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Make a holiday villa in Bensafrim your home away from home

Algarve is one of Portugal’s better known tourist hotspots and to its west is the amazing city of Lagos. This locale has a rich history stretching back over two thousand years. Traces of Lagos’ eventful past is seen in the remains of ancient constructions which both the history buff and generally curious tourist will enjoy. While ferreting out the delights of this attraction-laden town, tourists can find brilliant holiday accommodation in Bensafrim, one of the six parishes that make up Lagos. This former Arab settlement is a haven of Portuguese culture, hosting a lively annual fair. Holiday villas in Bensafrim are a great idea because they offer quick access to Lagos’ most interesting spots and many of them have private pools beside which holidaymakers can enjoy the summer sun. Transport links to this laid back locale have been recently spruced up to allow easy commuting to Lagos and beyond.

Things to do

-Historical sites: Among the many reminders of Lagos’ historical largesse are the 16th century walls that surround the old town. This calls to mind the time when this city was Algarve’s administrative nerve centre. There is also an ancient gate that has watchtowers beside it, which were part of constructions put up to protect the city from invaders. Religion has always played a central role in Portuguese culture, a fact to which ancient churches such as the 15th century Igreja da Santa Maria attest to.

-Beaches: Those booking holiday homes in Bensafrim holiday homes should however not think their destination is nothing more than a long history lesson. There are beautiful beaches such as the Praia da Batata from which one can savour the tranquillity of the whispering Atlantic and the warmth of the sun. There are also paths leading to the tops of cliffs which yield mind-blowing panoramas. At the Meia Praia holidaymakers will be spoilt for choice in beachside bars.

-Water sports: With the warm, clear waters of the Atlantic at their mercy, visitors can indulge in any number of water sports. Thrill-seekers can hire kayaks from a number of places near the beach and paddle through the ocean. The Lagos coastline is full of interesting geological features which Bensafrim holiday home inhabitants can explore on interesting boat rides along the shore. Dolphins are usually spotted during these tours.

-City square: The Praça de Gil Eanes is a place where people gather for various forms of entertainment and visitors who stop by there will catch the odd street showman balancing from a unicycle. If there is an important footy game featuring the national team, they will find hundreds of excited locals gathered before big outdoor screens cheering on Ronaldo and Co.

-Food and drink: By the time they’re leaving their holiday rentals in Bensafrim, tourists will have fallen in love with Portuguese cuisine thanks to the sumptuous fare offered by establishments such as Nah Nah Bah and Don Toro Angus Steak House. On top of delicious cuts to suit a wide range of tastes, they offer a nice, intimate ambiance to hungry patrons.

Weather in Bensafrim

Bensafrim enjoys beautiful temperate weather punctuated with abundant sunshine. The months between May and October all experience average temperatures above 20°C. Of these June, July and August are predictably the hottest, enjoying average highs of 25 to 26°C. This is relatively mild, though there are days temperatures surpass the 30°C mark. Rainfall should not be expected at this time of year. But winter is ushered in with some showers and a drop in temperatures from the twenties into the teens.

Travel to Bensafrim

Most major airlines plying the European skies will have flights, if only seasonal flights to the Faro Airport. On arrival here, travellers will be about an hour and a half from Lagos. To get there they can take the bus or a taxi. It is also plausible to jet into Portugal through the capital’s airport, the Lisbon Portela Airport and then connect to Lagos by bus. This four-hour trip should bring tourists to within minutes of their Bensafrim holiday homes.

    • 4 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Villa #6396423
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Chateau / Country House #1783124
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #1670938
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          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #6935720
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Farmhouse #1759746
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Villa #864325
              4
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Chateau / Country House #1780145
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (16 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #6730370
                  16
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (30 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Apartment #409152
                    30
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      House #1843955
                      8
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #6566273
                        5
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                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (29 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Apartment #57131
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                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (29 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #1708729
                            29
                            Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                              (4 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Apartment #1710578
                              4
                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #1768621
                                6
                                Viewed 452 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Apartment #8066242
                                  5
                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (18 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #8146675
                                    18
                                    Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (27 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Apartment #824823
                                      27
                                      Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (36 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #64256
                                        36
                                        Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (12 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #1809588
                                          12
                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                            (4 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Villa #8071513
                                            4
                                            Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (12 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #900816a
                                              12
                                              Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #1834709
                                                11
                                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (40 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Apartment #8119969
                                                  40
                                                  Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Villa #951111a
                                                    15
                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Villa #6066429
                                                      4
                                                      Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6736479
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Apartment #8022052
                                                          10
                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #1320915
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #557009vb
                                                              2
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (12 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Apartment #2525518
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6893423
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8051858
                                                                    18
                                                                    Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (35 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Apartment #454639
                                                                      35
                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #6522292
                                                                        13
                                                                        Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #72154
                                                                          13
                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #75613
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #6515016
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Apartment #8172900
                                                                                14
                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1873015
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Villa #1094838
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Villa #1146936
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Apartment #1930713
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (23 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Apartment #8140185
                                                                                          23
                                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #6020069
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (17 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Apartment #8013731
                                                                                              17
                                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (14 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Villa #74470
                                                                                                14
                                                                                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6782561
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6492133
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #1037732
                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious, well-equipped apartment with a great terrace and in a perfect location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great Easter in the apartment. The location was ideal for the beach, shops, restaurants and bars and there were some spectacular cliff-top walks close by. Many thanks to the owners and manager.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment in an ideal location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved Lagos and the location of the apartment. The weather was great when we were there, easter weekend was busy in the town but the rest of the week quieter. The pool was great but evenings were chilly - the fifth put-up bed could have done with a light duvet as the other beds had but otherwise the apartment was very clean and well appointed. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment and Lagos town and we will definitely return. Andrew and Alison.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017