Lagos Hotels Algarve, Portugal

Lagos is one of the oldest towns in the Algarve and is full of historical and cultural buildings with plenty of traditional charm and character. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, a good selection of bars and restaurants and fairly lively nightlife. Lagos is popular with families and couples.

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Lagos

Lagos (pronounced Lar-gosh), on the west coast of the Algarve, really does have it all. Several beautiful beaches including the never ending, uncrowded Meia Praia. With a large busy marina and maze of a town centre this resort is perfect for people watching. With Cape St Vincent and the Monchique mountains on your doorstep, Lagos is the perfect choice for everyone. Best suited to couples and groups of any age. Transfer time approx 1hr 30 - 2hrs.

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Lagos Hotels (?)

The resort enjoys an idyllic setting, overlooking the beach of Porto de Mos and offers luxurious, fully equipped accommodation....

4.9 / 5 from 9 reviews

This adult only hotel is located in a peaceful area, a short walk from the Dona Ana beach and resort centre....

5 / 5 from 6 reviews

Offering a quiet base, the Ancora Park comprises 60 one-bedroom bungalow apartments with access to an Olympic sized swimming pool....

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Overlooking the marina and just steps away from the historic centre of Lagos, the small and friendly Marina Rio Hotel offers a comfortable and convenient base within easy reach of all the amenities an...

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

This small, family-run apartment complex comprises of just 18 studios situated close to the centre of Lagos and within easy walking distance of two beaches....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

A large complex with spacious accommodation,set on a hillside overlooking the Porto de Mos beach....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

The Carvi Beach Hotel is situated close to the Dona Ana Beach and just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Lagos. The hotel offers a rooftop pool and terrace with a snack bar....

4.3 / 5 from 6 reviews

Small development of modern two-bedroom apartments, set within the Marina Club complex in Lagos Marina, with subtle nautical theming and a Spa Centre....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Forming part of the Marina de Lagos complex, in a privileged location by the marina, this modern hotel has a Spa, indoor and outdoor pools....

4.2 / 5 from 6 reviews

Boasting a prime location, next to the harbour, the Marina Club II offers self-catering accommodation ranging from studios for 2 people up to three bedroom apartments for 6 people. ...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

The complex has a hillside position beside the Porto de Mos beach, offering indoor and outdoor pools, a gym and sauna....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Costa D'oiro Ambiance Village is situated just minutes from the beach and just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Lagos. The hotel offers several outdoor pools, a fitness gym and a sauna....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

A relaxing complex set within easy reach of local amenities as well as the beach. This hotel offers self-catering studios and apartments with access to indoor and outdoor pools, childrens playground ...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Spacious apartments with up to four bedrooms and two bathrooms, set in a peaceful area with pleasant gardens; perfect for larger families....

4.4 / 5 from 10 reviews

The family run Marina Sao Roque Hotel is situated close to the Lagos Marina and is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre and the long sandy Meia Praia beach....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

The complex is formed of two small blocks of just 18 studios, accommodation is simply furnished and guests have access to two pools....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

This complex of apartments offers spacious accommodation, approx 2km from the centre of the resort and within a 15-minute walk of two beaches....

4.6 / 5 from 5 reviews

Situated within easy walking distance of two beaches and a leisurely walk from the resort centre, this complex offers comfortable accommodation with a good range of facilities on site....

4.2 / 5 from 18 reviews

With limited facilities this simple hotel offers a convenient location, within easy walking distance of the town centre and a choice three beaches....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The small village styled complex is located in the centre of Lagos's old town, just minutes from the marina, bars and restaurants....

3.5 / 5 from 17 reviews

Luxurious accommodation, a choice of bars and restaurants, excellent sports and leisure facilities in a sophisticated, relaxing environment....

4.5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Situated opposite the Meia Praia beach, this complex offers self-catering accommodation with an outdoor pool, spacious gardens and a playground for children....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Set in a large garden, this small and friendly hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and childrens pool, situated just a 10-minute walk from the Porto de Mos beach....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Located in the centre of the town of Lagos this simple hotel provides a comfortable base in a convenient location close to the amenities of the resort....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Vila Gale Lagos Hotel is a modern complex situated opposite the Meia Praia beach, around 2km from the centre of Lagos....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Situated on the outskirts of Lagos, around 2.5km from the town centre, the Atalaia Sol Aparthotel offers comfortable and well equipped self-catering accommodation, a spacious outdoor pool area and a c...

The family run Belavista Da Luz offers a good range of facilities for all to enjoy and is just a short walk from the Praia da Luz sandy beach....

Clube Meia Praia offers simply furnished self-catering apartments with an on-site pool and convenient location for the Meia Praia beach....

These well equipped apartments are situated close to the Praia de Ana beach and just a 10-15 minute walk from the resort centre....

Situated on the outskirts of Lagos, the Jardim da Meia Praia offers spacious and well furnished townhouses and 3 bedroom apartments, set in landscaped gardens and within easy reach of the sandy Meia P...

The Magnolia Mar Beach Club is located close to the Porto de Mos beach and a 20-30 minute walk from the centre of Lagos....

A simple hotel situated in the heart of Lagos, close to its shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife....

A self-catering complex of 16 apartments situated just a few minutes from the Praia D'Ana Beach....

A stunning complex overlooking the golf course made up of 2 and 3 bedroom villas. The perfect getaway for golf lovers as well as families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday. ...

A small complex with limited facilities. Guests may make use of the facilities in the nearby hotel....

In a rural location between Lagos and Praia da Luz, Vila Valverde is a small complex located amidst 5 hectares of gardens, trees and a small pond. ...

Spacious and modern well equipped apartments, some with views over the Praia D. Ana Beach which is just 50-metres away....

Villa Marazul is a small apartment complex in a quiet location south of the town centre (approx 2.5km) and just 500-metres from the Porto de Mos beach....

Villa Monte D'Oiro is large enough to accommodate up to 20 guest, this private villa with pool is situated on the outskirts of Lagos, approx 3km from the town centre and 3.5km from the beach....

An adult only, boutique style complex of rooms and suites offering a comfortable base near the beaches on Dona Ana and Camilo....

Vivenda Miranda is a boutique hotel offering 25 uniquely decorated guest rooms and suites, with an outdoor pool, gourmet restaurant and a luxury spa....

This modern adult only hotel overlooks the Meia Praia Beach, and is just a 5-10 minute drive from the centre of Lagos....

Lagos Reviews

Holiday Date:23rd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Aqualuz Suite Hotel and Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Very expensive but very pretty and lots to do.

Holiday Date:17th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Marina Club II Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Marina/Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Very busy in August but a clean location and felt safe. Lots of good restaurants.

Holiday Date:15th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Belmar Spa and Beach Resort
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lagos has something for everyone of all ages. If you have never been, you must go.

Holiday Date:13th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Marina Club Lagos Resort
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(3 suns)

Lack of traditional Portuguese restaurants and quite expensive too. Mamma Mia's Italian is very good food at a good price.

Holiday Date:12th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Marina Club Lagos Resort
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Marina/Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Great resort. Plenty of restaurants and bars. Beautiful beaches close by.

Holiday Date:4th Aug 2016
Accommodation:Marina Sao Roque Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Great atmosphere and numerous fabulous places to eat.

Holiday Date:3rd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Belmar Spa and Beach Resort
Room:3 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Can easily walk into Lagos from Belmar. Great variety of restaurants and reasonably priced. No hassle from vendors. Laid back vibe.

Holiday Date:2nd Aug 2016
Accommodation:Marina Club Suite Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Superior Suite - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Nice area. Better with couples rather than children.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Belmar Spa and Beach Resort
Room:2 Bedroom Resort Duplex - Resort View - Duplex
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Lagos was lovely with lots of tiny streets and also the marina. We travelled in August which was very busy. We found we had to book restaurants in advance as there was 8 of us.

Holiday Date:28th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Belmar Spa and Beach Resort
Room:2 Bedroom Resort Duplex - Resort View - Duplex
Board:Self Catering
(4 suns)

Lagos was lovely with lots of tiny streets and also the marina. We travelled in August which was very busy. We found we had to book restaurants in advance as there was 8 of us.

Holiday Date:27th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Four times in Lagos, fantastic place. Lots to see and do.

Holiday Date:27th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Single
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lagos is a good all-round resort, as long as you don't mind a few hills. Plenty of good restaurants, pubs, bars ets. Great beach.

Holiday Date:26th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

Lots of lovely restaurants and bars. Great beaches and watersports. Shops.

Holiday Date:11th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Great beach. Loads of restaurants. Friendly people.

Holiday Date:5th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Nice area, few shops, plenty of restaurants, town a long way from the beach. The Dunas Beach Club was nice, but 3km away.

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Marina Club I Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Marina View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lovely place with beautiful beaches all served by the road train which is only 3 euros! So safe to walk out in the evening, lovely shops, selling unusual items, which run along the usual tourist gift shops, so both of best worlds! The market stalls along the marina front are good too. Plenty of good places to eat, very varied. The marina was my favourite.

Holiday Date:4th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Marina Club I Apartments
Room:2 Bedroom Apt - Marina View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

A place which offers lovely beaches all served by the road train which was excellent. The town is very safe to walk out at night, varied restaurants offering great meals. The shops are great with many offering unusual things. The harbour area is lovely, the Quay restaurant being my favourite.

Holiday Date:25th Jun 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Superior Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Mini break. Nice clean resort. Suitable for all ages.

Holiday Date:21st Jun 2016
Accommodation:Sollagos Studios
Room:Classic Studio
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Lovely resort. Spoilt for choice on places to eat and drink. With good value prices and great food. Loads of lovely beaches that are not crammed full of people. Definitely come back in future.

Holiday Date:17th May 2016
Accommodation:Belmar Spa and Beach Resort
Room:Studio - Main Building
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Great for surfing, good food and nightlife!

Holiday Date:13th May 2016
Accommodation:VitaSol Park Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The resort is nice. Lovely Marina, loads of restaurants and a few bars. Beach is lovely and we drove there which takes about 5 minutes. Go further out by 10 minutes drive and you get to the grottos. It was priced averagely.

Holiday Date:8th May 2016
Accommodation:Marina Rio Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Harbour View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Busy bustling little town with quaint streets shops and bars. Plenty of choice for eating out with prices in whatever bracket you can afford. Lovely Marina with a good sample of bars and restaurants.

Holiday Date:7th May 2016
Accommodation:Aqualuz Suite Hotel and Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - City View
Board:Half Board
(5 suns)

We had a lovely week of sun and showers. Lots to do and see. Beautiful old town. We paid a visit to the wax museum and interactive science museum. Lots of street entertainment. Lovely market daily with great bargains.

Holiday Date:2nd May 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

The hotel is excellent but have only rated it 3 star as some rooms and bathrooms are very tired. We have returned to Lagos and to the Tivoli, many, many times and will continue to do so.

Holiday Date:2nd May 2016
Accommodation:Tivoli Lagos Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

I like it because it is a working town but it has stunning beaches and all facilities, shops and restaurants etc, for holidays. The Marina and Harbour are spectacular.

Holiday Date:16th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Ancora Park
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

I loved the old town and exploring the narrow cobbled streets.The seafront was breathtaking and some lovely shops also. Taxis were very reasonable and the drivers were very polite and friendly. Still lots to explore.

Holiday Date:14th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Dom Manuel Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Probably the nicest large town in Lagos. Good selection of restaurants and shops. Safe and friendly.

Holiday Date:14th Apr 2016
Accommodation:Dom Manuel Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Probably the best large town in the Algarve. Good selection of restaurants and things to do. Safe and friendly.

Holiday Date:30th Mar 2016
Accommodation:Vila Mos Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

It is so beautiful, when we show friends our holiday pics, they also want that beautiful experience! Lovely indeed!

Holiday Date:10th Mar 2016
Accommodation:Marina Rio Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Harbour View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Restaurants by Marina very good food and cheap.

Holiday Date:24th Feb 2016
Accommodation:Dom Manuel Hotel
Room:Classic Double Or Twin - Pool View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Since we were last there in 1999 the town has seemed to go downhill a little bit, even for allowing it being out of season, there was a lot of pubs and restaurants closed, maybe some of which will open now the season has just started. Still plenty of good places to choose from to eat.

Holiday Date:4th Oct 2015
Accommodation:Marina Rio Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Harbour View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

This was our fourth visit to Lagos and it suits our needs. Lovely beaches just enough shopping and plenty of nice restaurants and still holds an historical charm.

Holiday Date:24th Sep 2015
Accommodation:Carvi Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Side Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Small but interesting town, lots of restaurants. Some better value than others, not enough peri peri sauce on the chicken and expected prices to be slightly cheaper. Nice beaches but some spiky things on beach so couldn't go bear foot.

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Carvi Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Fantastic people, beautiful town full of little amazing shops restaurants and cafes. The people are so very lovely. Definitely be coming back.

Holiday Date:3rd Sep 2015
Accommodation:Aqualuz Suite Hotel and Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Really nice town, plenty of good restaurants. Plenty to do or have a lazy time. Can be cool in the evenings in September if there is a strong wind.

Holiday Date:31st Aug 2015
Accommodation:Marina Sao Roque Hotel
Room:Suite
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Great beaches and restaurants.

Holiday Date:14th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Vilabranca Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

Gateway to the west coast of the Algarve. Less commercial than Albufeira. Old town and beaches superb.

Holiday Date:12th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Costa D'oiro Ambiance Village
Room:Classic Studio
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Nice beaches, lots to do and see, would recommend going to see the dolphins but in the morning to avoid the waves!

Holiday Date:6th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Aqualuz Suite Hotel and Apartments
Room:1 Bedroom Apt
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Great buzzing town with choice of restaurants. Food was excellent and not too pricey.
Small beach beside the castle or a beautiful large beach just across the canal and you can get across by a small tug boat.

Holiday Date:4th Aug 2015
Accommodation:Marina Club Lagos Resort
Room:1 Bedroom Apt - Marina/pool View
Board:Self Catering
(5 suns)

The water park is a good day out which reception sorted for us 140 euros for the 4 of us including bus fare. Four main meals with a round of drinks average 40 euros.

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Beaches

Lagos is home to some of the best beaches in the Algarve and there is plenty to choose from too.

Meia Praia is the most popular beach in Lagos. The beach offers over 4km of beautiful, clean sand with various car parks along the way so it is easily accessible. There are also ramps and wooden walkways for easy access. There are some beach bars here too for those who are in need of a little refreshment. This beach has been awarded the Blue Flag.

Praia da Batata is the closest beach to the town centre and is therefore known as the 'town beach'. Although this beach is smaller than the likes of Meia Praia, it is sheltered and divided into smaller coves which are accessible by holes in the rocks. There is a couple of beach bars and some sunbeds for hire. It is also possible to participate in sea kayak tours or other watersports.

Check out the fantastic rock formations at Dona Ana Beach and take shelter from the sea breeze. The beach is accessible via wooden steps so is not suitable for wheelchair users or buggies. There is some car parking behind the beach and a restaurant.

Camillo beach is just beautiful, although it is reached by a number of steps so perhaps not accessible by all. The view from the top of the beach is fantastic and the restaurant is popular with local residents who can enjoy the view whilst sampling the freshly caught seafood.

Things to Do

There are many historical sites and attraction in Lagos so take a wander round the cobbled streets and take a step back in time.

Lagos is surrounded by fantastic cliffs and perhaps the best way to explore these is by taking a grotto tour. The local fishermen will take you on a tour of the local caves and navigate their way through and around the cliffs and amazing rock formations. There are also many secluded beach coves that are only accessible by boat.

If you enjoy being active whilst on holiday, then take a trip to the sports complex in Lagos. Here you will find a state of the art fitness centre, indoor football and heated swimming pool. There is also an auditorium which hosts concerts and various exhibitions throughout the year.

There is also a couple of tennis courts in Lagos, perfect if you are feeling energetic. Equipment can be hired and courts can be rented per the hour or you could take part in some tennis classes.

Out and About

As well as the many historical attractions in Lagos, there are many bars, cafes and restaurants just waiting to be visited. There are many restaurants to be found in both the Old Town and down at the Marina. The cafes and restaurants down the marina area tend to be a little quieter and great for a spot of people watching.

Nightlife here can be as quiet or as lively as you want it to be. There is everything from trendy bars, late night jazz bars and nightclubs that stay open unto the early hours so whether it's a quiet drink or a party atmosphere, Lagos has it all.

There are plenty of shops here in Lagos, so whether you are looking for a special present to take home or just fancy treating yourself to something new, you will find the perfect gift here and have fun exploring the many shops at the same time.

Nearby Attractions

There is plenty to do in the area too.

There are many attractions at Aqualand which is a water park,to suit the whole family. There are swimming pools, wave pools, gentle slides for little ones and slightly more thrilling rides for bigger kids and adults too. The park can get very busy but it is a great day out for all.

Hop on board one of the dolphin seafari boats and head out to sea to see the dolphins at play. Dolphins are such beautiful creatures and it is just great to see them having fun in their natural environment. If you are lucky, you may also see orcas and turtles on this 90 minute trip.

The zoo in the village of Barao Sao Joao is very popular with both locals and tourists and provides an entertaining yet educational experience for all. More than 120 animal species and 200 botanical species can be found in a natural environment. There is a snack bar and restaurant on site should you require something to eat.

The Zoo Marine in Guia is a very popular choice for families with children and is the highlight of many a holiday. Visitors will be able to see dolphins, sea lions, seals, tropical birds and various birds of prey. There is also an aquarium with exotic fish and sharks and there is a 4D cinema too so there is plenty to keep everyone occupied.

As you will no doubt be aware, the Algarve is well known for its golf courses and with at least 20 golf courses in the area, there will be one to suit, no matter what your ability. Most of the courses are open throughout the year and some may require proof of handicap.

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