Destinations / Portugal / The Algarve / Lagos
Charming, pretty, interesting and historical, a trip to the Portuguese town of Lagos still has a classic appeal for holidaymakers to this lovely Algarve resort. Lying to the extreme west of the country, just 35k from Sagres - the most westerly point of the country (next stop the Atlantic!), Lagos has always had seafaring connections and a rich historical past. Flanked by a fortress and protective Roman walls, the town has attractive cobbled streets and some lovely monuments.
However, Lagos is also a vibrant tourist resort with excellent infrastructure for the visitor. Portugal is always a favourite for Algarve holidays particularly and the tiny criss-crossed streets of Lagos are simply chock full of great restaurants and lively bars, romantic music bars and interesting shopping outlets, all perfect for lazy evenings on holiday.
The beach at Meia Praia on the outskirts of town is a long sandy strip and has plenty of watersports and activities to while away balmy, sunny days and the beautiful marina area is wonderful for early evening strolls - a very typical relaxing pastime on Algarve holidays.
There are no flights to Lagos, but Algarve holidays from Ireland are accessible with frequent flights into Faro airport. We have a great selection of hotels in the Algarve to the resorts of Praia da Rocha, Albufeira, Alvor, Olhos D'Agua, and Carvoeiro.
Lagos Airport Transfers & Weather
Airport: Faro Airport (FAO)
Distance: 91km from Faro Airport to Lagos
You can get a shared shuttle from Faro Airport to Lagos. This a coach transfer with multiple stops en route to your accommodation. It's the cheapest but slowest option.
You also can get a speedy shuttle from Faro Airport to Lagos. This also a coach transfer but with a maximum of 4-5 stops en route to your accommodation. It costs slightly more than the shared shuttle, but is faster.
The fastest and most direct option, though slightly more expensive, is a private transfer. This is a private vehicle just for you and the people travelling with you. There are no stops and no waiting at the airport.