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Planning your summer trip to Lagos – Part 2

Planning your summer trip to Lagos

Planning your summer trip to Lagos is not a trifling thing. Last time, we spoke of a few reasons why you should really consider visiting. Today, let’s sit back and visit the top destinations in this beautiful Portuguese seaside resort.

Located 90 kilometers from Faro, the capital city of the Algarve, Lagos is – and has been for some time - one of the top seaside resorts in the country. It’s also quite accessible, even if you are not traveling by car, because you can employ Faro Airport transfers to take you there and back.

One of the reasons people come to Lagos is the spectacular coastline. Lagos contains some of the best beaches in the Algarve. With its fantastic rocks and fine sand, the flowers covering the edge of the cliff and the cerulean ocean below, Praia de Dona Ana is our favorite beach.

Another beautiful beach just behind the Lagos Marina (which is a site you should definitely never miss) is Meia Praia. Its name might mean “half a beach”, but actually this is the longest beach in the area and provides a lot of excellent sand and water-sports facilities.

History comes to life at Forte Ponta da Bandeira, a 17th-century fortress built to defend the harbor of Lagos. (You might have guessed this: Lagos has had a long history as a seaside port). The remains of the fort can be visited, along with an 18th-century small chapel covered in azulejos, where there’s also an exhibit that celebrates the Portuguese golden age of discoveries.

If you want a fun day out for you and the kids, you can always opt for the Lagos Zoo. for just 10-14 EUR, you can visit a beautiful park that’s home to a true family of exotic animals. Plus there’s a restaurant there that provides traditional food.

What do you think about Lagos so far?




Planning your summer trip to Lagos

Planning your summer trip to Lagos

When planning your summer trip to Lagos, the first thing you should know is the following: you need to search online for the right “Lagos”. Strange as it might seem, there is a Lagos in Nigeria and one in Portugal, Europe. Predictably enough, we’re going to talk about the latter one today, the beautiful city on the Portuguese coast of the Algarve.




Journalists, agents and tour operators become tourists in Lagos

Journalists, agents and tour operators become tourists in Lagos

This Thursday, October 16th, journalists, agents and tour operators become tourists in Lagos, as the municipality prepares for this year’s edition of the Redescobrir os Segredos do Algarve project. This initiative of the Regiao de Turismo do Algarve (RTA) is actually coming to its fourth edition.




Mar Algarve Expo Vernissage

Mar Algarve Expo Vernissage

Between the 9th and the 11th of October, the Algarve has the unique opportunity to promote the local economy, centering around and widely based on the sea and the maritime industry. The first edition of Mar Algarve Expo relies on the participation of several major companies in the maritime sector.




Blue Summer Festival Algarve in October 2014

Blue Summer Festival Algarve in October

Lagos and Portimao are again preparing for celebration, as they say goodbye to summer in the Blue Summer Festival in October. Considering that summer “has left the… Continent” officially on September 1st, we will take it as a special courtesy that it decided to stay on the mild shores of the Algarve until October 23rd, the first day of the festival.




Best Algarve Events for the Summer of 2014

Best Algarve Events for the Summer of 2014

The endless summer, the mirage of the ocean and the exotic charm of the seaside resorts, coupled with the Portuguese sense of melancholy make the Algarve an amazing place for all those looking for an unforgettable adventure, and here are some suggestions of best Algarve events for the summer of 2014.