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Holidays in Lagos

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High view of Pinhao Beach in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Lagos – A Popular Resort Offering Something for All!

Lagos is a popular resort that caters for all tastes and ages. Lagos was the capital of the Algarve until 1756 and benefits from a wide range of spectacular architecture from the eighteenth and nineteenth century.

A Lagos holiday has something for everyone to enjoy, families will love the safe beaches and water sports available, young travellers will enjoy the vibrant nightlife and golfers will definitely want to take advantage of the fantastic courses that the resort offers. The airport transfer time varies depending on where you are staying as Lagos is a large resort, visitors can expect anything from an hour and a half to two and a half hours. The transfer is an ideal time to take in the stunning scenery and get a feel for the location of the resort.

Lagos is a lively town with great beaches and a wide range of things to see and do, accommodation in the resort is varied with everything from budget hotels to 5* complexes. The diversity of the town means that Lagos holidays offer something for all tastes and budgets. Whether you wish to simply enjoy the warm climate and relax on the beaches or you prefer to explore the rich history and culture of the resort, a Lagos holiday is a great choice for a sun filled break. With fantastic holiday deals available to Lagos, there has never been a better time to book a Lagos holiday.

Lagos – Exciting Water Sports and Fascinating Sightseeing

Lagos holidays are very popular with holidaymakers as there is a wide range of activities and attractions to suit all tastes. The old town area is full of narrow, cobbled streets lined with traditional shops, bars and restaurants.

Sightseeing is popular in the old town area with the impressive church of Santa Antonio being one of the must see spots for tourist. The church is often referred to as the ‘gold church’ because of the intricate gilded carvings that attracts many visitors every year. The harbour area is another great place to visit during holidays in Lagos, make sure you explore the Forte de Bandeira, a fortified castle from the seventeenth century built to defend the town from invaders. There's a great selection of beaches in Lagos offering white sand and crystal clear waters. The water conditions are ideal for water sports, tourists can find facilities for wind surfing, scuba diving and even jet skiing on the beaches.

A fantastic way to spend a day during a holiday in Lagos is a boat trip around the many sheltered coves along the coastline. Lagos holidays are ideal for anyone wishing to explore their holiday destination on foot, there is a wide range of hiking trails and walking tours that tourists can take advantage of during their stay. Golf is another popular pastime in Lagos with a selection of courses that are suited to all levels; the famous Penina Championship Course is located within the resort perfect for golfing fans. Families can enjoy the nearby zoo and the dolphin cruises which are extremely popular with visitors.

Lagos – Delicious Traditional Cuisine and Lively Nights

Lagos boasts a wide range of restaurants that offer everything from authentic Portuguese cuisine to international favourites! It is recommended to head to one of the many local restaurants that Lagos offer to sample some of the local delicacies. Fish and shellfish feature heavily in the menus along with grilled meats and fresh vegetables. For a more familiar experience there is a great range of restaurants and bars that offer everything from Italian to British cuisine.

Lagos holidays are ideal for anyone wishing to enjoy a vibrant nightlife; there is a wide range of bars and nightclubs to enjoy during your stay many staying open until the early hours. The streets of Lagos are often filled with entertainers that add to the exciting atmosphere of a Lagos holiday after the sun goes down! Shopping is a popular pastime during holidays in Lagos, there is a wide range of shops and boutiques that sell everything from designer clothes to holiday essentials. ‘Candido dos Reis’ is the main street for department stores whereas the old town area is the perfect place to pick up some authentic holiday souvenirs and crafts. There are regular buses available to take visitors to nearby resorts, taxis and car hire services are also available along with a train.

Lagos - Weather and Climate

Lagos holidays are ideal for enjoying the classic combination of sun, sea and sand. The year-round warm climate makes Lagos a highly popular holiday destination. The summers are long and dry with hardly any rainfall, visitors can enjoy an average of 12 hours of sunshine per day if they arrive in the peak summer period. For a more relaxed atmosphere it is advised to visit Lagos during the spring or autumn where the weather is still idyllic but the beaches are much less crowded!

The coastal breezes that sweep across the resort provide welcome relief from the hot sun, ensuring that temperatures stay comfortable. The coldest months are January and December although the temperatures are still mild, perfect for a winter sun holiday in Lagos. The winter months still see an average of 6 hours sunshine per day ensuring that guests still have plenty of time to enjoy the sun. If any rain does appear in the resort it is usually during the winter months, however any showers clear up fairly quickly with minimal disruption to your break.

Where is Lagos?

Take a look at this map of Lagos before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Lagos
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