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APARTMENT FOR RENT IN THE WESTERN ALGARVE OF PORTUGAL

Spacious two bedroom apartment close to Meia Praia beach, Lagos Marina and Lagos Old Town - sleeps 6

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The Algarve is the southernmost region in Portugal and is renowned for its wonderful year-round sunshine, amazing sandy beaches and world-class golf courses, all of which make it one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. The Western Algarve is an area of outstanding natural beauty; an unspoilt haven with some of the world's most beautiful beaches, set against dramatic cliffs and rugged coastlines, interspersed with traditional fishing villages.

Lagos (pronounced Lah-gosh) is the third largest town on the Algarve, straddling the river Bensafrim and surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside. It is rich in history and tradition and has chosen to develop its tourism with taste and class, which is why it is widely regarded as the most charming town on the Algarve.

By day, wander around the maze of narrow cobbled streets, full of pavement cafes, boutiques and antique and art shops. Once the sun goes down, Lagos has a vibrant nightlife centered around the old town with an abundance of bars and restaurants to suit all ages and budgets.

The main promenade, which overlooks the bustling fishing harbour, is lined with exotic trees and provides the ideal setting for an afternoon stroll. Just across the water, the cosmopolitan Marina de Lagos is a popular mooring for yachts and a magnet for visitors. With its colourful waterfront boasting excellent restaurants and lively pavement cafes, it is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.

The longest and most impressive beach in the area is the beautiful Meia Praia beach; a 5km stretch of golden sand with watersport facilities, sunbeds and umbrellas for hire.

Voted as a favourite travel destination, there is something on offer in Lagos for everyone to enjoy.


Approximate distances from
Algarve Apartment
  • Meia Praia beach: 300m
  • Lagos Marina: 400m
  • Lagos Old Town: 800m
  • Lagos train station: 400m
  • Lagos bus station: 600m
  • Nearest supermarket: 500m
  • Nearest restaurant: 50m
  • Faro Airport: 90km (60 miles)
  • Nearest motorway junction A22: 4km
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Flights to Portugal

Direct flights to Portugal depart from most UK airports including Birmingham, Cardiff, Gatwick, Glasgow, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham and Stansted. The flight time is approximately 2 hours.

The nearest airport to Lagos is Faro Airport, which is 90km (60 miles) away and the journey from the airport to the apartment takes just over an hour via the A22 motorway.

Flights to Faro are operated by several airlines including Easyjet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Monarch.  Alternatively, try one of the many price comparison websites such as Travel Supermarket, Skyscanner, Charter Flight Centre, Co-operative Travel and Flightline.
 
 

Transfers from Faro Airport to Lagos

Getting to Lagos from Faro Airport is simple and straightforward via the A22 motorway. The journey takes just over an hour by car and detailed directions and maps will be emailed to you approximately 3 weeks before your holiday. There are several options for getting to the apartment:

  • Taxis can be picked up from Faro airport. The price varies according to the time of day, but as a general guide, it costs from around 78 euros (approximately 63) each way for up to 4 passengers. Taxis cost around 30% more between 21.00 and 06.00 hours.

  • Pre-book a taxi to be waiting for you at Faro airport. There are several local companies offering this service and reservations can be made online. Prices start from 65 euros (approximately 53) each way for up to 4 passengers. Here are some websites to try:

    www.algarserra.com
    www.alltravel.pt

    www.ownersinportugal.com
    www.cheapesttaxis.com

  • Pre-book a shuttle bus to take you to Lagos. These are typically 8-seater mini buses which make 3 or 4 stops along the Algarve. The cost is usually around 23 per passenger (return), so if there are only one or two of you travelling, then this is a very cost-effective way of getting to Lagos. Here are some websites to try:

    www.hoppa.com
    www.cheapesttaxis.com

  • Hire a car, which can be collected from Faro Airport on arrival and left at the airport on departure. In Portugal they drive on the right hand side of the road. Road signs are easy to understand with distances in kilometres. Easy-to-follow directions are included with your booking documents and there is a secure underground car park at the complex. We always book in advance through Zest Car Rental. Their prices are fully inclusive with no hidden extras. They search for the best prices available from the major car hire companies operating out of Faro Airport.

  • Trains run along the Algarve coast from Faro to Lagos throughout the day and the journey takes just over one and a half hours. To get from Faro Airport to Faro train station you can either take a bus or a taxi from just outside the terminal building. The apartment is only a 5-minute walk from Lagos train station. For more information click here to check the train times and prices or click here to download a timetable.

  • Buses run from Faro to Lagos and the journey takes just over 2 hours. To get from Faro Airport to Faro bus station you can either take a bus or a taxi from just outside the terminal building. (The same bus goes from the airport to both the train station and the bus station). The apartment is a 10-minute walk from Lagos bus station.

 

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