Lagos “Life Quality”
- 2h30m from Lisbon (A2 highway);
- 45m from Faro’s international Airport (Via do Infante);
- Brand new “drop on site” access available soon (Road N125).
- Lagos Bay, Estuary of Alvor and great sandy beaches;
- Secure and safe town with good life quality;
- Almost 93% of active population works in service sector;
- Historical town: Restaurants, local retail, services, tourism,cultural programs and street life;
- Marina: 462 pontoon berths , boat renting,restaurants, pubs, shopping area;
- Private Hospital and public health clinics;
- Education (International School — primary, secondary and further levels).
Lagos was the starting point for the Portuguese age of discoveries. Few centuries after, is now starting to be discovered by tourists and people looking for a special place to live.
Bellow some examples of the recognition Lagos is receiving.
Lagos was TripAdvisor’s 2012 Nº1 holiday destination in the world.
Lagos, the Nº1 holiday destination in the world
This incredible achievement
in 2012 was obtained by the occasion of the nomination of “15 destinations on the rise”. Lagos came ahead of places like Stockholm, Cannes, San Sebastian, Seminyak, Cape Town or Queenstown. In their description of Lagos its mentioned:
“There is rich and beautiful history within Lagos’ 14th century walls, from its fortress to picturesque churches like Medieval São João Hermitage and the 17th-century São Sebastião. But that’s all appetizer. People come here for a main-course coastal buffet featuring more than a half-dozen beautiful beaches. Quiet sandy coves are sandwiched between dramatic cliffs. The sandy 2.5-mile stretch of Meia Praia caters to every water sport imaginable. And when you’ve had your fill, you can digest your day with some of the best nightlife in the Algarve region.” is the world's largest travel site, reaching 350 million average monthly unique visitors, and reached 385 million reviews and opinions covering 6.6 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 48 markets worldwide.
Lagos ganha um “Quality Coast Gold Award”
Lagos coast gets quality gold award
With the QualityCoast programme
, the Coastal & Marine Union – EUCC aims to establish a world-wide network of coastal communities that share similar values on sustainable development, nature and biodiversity, cultural heritage and identity, and social responsibility, at the same time maintaining high standards in the quality of their tourism. In 2014 Lagos got a Gold Award and the following positive aspects were stated:
- Many opportunities to observe marine and coastal wildlife in their natural environment: boat trips to watch dolphins, bird watching and grotto trips;
- All beaches and marina have been awarded with Blue Flag;
- Rich cultural site with many important monumental and historical buildings;
- The promotion of Lagos aims to present the city as an authentic experience, allowing the visitors to meet the traditions, heritage, and culture;
- It is a safe destination for visitors.
Lagos Marina is the 1st in Iberia to get 5-stars
- Lagos has the 1st 5-star Marina
in the Iberian Peninsula.
Lagos Marina was the first marina in the Iberian peninsula to achieve a 5-star rating by the International Marine Certification Institute.
Apart from this awards this Marina was also distinguished with the Euromarina Anchor Award, the European Blue Flag and The Yacht Harbor Association's 5 Gold Anchors.
The most beautiful beach on earth is in Lagos
- Ponta da Piedade was considered in 2014 the most beautiful beach on earth
The influent american portal “The Huffington Post
”, that can have 80 million of monthly visitors, highly praises this Lagos beach. In their own words: “Yes, we have stumbled upon some incredibly gorgeous beaches in recent weeks. And yes, we stumble upon beaches a lot. But we couldn't resist running off to Ponta da Piedade, the beach in Portugal where rock cliffs are so high (60 feet!), they almost touch the blue, blue sky. Fisherman have given silly names to each formation, and there are oodles of caves, grottoes and arches to duck into as you navigate the crystal-clear water by boat. It's kinda hard to look at, it's so beautiful.”
Lagos joins the Slow Movement
- Lagos joins the Slow Movement.
It is among the first cities in Portugal to join this movement
The "Slow Movement
" is a global and contemporary chain that calls us to live in proper rhythm for the well-being and personal, social, community and environmental development.
Applied to cities, the movement is reflected in the motto of La Dolce Vita, looking for Slow Cities, that constitute a refuge for the frenzy of modern life. Any city wishing to join the slow movement must follow a set of principles set out in the Manifesto of the Slow Cities. A slow city should have no more than 50,000 inhabitants, and therefore be a small city, and should promote policies to decrease the noise in the city, traffic control, increased pedestrian areas and defend of their local products. Not denying the influence of modernity, the goal of slow cities is totally the best of both worlds. The category 'Slow City' is a seal of quality and a brand that works both as a distinction, as well as a commitment and a point of reference for residents, tourists and investors who expect the city credibility in regard to sustainability for people and nature. "These cities want communities with its own identity, an identity that is recognized by those who arrive there and is deeply felt by everyone who is part of it. Here the sense of connection between products and consumers, between people and protected environment and between residents and visitors (who should feel as residents during your stay) is maintained.”