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Lagosmar

Rua Dr. Faria e Silva 13, Lagos, Portugal
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Lagosmar
Reviews (10)
5 out of 5

Lagosmar is a family hotel renovated in 2009, the guest rooms are warmly decorated and include free Wi to Fi and air conditioning, lobby, 24 to hour reception, lounge, bar, snooker room, breakfast room and a terrace with wonderful views of Lagos and the sea. Located in the historical center of Lagos, 750 meters from the beach a 500 meters away from train station, bus stop appro. 50 meters.
Room Facilities: Hair Dryer, Safe Deposit Box (payable locally), Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, Telephone, Full bathroom, Wi to Fi free

Location

Lagos, the most attractive town in the west, is a very popular resort. It is renowned for its beautiful cove beaches that lie beneath the cliff edges. Some places of interest in Lagos are The Museu Regional de Lagos (museum), which contains some fascinating ancient relics. You will also find some Roman mosaics which were found in the region. The beautiful church 'Igreja de Santo António'. The ancient Slave Market, in the main square you will see the statue of King Sebastian, the statue itself is quite a talking point, as is the magnificent new marina.

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10 REVIEWS
     

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Surf Lessons
     
Review from Olga & Dasha
Olga & Dasha
Moscow
October 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Everything was really great!! We've fallen in love with Lagos. After mad Moscow this is just a piece of paradise))) And Barcelona where we came after this wonderful place seemed awful to us - dirty, stinky and untasty. From Faro airport to Lagos we came with the public transport - took a bus to the central station and then a bus to Lagos. It took us some time, but the trip was quite nice.
The hotel location, the room with the terrace were just super. The only thing we liked less was breakfast, but we found the way out - bought sandwiches or croissants and coffee in the nearest bakery. In the evening we enjoyed the restaurants. Food is delicious, various and not so expensive.
Dasha was very satisfied with clubbing - really big variety of good clubs and bars to go. Plus a pleasant bonus for those who returned home at night - the town seem very safe. And people who were staying in Lagosmar and Casa Offshore who took surf lessons were really nice - easy going, friendly.
We spent all time together - on the beach and in the evening)). We enjoyed our vacation enourmously. We hope we can come back


How were the surf lessons?

     

The pick up, lessons and other oranizational issues - just fine. There were 4 teachers - Marcel. Seb, Rik, Lee. All guys were really very nice. As other people who took these lessons)). We had 7 lessons without a break!
Dasha was clubbing each night so due lack of enough sleep on her 4th day of surfing she badly needed such a day off))). There is a lot to do if you take a day off => fishing, kajaking, sea trips, etc.

Review from Ivar and Ciara
Ivar and Ciara
Holland & Ireland
September 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I really loved the holiday, the Lagosmar hotel was superb, they had everything you wanted for a very fair price. Lagos town had a good atmosphere.
The restaurants were good, I'm not a big fish fan but the steaks were good enough! Most of all I enjoyed the international mix of people at the surfhouse & hotel.
Its really cool to meet people from around the world, and that was definitely fun in the evening times, to go out and play some darts in the bars.
Surf beach was awesome, it was a good training spot.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I must thank you all for the pick up in the morning because it made it way easier to go surfing. The lessons were really good. Lee, Marcel and Rick were good instructors, all having their own ways of teaching you how to surf.

Review from Tavi
Tavi
London
August 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It was all great! The hotel was fine as well, very central, good for wandering about town.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf was perfect for us as beginner/intermediates! The surf instructors were brilliant, very easy going and the transfer to the beach was not a problem.

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Review from  Howard
Howard
UK
July 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Lagosmar suited us perfectly, the location is great and the staff really friendly. The rooms are basic but had everything you need and we'll probably stay there the next time we're in Lagos, its such good value.
Hopefully that'll be sooner rather than later as we really enjoyed Lagos, nightlife was good, food in general was exceptional and the nearby beach was good too.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were good, we had mixed conditions but our last two days were excellent with some good surf to be had.

Review from Will
Will
Dublin
June 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Lagos was very nice and Lagosmar was a great little hotel (the staff were very helpful). The town itself is gorgeous and the beaches nearby are really nice. Overall I couldn't fault it!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf school were excellent - great instructors and very sociable. The surf crowd were all my age or similar which was really good and we kind of stuck amongst ourselves on the nights out.

Review from Steve
Steve
Manchester
June 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great week! The hotel was great, I found the staff very helpful and friendly. The roof top is a great place to chill-out.
Loved Lagos. Beautiful little town. Overall it was a fantastic week. I'll be coming back at some point that's for sure!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf was excellent all week. The surf school were excellent. Always picked the best spots for the day. Good instruction and always picked me up on time.

Review from Jenny
Jenny
Dublin
May 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great holiday! The Lagosmar hotel was lovely, really comfortable, well located and the staff were really helpful. Loved the surfing and the beaches. Got a good few recommendations for restaurants which was great so all in all it was a great week!

Review from  Lionel & Jennifer
 Lionel & Jennifer
 Islington
April 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Hotel was great: clean, spacious, great location, great price. Lagos is very lively, especially in the evening. When following recommendations, restaurants were always great. All in all, a great time off ;-)


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surfing was also excellent, Sebastian & Marcel were very competent and friendly and the course was well balanced throughout the day.

Review from John & Eileen
John & Eileen
Woodbridge
March 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Well all in all it was a fantastic experience!  We were super pleased with the Hotel, it couldn't be better located right in the centre of town close to all the restaurants. It was much more polished then we thought for the price and there is a lot of attention to detail.
We ate in a few of the paces you recommended, loved Adega de Marina, was full of life. And Nah Nah Bah was great for Mohitos!
Lagos is a good spot, nice old town, very safe to ramble around, good selection of beaches and water quality was very good.
All in all, we shall be booking again to return to Lagos and the Lagosmar Hotel, it was great


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were really good. Rick, Lee and Marcel were super, really good guys, knew what they were doing and gave really specific tips to each of us- like what to change/alter etc. I was surprised at how quickly they get you up standing on the board.

Review from Dainius
Dainius
Vilnius, Lithuania
February 2019
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had great time in Lagos. It was warm and sunny and we had great waves to surf. All the guys enjoyed it. Lagos is very nice unique little town with good food and friendly people. The hotel was cozy with great terrace on the roof with fab views. Great location. I'm thinking to come back to Algarve with my family this summer.

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Number of people: 90
24-Hour reception
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Parking (surcharge)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Elevator
Roof top terrace
Breakfast (included)
Double/Twin Room BB
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Room Facilities:
Hair Dryer; Safe Deposit Box (payable locally); Air Conditioning; Satellite TV; Telephone; Full bathroom; Wi to Fi free; Non to smoking rooms;
Flat to screen TV

Single Room BB
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Room Facilities:
Hair Dryer; Safe Deposit Box (payable locally); Air Conditioning; Satellite TV; Telephone; Full bathroom; Wi to Fi free; Non to smoking rooms;
Flat to screen TV

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Faro Airport
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 90
  • - Time from Airport in a car: approx. 1 hour driving by A22
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

In the booking steps you can add surf lessons from any of our certified surf school partners below.

  • The surf school will either pick you up at your accommodation or meet you at the nearest beach as detail in their profile below.
  • The surf school will always contact you the day before to arrange the exact time of your lesson and meet up details.
  • Due to changing tides & conditions exact surf lesson times are not decided until the day before.
  • The full contact details of our surf school partners are included in your confirmation voucher
  • All our surf school partners are certified with their countries National Surfing Association
Tip: If you are staying for 7 nights we always recommend 5 days of surf lessons. Start the day after you arrive so you don't miss any good waves! You can choose your surf days in the checkout.

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Surf Lessons often occur at the areas best and most reliable surf beaches, Praia do Amado and Praia do Amoreira, 20-30 minutes from Lagos. Depending on conditions you may surf at any number of surf beaches nearby such as Maia Praia, Castalejo, Arrifana, Zavial, Cabanas and Porto de Mos. Either way the surf schools will pick you up and take you to the best beaches on the day.

Don't worry if you have no experience whatsoever. The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water riding the white water only. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green' (unbroken) waves. If you are already experienced the instructors will take you further out and help you develop your technique on bigger waves.

Lagos is a year round surf destination thanks to its position at the corner of the Algarve. It is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and offers waves for beginners, intermediates and expert surfers. It also has the warmest water in Portugal and the winter temperature is warm enough for t-shirts. In the summer the temperature is in the late 20s and stay bright until 10pm.

Within Lagos is the town's long golden sandy beach that seems to go on forever, Meia Praia, a very safe beginners surf beach, but not always reliable.

Further Afield

Head further West and after 20 minutes you arrive at a crossroad, take the turn South West and after a few minutes you reach the laid back surf town of Sagres where you will find breaks such as Tonel, Mareta, Beliche and Zavial. Again different standards are catered for in these beaches that wrap around Cape St.Vincent

Alternatively take the right turn and after 10 minutes you will reach a great beginners /intermediate surf beach Praia do Amado. Close by is one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches Praia da Bordeira. Further North is the world class surf break in Arrifana and beginners beach Amoreira. The UK's Independent newspaper sums it up best: "Here is one of Europe's undiscovered treasures - thankfully protected by a 120km-long Parque Natural, which helps ensure that "tourist development" mostly means a café in a shack on a beach. It all seems like a fabulous secret, shared only by the intrepid few who make it this far. Their reward? Having miles and miles of these dramatic beaches (almost) to themselves."

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