Lagos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlaɣuʃ], literally lakes, from the Latin lacobrica) is a municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve, in southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 31,049, in an area of 212.99 km². The main town of Lagos (which includes only the parish of São Sebastião e Santa Maria) has a population of approximately 22,000. Typically, these numbers increase during the summer months, with the influx of visiting tourists and seasonal residents. While the majority of the population lives along the coast and works in tourism and services, the inland region is sparsely inhabited, with the majority of the people working in agriculture and forestry. Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, due to its variety of tourist-friendly beaches, rock formations (Ponta da Piedade), bars, restaurants and hotels, renowned for its vibrant summer nightlife and parties. Yet, Lagos is also a historic centre of the Portuguese Age of Discovery, frequent home of Henry the Navigator, historical shipyard and, at one time, centre of the European slave trade. In 2012, travel website TripAdvisor, classified Lagos as the number 1 travel destination, on a list of "15 destinations on the rise" worldwide.Wikipedia
A place in Portugal, Lagos is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. The nearest major city to Lagos is Faro. Take a short trip from Lagos and set some time aside to explore the Faro. Dotted with places like Tavira Island, Barreta Island, Algarve By Segway Tour; it will definitely be a good idea. Popular vacation packages of Lagos are of 1-2 days.
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Save 7%Amazing West Day Trip: Silves, Fia, Lagos & Cape St. Vincent
11 Hrs2 Reviews
Save 7%Half-Day Lagos Golden Coast Cruise with Lunch
4 Hrs11 Reviews
Save 7%2-hour Kayak Tour of Ponta da Piedade Caves and Beaches
2 Hrs16 Reviews
Save 4%Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour from LagosNew on TripHobo
2 Hrs 15 Mins
Save 7%Catamaran Cruise in Lagos
3 Hrs2 Reviews
Save 7%Seville Day Trip from the Algarve
13 Hrs55 Reviews