Lagoa

Lagoa municipality, located in the western Algarve, is today a popular tourist destination, whether for its natural landscape diversity, as well as for the harmony in the junction of antiquity with modernity. Bounded to the west by Arade river, it benefits to the south of an about 17 km long coastline, displaying picturesque and stunning beaches of fine sand and crystalline water. The main economic activity of the municipality is naturally linked to tourism, but fishing, wine culture and crafts, specially pottery, also constitute a source of wealth. It is also sought after as a golfing destination, in which one can find some of the most popular fields for the practice of this activity. The cultural and economic potential of the region is manifested in Fatacil, the largest annual craft show, which is held in August. Here you will find numerous exhibitors, businesses and artisans disclosing their handmade products, an event that also organizes numerous musical performances. And if you're looking for a souvenir of Lagoa, the miniatures of typical Algarve wagons and gaudy fishing boats are among the most elaborate and representative objects of the region, as well as the linen embroidery, tapestries and wool dolls. At the table, the grilled sardines, the fragrant fish or seafood cataplana (dish made in a traditional copper recipient), the papas de milho com berbigão (corn porridge with cockles) and the feijoada de buzinas (bean stew with horns) are the most appreciated delicacies of the local cuisine. And to accompany the main course there is nothing better than the famous Lagoa wine with aromas of wild berries. In desserts, the highlight goes to the traditional almond and fig sweets of the Algarve.

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Where to sleep in Lagoa

Tivoli Carvoeiro
Tivoli Carvoeiro

4 star

Built on the cliff at praia Vale do Covo, the Tivoli Carvoeiro is located in the picturesque village of Carvoeiro. This Moorish-style hotel offers a refined an…

Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa
Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort & Spa

5 star

Luxurious and elegant resort, located near Carvoeiro and a few minutes from Caneiros beach. It offers 22 rooms, two suites and 80 and 80 Townhouses, with 1 or …

Vilalara Thalassa Resort
Vilalara Thalassa Resort

5 star

With 11 acres of gardens by the sea, the Vilalara Thalassa Resort is an exclusive space dedicated to well-being. The gardens and a direct access to a beach of …

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