Lagoa is a Portuguese town belonging to the district of Faro, with about 6,000 inhabitants and is situated in the Barlavento Algarvio, outside the coastal zone, in the fertile lands of the Barrocal. The downstream part of the river Arade delimits Logoa of the neighboring municipality of Portimão. Lagoa is located on a small hill in an area of plains where there was a lagoon which gave its name to the city.
The enchanting historic centre of Lagoa offers a tranquil environment with whitewashed houses and cobbled streets, dominated by the Manueline church of Nossa Senhora da Luz, and the Convento de São José where the cultural centre currently functions.
The small town of Lagoa transmits a rural environment because it is inserted in a zone traditionally agricultural and of important wine production. The cooperative wine cellar organizes wine tastings and guided tours of the vineyards. In the summer there is the famous Fatacil fair dedicated to the crafts, agriculture, commerce and industry of the Algarve.
Outside the city, we find impressive cliffs,long sandy beaches and charming caves, with a wide diversity of aquatic activities.
Some of the best known golf courses in the region are between Lagoa and Carvoeiro: Gramacho and Pinta and the Vale do Milho with nine holes.
An integral part of the leisure options of the Lagoa region is the Slide & Splash, one of the most popular aqua parks in the Algarve, located between Lagoa and Estômbar.
Lagoa is a picturesque city from where you can get to know the Algarve, but always returning to this safe, haven.