: A22 - Junction 2 - Lagos/Odiaxere
: Meia Praia
: Various bars and restaurants on Marina
: Several good restaurants on Marina or in Town
Car: not necessary
Located on the award winning Marina de Lagos, this apartment is ideally based for a holiday with or without a car. It is only a short walk from the apartment to the lovely town of Lagos with its many modern and traditional bars and restaurants, shops, museums and other attractions. The Marina itself has plenty of restaurants and bars. There are also many boat and dolphin watching trips and other sightseeing excursions available from here. Lagos has an abundance of lovely beaches and grottos, the closest of which to the apartment is the 3km white stretch of beach called Meia Praia, only 600m away. The apartment is within minutes of several professional golf courses and is an ideal base for golfers wishing to play in the Algarve. The apartment is 45 minutes by car from Faro airport, 2 minutes walk from the train station and only 5 minutes from the bus station. This is an ideal base to explore the many places of interest along the Algarve and it is only 2 hours from Spain.
Other Activities: Dolphin Watching, Yachting, Jeep Safari, Coach Excursions, Museums, Cinemas, Shopping, local zoo, Zoomarine Theme Park and Aqualand Swim & Slide Park
Golf: The Algarve boasts a rich sporting lifestyle, particularly in Golf. There are over 30 golf courses, including three of the most magnificent championship courses ever designed: Penina, Vilamoura and Vale do Lobo. In November 2005 the Victoria Clube (6,650 metres and designed by Arnold Palmer) at Vilamoura hosted the World Golf Cup. In the Western Algarve there are 6 proper golf courses starting from Alto Golf, Penina, Morgado, Palmares, Boavista and Parque de Floresta as the most westerly. Palmares, the closest course to our apartment (about 5 minutes by car), over looks the Bay of Lagos offering amazing views. Links style on the outward nine (the par-5 fifth is a 550 metre classic) with rolling country-side on the way back. It has a Pro-shop, driving range, putting and chipping greens also available. We are within 10/15 minutes of Boavista and Parque de Floresta. Many premier football teams are increasingly favouring the Algarve, with the England Team, home teams and other internationals using the Algarve for training. The Faro Stadium (40mins by car) is now home to international matches and Music Concerts (such as U2). The Autódromo Internacional do Algarve Race Track has now opened near Portimao, hosting A1 GP, superbike and F1 testing. This new racing circuit is only a short drive from the apartment (8 minutes) making it an ideal base for visiting future events at this exciting new circuit, tipped as a home for future F1 events, F1 driving stars are seen in Lagos.