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Lagos has a  lovely marina, just a few minutes from the apartment and separated from town by a river which is crossed via a pedestrian bridge. The Marina is a great place to walk or to stop at one of the many bars and restaurants and enjoy the view as the boats and the excursions come and go. Boat trips of all kinds can be booked here including dolphin spotting trips.



The beaches in the Algarve are some of the best in the world, typically very sandy with no stones. They are not overlooked as the Portuguese insist that there should be no developments within 500m of the beaches. The choice is vast with 9 beaches around Lagos and some of the best on the Algarve, like Praia de Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo and Meia Praia.  Meia Praia is the main Lagos beach and is the longest beach in the area, with 4 kilometres of golden sand and dunes.dunes.



Lagos is full of historical interest with origins dating  back 2000 years BC when it was known as Lacobriga. Always a seafaring connection, Lago swas originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the ‘voyages of the Discoveries’ instigated by Henry the Navigator when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town.

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Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira is a little fortress at the end of the Avenida, built in the 17th century to protect the port. Restored, it now houses a museum of the Portuguese discoveries which is well worth a visit.

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