Lagos is a lovely town, especially good for the slower but more refined pace of holidaymaking. That's not to say that its full of doddery old people... certainly not, but if your the type of people who do not enjoy overtly seasidy places, rammed full of tat shops, selling everything predominately for the beach, combined with burger filled snack bars,... then stay to the east of Alvor.
Our stay in this apartment was for 5 weeks in spring 2012.
This apartment is superb to enjoy a good mixture of holiday activities, split between great local beaches, sightseeing around the Algarve or like us, for simply switching off from the world. The sunshine is available most of the day at the apartment because of it's 2 terraces, and in the evening a bbq on one of the terraces can round off the day perfectly. Comfy sunbeds are laid out on the terraces too. An outdoor pool and sunterrace looked great from the balcony, but being only spring we did'nt take advantage of it.
The old/interesting walled town part of Lagos is only a matter of a pleasant 10 minutes gentle stroll from the apartment, and it literally explodes into dozens of really nice but mostly inexpensive eating places, which spill out into the labrynth of traffic free streets, giving an opportunity to eat late, and in ancient charming old lantern lit street environments.
Being on the 5th floor, the apartment is quiet and not overlooked. The lift serves the garage, and is located right outside the entrance door...(there is no lift noise whatsoever.)
We stayed here for 5 weeks in Spring 2012, and were able to live as though we were at home, such is the extent of the facilities, equipped one assumes by people who also like to live here as if at they were at home too. It is certainly not a half hearted holiday flat-let, its a 'home from home', a spacious place to enjoy in its own right.. We really liked it, as did friends who popped over from the UK to spend a little time with us.
The new marina area is also only a 5 min stroll for keen landlubber sailors like us to walk to, and enjoy a drink or something to eat, and work out the prices of some of the gorgeous yachts moored there
I could get to and from the nearest supermarket shop ( Pingo), with freshly baked bread almost before my wife had boiled the kettle. and the Lidl store is also walkable in 5 mins.
Nothing adverse to report at all.
K & PC Worcestershire.