Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
* Large New 2 bedroom apartment.
* Sleeps 4 plus 2 on a sofa bed in lounge if required.
* Fully fitted as a home from home.
* Kitchen with stylish granite worktop
* In the heart of the stunning Old Town close to every amenity within walking distance.
Apartments Algarve is a new 2 bedroom Smart Home Technology apartment that comfortably sleeps 6 people, situated a few hundred meters from the Old Town. It is on the3rd floor of a modern new codo complex with 2 elevators from ground to directly outside the front door.. It is light and airy with an open plan lounge, dining room and separate kitchen. Bedroom one has a double bed, drawers and bedside cabinets and overlooks the swimming pool. Bedroom two has 2 single beds that can be put together to form a double, a wardrobe and bedside cabinets. The lounge has a sofa that can be made into a double bed, TV/DVD and internal built in sound system throughout the apartment.. The kitchen is fitted with a stylish granite worktop, oven, hob, extractor, fridge freezer and cooking utensils. The ensuite bathroom consists of a bath with shower, WC bidet and bathroom mirror. the main batroom has toilet power shower and vanity unit with mirror. The apartment is only 2 years old and has all the modern conveniences needed. The location is ideal to enjoy the local bars and restaurants yet is close to the beach and marina. Everything for a perfect relaxing holiday with no stress of driving or walking long distances or waiting for taxis.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dona Ana 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro 75 km, Nearest railway: Lagos 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
• Outdoor Swimming pool with lounge area
• Indoor heated Swimming pool with Large Hot Tub &
• Sauna (Sauna is regulated by Mgt. Company)
• Professional gymnasium
• Secure underground parking
• Camera Phone Entry System
• Lift to all floors
• Free WiFi is only available in Fresco Bistro below apartment complex
• There is a Pay as you go internet access in the apartment.
This wifi can be used by 5 devices. it is a Vodafone 3G service.
Note: Cot and high chair is supplied at a supplement. Please ask for details. If booked for 2 or more weeks discounts will be applied.
|Further details outdoors|
Special soft surface children's Play area with swings, slides and see-saw with nice landscaped walled garden.
Very popular cafe ran by English speaking couple serving great meals all day round 7 days a week. Very good high quality food using organic products, freshly squeezed juices, home made burgers and gourmet dishs.
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The Algarve region
It is not clear where the Central Algarve finishes and the western Algarve starts. If you look at three different maps, you’ll get three different answers. For me, the western Algarve begins at the town of Portimao, opposite Ferragudo, on the western bank of the River Arade.
Portimao is a pretty western Algarve holiday destination, without being as geared to the tourist as other Algarve towns. It is a busy town and is in fact, the second largest town in the Algarve, after Faro. It is also an important commercial and fishing centre.
For a more traditional seaside resort, and practically an extension of the southern boundaries of Portimao, is Praia da Rocha. With its high-rise accommodation on the cliff-tops, it is not the most beautiful place on earth, but that’s not what attracts people here. They come for the great beaches, plenty of bars and restaurants and cheap accommodation.
A few kilometres to the east is the less commercialised, yet expanding, fishing village of Alvor. Alvor is next to a lagoon, with its shallow waters great for swimming. This is adjacent to the marshlands of the protected nature reserve, which turn into the sand-dune backed beaches.
Following the coast to the south-west, the west Algarve guide brings you to the historic town of Lagos, which is probably the best known of the western Algarve holiday resorts. It is a walled town with a natural harbour, has some great beaches and is rich with the history of Henry the Navigator. Praia da Luz is about 10 km west of Lagos, and is a quiet and peaceful place for your western Algarve holiday. This is changing as accommodation pops up all around, the area becoming more and more popular as a holiday resort. It has a great beach with plenty of watersports on offer, and plenty of opportunities to explore the wild and rugged countryside of the west Algarve.
Continuing along a few kilometres from Praia da Luz, you’ll come to Burgau & Salema. Burgau is quite a pretty fishing village with cobbled streets, while Salema is not quite as pretty. In between the two is the unspiolt village of Figueira. Just north of Salema, at Budens you’ll find the last west Algarve golf course at the Parque da Floresta Golf Resort
At the most south-westerly point of the Algarve is the village of Sagres and Cape St. Vincent. Here, as we approach the west coast of the Algarve, the landscape and the coastline become more rugged. Sagres is different from many other coastal towns. It is less commercialised and has fewer hotels and restaurants. It is popular with independent travellers and surfers. Despite its lack of tourist amenities, it has a devoted fan-club.
49 km north of Sagres along the west Algarve coast and in the Costa Vicentina Nature Park, is the village of Aljezur
Away from the coast and 22km north of Portimao is the charming little town Monchique, nestled in the pine-clad foothills of the Serra de Monchique mountains. It is famous for its curative waters, which are taken advantage of at the Thermal Spa, a few kilometres south at Caldas de Monchique.
Lagos has a different feel to other resorts and has something to offer everyone. It is a busy town, less manicured than some of the resorts in the central Algarve, but with a friendly and cosmopolitan feel to it. It is rich in history, has some great beaches and plenty of good restaurants and bars. There is plenty to see and do here and it tends to attract a younger crowd and is popular with backpackers and independent travellers.
Lagos has livelier nightlife due to the younger crowd it attracts. There are numerous lively bars. Many of these are to be found on the Rua 25 de Abril, which is the main street in Lagos. Here you’ll also find a good selection of restaurants and shops.
Town’s history is dominated by Henry the Navigator, who had his headquarters here. There is a statue of him in the Praca Dom Henrique near the waterfront. The main road which runs along riverfront is the Avenida dos Descobrimentos. The town is is on one side of the road and the river on the other. Across the river is the Marina, commercial harbour and the start of Meia Praia beach which starts as the river runs into the sea. Surrounding the town are the remains of the medieval walls.
Lagos Guide – Beaches
As the town lies along the river, the Lagos beaches are found a few minutes away from the town to the south-east. Beaches are to be found above and below the river where it enters the sea.
Meia Praia beach can be reached by crossing the river over the Marina bridge and it’s only a few minutes walk. It is a very open beach which about 4km long and popular with surfers.
The town beach, Praia da Batata is next to the fort on the town side of the river. It is more picturesque than Meia Praia, with some rock stacks and arches. It can get very busy in the height of the season as it quite small and easily accessible.
Moving south, the next beach you come to is probably one of the most famous and photographed. This is Praia Dona Ana, with is large sandstone cliffs, rocky outcrops and numerous sheltered coves. It is a 20 minutes walk from the town, but easily accessible by car. There are stairs which take you down to the beach. On top of the cliffs, overlooking the beach is the 3-star Hotel Sol E Praia
Neighbouring beach to Praia Dona Ana is Praia do Camilo, which is very pretty, but perhaps more importantly tends to be quieter in the height of season.
Porto do Mos is south-east of Lagos on the way to Luz. It is probably the quietist of the beaches in the area and is easy to get on to at the eastern end as there are no cliffs here.
Lagos attractions – Lagos Guide
Plenty of history and so plenty of Lagos attractions.Forte da Ponte da Bandeira is located at the entrance to the harbour at the end of the Avenida dos Descobrimentos. Inside this 17th Century fort you’ll find a chapel and displays. If it is of interest to you, fine, as there is an admission charge (albeit nominal). It is close for lunch each day and afternoons on Sundays.
Across the river is the busy harbour and marina with its fancy boats. Sit outside and enjoy a coffee and dream.
For a fun half-day, take a boat trip to visit the grottoes and caves along the coast to the west. Make sure it includes a visit to probably the most visited rock formation, Ponta da Piedade, which is an amazing series of rock stacks, arches and grottoes. Boats can be booked near the Fort da Ponte da Bandeira at the harbour entrance or the Praia Dona Ana beach or at Ponte da Piedad, where you’ll find the boats are brought onto the beach.
The Old Slave market, which was the first in Europe, can be found behind the Praca Dom Henrique. Nowadays it is in art gallery, and only a plaque remains as a reminder of what it used to be.
Igrejo de Santo Antonio
Built in the 18th Century, the church is located on the Rua de Sao Goncalo, although the entrance is via the Municipal museum next door. The interior is gilt covered woodwork, which is incredible to look at and possibly unlike anything else you’ll have seen before. The Municipal Museum, which is free to enter, has a strange selection of exhibits. These include a preserved eight-legged kid goat and other foetal curiosities as well as more normal archaeological artefacts, art and the like. The museum is closed lunchtimes and all day Mondays.
For an activity to keep all the family entertained, you could try Lagos Zoo. It has over 250 animals from 50 different species from all over the world. Apart from the zoo it is an educational farm with exotic plants and many other activities on offer. It is a 15-minute drive from Lagos in the village of Barao de S.Joao near Bansfrim.
Quinta das Figueiras, Sitio do Medronhal
Barao de S.Joao, Lagos, Algarve
Find out more about Lagos Zoo here
Lagos Guide to Sporting Activities
Golf in Lagos Portugal
You’re quite well placed if you’re looking for golf in Lagos, Portugal. Palmares Golf Course and Boavista Golf Course are local to the town. There are others nearby too. Check our Golf in Lagos Portugal page for more details of golf courses to play in the area and where to get the best deals.
Lagos Guide to Tennis Centres
There are a few tennis centres in the area, whether you have come to the Algarve to improve your stroke or just to take part in a few friendly sets. These are in addition to tennis courts and facilities provided by hotels, such as the Tivoli Hotel Lagos. Two tennis clubs in Lagos are the Lagos Tennis club and the Paulo Salvador Tennis Centre at the Via Dona Ana Apartments. Nearby at Praia da Luz is the Johnathon Markson Tennis Centre. For contact details take a look at our Algarve Tennis Centres directory
Lagos Guide to Horse Riding
Horse riding is a popular activity in this part of the Algarve, perhaps because of the more rugged and wild scenery, and there are a number of horse riding centres in the area to choose from. Towards Luz is the Tiffany's Riding Centre in the Vale Grifo valley. A few kilometres north east at Bensafrim are the Quinta Paraíso Alto Riding Centre and the Herdade do Castanheiro centre, while the Centro Hípico Atalaia can be found in Odiáxere. Contact details can be found in our Algarve Horse riding directory
Lagos Watersports centre is on Meia Praia. Because of the windier conditions and higher waves in this part of the Algarve, and perhaps because of the younger crowd, surfing is a popular activity here.
Lagos Scuba diving
With its crystal clear waters and interesting coastline, Lagos is an ideal location for scuba diving, whether you are just a beginner or more experienced. There are a number of Lagos Scuba diving schools in the area. A couple of these, who are PADI affiliated are:
Loja 30-31 Marina de Lagos
Lagos 8600 315
Contact Tel: 282 792 728
Blue Ocean Divers
Estrada de Porto de Mos
Apartado 789, 8600-909 Lagos
Contact Tel: 282 782 718