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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.

avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Farmhouse #1759746
1
Viewed 14 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 29 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #6935720
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chateau / Country House #1783124
2
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #864325
4
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Chateau / Country House #1780145
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #2252525
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6730370
21
Viewed 709 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #1843955
11
Viewed 185 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(33 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1708729
33
Viewed 310 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 135 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 375 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8066242
12
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(33 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #57131
33
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8146675
20
Viewed 315 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6566273
8
Viewed 116 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1809588
18
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1834709
13
Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #408436
8
Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #900816a
14
Viewed 227 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #1768621
12
Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6893423
10
Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #74470
17
Viewed 167 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8071513
7
Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Villa #75613
13
Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(40 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #64256
40
Viewed 132 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #951111a
16
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8140185
26
Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6066429
5
Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #824823
30
Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #3881812
6
Viewed 93 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #1094838
11
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6515016
8
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1146936
10
Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #72154
17
Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1037732
13
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1655114
17
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8013731
20
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8000401
9
Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #75613
17
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1079061
14
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(43 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #1092279
43
Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8016844
12
Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Apartment #1873015
18
Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #885284
27
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #1060591
11
Viewed 100 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #536842
17
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Apartment #6163092
25
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6970186
2
Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Apartment #8051858
23
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours

Bensafrim Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Fantastic week!

5 of 5
A fantastic week at this lovely villa - a beautiful house and grounds!!All we needed for a relaxing weeks stay with family and friends. Near to beaches and enjoyed travelling along the coastline. Thank you - we hope to be back.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Fantastic Apartment!

5 of 5
We (me, husband and 2 young children) spent a week here in July and everything was fantastic. The apartment is very well kitted out with everything you would need. It was lovely relaxing on the balcony in the evening with the sea view. The location is great as well as it is only a 10-15 minute to the center of the village. We will definitely be back.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017