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Lagos streetsLAGOS: A town of some 30,000 inhabitants (having grown from around 15,000 in 1995), Lagos was an important Roman settlement called 'Lacobriga' and a variety of ancient Roman ruins remain including the old slave market. The town is located on the edge of a superb bay and has five different beaches all within walking distance of the town centre, which is enclosed within 5th century walls. A modern and well equipped marina dominates the sea front and the town is now firmly positioned as a centre for tourists from all over the world. For historians, there are some lovely churches to be explored, such as 'São Sebastião' (featuring 17th-18th century tiling) and the São João Hermitage (8th-9th century) as well as a regional museum and the old Governors' Palace. Strolling around day or evening you will find a plethora of restaurants, bars, a cinema and other diversions to choose from, and in the early hours of the morning, dancing and music to suit all tastes - truly the spirit of the Romans lives on.

MEIA PRAIA: The legendary beach of Meia Praia runs from the west of the town marina all the way to Alvor. On the other side of town DONA ANA also has a fine beach, and the area of PORTO DE MÓS also offers golden beaches and some good restaurants.
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Praia da Luz | Burgau | Salema | Espiche | Budens
View of Luz beach looking towards Rocha Negra PRAIA DA LUZ, BURGAU and SALEMA were all small fishing villages only 25 years ago but are now firmly established as villa and apartment resorts. Fortunately, development has been largely sensitively controlled and the laid-back spirit of the locals has survived the changes. It must be the beaches, for this stretch of the coast has some of the best family beaches in the Algarve. Clean, golden, sheltered and gently shelving, even in the height of the season you always seem to have room to relax and play. The Costa Vicentina national park borders these resorts and extends north all the way up to Odeceixe on the west coast, so the inland is rugged and sparse but also a haven for indigenous wildlife and flora and fauna.

BUDENS and ESPICHE are inland villages offering supermarkets, restaurants and holiday accomodation and are less than 5 minutes from the coast but with better access to the main east-west highway (EN125).
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