If you are looking for a luxury apartment with access to the finest sailing facilities and glorious beaches set in picturesque scenery, look no further than this corner of Portugal. The famous Marina of Lagos, itself a hugely popular tourist destination, is regarded as one of the most beautiful in the whole of Europe, and is extremely well connected to both the town of Lagos and the whole of the Algarve. The marina is surrounded by beautiful villas, promenades, landscaped gardens and even an artificial lake, all of which is adorned with trees.
Marina de Lagos has the best facilities in the whole of the Algarve for sailing, and has been rewarded with a ‘5 anchor’ award to recognise this. There is a supermarket alongside the marina, and two English speaking marine engineers to help if you are having any trouble with your vessel. Many people arrive into Marina de Lagos and are captivated by the stunning scenery, choosing to take holiday accommodation here, explore the region and allow their yacht a well earned ‘once over’, before heading further down the coast to explore the rest of the Mediterranean.
The coastline around Marina de Lagos is famous for its caves, tunnels and coves, making it hard to leave your vessel in its berth all week. Dropping anchor along the coast and exploring the diverse coastline is a great way to spend an afternoon in the sun from any of the accommodation in Marina de Lagos.
If you cannot get enough of the sea, there are plenty of guided boat tours, parasailing and waterskiing excursions, scuba diving and windsurfing schools available from the promenades which line the marina.
Lagos is the beach capital of the Algarve, offering beaches to suit every taste, from the secluded, tranquil beaches to the long, sweeping tourist beaches offering every water sport, beach bars and excellent, laid back restaurants. However, there is much more to the town than its coastline. Often considered as the nicest town in the Algarve, Lagos has managed to avoid becoming a purely tourist focused resort town, which is a huge relief. Whilst all the whims of a holiday maker looking for beach or golf holidays are magnificently catered for, (with the Boavista Golf Resort just down the road), there is still a huge amount of culture to be absorbed in the town.
The beaches which surround the villas on the Marina de Lagos are so popular as temperatures can reach 40°C during the day in July and August, with monthly averages of over 30°C. Evenings are blissfully warm, and seem to last for ever, which makes taking a holiday rental on the marina a genuine luxury, and the restaurants and bars on the promenade fill the air with the delicious smells of fresh food.
Faro Airport (FAO) is just an hour away from Marina de Lagos, making it very easy to reach if you are trying to catch a yacht out of the marina, or simply taking an apartment in Marina de Lagos to enjoy the facilities of the town, staying in the most picturesque and luxury accommodation to be found anywhere in the region.