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Camilo Beach, Lagos, Algarve
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Introducing Lagos


Consider a honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday in Lagos, an ancient maritime town steeped in history and now transformed into a lively beach resort. Discover a great selection of golden-sand beaches, fine dining restaurants and countless bars.

What to do and see in Lagos
Explore the cobbled streets of the Old Town (most of which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake) and admire the remains of the old Roman fortifications and 17th century Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira. Then the pop into the 18th century Igreja de Santo Anthonio, home to a display of fine baroque gilt carvings.

At the northeast corner of Praça Infante Dom Henrique, ponder the former site of Europe’s first slave market, dating back to the 15th century.

Sunbathe and swim on the golden sands of Praia de Dona Ana or on Meia Praia, a 4km-long stretch of golden sand that continues into Praia da Alvor.

Follow the 2km-long marked path past a string of sandy coves separated by dramatic cliffs to the magnificent Ponta da Piedade (or Point of Piety); this is arguably the most beautiful spot on the Algarve, with towering cliffs overlooking a collection of ragged, umber-hued sandstone outcrops that hide countless caves and grottos.

Alternatively, hire a boat from the marine at Lagos and admire the soaring rocks from sea level. The coastline from Lagos to Sagres boasts numerous underwater caves and many shipwrecks – best appreciated on an organised diving trip. Golfers can tee-off from the challenging Parque da Floresta, a par-72 course with sweeping coastal views, located just west of Lagos.

Accommodation
Honeymoon couples have a choice of hotels including the luxurious Romantik Hotel Vivenda Miranda, a Moorish-style hotel surrounded by exotic gardens and set on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, try the upmarket Tivoli Lagos, a modern castle of ancient Moorish design spread across a hilltop above Lagos town.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotel accommodation in Lagos at TripAdvisor.

Location – Lagos is located on the Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal, 13km west of Portimao, 69km west of Faro and 34km east of Sagres.

Getting there – By air, Lagos is easily accessed via Faro Airport, with daily flights to and from all major European cities, including London. Faro is just a 40-minute flight from Lisbon. By hire car, Lagos is around five hours drive from Lisbon or less than fours hours by train.
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Latest update on this honeymoon destination: 10 March, 2016
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