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Located on the estuary of the Bensafrim River, Lagos is a town in the Barlavento region at the western end of Portugal's Algarve. The Moors established the port on the Atlantic Ocean and after they left, Lagos played a prominent part as a launching place for many naval excursions during Portugal’s Golden Age of Discovery.

Today Lagos is a charming mix of ancient and modern that appeals to holidaymakers who want stunning beaches with water sports as well as a historical setting with places of interest.

Lagos is a popular holiday choice thanks to the wide availability of cheap and affordable hotel accommodation in and around town.

Neighbourhoods of Lagos

The areas of most interest of visitors to Lagos are:

  • Old Town: Walls that date to the 16th century enclose the Old Town where much of the architecture is of equal or older age. The cobbled lanes and pretty squares hold attractions like Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, Saint Gonçalo's Gate, Church of St, Anthony, and the Mercado de Escravos, which was the first slave market in Europe.
  • Marina: The marina is one of the liveliest parts of Lagos, with plenty of shops and cafes to enjoy in the daytime and bars and restaurants to enjoy in the night-time. A sailing academy operates out of the marina.
  • The Beaches: The Algarve is known for its superb beaches and some of the best are in Lagos. We’re talking a stunning coastline of towering cliffs, hidden coves, and vast expanses of pristine sands. There are four beaches within walking distance of Lagos town centre. Praia da Batata is a pretty, sheltered beach closest to town and is often busy. Meia Praia is a huge expanse of golden sands popular with surfers. Praia Dona Ana is a picturesque and sheltered beach set in golden coloured cliffs. Praia do Camilo is a small and secluded beach nestled between towering cliffs.

What to see and do in Lagos

The beaches are the obvious attraction but away from the sea and sand there’s plenty to do. The Old Town is a fascinating place to explore and shop and it’s easy to while away half the day here, and for more walking, there’s the scenic Riverside promenade. Lagos also has its own zoo where the main attraction is Monkey Island. Day trips can take you to towns Like Sagres and Silves and to the magnificent Ponta da Piedadea series of sandstone cliffs considered the finest natural feature of the western Algarve. The cliffs can be toured on foot or be viewed on a boat trip.

What to eat in Lagos

The culinary history of Lagos is typical of the Algarve. Some of the most popular regional delicacies to try include caldo verde which is a kind of soup made with olive oil and cabbage, pasteis de bacalhau which is a cod dish made with eggs, onion and parsley, and francesinhas which are a kind of meat sandwich topped with cheese. Grilled sardines are ubiquitous but no less delicious for being so.

Typical events and festivals in Lagos

Some of the most popular and highly attended of events in Lagos and nearby include the Porches Craft Beer Fest, the Albufeira WaterFest, the Lagos Food Fest and Alvor Medieval Festival.

How to move around in Lagos

The best and most recommended way to travel in and around Lagos is via the bus system. The city contends with a lot of traffic in busy areas, and the buses have the benefit of being able to use dedicated lanes that allow them to skip this traffic. There are bus services to other areas on the Algarve as well as train services .

The climate in Lagos

The climate of Lagos is a warm and dry one. The period between June and August is generally the warmest and driest, producing the best time for holidays with average temperatures that reach into the high 20s. Rainy season in Lagos is from December to March. Despite the rain, temperatures still remain in the mid-teens.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Lagos

The most centrally located hotels in Lagos with the best ratings are: Hotel Marina Rio, Hotel Dom Manuel I Charming Residence and Apartamentos Turísticos Sollagos.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Lagos, the average price per night is 47 , while you will pay an average of 30 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you'll pay around 60 .

You can make reservations at Cascade Wellness Resort and Hotel WOT Lagos Montemar if you´re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Lagos.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Lagos, like Hotel Marina Rio, Hotel Boutique Vivenda Miranda or Hotel Dom Manuel I Charming Residence.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Lagos, we recommend Hotel Marina Rio, Hotel Boutique Vivenda Miranda and Hotel Solar De Mós.

If you want an adult-only hotel in Lagos, some of the best options for adults only are Hotel Cloud 9 Hostel, Hotel Vila Valverde Design Country and Hotel Dom Manuel I Charming Residence.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Lagos are Jardim Da Meia Praia Resort, Hotel Costa D’oiro Ambiance Village and Hotel Solar De Mós.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Lagos with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Costa D’oiro Ambiance Village, Casa Da Moura and Hotel Villa Doris Suites.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Lagos are Hotel Marina Rio, Hotel Boutique Vivenda Miranda and Hotel Dom Manuel I Charming Residence.

In Lagos, Hotel Marina Rio, Hotel Solar De Mós and Hotel Costa D’oiro Ambiance Village offer 24-hour front desk service.