: Boa Vista
: Next to Lagos Zoo
The villa is ideally situated close to shops, restaurants & mini market; only 15 minutes walk of 2 minutes by car. A 5 minute walk leads you to Lagos Zoo, a must when staying, with a lovely restaurant next door. Lagos is 5 minutes drive as is Bensafrim, and the beaches of Lagos or Luz also very close. This is ideal for surfers, birdwatchers, sun seekers & large groups including weddings, birthday’s or Anniversary reunions. A great party villa, but very quiet surroundings.
Lagos is a fantastic town in the western Algarve that can certainly be enjoyed by all age groups. It is full of historical interest with it's origins dating as far back as 2000 years BC when it was known as Lacobriga. Lagos has always had a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the 'voyages of the Discoveries' instigated by Henry the Navigator when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town. The beaches in Lagos are some of the best in the Algarve and include the wonderful 4kms of golden sands along Meia Praia, Batata Beach just across the road from the town centre, Dona Ana Beach with it's spectacular rock formations nestling beneath the cliffs, the small, sheltered Camilo Beach on the way to Ponta de Piedade and the beautiful sandy bay of Porto de Mós Beach - the furthest beach from Lagos town centre, and the nearest beach to this Villa.
Activities: You will be spoil for choice for things to do in Lagos in western Algarve, Portugal! You can spend time simply relaxing on one of the beautiful Lagos beaches, have a fun family day out at Lagos Zoo, take a boat trip to the beautiful caves around Ponta da Piedade or go dolphin watching. If you like to be active on holiday there are lots of water sports in Lagos - windsurfing, wake boarding, scuba diving and sailing (amongst others) or if you prefer dry land, how about horse riding, mountain biking, tennis and golf? Lagos really does have something to offer for all the family.
Boat Trips: There are Lagos boat trips to the caves, to see dolphins, to fish plus cruises along the stunning Algarve coastline! The Avenida and the Marina are lined with stands selling boat trips. Some of the dolphin watching trips offer a guarantee so that if you aren't lucky enough to see dolphins they will offer another boat trip on another day, so book early on in your holiday. Don't forget to take sun factor and cover ups to avoid burning.
Water Parks & Zoo: Slide and Splash water park is near Lagoa in central Algarve (approximately 20 minutes from Lagos) and operates from the beginning of April to the end of October. It opens daily at 10am and closes between 5pm and 6pm depending on the time of year. They operate a transfer service with pick-up points in Lagos to get you to the park when it opens with return trips later in the day. For family holidays to the Algarve, a visit to Zoo Lagos is a must & only 5 minutes walk! It is a great day out for all ages with lots of animals and birds to see and a 'petting farm' where you can feed some of the animals.
Golf: 1.Boavista – Boavista, The 18 hole championship course offers exceptional playing conditions across two distinctive parts, the Resort Section and the Country Section. As well as challenging and varied holes, players at Boavista can enjoy breathtaking ocean views and spectacular scenery! The resort offers a driving range, golf academy, club house, superb dining, fitness centre and spa. 2.Palmares - 27 holes at Palmares Dazzling views over the Meia-Praia bay as the game gets exciting by the sand dunes and a system of returning nines against the background of the Serra de Monchique, the sea, the ria de Alvor and the pine forest! At the centre of all the action is the Club-House and a comprehensive Driving Range with various Pitching and Putting Greens so that you can perfect your game before entering the course. The resort includes golf academy, Pro-Shop, clubhouse and the 5* hotel is opening in 2013. 3.Penina - 5* Le Meridien Penina Golf Resort in Alvor (just 15 minutes drive from Lagos) is the only resort in Portugal to have three golf courses: Penina 18 hole course, and two 9 hole - The Academy Course and the Resort Course. As the first resort golf course to be built in Portugal.
Other Activities: Go carting