If you're considering an Algarve villa read our Lagos in-depth guide first!
There are few holiday destinations that offer quite as exceptional a variety of attractions and things to do as Lagos in the Algarve. Lagos is situated 10 miles west of Portimao and 50 miles west of Faro, on Portugal’s south west coast. Holidays in Lagos give you the opportunity to enjoy the best of everything in a sun-drenched holiday, from charming market town architecture and seaport to the vibrant beach.
Lagos is one of the most ancient towns in the Algarve, consisting of a fishing harbour surrounded by crumbling walls, on a gorgeous wide bay.
So, what are the best things to see and do in Lagos for those staying in Algarve holiday villas? Well, there are certainly plenty of great beaches, meaning that there is something for every kind of holidaymaker. You may for example want to relax in a more secluded spot, in which case you’re sure to love the intimate slither of sand at Praia de Dona Ana, complete with its little grottos and coves. If you’re more interested in joining the tourist throng, though, you can head to the two-mile long beach at Meia Praia, which is a great spot for windsurfing and jet-skiing and is the longest beach in the Algarve.
Lagos also offers a great nightlife, with trendy bars, pavement cafes, late night jazz bars and nightclubs. There is something to suit everyone here, though, including an exciting range of first class restaurants that serve both traditional and international dishes. There are also some great seafood restaurants to be found around the harbour.
Lagos is great for more active holidaymakers, too. You can do everything here from playing tennis and going scuba diving to sailing or horse riding. There are also many top class golf courses in the area, offering both great weather and spectacular views.
But regardless of how long you spend in Lagos, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the region’s folklore – Algarve is a great choice for a variety of dances and festivals, particularly if you head into the Serra hills during summertime feasts and saints days.
So, what are the best villas to be found in and around Lagos for a variety of party sizes? The Vale do Lobo villas from Premier Holidays include Villa Filomena, which is a fabulous purpose built accommodation that is contemporary and stylish whilst also offering a high level of comfort. Beachside dining and entertainment, shopping, tennis and golf are all close at hand.
The best Quinta dos Alamos villas, meanwhile, include Casa Prado. This four bedroom villa has a gated private swimming pool. Slightly smaller villas in the area include the three-bedroom Villa Alamo, which sleeps six adults and one child.
To browse more Algarve villas and for further information, visit http://www.premier-holidays.com.