Holiday destinations in the Algarve, Portugal
take a quick look at Lagos Marina
Only metres away from where the trawlers unload their catches, on the east bank of the River Bensafrim, you will find the Marina in Lagos. Inaugurated in 1993 and awarded the Euromarina Anchor Award and the European Blue Flag, it has 462 moorings for yachts and boats. Over the past ten years , more than 20,000 crews of 50 different nationalities have visited the Marina. It's facilities are of the highest standards and all the usual services are offered, together with chandlery, bank, provisions, bar and restaurant facilities.
Along the quay side, there are a variety of shops, bars and restaurants and it is a good place to stop and relax and just watch the world go by. There is a friendly ambiance around the place and the whole area is attractively laid out.
Cross the lifting bridge over the river at the Marina entrance and you are on the Avenida dos Descobrimentos with a waterfront promenade along the river. Within minutes you are in the centre of the town with the wealth of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars in the squares and streets leading into the upper town.
Meia Praia, the main and very long sandy beach is about 10 minutes walk from the Marina on the same side of the river. The walk takes you past the railway station (Lagos is the end of the line running from Vila Real on the Spanish border through Faro) and the boat yards before opening out to the beach. Several beach bars are dotted along the 5 km beach. There are several smaller beaches on the western side of Lagos such as Batata and Praia Dona Ana.
Algarve Retreats offers a number of accommodation choices in the Marina area. Take a look at the ****Marina Club Aparthotel where there are studio, one, two & three bedroom apartments with pool, bar, restaurant and health club facilities. The Marina area is so central and within easy walking distance of all the facilities Lagos offers, you are not reliant on a car. Whilst Algarve Retreats would always advise that having a car allows you to explore the magnificent Western Algarve, the Marina Club**** does provide some flexibility in this respect.
There are a variety of sailing and fishing activities which start at Lagos Marina such as yacht & boat charters sailing dolphin seafaris Bom Dia & BBQ trips and deep sea fishing , all of which Algarve Retreats can reserve for you - just click on the links.
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