Lagos

Lagos, 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.

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.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Lagos Reviews

Lagos Hotels (38)

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....

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

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....

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

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....

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

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....

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 ...

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

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

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...

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

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. ...

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

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

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....

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

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

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....

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

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

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....

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....

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

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....

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

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...

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...

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

A peaceful four-star complex with comfortable accommodation and outdoor pools, great for families seeking a chilled-out break to sunny Portugal. ...

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

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....

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....

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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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