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Destination guide

Sun and sea at Lagos holiday lettings

Lagos is unquestionably one of the chart-toppers of the Algarve. Like a tailor-made cocktail of all the ingredients you're looking for from a break on the Portuguese coast, Lagos hugs the coast surrounded by sandy white beaches and rugged bays like cliff-backed Batata Beach. Inland, there are earthy fish markets and ceramics workshops bursting with azulejos tiles. Its cobbled old town – a place that was well-known to the explorers of the Age of Adventure – is ringed by 17th-century walls and fortifications and filled with cantinas that sizzle with seafood. Throw in dolphin watching, sailing and an unbridled nightlife and it's easy to see why Lagos holiday rentals are such a draw.

Things to do

Attractions near Lagos holiday lettings

On the rare days when you don't want to put your towel down on one of the 5 beaches within easy reach of Lagos town, or hit the pearly green-blue waters of the Atlantic on a boat, how about a whirlwind of Age of Adventure history and family attractions instead? Cue the Wax Museum of Discovery, where the whole family can come face-to-face with recreations of great seafarers like Vasco da Gama and other iconic Portuguese sailors. Then there's the Lagos Zoo. Hidden up in the olive-peppered hills, it's home to long-necked flamingos, South American vicugna, meerkats and oodles more.

Activities

Things to do near holiday homes in Lagos

Budding dolphin watchers, sunbathers, surfers and cave explorers would do well to search for their Lagos holiday rentals close to the coast. It's a real wonderland of cliff-backed coves and wave-washed bays, offering chances to ride on longboards or bounce over the swells to catch glimpses of bottlenoses and carved rock grottoes alike. Culture vultures might prefer a pad in the old town centre. Here you can explore the fish markets, enjoy cooking classes in Algarvian seafood or visit the local history museum set in a gilded baroque church.

Weather

Best time to travel to Lagos holiday homes

Lagos is one of the hottest and driest corners of Portugal. Sitting almost at the tip of the Iberian Peninsula, it's about as far south as it's possible to get in the country, without heading for islands like Madeira, that is. The upshot is a climate that includes plenty of sun and soaring mercury levels. Things warm up in springtime in April and May, with beach-worthy days in the 20s. Then comes the popular summer. Most folk seek out Lagos holiday rentals between June and August to catch the temperatures rising to over 30. Autumn, in September and October, is also balmy and dry

Natural features

Lagos – where the coast is charismatic

There are loads of reasons why the coastline around Lagos is the stuff of travel brochures. From the cosy cove of Praia da Batata to the rugged bay of Praia Dona Ana, past the wave-battered sands of Porto de Mos where the surfers assemble, to the protected shorelines of the south-west Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park, there are some seriously awesome spots to see. Dolphins make regular appearances in the currents and there are dramatic vistas of rock needles shooting from the sea, all interspersed with long stretches of inviting honey-coloured sand.

Beaches

Beaches near Lagos holiday rentals

Lagos has a diverse range of beaches for sunbathing and swimming. Holiday homes can be found near beach locales like Praia Dona Ana, a scenic beach surrounded by colourful cliffs and clear water, and Praia do Camilo, a secluded, sandy beach with sheltered waters and ochre-coloured rocks. There’s also Meia Praia, a large sandy beach with rocky cliffs and cafes and bars.

How to get there

Transport to and around Lagos

The nearest airport is in Portimao (PRM), located 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), which is 39.3 mi (63.2 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Lagos Station.

Good for couples

Couple's fun near Lagos holiday homes

You’ll find an array of fascinating and tranquil couple’s attractions to explore on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near romantic locations like Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, a picturesque lighthouse on a rugged coastline with wide beaches, sandstone cliffs and sweeping views, and Student Beach, an intimate beach accessible through a rock tunnel with scenic cliffs. You’ll also like the Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos, a history museum with wax figures in historical dioramas.

How many holiday rentals are available around Municipality of Lagos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,157 holiday lettings around Municipality of Lagos. From 884 villas to 2,337 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Lagos?

Rising every morning to amazing ocean views and the tidal rhythms of waves crashing to the shore. This is the stuff holiday fantasies are made of! There are 1,814 beachside getaway homes to pick from. Alternatively, you may prefer to try something different. HomeAway has a broad range of options, including:

  • 1,630 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 835 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 770 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Lagos?

If you want to discover how the locals live, pull back the curtains and soak up this destination from the comfort and convenience of an apartment. You'll be able to choose from 2,154 different options on HomeAway. How does £26 a night sound? That's what you could be spending if you don't dilly dally! If that doesn't fit with your crew's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Villa: 867 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £52 per night.
  • House: 611 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £13 per night.
  • Condo: 85 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.

Can I stay in Lagos in a large group?

The recipe for a perfect holiday is hanging out with close friends and family in a completely new place. If you'll be travelling with a large group, HomeAway has options. Currently, apartment holiday rentals are the hottest thing for big groups of visitors here, and we have 484 available on our database. Properties for rent around here that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 1,890 rental properties suitable for that size. Spend a night from just £35.
  • After a holiday property for 8 people? We have 770 that will work well. You can book one for as little as £62 a night.
  • Going away with a group of 5? We've got 728 rental properties that will be perfect. Prices start from £26 a night.

Your whole squad will be in good hands when you organise your Lagos adventure with us!

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