Lagos is a historic and vibrant city, which is located on the western edge of the Algarve. The city lies along a coastline of beautiful sandy beaches and dramatic natural scenery, and this stunning coastline has transformed Lagos into one of the most popular tourist destinations of the Algarve.
Lagos has responsibly developed into a tourist destination, by maintaining its historic centre and rich heritage, while losing none of its traditional charm. Lagos is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore the western Algarve, and the size of the city means that there are excellent tourist facilities.
Lagos has had an extensive history, and this is reflected in the varied number of historic monuments and buildings found within the old quarter. The city was established as a Moorish trading port, and flourished in the 14-15th centuries as a centre for seafaring and exploration, but Lagos was under the constant threat of raiding pirates and foreign invaders.
Good to Know
Distance to Lisbon (by boat)
140 nautical miles
Time from Lisbon (sailing boat)
20 to 28 hours
Spots we recommend
Do not miss
How to get there?
With us: TagusLovers! We bring you there. This is a great sailing adventure. We’ll have the oportunity to enjoy the whole westerly cosat line of Portugal, to watch dolphins and, sometimes, whales! Don’t miss this one!