The Algarve region is the southernmost part of Portugal, and is filled with probably the best beaches in Europe. It’s coastline has many towns and cities, a lot of which are very built up and filled with british tourists – not the ideal places to stay. However, towards the western end of the Algarve is a little town called Lagos. Lagos is not overly built up, and people from all walks of life visit here (many Australians, actually). It’s a party town, definitely. Food is good, drinks are cheap. Beaches line the coast in every direction – in front of towering sandstone cliffs, caves and caverns. It truly is an amazing place. A great place for us to spend the last bit of our european summer before heading up north again into the cold. Whilst we were there, we met up with our good friend Mitch who was working in a hostel in Lagos. Good times. There was also a huge bushfire raging at the next village along which produced some eerie smoke that filled the sky.
Anyway, we are looking forward to the next time we can visit the Algarve and Lagos. You should too.