Herdade dos Salgados is a five star tourism and residential complex that blends in with its natural surroundings of the golf course, beach and Salgados Lagoon. Located near Praia dos Salgados beach, which extends over 7km of the coastline, the complex has a fabulous golf course with wonderful views and lies next to the Lagoas dos Salgados lagoons, areas that are part of the scenic National Ecological Reserve.
Activities in and around the area include walking, golf, tennis, fishing, shopping at Algarve Shopping centre in Guia, horse-riding, snorkeling & diving, sailing, surfing - board, wind and kite, jet-skiing and just relaxing on one of the many golden beaches.
Other activities include 'Aqualand' - a giant water park set among lawns and palms with a huge array of pools and slides which is located just a few kilometres away. 'Slide and Splash' in Lagoa is similar, but on a bigger scale with an excellent water area for very young children. 'Zoomarine', part zoo and part theme park, has some amazing shows and is located about five kilometres away in Guia. A bird sanctuary is located two kilometres away next to Salgados golf course.
With Salgados being so central it is an ideal base for golf enthusiasts. All of the Algarve's finest golf courses are within easy reach allowing for a superb variety of year-round golfing. The beautiful Salgados course is located in the middle of a lovely nature reserve, so has plenty of natural lagoon water hazards to negotiate. Silves and Gramacho are about a 10-15 minute drive. Carvoeiro (2 courses) and Penina (3) are 15-25 minutes' drive west and the 11 international courses at Vilamoura, Quinta do Lago, and Vale de Lobo are about 30 minutes' drive east. The new luxury Amendoeira golf resort with two championship courses designed by Nick Faldo and Christie O’Connor is between just a15 minutes drive.
Nightlife is bountiful in the neighbouring towns of Albufeira and Armaçao de Pera.