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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.

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Farmhouse #1759746
1
Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1670938
14
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6935720
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chateau / Country House #1783124
2
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #864325
4
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #2252525
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chateau / Country House #1780145
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6730370
20
Viewed 309 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #1843955
10
Viewed 257 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1708729
31
Viewed 168 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #409152
32
Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #57131
30
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8066242
9
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(45 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #8119969
45
Viewed 179 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #900816a
14
Viewed 263 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #1768621
10
Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6566273
8
Viewed 109 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8146675
19
Viewed 110 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6893423
9
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1834709
12
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1809588
16
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #824823
28
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8071513
6
Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6782561
7
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #64256
39
Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8140185
26
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #951111a
15
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Villa #75613
13
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6066429
5
Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3881812
6
Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #74470
15
Viewed 86 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6736479
4
Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Apartment #1873015
16
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8016844
10
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #454639
39
Viewed 18 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 29 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1094838
10
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #408436
7
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6774221
7
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8172900
16
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #72154
15
Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1655114
17
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1079061
14
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6515016
6
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(26 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #885284
26
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(42 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #1092279
42
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Apartment #8051858
20
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8013731
17
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #75613
17
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #406773
30
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
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Bensafrim Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

A comfortable, lazy holiday in a beautiful garden

4 of 5
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed my stay at Casa Contente. The villa had everything I needed and would be spacious enough for quite a large family. It was a pleasure to swim in the pool and sit outside admiring the beautiful garden. I was lucky with the weather - hot but with a pleasant breeze. The busy beaches and bright lights are a short drive away; in contrast the historic sights and delightful small beaches on both the south and west coast are worth exploring.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

A fabulous week

5 of 5
Perfect apartment in every way; proximity to the sea, town and supermarket, lovely balcony with beautiful view, spacious, clean.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017