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Lagos – known as the Town of the Discoveries. Lagos was the operational base for the Portuguese exploration in the 15th century, and it was here that Infante D. Henrique (Prince Henry the Navigator) fitted out the caravels that led the way to the Discoveries. It is considered one of the most beautiful towns in the Algarve.

Great food together with the warmth of its people makes this town a wonderful place to spend you holiday.

You can also visit the historic village of Sagres, where Infante D. Henrique founded his Navigation School in the fifteenth century, and the area known as Costa Vicentina with its lovely beaches and cliffs. Stunning landscapes will surprise nature lovers.

Also worth seeing is Serra de Monchique, famous for its restaurants. Smoked ham, “medronho” and honey are the local products. Eucalyptus and cork-trees are part of the landscape and contrast with the coastal sandy beaches. The highest mountain (902 m height) is called Foia.

We will provide any information you need about this region, as there are many places to visit.




Montinho de Ouro - Luz, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal