Portugal is the land of summer, and the Algarve region is known for everything that makes a beautiful summer vacation. Long stretches of beautiful beach, an exhilarating nightlife, and a city abounding with history make this region a great place for any vacation. The region has long been reliant on its location on the southern coast of Portugal, which allowed the small fishing village to prosper and evolve into the scenic, bustling center that it is today.
Lagos is a relatively small city. With a population of just over 30000, visitors should not expect a big city feel but rather the environment of a beautiful resort town. In the summer is when this region really comes alive, with the Algarve region boasting more than 50 million visitors! (Compare that to the population of the region, which is only about 500,000). People coming to Lagos in the summer should be prepared for this, and expect to have to work a bit to get away from the tourists.
Overall, Lagos is a beautiful place to visit, and it has something for everyone! Whether you come for the history, the beach, the delicious food or the nightlife, we are sure you’ll find something great to do in Lagos!