Lagos is a world away from some of the bigger parts of the Algarve, with its pristine coastline surrounded by breathtaking cliffs. Its quiet stretches of golden sands make it the perfect retreat for getting away from it all. On laid-back Meia Praia Beach, you’ll find a few seaside bars.
Check out the imposing Ponta da Bandeira fort and the crumbling Governor’s Palace, both top picks for an afternoon of exploration. Spend time venturing around the pretty squares and cobbled streets in the town centre, where there are also some particularly pretty churches and various fascinating museums.