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Lagos Holiday Guide

There are many reasons why people choose to travel to Lagos as the town is an ideal destination for those looking for culture, great nights out and fantastic beaches.

Lagos and the Algarve benefit from a mild climate that ensures warm weather even late in the season. This historic Portuguese town is a great place for a break at any time of the year but Lagos holidays are especially popular in the summer.

Beaches to enjoy on a holiday in Lagos

There are a number of beaches in Lagos and each has its own individual charm. One of the most popular beaches is Meia Praia (Half Beach), which is sheltered from the wind (if there happens to be any) by cliffs. Meia Praia is one of the largest open bays in Europe, which ensures the water remains calm and makes it ideal for various water sports as well as swimming.

There are plenty of other beaches in Lagos, including Praia Solaria, Praia dos Estudantes, Praia da Batata and Praia da Dona Ana. The latter is hugely popular with tourists and is surrounded by some stunning rock formations. There are also rock pools which are great for kids and family holidays in Lagos.

Sights to see on a Lagos holiday

Lagos has a rich and diverse history and holidays in Lagos can be about so much more than simply relaxing on the beach. The prehistoric Menir da Cabe'a do Rochedo is one of the town's most famous sights and there are other, more recent, structures of note too, such as the walls of the old city and the churches of Santa Maria and S'o Sebasti'o.

The town also has a history museum, a castle and a zoo as well as a marina, which has a number of restaurants and offers great views of the sea and the town itself.

Eat, drink and be merry on a holiday in Lagos

Lagos has a rich gastronomic tradition and there are a number of fine restaurants in the town, with seafood a particular favourite with tourists and locals alike. The town is also part of a wine producing region and you can try one of the local tipples in one of the many bars and restaurants. For something a little different, keep your eyes peeled for aguardente de medronho, a strong locally produced spirit.

Lagos may be a fairly small town in the Algarve but it does have a number of great bars and clubs, thanks to the bustling tourist trade. If you're looking for a quiet place to have a few drinks and relax with friends, you will find plenty of places to choose from, or if you're seeking a wild night out, there are some great bars and clubs with plenty to offer.