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  • Writer's pictureLena Claeys

Lagos in Portugal: A Complete Travel Guide

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

Want to visit the Algarve but don't know where you want to base yourself from? Lagos in Portugal is the perfect choice for you. It is a charming port town that boasts dramatic natural scenery. Thanks to its proximity to beautiful beaches and the historic town center, it is not surprising that many travelers fall in love with Lagos. However, despite its popularity, this town has been able to retain its authentic Portuguese character.

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Check out our video on Lagos to get a sense of what it's like there!

Where is Lagos and how to get there?

Lagos is situated in southern Portugal's Algarve region. The easiest way to get there if you come from outside Lisbon is by plane. You can fly to Faro airport and from there go to Lagos. From Lagos, there are direct busses and trains to both Faro and Lisbon, but there are only a few per day. Private transport is also an option, while being more expensive it is sometimes the easiest way to get from Faro's airport to Lagos. Here you can find more information on how to get from Lisbon to Lagos.

Important things to know before you go to Lagos in Portugal

The best time to visit Lagos is from May until June. In the summer it can get very warm so that's why spring is better. However, if you mostly enjoy staying at the beach and swimming, the summer might be best!

Lagos is a very safe travel destination, the only dangerous situations you might encounter are nature-related. Be careful in the water and especially when the waves are strong because there are lots of rocks.