Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure resort

parque da floresta

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Parque da Floresta Golf and Leisure Resort beckons any discerning traveller in this area, it is without a doubt one of the most popular travel destinations to the west of the Algarve.

The accommodation offers a choice of Parque da Floresta villas, from 2 bedrooms to 5 bedrooms. While all are modern and fully equipped to meet the needs of their guests, the architecture captures that traditional ambience associated with Southern Portugal. Invariably the villas are self-catering, fully furnished, smart and well decorated. The terraces include private pools, barbecues and covered shade. Thanks to the elevated position of the land many enjoy spectacular views. Most are either air-conditioned or with freestanding fans available.

parque da florestaAmong the facilities at the Parque da Floresta villas is a Spa, where a wide selection of health and beauty treatments are provided. For example, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, several types of massage, pedicure, manicure, Reiki and reflexology.

For the younger traveller, you could book time at the Floresta Fun Club for 3 to 8 year olds, or the Activ8 club for 8-16 year olds. Youngsters can try out volleyball, football, cricket, rounders and for the less sporty, sketching. The Mark McCarrick soccer school teaches aspiring players between the ages of 4 and 16 and is favourite choice with junior guests.

The restaurants serve a varied menu, with Italian, steak and traditional Portuguese fare on sale. The sizeable, heated outdoor pool is an ideal spot to chill on a sun-lounger, while sipping an ice-cool drink.

parque da florestaNaturally, one of the top reasons to stay here is the international-quality golf. The scenic 18-hole course is backed up by the golf academy, where tuition by PGA professionals are structured to every level of ability and experience. Polish up on your skills at the driving range, the short game area and practice bunkers.

Golf is not the only sport on the itinerary. There are 4 floodlit tennis courts and courses with the resort’s LTA professionals can help you perfect your backhand and swing. Beginners of all ages can benefit from the tailor-made tennis lessons. Then there is a modern gym installed with weights, resistance equipment and an exercise studio. The gym runs an impressive range of fitness classes, for instance, yoga, Pilates, aero tone cardio, cardio step, cardio boxing, circuit class, circuit step, life training and a run walk club.

parque da florestaThe bowling green may appeal to older guests or those who like their workouts more gently paced. Bicycles are for hire and the resort takes advantage of the rugged splendour of the local mountains, with mountain-biking, hill walking and hiking.

The Algarve is rightly one of Europe’s most visited holiday sites, due no doubt to its wonderful, sunny climate, the blue ribbon beaches, as well as its heritage of Moorish architecture and traditional fishing villages.

The resort of Parque da Floresta in Parque da Floresta province is close to the tranquil bays of Salema and Ingrina, ideal for beachcombing and sampling the catch-of-the day with some of the local ‘green wine’. The drive to this stretch of the coastline passes through one of Portugal’s most stunning national parks.

All images in this page are of the Parque da Floresta 126.

5 Bedroom villas:
Vila Palmeiras

4 Bedroom villas:
Casa SophieParque da Floresta 97Parque da Floresta 104Vila Joia

3 Bedroom villas:
Casa OleandrosParque da Floresta 23Parque da Floresta 112Parque da Floresta 114Parque da Floresta 126Parque da Floresta 149Quinta da Encosta Velha 73Quinta da Encosta Velha Deluxe V3PPQuinta da Encosta Velha Deluxe V3SPVila MonchiqueVila Vista Golf

2 Bedroom villas:
Quinta da Encosta Velha Deluxe V2SPQuinta da Encosta Velha 38Quinta da Encosta Velha 63

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