THE CENTRAL ALGARVE

An exclusive perspective of
the region

The Central Algarve achieves the ultimate balance between Portuguese traditions and culture. At Quinta Heights, the best of the region is on your doorstep.

 

The captivating landscape around Quinta Heights affords owners an easily accessible area to discover. From the rugged coastline and picturesque coves to a world of aquatic wonders, the gifts of this region are endless.

Benagil Cave Open-Top Rock Formation

The golden coastline

Home to an impressive stretch of glittering coastline, Quinta Heights benefits from close proximity to one of the best beaches in the Central Algarve — Praia dos Caneiros. Only a short walk from the resort, its setting of secluded golden shore decorated by spectacular sandstone cliffs excites all.

 

Across the River Arade, in Portimão, Praia da Rocha features a large and bustling beach setting. Situated east along the coast you’ll uncover Benagil Cave, famed for its iconic open-top formation.

Prime for scenic walks

Backed by the majestic Monchique Mountains, the area around Quinta Heights is home to some of the best walks in the Algarve.

 

The Seven Hanging Valleys path begins just east of Carvoeiro. From here, it stretches along the coastal cliffs to Albandeira, where the beautiful glacial valleys and ochre cliffs make a picture-perfect day.

 

At Quinta Heights, you’re close to the charming fishing village of Ferragudo. From here, the Trail of Headlands’ path weaves along the rugged coastline, showcasing pretty cove beaches, distinctive arches and an array of bird and marine life. 

View of Monchique Mountain range
Cataplana dish with shrimp
Rei dei Praias rooftop in the evening with views towards sea

Fresh ingredients
and local flavours

In the Central Algarve, delightfully fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients take the spotlight. An eclectic fusion of flavours and aromas reflect the best of Portuguese cuisine.

 

Quinta Heights is surrounded by a rich abundance of dining options. Soaring views accompany delicious seafood at the beachfront Rei das Praias on Caneiros Beach.

 

A setting of pure ambience is found at the Michelin-starred Bon Bon which masterfully conjures up exquisite tasting menus complemented by views over the Monchique Mountains.

 

For when your tastebuds crave the freshest fish in the area, the authentic Algarvian flavours of Sueste complemented by optimal vistas of Portimão is a must-try. 

A mouth-watering dish is never too far out of reach.

Treasured adventures

The Central Algarve offers a paradise on both land and sea — from kayaking, paddleboarding and water-skiing, to discovering the region’s coastline on horseback. Most towns along the coast also offer unmissable orca and dolphin watching tours.

 

Venture to greener pastures and bring your ‘A’ game to a distinctive lineup of some of the Algarve’s best golf courses. At Quinta Heights, you’re a mere five minute drive from two incredible 18-hole golf courses. Further afield, iconic courses and championship layouts feature the likes of Victoria in Vilamoura or the Royal Golf Course in Vale do Lobo. It will become clear that this is an unbeatable golf destination. 

Cobbled street in Ferragudo

Rich and
vibrant culture

Excellently located to relish in the Central Algarve’s finest hidden gems, there’s plenty to discover on the doorstep of Quinta Heights.

 

The closest local town of Ferragudo carries a fanciful old-world feel with fishing still deeply rooted within its culture. Wander down cobbled lanes, past traditional cottages and whitewashed buildings to the harbour as the fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the day.

 

Further east along the coast, Carvoeiro is the next nearest town, a picturesque resort village showcasing an array of things to do and see. Highlights include the iconic Algar Seco rock formation which is a true sight to behold, boat trips to the famous Benagil cave, and beautiful walkways boasting amazing scenery.

 

Across the River Arade in the western Algarve, you’ll discover the livelier Portimão, which hosted the 2021 Portuguese Formula 1 Grand Prix. Whether visiting for culture, history, beach days, nature hikes or adrenaline-fuelled excursions, this port city supplies a taste of all. 

Embrace unique surroundings

Location of Quinta Heights in the Central Algarve

COAST

1.  Trail of Headlands

2.  Praia da Rocha

3.  Benagil cave

4.  Praia Grande

TOWNS

5.  Portimão

6.  Ferragudo

7.  Carvoeiro

8.  Lagoa

LEISURE

9.  Bon Bon

10.  Gramacho 

11.  Vale da Pinta

12.  Sky Bar Carvoeiro

GEMS

1.  São João de Arade

2.  Algar Seco

3.  Rei das Praias

4.  Praia dos Caneiros

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