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Our Location: Lagos

Lagos and the Algarve

Nature that inspires. Hospitable people.

Let’s think of the sea, of light, and beaches flanked by steep cliffs and landscapes that take one’s breath away. Let’s think of incomparable wild beauty, the smooth breeze that brings with it stories that fill us with awe, and of the pleasure of experiencing a rich and exceptionally varied cuisine. This is what we find in Lagos.

Located on the west part of the Algarve – known as Barlavento or the windward part – the city of Lagos maintains its traces of authenticity with the walls of the historic centre reminding us of the past, but now complemented by the luxury villas of LUX MARE. For centuries, the city found its identity and its livelihood from the sea, a history echoed in the city. It was from here that, at the time of the discoveries, many vessels and navigators left in search of new worlds.

Today, Lagos is a destination of excellence, not only due to its picturesque streets but also and mainly due to the extraordinary natural landscapes and Atlantic beaches of great beauty. LUX MARE could only have been born here.

World Class Beaches

Boasting a prime position just moments from the famed viewpoints and boat tours of Ponta da Piedade, some of the most striking and best-loved cliffs and caves in the Algarve, LUX MARE provides the perfect base to start exploring the area. Couple this with the world-class beaches surrounding our luxury villas, such as the hard to access Canavial Beach moments from the property, and popular Camilo Beach just a short walk, and you have the perfect natural playground for your holiday home in the Algarve.

Water sports in the Algarve

A premium range of watersports

Lagos is known for its connection to water, and for those seeking to relax or enjoy an adventure in the Atlantic Ocean, there are options aplenty.

Dolphin and whale watching boats regularly leave Lagos Marina, while tours of the countless caves, including Ponta da Piedade are also in high demand. Kayaks and SUP provide a slower-paced introduction to our coast, while the rugged west coast of the Algarve has long been a surfers paradise. For those seeking more adventure, water jet-packs and other adventure water sports can be found in the locale.

Lagos, the town waiting to be discovered

A short drive, or a stunning thirty-minute walk along dramatic cliffs and inviting beaches, will bring you to Lagos. A white-washed town of picturesque cobbled streets, outside dining, and historical monuments.

Be greeted by the Castelo dos Governadores with its baroque watchtowers before entering the remains of the old town walls, where delightful streets offer numerous restaurants, bars and local boutique stores. Visit the cultural centre to learn more about the seafaring past of the town, admire the intricate 18th century Santo António church, or simply relax on the long stretches of golden beaches or amongst the luxury yachts of the Marina for a glass of local wine.

Year-round golf paradise

Algarve’s reputation as a golfers paradise has been firmly cemented over the years, and at LUX MARE Luxury Villas you are moments away from one of the many courses offered across the region.

The renowned Boavista golf-course is less than ten-minutes from LUX MARE, with further courses just slightly further afield. The LUX MARE concierge service can arrange tee-times and green fees either in advance of your arrival or once you are already relaxing on our beautiful coastline. Across the street from LUX MARE is Cascade, where you’ll find a 320-metre long double-ended driving range, a 110-yards of short game and a putting green with sea view.

Our concierge can also help you hire any golf equipment you may need during your stay.

Outside activities on tap

The Algarve may be famed for her beaches, but with mountains and nature parks just a short nod inland, adventure activities aplenty can be enjoyed during your holiday to Lagos.

Bicycle and mountain-bike hire are just two of the services the LUX MARE concierge can arrange for your group, alongside other options such as go-karting, horse-riding, or recommending family-friendly hiking routes. For those seeking extreme adrenaline, the nearby aerodrome offers sky-diving.

Wellness Retreats in the Algarve

Wellness for the soul

The sea has long been considered a cure for our ailments, but the Algarve is fast becoming known for its wellness-focused activities.

LUX MARE are proud to offer all guests access to the AXN Cascade Gym which is across the street from both our villas, part of the 5* Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort.

In addition to this, our concierge can also arrange personal trainers, yoga instructors and massage services, either to visit the villa or in the local vicinity.

A feast of delicacies

Gastronomy is tied to the soul of the Algarve, from the delicious Pastel de Nata, now famous around the world, to our love of fresh Sardines. In Lagos and the area surrounding the villa, you’ll find an abundance of high-end, locally run establishments whose menus celebrate the fresh fish our coastline is famed for.

With ten-Michelin stars across the Algarve, there are many restaurants to reserve offering a more refined experience to enjoy your holiday. Both LUX MARE luxury villas also offer BBQ’s and fully integrated kitchens, and our concierge can arrange for our private chef, or outside caters, to bring an exclusive dining concept right into your holiday home.

Portugal is of course also renowned for its wine production, and the Algarve is no exception. There are many wineries you can visit or tour in the Algarve, and samplings are always generous. Alternatively, we can arrange a bespoke wine sampling experience for you, even on your private terrace at LUX MARE.

Family friendly villas in the Algarve

For the little (and big) kids

There are a number of water-parks and other children friendly attractions across the Algarve. Sand City, constructed entirely of sand, is always a popular side-trip, alongside crazy-golf.

Designer to boutique shopping

Lagos is home to a collection of international stores and local boutiques, but the Algarve is also blossoming its luxury fashion and accessories options as new retail centres, and shopping malls open across the region. The concierge can advise the best shopping destinations depending on the type of retail therapy you seek.

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