Vilabranca Apartments

Perfect for families, the Vilabranca Apartments are spacious and come equipped with full-sized kitchens. The apartments are comfortable and modern, with a “home away from home” vibe.There are two main pools on-site, with a couple of smaller pools for the kids to play in. The hotel restaurant serves up tasty Portuguese and international cuisine, but there’s also a supermarket just across the road, in case you feel like getting creative with some local ingredients. The beach and the town centre are 15 minutes’ walk away, and the complementary bus runs three times a day to shuttle you there and back.

Overview of Lagos, Portugal

Lagos is a lively Portuguese town known for its vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and layered history. The town boasts plenty of fine-dining restaurants and trendy bars, as well as great shopping opportunities and picturesque scenery. This place really has it all! To the south, you’ll find Ponta da Piedade – a series of golden cliffs lined with grottos and caves. Head east and you’ll come across the pristine Meia Praia Beach, where sun-seekers can bask until evening.

Things to do in Lagos, Portugal

Take a walk along Lagos Marina and admire the views out over the Atlantic ocean. From the marina, you can take a boat trip or hire a yacht for a fun day out with the family.It’s a pleasant walk from the Marina to the old town, the cultural centre of Lagos, which is surrounded by the ruins of Roman walls. Nearby are the small fort of Ponta da Bandeira, Lagos Museum, and the Church of Santo António, with its extravagant baroque architecture. After a morning of sightseeing, take a break and enjoy some shopping, or stop for some traditional Portuguese cuisine at one of the many highly-rated restaurants in the old town centre. Whatever you want from yourholiday to Portugal, Lagos ticks all the boxes – whether it’s a cultural break, a foodie holiday where indulgence is high on the menu, or just a laid-back week by the beach, a holiday here has it all.

Resort Summary

The centre of Lagos, known as the ‘old town’, is small enough so you feel at home, but big enough to have lots to see and do. As well as a wide range of shops to browse, there are two big markets held in the area each month. These give you the opportunity to take a leisurely wander around the stalls and pick up locally grown fruits and vegetables, traditional hand-crafted items and souvenirs.

A good selection of restaurants can be found in the old town area, as well as along the main beachfront and by the marina. Many of these serve traditional Portuguese favourites of freshly caught fish and seafood dishes cooked in aromatic herbs and spices. You’ll find laid-back beachside lounges and family-friendly pubs and bars where you can take the kids for a bite to eat and relax with a few drinks.

Lagos is well-known for its busy nightlife and is a popular party destination. When the sun goes down lively late-night bars and clubs open up. Most of the big venues lie along the main beach strip, where you can keep on partying until sunrise.