The city of Lagos

The most charming city along the Algarve

Lagos is also an historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, the home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade.

The town itself is best explored on foot. Despite the destruction caused by the 1755 earthquake, many of the houses in the historic city centre still retain the traditional stonework, the quaint wrought iron balconies and the shaded inner patios. Shops, bars and restaurants line the cobbled streets, making it a very pleasant spot for a stroll and a taste of the local gastronomy.

Places to discover close to Lagos

Caldas de Monchique

Located in the heart of the Algarve´s mountain range of Monchique, this thermal spa, is known for its spring waters with medicinal and therapeutic properties.


Costa Vicentina

A land of wild beauty and nature in its purest form, the Costa Vicentina comprises the coastal stretch along the Alentejo and the Algarve regions. Here nature has been preserved and the views are quite simply stunning.


Ponte da Piedade

A true masterpiece of Mother Nature. Admire the imposing cliffs, the natural tunnels, the hidden caves and the clear waters. Walk down the 128 steps and explore each cave with those who know the place like the back of their hands, in one of the small pretty fishing boots.

Fortaleza Sagres

Constructed strategically at the top of the Sagres headland to control and provide support for navigators, this imposing fortress dates back to the 15th century.


Ria Formosa

Considered one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Portugal, this natural park covers an area of 18.000 hectares, between the councils of Loulé and Vila Real de Santo António.



cafés & restaurants in the city
promenade of Lagos
Meia Praia
Forte da Ponta da Bandeira
sunrise at Meia Praia



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The apartments of Vila Palmeira are directly located 
at the longest sandy beach of Lagos - Meia Praia

Breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean
 and the city of Lagos are guaranteed!

Rua Ruy Belo - Estrada da Meia Praia

8600-315 Lagos - Portugal