Among the Algarve’s most beautiful towns, Lagos has cliff-rimmed beaches in orange tones, tiled squares lined with café terraces and centuries-old buildings, and rustic countryside on its doorstep. These seven Airbnbs in Lagos are pretty spectacular, too.
Retreat in Lagos’s old town
This spacious two-bedroom apartment is in the old town | Courtesy of Peggy / Airbnb
Designed as a retreat, this apartment has lots of little spots to read or relax in between enjoying Lagos’s old town, which is only minutes away on foot. Take a nap in the hammock on the private patio or gaze at the almond trees that peek into the property. This budget-friendly and fully equipped apartment has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to four guests.
Gaze at the stars from this beach hut | Courtesy of Janka/Airbnb
Glamping fans, meet the beach hut. If staying in an adorable wooden hut on an organic farm surrounded by fruit trees sounds like a good plan, this is the place for you. The standout feature is the open roof that lets guests gaze at the stars from bed. Outside, there’s a shared toilet and solar shower, and the host provides breakfast.
The fireplace keeps this small apartment cosy even in the winter months | Courtesy of Karin / Airbnb
Located in the heart of Lagos, this house with a loft bedroom accommodates up to three guests. Providing an extra-cosy element, especially during the cooler months, is the indoor fireplace/stove. It’s fully equipped, but the best aspect of this place is its location on a quiet street just minutes from downtown.
Enjoy a homemade breakfast at this cabana in Luz | Courtesy of A Cabana/Airbnb
Every morning at this cabana on the edge of Luz, approximately eight kilometres (five miles) from Lagos, guests enjoy a different deli breakfast prepared by the host. Quiet and peaceful, it’s perfect for escaping the crowds and getting back to nature, without sacrificing home comforts. Be sure to ask about bicycle rentals and the yoga and pilates sessions.
The picturesque Dona Ana Beach, one of the best beaches in Europe, is right in front of this 200-square-metre flat, and the views hard to beat. Located in a condominium, there is 24-hour security and access to the pool area during the summer months, as well as free parking. The town centre is also only approximately 10 minutes away.
Ocean views, meals on the terrace and time by the pool and on the tennis court await guests at the ground floor apartment of this lovely and secluded villa. Golf fans will also be able to enjoy the Algarve’s world-class golfing at the nearby Onyria Palmares Golf Range. The area’s best beaches are easily reached by car, as are downtown Lagos and surrounding villages. You can also hang out with the host and other guests at the property’s barbecue hut.
This exclusive villa in the countryside near Lagos sleep eight in perfect luxury | Courtesy of Ralph/Airbnb
While most people visit Lagos for the beaches, the countryside in land has a lot to say for itself – and this villa is the perfect place to enjoy it with seven of your favourite people. Teak wood terraces, where you’ll find an infinity pool, hot tub and hammock, partially surround the property, which is a five- to 10-minute drive from Lagos town centre and the local beaches. Surrounded by fruit and olive trees, this four-bedroom home is romantic, peaceful and equipped with everything you could ever need.