Golf is as big in Lagos as it is in the rest of the Algarve. The town’s best known course is the 18-hole Campo de Golfe de Palmares which offers splendid views of Lagos Bay.
Most of the bars and dance clubs in lively Lagos are to be found at the end of Rua 25 de Abril. If clubbing is your scene then property is available to rent or for sale in this area.
The main pedestrian streets leading off the central Praca Gil Eanes are lined with shops, including exclusive boutiques and several good antique shops. There are also small local shops that sell typical Portuguese ware such as ceramic dishes and tiles of all styles and shapes. Also typically on offer are wickerwork, jewellery, copperware, leather goods and regional wines.
North of Lagos if the quiet country town of Aljezur. Once inhabited by the Moors, it features a 10th century castle whose ruins still stand today.
To the west is a series of small fishing villages that service the quieter side of the tourist industry. The most westward town is Vila do Bispo. Also the most south-west corner of Europe, this area is certainly worth the journey. Offering dramatic views of sheer cliffs being beaten by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, this is the spot in which Prince Henry planned his revolutionary voyages.
Other outdoor activities popular in Lagos are sailing, wind-surfing, fishing, para-sailing, microlight flying and scuba diving. All of these sports are easily accessible and affordable, providing as entertainment for people of all ages and for all of the family.