Lagos is a municipality in the western Algarve, Portugal. It's in the Barlavento region, at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic ocean.
Phoenicians and Carthaginians had visited Lagos, as the place has always had a seafaring connection. It was the base for the ‘voyages of the Discoveries’, during the 15th century. Henry the navigator has instigated these voyages, when the wealth into the town, was based on the trade between Africa and Portugal. In the Praça Infante Dom Henrique you can find the status of prince Henry.
Follow the cobbled street and you ‘ll find the famous Lagos ‘golden church’ of St. Anthony. The entrance of the church is through the museum, and it’s worth to see both of them. In the opposite side you will find the ‘Slave Market’. It was the place where the slaves were sold, after they brought them back from the discovery voyages.
Lagos has beautiful beaches with golden sands. The waters around the place are perfect for sailing. If you want to manage the force of the wind, and do your discovery voyage, then you are in the right place. There are lots of companies that offer sailing courses and trips along the Algarve coast. They can give you the opportunity to feel the magic of the sea waters and feel the adrenaline of exploration. In Batata beach, you can find the sailing club of Lagos. After your trip of exploration, you can taste the good wine by visiting the vineyards. If you want to come close with nature and wild and strange animals, then visit the zoo of Lagos. There are other activities that you can do in Lagos, and a variety of lovely accommodations is waiting for you.