Cheap Flights to Lagos
If you are interested in beautiful beaches, delicious food, and lively entertainment without maddening crowds, then flights to Lagos are for you. Dating back to the Middle Ages, this historic seaside town was the site of many expeditions by explorers looking for riches. The tables have been turned as travelers in search of relaxation and rejuvenation land on the town's beautiful beaches and fill its chic clubs. Lagos put a premium on pleasure.
Fly to Faro Airport
Faro Airport (FAO), also known as Algarve Airport, is the closest international airport for flights to Lagos, approximately 59 miles away. Air Berlin, Ryan Air and British Airways fly to this airport. From Faro, it is about a two-hour train ride to Lagos. Buses connect to points in Spain and Portugal through nearby Meia Praia, Luz, Odiáxere. Rental cars are also available from Faro Airport.
Attractions in Lagos
While it's a picturesque beach resort, Lagos also packs a lot of history. Many of the significant landmarks lie around the plaza in the town center. The beautiful Church of Sana Maria, the Governor’s Castle and the Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira are all located near the waterfront around the town center. In the middle of the square, you will find a statute to the city’s founder, Dom Sebastiao. The gilded Church of Saint Anthony and the city’s cultural center, which holds live performances and exhibits, are only a block away. South of town between Lagos and Farol da Ponta da Piedade, which juts out into the Atlantic, you will find a succession of beautiful beaches and parks. Praia Dona Ana is only a short walk from the town square, and one of the town’s most popular beaches, Camilo, is less than a mile farther south. Ponta da Piedade is less than 2 miles south of town and has beautiful sandstone cliffs. A lighthouse that has guided ships for centuries is a short walk from the shore.
For the family, the town has a 3-acre zoological park that comes with a petting zoo. The zoo is 5 miles west of Lagos near the village of Barão de São João. Whatever your age, you will find activities like windsurfing, snorkeling/diving and sea kayaking set up for your enjoyment. Scooters and bikes can be rented in town to allow you to explore the surrounding area. What Lagos is most known for, however, is its nightlife. Many of the bars around the marina do not close until sunrise.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Lagos
Lagos is a year-round travel destination with summer temperatures in the low 80s and winter dropping down into the 60s. Winter is the off season, and you will find some of the beach establishments close. Carnival is the biggest celebration in Lagos, celebrated in early to mid-February. In April, the town holds a five-day jazz festival. Lagos is a seafood paradise with meals starting around $10. There are many local specialties, including lulas recheadas, which is squid stuffed with a local spicy ham and sausage mixture. After dinner, it is customary to enjoy a glass of the national drink, port.
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