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Lagos, Algarve




Lagos, Algarve Location


The Municipality of Lagos is located approximately 35 kilometres (22 miles) east of the Cape St. Vincent coast, along the southern coast of the Algarve.
Lagos is over 2000 years old, founded in 2000 B.C. by the Conicos.
The Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians, and Moors have all called Lagos home in the past.

Many famous navigators have set sail from Lagos, the most famous being Vasco da Gama who set sail from Lagos on his way to discovering Brazil.




Climate in Lagos, Algarve


Lagos has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.
Like the rest of the Algarve, Lagos is very sunny, averaging over one-third of the year in sunshine.
It usually rains in the winter months.
Summers are pleasantly warm to hot, very sunny, and generally still.
The coastal sea breeze helps to cool down the often excessive heat of this season.


Why Visit or Live in Lagos



Lagos offers some of the most stunning beaches in the Algarve, a rich history, a buzzing café and nightlife scene, and an abundance of natural beauty. No matter what you like to do, you'll never be bored here. Many of the best attractions and activities are easy to access and budget-friendly.


Top Attractions


Ponta da Piedade

Ponta da Piedade

Ponta da Piedade offers breathtaking views and scenery. There are a lot of easy hiking trails to take around the cliffs to get different vantage points.


Praia do Pinhão

Praia do Pinhão

Praia do Pinhão is a relatively small beach, located in a small bay. It is surrounded by beautiful rock formations that extend into the sea.


Igreja de Santo Antonio

Igreja de Santo Antonio

Igreja de Santo Antonio is classified as a National Monument originally constructed in 1707, and rebuilt in 1769.


The Fish and Farmers Market

The Lagos fish market, found on the main Avenida, hosts three floors of magnificently fresh produce. On the ground floor, fishermen sell their daily catch.