This is an introductory guide to help you do the best with your holiday

Planning and organising a holiday is a very important process which requires knowledge related to various aspects of the travel, accommodation, location, local amenities and various other details. A good organisation and planning will benefit from an effective source of relevant knowledge. This page is the beginning of such a guide attempting to provide you with all you need to know to make your holiday as entertaining, relaxing and comfortable as possible. A further guide is provided in the accommodation. That is an unabridged source of information which includes restaurants, bars, beaches, golf, excursions, places of interest, the local Zoo and Aqualand as well as various other important elements of the context. The guide is supplied with reviews and other essential information to help you make your stay safe and as enjoyable as possible. Please see below some important introductory information related to your stay.




Closest airport – Faro (FAO) – 75km; 1 hour by car through A22; Travel by shuttle from Faro airport (Faro Shuttle Bus); Travel by bus (EVA Transportes timetable and prices) or by train (timetable and prices)


The following destination details are to be entered into the navigation device: country – Portugal; city – Lagos; street – Rua Cerro Das Mós


2 min walk to international supermarket

15 min walk to bars and restaurants

13 min walk to bus station

20 min walk to the marina

10 min walk from the marina to the beaches of Meia Praia and Praia da Batata. Read more by visiting the page beaches.

5 min drive to the golf course of Boavista and 16 min drive to the golf course of Palmares. Read more by visiting the page golf.

To see?

Europe’s first slave market; Ancient town wall (Roman built);

Churches and monasteries; Statue of Sao Goncalo;

Traditional architecture; Beaches; Natural caves; Harbour;

Fish market; Capela dos Ossos (Bone Chapel); Zoo; Aqualand

To do?


Golfing; Beach tanning and swimming; Dolphin tours; Sea kayaks; Boat tours; Parasailing; Fishing trips; Horse riding; 

Mountain Biking; Archery; Bowling; Squash; Tennis; Nature walk; Bird watching


Euro – check exchange rates


Official language – Portuguese; English is widely spread


Phone number – 112 for Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance


Very expensive – please use consciously; 220 volts; EU system two pin plugs


Limits: town – 60km; out of town – 90km; motorway – 120km


It is required by law to have your id document always with you


Small hospital and private practices are available


The apartment is a non-smoking area


The apartment is not suitable for pets. Not allowed  


To prevent any infestation the litter is to be regularly disposed into the closed bins located before the entrance to the garage


The apartment has the facilities to accommodate children of all ages


Linen, towels, kitchen equipment, crib with bedding, sun loungers, blankets, 42” flat screen smart TV, satellite channels, Playstation 3 with 30 games, two controllers, remote control, blu-rays and dvds, free and unlimited internet with Wi-Fi connectivity, landline telephone with free local and national calls, full air conditioning, video entry system   

TV Guide

A short guide to Smart TV, Satellite and Play Station 3 is provided to help with the smooth operation of these devices and a great entertainment time. Click to view Guide



We trust that our tenants will be looking after our apartment in the same way as we do. Our intentions are to provide them with the best possible facilities to enjoy their time in the apartment and to have all the comfort and convenience. We really hope that our tenants will find the apartment meeting their expectations and that they will enjoy their time there. In case any damages or loss are caused to the property by any tenant the security deposit of  300 euro which is taken by our agent on arrival will be used towards the damages or loss. If the damages or loss are higher in value than the security deposit the tenants will be required to pay the difference to our agent. The good neighbour attitude is expected so that people living in the building are treated with respect and consideration. When the good neighbour relationship is violated and there is any cause of danger, upset or distress to person or damage of property or in any way the reputation of the owner is damaged due to the behaviour of the tenants the owners reserve the right to terminate the stay of the tenants without paying any expenses or costs incurred as a result of the termination.