Lagos has maintained its traditional characteristics while becoming a cosmopolitan holiday destination.
Historically, the fascination of Lagos has always been associated with its geographical position, opposite the African coast. The Bensafrim estuary has drawn foreign settlers and invaders and has become a focal point for voyages of discovery in the golden age of the Portuguese Discoveries. Infante D. Henrique brought fame to this region, founding his navigation school in neighbouring Sagres, having resided in Lagos and built there his famous caravels.
Today, the attractiveness of Lagos lies in the abundance and beauty of its beaches. Whether long stretches of sand dunes, such as Meia Praia, or smaller, sheltered beaches, such as Praia da Boneca or Praia Dona Ana. Water sports, scuba diving and golf are attracting active tourism. Palmarés Golf is situated to the east of Lagos, on the hills overlooking Meia Praia, and Boavista Golf Resort is situated to the west, on the coast leading to Praia da Luz.
Asking prices for properties vary between 350.000€ for apartments and between 700.000€ and 4m€ for a villa depending on the location, views and specifications.