First-year performance at The Campus puts Quinta do Lago in great shape


Most new-borns are still struggling to find their feet as they celebrate their first birthday but that is far from the case with The Campus at Quinta do Lago, with the multi-sports hub on its way to becoming Europe’s number one destination for elite performance training.
The exclusive state-of-the-art centre has enjoyed widespread acclaim since opening its doors last autumn, with some of the biggest names from the world of sport heading to the luxury Algarve resort to take advantage of its extensive facilities.

Great Britain triathlon star Jonny Brownlee, 2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up Croatia, Beijing Guam, Burnley, Rangers, Wolfsburg and Olympique Marseille are among the high-profile visitors to have used The Campus for warm-weather training breaks over the last year.
The Republic of Ireland national football and rugby union sides have also benefitted from Quinta do Lago’s impressive range of facilities, while children and adults have had the opportunity to improve their sporting skills at a variety of specialist camps hosted by top sporting celebrities including Rio Ferdinand, Jamie Redknapp, Brian O’Driscoll and Judy Murray.

And such has been The Campus’s immediate impact that Quinta do Lago has been shortlisted to win the ‘Best Sports Academies and Activities for Active Families’ category at this month’s 2019 Family Traveller Excellence Awards.

Set across a stunning 45,000 sq ft location and offering a world-class training experience for everyone, The Campus has been designed for professionals and amateurs alike to keep fit, with the centre providing world-class facilities to aid training, recovery and rehabilitation.

At the heart of its extensive amenities is a high-tech Desso Hybrid Grassmaster pitch – the world’s number one stadium surface – while the resort is home to 10 top-of-the-range acrylic and synthetic clay tennis and padel courts which cater for guests of all levels.
In addition, the Bike Shed – a social hub at the heart of the complex – provides the gateway to a host of scenic routes to suit recreational and competitive cyclists and triathletes while a high-performance gym and aquatic and hydrotherapy centre offer the ideal venues to help performance, recovery and rehabilitation.

Sean Moriarty, CEO at Quinta do Lago, said: “It has been a fantastic first 12 months for The Campus and we couldn’t be more pleased with how things have gone.
“It was a big decision for the resort to invest and create a world-class training facility to meet the needs of professional and amateur athletes aspiring to reach their full potential but it has been fully vindicated.
“We’re thrilled to have received such overwhelming positive feedback from our residents and guests, along with some of the most famous names in sport, and The Campus is well on its way to establishing itself as one of the premier venues for elite warm-weather training anywhere in the world.”

Located just 15 minutes away from Faro airport, Quinta do Lago’s world-class golf and lifestyle facilities make it the perfect choice for a professional or family sporting break.

As well as The Campus, the resort boasts a wealth of other world-class sports and leisure facilities for guests of all ages to enjoy including three 18-hole championship golf courses – the North, South and Laranjal.

Complementing the sports facilities is a choice of 13 first-class bars and restaurants that deliver a range of delicious local and international cuisines – including Dano’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, a recently-opened sports gastro pub which is part of The Campus complex – with accommodation on offer at resort’s boutique The Magnolia Hotel.

For more information on The Campus, phone +351 289 381 220 or go to

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