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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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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Farmhouse #1759746
    1
    Viewed 23 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 16 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
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Villa #864325
            4
            Viewed 11 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 479 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 388 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 233 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 191 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                          (31 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Apartment #57131
                          31
                          Viewed 34 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 63 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 250 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 485 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 139 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 154 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 207 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 53 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 64 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 64 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 58 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 87 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 55 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 77 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 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Villa #951111a
                                                        16
                                                        Viewed 39 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 27 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 86 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 126 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 155 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #6736479
                                                                  4
                                                                  Viewed 69 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 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Apartment #8016844
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 41 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 31 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 61 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                                            • Studio
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Villa #1094838
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #408436
                                                                              7
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #6774221
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #8172900
                                                                                  17
                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #1060591
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (16 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Villa #536842
                                                                                      16
                                                                                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (17 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        House #1655114
                                                                                        17
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (14 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #1079061
                                                                                          14
                                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #6515016
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (26 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 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 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                  (24 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6163092
                                                                                                  24
                                                                                                  Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #8051858
                                                                                                    20
                                                                                                    Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                      (18 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #8013731
                                                                                                      18
                                                                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Bensafrim Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely apartment, very nice complex

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely apartment, very spacious and very well equipped. Lots of light despite being a ground/first floor, which helps keep it cool. The complex is wonderful with everything you need for a relaxing holiday and Michael was very helpful, we couldn't have asked for a better host. We will be back!!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Peace, quiet and loads of sun

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      As my husband has some difficuties walking this apartment suited us very well as its on the ground floor and only a few steps from the pool. Its clean and well maintained with plenty of what you need in a holiday home. I would sugest unless you are very able a car is essential for getting to the Supermarkets, Lagos Town and the Meia Praia beach area. And of course, to visit all the surrounding countryside and not just the beaches. We have already booked to go back mid-September when it will be slightly cooler. Many thanks to Les and Mary who are ever ready to help.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017