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A New Era for Wellness Resorts: Quinta do Lago’s State of the Art Campus Opens

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Situated amid 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa National Park, Quinta do Lago has announced the official opening of its latest evolution, The Campus.

The Campus is a unique €10 million training, fitness and wellness facility catering to elite, professional athletes and enthusiastic amateurs alike.

Built in two phases over two years and designed by architects Essência Criativa, the first phase of The Campus development was finalised last summer, complete with tennis and padel courts, and The Bike Shed.

This month, Quinta do Lago celebrates the completion of the second phase of The Campus which includes the addition of a high-performance sports and fitness training centre.

The new, high-tech centre includes:

  • Stadium quality DESSO GrassMaster hybrid pitch
  • Technical area
  • High Performance Gymnasium
  • Centre for active living and sports medicine
  • Recovery suite including hot/cold plunge and sauna and steam rooms
  • Dedicate studios for cycle and group exercise
  • Stadium specification locker rooms
  • Team rooms, high tech analysis capability
  • 25 metres heated swimming pool
  • 4 acrylic tennis courts
  • 2 synthetic clay tournament specification courts
  • 4 padel courts with shock pad features
  • Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

In what is a nod to its credentials as a world-class multisport venue, The Campus has already been utilised for specialist training by a number of professional athletes and premier sports teams.  It was chosen as a pre-season training base by the British Paratriathlon Elite Team this year, and has welcomed teams such as Olympic Marseille, Burnley FC, Beijing Sinobo Guoan and Croatia National Team.

Courtesy of Quinta do Lago

Autumn activities at The Campus include health and nutrition workshops; a wide variety of yoga workshops, including one to specifically tackle hormone imbalance; fitness training for mobility; and barre, core, Pilates classes and weekly social spins with The Bike Shed guides.

“The Campus is the new heart of Quinta do Lago and of the Algarve. It is a fly-to destination for people who love sports and healthy lifestyle. A new exciting facility that add a unique lifestyle experience for our regular guests, but that will also attract a complete new audience for this new elite training venue”, said Chief Executive of Quinta do Lago, Sean Moriarty.

His words were echoed by General Manager of The Campus, Craig Goodwin who added: “The Campus is an incredibly exciting addition to Quinta do Lago. We have pulled together a world class team of experts who are passionate about, and excel in, their fields. We have a team of sports physicians, coaches and analysts, as well as the best yoga, dance, studio cycle and group fitness instructors who will tailor classes to the client’s needs.”

“Our aim is to create an elite experience for every single guest, regardless of their age or ability, every single time,” he said.

Quinta do Lago is conveniently located just 15 minutes from Faro airport, offering residents and guests an unparalleled location benefiting from a year-round temperate climate, a variety of lifestyle options and now a base for sporting pursuits with a strong sense of community.


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