Visiting the region of Lagos in the south of Portugal is more than about letting yourself get intoxicated by the best of the Algarve. This region offers much more than just a handful of beaches, sceneries, hospitable people, activities and stories. Lagos is a place that can be called home and welcomes, in a genuine and warm way, all those who choose to visit it.
Much can be said about its extensive beaches and clear and resplendent sand. A destination hailed by lovers of summer pleasures, this is one of those places most loved by swimmers, this city received an Honourable Mention in the Competition of Good Practices, carried out by the Blue Flag Association of Europe. The reasons for this distinction award can easily be seen and can be emphasised with a simple glance. From the infinite expanses where the fine softness of the sand is caressed by the waves, to the mysterious and dreamlike beaches that reconditioningly bridge its coastline, there is no shortage of options. It can also be said that all these offers are beautiful, warm and inviting during almost every season of the year.
The idea of plunging into the translucent waters and gleaming under the sunshine for most of the year will certainly seem unrealistic in the eyes of many people - mainly foreigners - who do not know the region's magnificent climate. But the truth is that in the area of Lagos, which has a true microclimate and Mediterranean flair, the sun will smile for more than 300 days a year.
Beaches such as Meia Praia, São Roque and Dona Ana are good examples of places to visit. If you choose to smile with the sun, you can let him kiss your skin and leave a tan that gleams of happiness. You will see that the teluric invitation of Lagos is pure and real, like the people and the traditions that you will find in the streets, in a sense of hospitality that never fails and never fades.
The people of Lagos are therefore part of their cultural identity. Making the city their home and keeping the Portuguese traditions close to their chest, the people of this region stand out for the way they carry the faiths, habits and desires of the ancestors, focusing all their attention on the art of hospitality.