This historical port and city is today one of the most visited holiday destinations on the Algarve. Lagos history dates back to the Carthaginians several centuries BC and was also a staging point for the voyages of discovery for the likes of Henry the Navigator.The resort has numerous attractions, sited as it is within walking distance of some excellent beaches and will appeal to families, couples and golfers. There is a wide range of accommodation from top quality hotels to simple self catering apartments. Following recent building developments private holiday villas have become quite popular in the area with larger families and small golf groups.
The beach-life in Lagos is great the nearby beach of Meia Praia is splendid and located to the east of Lagos with the southern promontory featuring some lovely sheltered cove beaches. Another nearby beach is called Praia de Dona Ana, this picturesque beach is very popular and can become quite crowded in the high season months of July and August. The more active can enjoy the plethora of water sports available here, scuba dive, go sailing, wind-surfing, fishing or, para-sailing.
In the evenings the centre of Lagos comes alive the nightlife here can compete with any holiday resort on the Algarve, with several energetic dance clubs and character-filled bars strewn through the main part of town and by the marina. Eating out is also an enjoyable experience in Lagos, the resort offers a huge selection of establishments from which to choose from, seafood lovers will be in heaven, but with the choices available no one should be disappointed in Lagos.
As well as the local market that sprawls through the streets, Lagos boasts numerous fascinating shops and boutiques, especially in the pedestrianized old town. Browsing is as pleasurable as buying in the well-stocked shops that are bristling with attractive local wares, from wickerwork to filigree jewellery, copper-ware and leather goods to wine and pastries.