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.


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.


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 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 Lagos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,312 holiday lettings around Lagos. From 918 villas to 2,440 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.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lagos?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lagos. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Luz: 3,414 holiday homes
  • Porto de Mós: 387 holiday homes
  • Boavista Golf & Spa Resort: 83 holiday homes
  • Meia Praia: 4,333 holiday homes
  • Lagos Centre: 682 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Lagos! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lagos?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Lagos with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Luz: 3,414 holiday lettings
  • Alvor: 4,666 holiday lettings
  • Carvoeiro: 4,687 holiday lettings
  • Ferragudo: 4,476 holiday lettings
  • Armação de Pêra: 5,923 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Lagos? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Lagos. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lagos Marina: 6,025 holiday rentals
  • Palmares Golf: 6,669 holiday rentals
  • Boavista Golf: 5,860 holiday rentals
  • Espiche Golf Course: 5,313 holiday rentals
  • Camilo Beach: 6,025 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lagos listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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