Lagos is a Beautiful fishing town located around one hour from Faro airport. Located close to the harbour is Meia Praia beach which is one of the longest beaches in the Algarve stretching 4km. With a climate that that's warm all year round you can't go wrong with Lagos holidays.
Lagos is a stunning town sporting excellent beaches, great family owned restaurants serving all manner of Portuguese cuisine, fantastic bars and brilliant sunny weather most of the year. If you're in the mood for a break away then book your holiday to Lagos now!
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The Algarve climate is the secret to the it's success as a tourist destination. While the main holiday season may be the during the summer months the mild winters mean tourists flock to the island all year round. For that reason alone, Lagos holidays are great! Copious amounts of sun, long sandy beaches and a chilled out vibe make this place intoxicatingly relaxing.
Lagos is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve. Praia de Dona Ana is about a half hour walk form the centre of Lagos but one look at it’s white sands and crystal waters will tell you it’s worth it. Just north of Lagos is the Barragem de Bravura, a water reserve that is not only a spectacular sight itself but also offers fantastic views of the surrounding areas.
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If you’re the energetic type then holidays to Lagos are your perfect destination. Visitors have the chance to try windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and diving with experts on hand to show you the ropes. But if shopping is more your scene there’s no need for you to be left out either. Lagos is home to plenty of chic boutiques and unique craft stores where you can buy one-of-a-kind items and interesting jewellery. There is also a fantastic monthly market which you should check out if you can.
Despite its modernisation there remains plenty of evidence in Lagos of its rich history. One building in the town dates back to 1445 and is recorded as being the first building in Europe to be used as a slave market. The 17th Century gold church of Santo Antonio is also a big attraction for tourists as is the Forta de Bandeira, the entrance to the harbour, which was built in the 17th Century. The town celebrates many religious and cultural festivals throughout the year including the Festival de Flamenco in September and the town holiday on 27th October so there should be something to see while on holidays to Lagos.
Lagos has great nightlife and this is one of the main attractions for tourists. With plenty of restaurants, bars and clubs there is something for everyone. The marina is the main area for tourists and it’s not hard to see why. Its bustling, lively atmosphere and its abundance of cocktail bars are a huge attraction for visitors looking to enjoy themselves.
Sometimes you just want to take it easy on your Lagos holidays. If that's the case then you should head to nearby Alvor for a night of complete relaxation. Other places worth going for a night out include the small village of Praia da Luz or Portimao.
Book a Lagos Holiday now!
If you feel a little cheated that your fabulous new summer dresses and your adorable new bikini didn’t get the attention they deserve why not put things right and book your Lagos holidays today. On the Beach has some great deals on holidays in Lagos and all over the Algarve so book today and get packing your summer clothes. It’s long overdue!