked served on clam or tomato rice with vegetables
  • Sea Bass or Golden BreamGrilled/Baked in crushed salt/Oven baked Portuguese Style
  • Sole – grilled/fried/Moriere
  • Squid or Cuttlefish grilled with Garlic, coriander and butter
  • Tenderloin Pork served on a bed of Oriental rice (raisins, pine nuts, soya sauce and bacon)

Quinta do Lago Beach Life – Encosta do Lago Resort

If the perfect day consists of relaxing on an open golden sandy beach, with the sea constantly beckoning you to take a dip, broken only by lunch where you can dine at Gigi’s, famous for its lunchtime seafood menu, chilled wines and opera melodies then Encosta do Lago provides you with the perfect location. A beautiful 10 min walk around the lake brings you to the Quinta beach (a free parking pass is also provided). Separating Encosta do Lago from the beach itself is a thin strip of sand dunes and water inlets known as the Ria Formosa, the natural habitat for wild Flamingoes and other species of wildlife.

Quinta do Lago Golf – Encosta do Lago Resort

Guests at Encosta do Lago are able to pre-book at any of the 26 – 18 hole courses found on the Algarve. Special Agreements mean you can pre-book at Quinta do Lago’s North and South courses and Vilamoura’s Victoria (venue for the 2005 World Cup), Millenium, Old Course, Pinhal and Laguna at significantly reduced rates. Tee off times can be arranged as part of your accomodation booking, meaning you can have your golf itenerary planned in advance.

Encosta do Lago Health and Beauty – Encosta do Lago Resort

Resident in Encosta do Lago is a team of beauticians, physiotherapists and masseurs offering a range of relaxing, stimulating and only for the brave treatments depending on your taste. A small private gym beside the pool provides you with the opportunity to keep in trim whilst not missing out of the delights of dining in the Algarve.

Set amidst green pine trees in the south-west corner of Quinta do Lago, not far from the Ria Formosa Nature Reserve, Encosta do Lago offers a range of deluxe, spacious apartments in a tranquil and relaxing position. Sitting on a gentle hillside, there are wonderful views of the lake, the sea and over the hills to the market town of Loule in the distance and the resort commands an ideal location, only approximately 5 minutes to the watersports centre and within walking distance of the beach.

Encosta do Lago Deluxe Accommodation – Encosta do Lago Resort

All Encosta do Lago accommodation is individually owned and stylishly furnished to each owner’s taste, the spacious, luxury apartments are all extremely well equipped and fully air-conditioned. Those on the first and second floor offer fabulous views of either the Quinta do Lago lake, the Ria Formosa and the sea or the landscaped gardens of Encosta do Lago from their large balconies, whilst ground floor apartments have a generous garden in which some also have a private pool, for which heating in the cooler months is included. A welcome food pack is complemented by a range of bathroom and toiletry items supplied by Molton Brown, and all bedrooms benefit from their own en-suite bathroom. Each apartment also has a social cloakroom. Fully fitted kitchens feature oven & hob, microwave, fridge-freezer and washer/dryer, whilst living rooms feature Cable TV with DVD and stereo system as well as log-burning fireplace.

2-Bedroom Encosta do lago Apartments

Sleep up to 4, spacious open-plan living/dining area with access to balcony or garden. Large double bedroom with Cable TV, patio doors to balcony or garden, full en-suite bathroom; twin bedroom with en-suite shower room.

3-Bedroom Encosta do Lago Apartments

Sleep up to 6, As above, but with the addition of a larger third, master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower cubicle.