We all know that the Algarve is a bustling summertime hot spot, especially for ocean lovers and night owls. But not all are aware that the town of Lagos is the perfect town to base yourself on the Algarve Coast.
Located in the heart of the sunny Algarve and about 1 hour by car from Faro’s International airport and approximately 2 hours and a half from Lisbon, Lagos is among the most sought-after destinations in the Algarve region and attracts tourists and expats from many walks of life, simply because it seems to have all the things that people love about the region.
With over 2000 years of history, under Roman and Moorish reign until the 13th century, crusades, slave trade, pirates, explorers, naval battles, earthquakes, and tsunamis, Lagos has it all.
From magnificent beaches of all descriptions, from long sandy bays to tiny coves, to some of the best coastal hikes in Portugal, a relaxed atmosphere, and some historic charm, Lagos is the perfect spot for some incredible holidays or for a one-day trip.
Adding to that and most importantly due to the actual pandemic, Lagos is ranking 5th on the Top 10 of safest cities to visit
post-lockdown in 2021 by the European Best Destinations.
While we hope you get to spend more time in Lagos, we share with you our top things to do in Lagos, our very best itinerary for a day trip in Lagos.