A two bedroom new apartment, both with two single beds, two bathrooms; one bathroom ensuite with a bath and the other a shower room. The kitchen is bright and practical and has the usual 'mod cons', such as washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer etc. There is also a large terrace off the kitchen which catches the late afternoon sun making it ideal for eating al fresco. The lounge/dining area looks out onto another terrace and the pool area as well as the magnificent sea view. The lounge has two comfortable leather sofas and a colour TV. There is air conditioning in the bedrooms and living room. The terrace off the lounge has a private gate which leads directly onto the pool area making it an ideal choice for those families with young children as you are able to sit on the terrace and still keep an eye on them at all times, while still enjoying the view. This apartment is only a short walk to Porto de Mós beach and a short 3 minute drive to the nearest golf course, Boavista.
The Algarve: Algarve. Wherever you look, the colours of the mountains and sea are always with you, creating the impression of a water-colour dotted with highlights of gold, green and blue. The region is an extensive and pleasant one, with a Mediterranean climate, marked by the smell of the sea at low tide and the scent of wild flowers. The coastal strip privides a backdrop composed of some of Europe's most beautiful beaches, from where you can admire the rocky coastline. You can also discover the aromas and flavours of the traditional Algarve cuisine. The menu may consist of fish and shellfish, with such dishes as caldeirada de peixe (fish-stew) or cataplana de amêijoas (clams steamed in a copper pan), or you can enjoy the traditional mountain food of stewed chickpeas and cabbage. The range of choices will also include the famous regional delicacies, such as figs, almonds, carobs and the brandy made from the locally grown medronho (arbutus-berry), distilled up in the hills in old copper stills.
Water Sports: Sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and parasailing are among the water sports enjoyed in Lagos. There are numerous caves along the coast from Lagos to Luz, making it an extremely interesting place to snorkel and scuba dive.
The Taste of Good Cooking: In Lagos, culinary pleasures have a maritime flavour, because it is above all sea food that goes into delicious razor clam and fish soups, tasty “açorda” (a bread-based soup) with mussels, clams and cockles, and main courses to delight those who enjoy fish and shellfish. These include “carapaus alimados” (marinated horse mackerel), stew of monkfish, tuna steak, clams in a cataplana, the fishermen’s favourite of whelks with beans, and squid stuffed with a spicy mixture of ham and sausage.
A good meal is incomplete without a good wine to accompany it. Lagos produces fragrant medium dry white wines and a full-bodied ruby red bursting with fruit and sunshine. Where cakes and puddings are concerned, Lagos has a tradition that goes back to the days when the sweet-loving nuns of the Convento de Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Convent of Our Lady of Carmel) created the recipe for “dom-rodrigos” a cinnamon-flavoured delicacy. “Morgados” made with figs and almonds, stuffed figs and honey cakes.
Golf: There are at least 4 golf courses within a maximum of 20 minutes drive from Lagos; Penina, Palmare, ssituated in a scenic location looking out across the sea and the Ria de Alvor which attracts golfing enthusiasts; Boavista and parque da Floresta. For those better players why not try the new Nick Faldo course ar Amendoeira.
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