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Lagos, Algarve • Portugal

Lagos
Lakes, where they left the discoveries of the world

Lagos, land of where they left off in the 15TH CENTURY discoveries. Lagos Algarve is a town known for its beaches and the quality of life it provides to its residents as well as those who visit. Situated less than 80 km from Faro, the capital district, Lagos is a historic town with great importance since since the days of the Romans. After a few centuries since the Age of Discovery back to take advantage of their geographic exclusivity. Lagos is leaving most of the caravels towards unknown lands.

Lagos / City

In the oldest part of Lagos There is a great diversity of supply, particularly apartments of one, two or three bedrooms. This is an area where the oldest houses mingle with other newer urban or recovered in full harmony. It is also at the center of Lagos where, as expected, there is greater commercial activity during the day and where the nightlife is livelier. The international award "Gold Quality Coast Award" was a deserved recognition of all that this magnificent historic city bathed by the ocean has to offer, and that goes far beyond the beautiful beaches and delicious cuisine. Within the municipality of Lagos There are different areas that will be important to first know.

Lagos is a city full of history to discover

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique in Lagos
Statue of Infante Dom Henrique in Lagos

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique, in Praça Infante Dom Henrique. In the background we can see the façade of the Church of Santa Maria.

Door of the medieval city of Lagos
Door of the medieval city of Lagos

Old city gate of medieval Lakes, called Door of São Gonçalo. Nowadays it is still one of the places of entrance to the old city. The other side of the door we find the traditional Portuguese Pavement stone streets, traditional architecture persisted over the centuries, the local trade. An interesting place to meet in a pleasant walk.

Statue of Gil Eanes
Gil Eanes was a Portuguese Navigator, born in Lagos (Algarve), Squire of Prince Henry
Manueline window in the wall of the Castle
Manueline window in the wall of the castle of Governors in Lagos
Military architecture at the Fort of Ponta da Bandeira in Lagos
Military architecture at the Fort of Ponta da Bandeira in Lagos
São Gonçalo de Lagos
Statue of Saint Gonçalo de Lagos

The statue of Saint Gonçalo de Lagos, blesses the fishermen, velejados and sailors visiting the city! The Holy safe with the right hand a cross of Christ as a sign of blessing.

boat trips
Visitors ' entrance to the tour boat to visit caves in Lagos

The boat visits to the caves from the beaches of Lakes have multiple exit points. We can take the taxi boats at the marina of Lagos, in the output of the port, next to the Fort, in the Ponta da Piedade and many more sites of the city.

Caves of Lakes on father's day!
Walk to the caves of Lakes in March

The boat Lagos allow us to enjoy unique landscapes. Every day is different, the landscapes change constantly due to tides. The beaches are disappearing, and new caves arise when low tide ...

Vista shores of Lagos
coastal views from the cliffs of Lagos in the Algarve

This photograph was taken in April of the top of the cliffs along the caves and Lagos beaches. In it we can see the rock formations cut by erosion, the transparent waters, bathers to swim to a beach accessible only by sea, sightseeing boats to make the tour at the waterfront buildings from Dona Ana beach. The urban cluster that we observe in the background right is the Village of Alvor.

City of Lagos within the walls

Visitors to the city of Lagos roam the city and discover the attractions of the most varied forms. Here we see a couple of tourists entering the old city through the tunnel situated at the entrance to the Governor's Castle!

City Centre streets
Streets in the center of the traditional city

Inside the castle walls can stroll through the manicured city and visit the traditional trade. Along the streets we found varied trade shops, restaurants, service office and private dwelling houses.

lagos tourism
Enjoy a beer on a terrace in the Centre of the old town

The joy of tourists is remarkable. Here we see a couple enjoying the cool of the shade while enjoying a beer.

tourists in Lagos
Tourists taking pictures of the scenery during a tour of the Vilamoura

Beaches in Lagos

The beaches of Lagos is one of the major tourist attractions. Find more than a dozen beaches, and Meia Praia one of the best known, mainly due to its length of over 4km and its location near the historic center.

  • Meia-Praia
  • beach Dona Ana,
beaches in lagos
The landscapes in Lagos are dynamic art frames

Due to the advance of the sea in these areas, some beaches had the need of human intervention, as a form of protection to the possibility of collapse. The most famous beach, the praia Dona Ana was the example. This beach was held an intervention for construction of barriers with stone moles, and extension of the beach with sea sand landfill!

Praia do Camilo
View from the top of the cliffs over the Praia do Camilo in Lagos in the Algarve

These beaches are known for their charm, offering services of surveillance during the bathing season. Some of the beaches are reduced accessibility, through stairs and dangerous cliffs amid jagged paths on the cliff.

Dona Ana Beach in December
evening in Dona Ana Beach in December
  • Beach Luz
  • Beach Batata
  • Praia do Pinhão

Lagos Marina

Lagos Marina
Restaurants, bars and ice cream shops in marina de Lagos

In Lagos there is a marina with mooring post 462 for boats up to 30 meters. Is a popular marina for sailors who seek to take advantage of the prevailing North winds ideal for sailing sports.

pedestrian bridge over the river bensafrim
Pedestrian bridge drawbridge allows direct access to Lagos marina

The City of Lagos is historically known for being the birthplace of the Portuguese Discoveries. The nautical tradition is preserved, and the Lagos Marina is a reflection of this behavior. It is also in the Marina of Lagos that boats can see replicas of Portuguese ships and other vessels used for sightseeing. One of the most popular promenades in Lagos are visits to the caves and beaches that only have access through March The coastline on the west coast of the Algarve is one of layered rock cliffs into the sea, creating an environment of extreme beauty, which is worth visiting.

River Bensafrim in Lagos
View of the city of Lagos since the old bridge

View of the city of Lagos since the old bridge of Lagos, on the river Bensafrim. The river Bensafrim divides the old city of Lagos to the West with the Lagos new town to the East, where lies the sports marina, fishing dock and the Palmares golf.

traditional fishing boat
Traditional Portuguese fishing boat
fish market in Lagos
Fish market in Lagos. Fresh fish in a traditional market

Golf in Lagos

Another of the main attractions in Lagos is the practice of golf. Attracting both amateurs and professionals, Lagos makes available to lovers of this practice two fields of superior golf, available year round. They are the Palmares and Boavista Golf Golf.

Cultural Events in Lagos

Lagos, which city that exudes culture and animation gives life to many cultural events, including festivals, fairs and other celebrations.

With respect to the festivities, you can highlight the Day of the City celebrated every year on 27 October, with the aim of promoting the identity of the people of Lagos. The Jazz Festival, lasting five days, held in August and is a great attraction for tourists staying in Lagos during this period.

But the biggest cultural festival in Lagos is undoubtedly the Festival of Discovery, held annually in May. As the name implies, this festival aims to disseminate and rebuild the entire environment of the sixteenth century Age of Discovery, involving the whole community, from the youngest to the oldest. For this plan to be a number of activities that pass through theaters, street entertainment, historical parades, contests, tournaments, horse, and more.

But the biggest cultural festival in Lagos is undoubtedly the Festival of Discovery, held annually in May. As the name implies, this festival aims to disseminate and rebuild the entire environment of the sixteenth century Age of Discovery, involving the whole community, from the youngest to the oldest. For this plan to be a number of activities that pass through theaters, street entertainment, historical parades, contests, tournaments, horse, and more.

Music lovers, beyond the jazz festival, also have the opportunity to attend the Contest Amateur Fado Lagos, when new talents are discovered.

Culinary em Lagos

Fish stew, Algarve gastronomic speciality
Stew fish, gastronomic specialty in the Algarve

Lagos is a fishing village and as such the cuisine reflects this. The fish is part of the usual menu of restaurants and taverns, as well as seafood that is cooked in various ways, appealing to different tastes and palates.

Don Rodrigo-Traditional Lagos and photo of the founders of pastry, year 1935
Don Rodrigo-Traditional Lagos and photo of the founders of pastry, year 1935

The sweet tooth also have good reason to elect the city of Lagos, known for its fine desserts. The sweet almond and figs are available almost everywhere in the city, and Don Rodrigo are the most wanted.

Why live in Lagos?

For all the reasons already mentioned, Lagos is one of the Algarve's cities increasingly sought after by investors and by those who want quality of life. With a pleasant nightlife, an enviable historical and cultural wealth, Lagos knows how to take advantage of its unique characteristics. A growing number of those who are lost in love by D'Costa d'Ouro, the name given to the coast due to its golden rocks, and decide to dock at the famous Marina de Lagos, and decide to stay there ...

Know better place to live or invest in Lagos.

The city of Lagos is located in the western region of the Algarve in Portugal
The city of Lagos is located in the western region of the Algarve in Portugal

For the entire coast of Lagos there are true wonders of nature, beaches of fine golden sand, hidden nooks where you can enjoy the magnificent Atlantic Ocean, extensive beaches that invite long walks, cliffs and rock formations that emerge from the sea floor ... In Lagos as in any destination, there are areas with more population density, other more modest and quiet, some near the beach, other more distant but with great views, well ... a large number of factors that may be decisive when of their choice. We know very well by all the surrounding area, we want to help you in this discovery.

riverside promenade in Lagos
In Lagos can walk along the river Bensafrim since the marina until ...

The city of Lagos, Located on the western Algarve, has as its main economic activity and tourism, was precisely as a tourist destination reference to the level of environmental quality, cultural heritage and local identity, which recently was awarded.

Porto de Mós, Lagos West

Porto de Mós is a privileged area, where a large part of lots and homes for sale have magnificent sea views and direct beach access. The proximity to the city center and the beach is a huge asset in this location. The beach has a long sandy beach that allows you to enjoy some privacy and special access for people with reduced mobility. During the summer season there are beach facilities and surveillance. Located within walking distance of town and the golf course BoavistaThe properties located here have no sea view and therefore are cheaper average.

View Môs Harbor Beach, cluster of houses on the hillside
View of port of Môs to the Ponta da Piedade

Porto de Mós in Lagos. Porto de Mós Lagos area is located west of the Centre. In this picture we can see the houses located on the west-facing slope, the beach of Porto de Mós and the cliff that extends to the Ponta da Piedade.

properties in the port of Môs, Lagos-Algarve
Sea view properties in the port of Môs

Porto de Mós is situated around a natural water line. Building on the slopes of the Valley creates an architecture in amphitheatre, with houses and apartments with sea view.

We harbour seen from the sea
Môs in Lagos Harbour seen from the sea

Albardeira / Calico (Meia Praia)

Boavista Golf / Caliças (Meia Praia) Consists of an area homes for sale and lots for building with magnificent views over the beach and the Atlantic Ocean. This is an area with high demand for living near the Meia PraiaA beach of fine golden sand which stretches along the bay for more than four miles long and connects Lagos the Ria de Alvor. The beach provides surveillance throughout the bathing season.

The Meia Praia Beach has a length of 5 kilometers, from the pier of the port entrance to the Jetty of the ria of Alvor

It is a beach with a large expanse of sand. The Meia Praia in Lagos is provides for wind sports, such as windsurfing and sailing. It is a beach with prevailing breeze of land-sea!

Boavista

Boavista is an area of Lagos where there is a field of 18-hole golf course, opened in 2002, has around him various types of properties for sale, apartments, townhouses and detached villas with some fantastic views of the golf course. We have excellent opportunities in the portfolio of business.

Reserva da Luz

Reserva da Luz is a subdivision by the sea, with several pre-defined projects, where you can choose the type of home that suits you. The house will be delivered built and delivered ready to move. If you do not want to wait for the building there are some chances of purchasing a ready house. This is a quiet area with great views of the sea.

Monte Funchal

Monte Funchal is located about 2 kms from the sea on a hillside offering magnificent views of the ocean. Here you will find lots of land to build and properties already built with very large areas. In our portfolio are some of the best options these true dream homes.
Navy Lagos - Awarded the 5 Âncoras de Ouro and the 5-star Blue StarIs recognized by the comfort and security it offers on its premises. Around the marina were built several apartment blocks, mostly with types T1, T2 and T3 with garages. The location and solar orientation can make all the difference. We have a portfolio some of the best options at the best price, contact us for helping you choose the best option.

Praia da Luz

Praia da Luz is a former fishing village that gave rise to a highly sought after village, both locations to establish their business and leisure travelers. The beach is wide and is divided into two parts: the area of ??fine white sand and the rocky area, characterized by a cliff which involves virtually the entire beach. In Praia da Luz will find a small resident and some of the best doctors, supermarkets and community services in the region.