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While coloured trawlers bring in the fish, over in the Marina yachts from around the World are anchored. Signs of a longstanding relationship with the sea.

During the Voyages of Discovery, Prince Henry the Navigator would restock his caravels here as they set out to prove the world did not end at Cabo Bojador. King Sebastião made it the capital of the Algarve, a position it maintained through to 1755. And it was from Lagos that king Sebastião set out to conquer North Africa, an expedition that was to prove historically disastrous for Portugal. From the Manueline window set into the Governor’s Castle, he was to address his troops for the final time. In the Gil Eanes Square, the sculptor João Cutileiro managed to embody the wild dreams of this adolescent king.

In its churches, museums and bustling squares, Lagos reveals its ties with the sea. On either side of the centre stand two testimonies to very different times. There is the Ponta da Bandeira Fortress, built to impose respect among the corsairs that plagued the region and now home to a museum dedicated to the Discoveries. At the other extreme, there is the Marina, a meeting point with all the people and bars for a lively late afternoon drink.

The first slave market of Europe was held under the arcades of the Infante D. Henrique square. The site is now the place to be for the best in local handicrafts.

Amidst the abundant profusion of gold leaf carving and tiles of the church of Santo António, pick out the Lieutenant-general portrait following the "promotion" that king Pedro II bestowed upon himself.

Right by the city, enjoy the charm of these rock-enclosed beaches and the seafront restaurants with their menus featuring the pick of the sea’s produce. A great suggestion for a great few days.
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Contact Andy or Claire from Lagos Apartments at:

Lagos Apartments
49 Hilltop Road, Dronfield, Sheffield, S18 1UJ
Telephone 01246 412947
Mobile 07989 845757
E-mail: claireoates@hotmail.com

The beaches around Lagos are some of the most beautiful of the Algarve, like Praia de Dona Ana, which can be reached after a 25 minutes walk from the center of the town, Praia do Camilo, a bit further on, and Meia Praia, whose sands stretch for 4 km (2.5 miles) east of Lagos. However, it is the promontory named Ponta da Piedade and sheltering the bay of Lagos which is most admired by visitors, with its caves, rocks and wonderfully transparent waters. North of Lagos, Barragem de Bravura is a water reservoir offering fine views.

Places to Go

Water Parks both within 30 minutes

Slide and Splash - It is considered to be the biggest of its kind in the country, and one of the biggest and the best in Europe,
Aqualand - Aquapark with water-chutes, swimming pools for adults and children.

Zoomarine - Entertainment park with seal and dolphin shows, parrots, merry-go-rounds, pools and restaurant.

Lagos offers an amazing choice of restaurants where you can enjoy some of the finest seafood and international cuisine.

Other activities nearby include: diving, dolphin watching boat trips, fishing, paragliding, sailing, surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, tennis, walking, bird watching, horse riding, mountain biking.

Directions to Boavista from Faro airport 80 Km

Turn right out of the airport on the N125, after a couple of kilometres you will pick up signs for the A22. Stay on the A22 for approx. 40 minutes, passing Portimao and Alvor. The junction you require is signposted Lagos Vale da Bispo, just after the petrol and service station. Go straight on at the first roundabout signposted Lagos Vale da Bispo, at the second roundabout, turn right signposted Vale da Bispo. Boavista Golf Resort is 200 metres on your left-hand side.
Directions from Multimap (click)

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