Lagoa is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, with about 6,000 inhabitants and located in the Barlavento Algarvio, outside the coastal zone, in the fertile lands of the Barrocal. The downstream part of the river Arade separates Lagoa from the neighboring municipality of Portimão. Lagoa is located on a small hill in an area of plains where there was a lagoon (lagoa) which gave its name to the city.
The enchanting historic center of Lagoa offers a relaxing 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 center is.
The small town of Lagoa transmits a rural environment feeling because it is inserted in a traditionally agricultural and wine production area. The wine cooperative organizes wine tastings and guided tours to the vineyards. In the summer there is the famous Fatacil 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.
One of the leisure options in 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, you can get to know the Algarve starting from there, but always returning to this safe, haven.