Lagos, Algarve, South of Portugal

Lagos is a municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve, in southern Portugal.

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Stay Duration: 4 days

Travel Method: By car from Lisbon (2 hours 30 minutes)

Accommodation: Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort (Recommended!)

When did Hello965 visit? June, 2014 (summer clothes in the morning, cardigan at night!)

Car Needed? Yes, must rent a car

Length of stay in Lagos: In Algarve, I don’t recommend you stay in one place more than 2 nights


– Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort (I stayed here!)

– Hotel Vila Gale Lagos

– Belmar Spa & Beach Resort

– Hotel Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa (25km to lagos)

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During our stay at Cascade Resort


Things to do:

  • Mountain Bike Adventure
  • Meia Praia (recommended!)
  • Windsurf Point
  • Kayak Adventures (recommended!)
  • Walk on cliffs Ponta da Piedade (Recommended!)
  • Enjoy some sun at Camilo Beach
  • Checkout Statue of Sao Goncalo
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Praia do Porto de Mos

 Don’t forget, you always have the option to contact us at to plan your trip and do the bookings for you! 😀


Around Lagos:


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PS. A special thank you to Mafalda, she’s been beyond amazing xx

Hello965 Team

Albufeira, Algarve, South of Portugal

About Algarve:

Algarve is Portugal’s premier holiday destination. Algarve stretches of the coast – in particular from Faro west to Albufeira – are heavily developed, though even here the beaches are first-rate, as are the facilities. Elsewhere in the Algarve, especially around Sagres and Tavira, the surroundings are more attractive, with laidback resorts and low-key development.

To the west of Vilamoura, you’ll find the rocky outcrops and cove beaches for which the Algarve is best known, especially around the main resorts of Albufeira, Armação de Pêra and Lagos. The coast becomes progressively wilder as you head west, where attractive smaller resorts include the former fishing villages of Salema or Burgau.

About Albufeira:

A beach destination with many different beaches, beach activities, restaurants and nightlife.


How to get there?

Airport: Faro International Airport

OR An easy drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in Algarve of about 2 hours 20 minutes.


Where to stay?



– O Pescador – Sublime Seafood Sensations
– La Cigale (Seafood)

– Alambique (Dinner)
– Yakuza by Olivier – Japanese Fusion
– O Grill – Mediterranean Flavours
– Beach Club Pine Cliffs by Olivier
– Castelo do Mar Bar, Restaurante (Mediterranean)
– La Palacete (Portuguese)


What to do?

1. Beaches

2. Rent a Scooter, and Scoot Around.

3. Segway Tour

4. Caves and Dolphin Watching Trips

5. Rock Formations Tour & Sunset Cruise

6. Fishing

7. Kayaking

8. Horseback riding

9. Golf – Known for its beautiful Golf Courses

10. Luxury Bootcamp – fitness

11. Quad Bike tours in Algarve countryside

12. Walk around and see Old Town

General Tips

  • You must rent a car – everything is not close to another, so a car makes alot of sense
  • I would do Albufeira with another city in Algarve if there for 5 days or so. A typical stay in Albufeira would be a max of 4 nights (and even thats borderline alot…) – You could see Vilamoura as well for example
  • English is widely spoken, the main language is Portuguese and they understand Spanish too
  • Currency is Euro
  • “Praia” means Beach
  • To say Hi, you say Hola. To say Thank you (If you’re a female: Obrigada), If you’re a male: Obrigado) Just like saying it in Arabic “Motashakkir, Motashakkirah” ;p
  • When to Go: The weather is warm enough to visit all year round.

Cheers & Have an awesome trip!!!

Hello965 Team