Lagos is located on the Western side of the Algarve approximately 60 minutes from Faro airport and is filled with both history, lively nightlife and entertainment.


Lagos is a fantastic destination for families although it lies quite far East and is approximately an hour and a half’s drive from Faro airport which might be a consideration if your toddler will be upset at the idea of being confined on a bus after a flight.

Lagos lies along the bank of the Rio Bensafrim and is enclosed by 16th-century walls. The old town’s pretty, cobbled streets and picturesque plazas and churches make it the ideal place for a stroll around.

The town’s has some great restaurants and range of fabulous beaches nearby add to its attractiveness as a family holiday destination. There are also plenty of hotels which are ideal for families travelling with babies and kids under the age of 4.

Be aware that in season, with all the crowds and action, the town can feel a little hectic and claustrophobic.