Quinta do Lago is without a doubt one of the most exciting and exclusive resorts in Europe and understandably boasts some of the most spectacular and beautiful villas in the Algarve. Founded in 1972, this 800 acre residential estate borders miles of unspoilt golden beaches and the pristine Atlantic Ocean, undulating pine forests and some of the best golf courses in the world. As part of the UNESCO Ria Formosa bird sanctuary, there is a strict 8% building restriction. This, combined with excellent facilities for the entire family, will help to ensure that the area will continue to be a unique destination for families as well as ensuring that your investment will prosper.


Located in the Municipality of Loulé in the Algarve, Portugal, Quinta do Lago is 20 minutes drive from Faro International Airport; 2 hours from Lisbon and from Seville in Spain.

There are daily international flights direct to Faro from most major European cities.

Special attention is paid to the environment at Quinta do Lago because 18.4 hectares of the Ria Formosa Natural Park falls within its boundaries. This tidal inlet is the UNESCO protected home of migratory birds and a wetland of world importance. It is one of the last unspoilt coastal zones in Europe. Quinta do Lago has created two nature trails, which have been designed to enhance awareness of the environment value of the area.

The Ria Formosa is a lagoon separated from the sea by a coastal dune system, which is broken up by various natural and artificial inlets. It includes a narrow strip of land and a series of coastal dunes running almost parallel to the mainland, formed by peninsulas and sandy barried-islands which serve to protect the salt marshes, channels and islets.

The Ria Formosa is a protected area carrying the status of 'Natural Reserve'. It was legally established as such in 1987 with its own management plan and with the objectives of preserving the lagoon system, fauna, flora and migratory species, thus contributing to its economic, social and cultural progress. This protected area extends through the districts of Loulé, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António covering an area of approx. 18,400 hectares along 60 kilometres of coastline.

Aproquila was established in 1984 by individual owners to protect and promote their investment made in the resort.

The Association has developed over the years and now has close to 200 members, comprising individual villa owners in Quinta do Lago plus most all of the major commercial concerns within the Estate such as hotels, golf courses, condominiums and villages such as Four Seasons Country Club and Sao Lourenço.

Aproquila's overriding objective is to maintain and enhance the quality of the Estate and to represent the interests of property owners.

Some of what the Association now does:

  • On-going liaison with Quinta do Lago S.A., Infraquinta and Vigiquinta
  • Regular meetings with Loulé council to voice owners' aspirations and concerns, both within Quinta do Lago and in the immediate surroundings and to liaise with adjacent similar organisations
  • Provision of a support centre and help desk for members to assist in resolving any issues that may arise
  • Provide other services to members; for example, the Association has helped a significant number of owners to comply with recent legislation regarding borehole registration and made this a simple stress-free operation. This is a free of charge service for members
  • The Association is a non-profit organisation and other than our receptionist, Zi, is staffed entirely by non-paid volunteers.

Why should you join?

Aproquila exists solely to represent the best interests of property owners on Quinta do Lago – the greater number represented, the greater the influence which can be brought to bear in the mutual interest of all.

If you are not yet a member but wish to maximise the value and enjoyment of your investment in Quinta do Lago, you may join Aproquila as an individual or through an offshore company. In either event, privacy and confidentiality is guaranteed.

Aproquila has acquired new offices conveniently situated at the first roundabout on the left-hand side of the road to Pinheiros Altos.

Tel: +351 289 394 324



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