Old and new conspire to make this proud port a memorable place to visit. It's no wonder that Lagos holidays are popular...
This ancient port city is a jewel studded on the western end of the sunny Algarve in Portugal. Visiting Brits have long held a special place in their hearts for charming Lagos.
Take strolls along the cobbled streets of the walled old town and rest in sun-dappled squares, tour the 17th-century fortress or take in the atmosphere at the old slave market. The past of this old maritime town will come alive during your holidays.
If all you want to do during your break away from home is lie back and feel the Portuguese sun on your skin, then holidays in Lagos cater for this, too. The wide expanse of sand at Meia Praia is complemented by a selection of secluded coves and secret beaches, such as the cliff-backed Praia do Pinhao.
You can get to Lagos with flights arriving into Faro Airport (FAO). Lagos attracts all kind of holidaymakers, from families, to couples and groups, though the resort maintains an upmarket air and the hotels and resorts are generally high end.
The restaurants and bars are also wonderful, and there are many excellent options, especially around the marina. A candlelit dinner here perfectly rounds off a sun-kissed day in Lagos. There are many shops here, too, to satisfy the itch to whip out the plastic.
Lagos is also an excellent base from which to explore this stunning corner of Portugal. Hire a car to get off the beaten track and visit the tree-clad Monchique Mountains, where cycling and hiking trails await active types.
The charming town of Silves, with its fine Moorish fortress, is also worth a visit, and if you want to feel like you're sitting on the edge of the world, you can drive to Cape St Vincent, the most south-western point of Portugal. Savour the Atlantic Ocean air as you dream of the adventurers who set out from here during the Age of Discovery.
Discover the charms of Lagos for yourself this year and book your holidays to this lovely part of the Algarve. TravelSupermarket can take the strain and help you to find your Lagos holiday.