Lagos is an ancient maritime town steeped in history with beautiful beaches, great restaurants and bars and a bohemian vibe. The town became hugely important during the 15th century, the age of the great Portuguese Discoveries, when Prince Henry the Navigator, third son of King João I, took up residence and headed up maritime expeditions to Morocco and to the western coast of Africa.
Today the town attracts many holidaymakers from all different walks of life -including a significant amount of surfers. There is plenty to do and see, with the large marina being a focal point for boat trips, and water sports and just hanging out. Lagos is also home to excellent restaurants and bars and some of the most picturesque beaches in the Algarve. Meia Praia is the main beach in Lagos and forms one of the biggest bays in Europe.