Port Vila Apartments

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Areias de Sao Joao, Lagos, Algarve, 8600, Portugal
Porta da Vila Apartments
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 78% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families100
  • Couples82
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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Nice quiet Location

by kevin36 about Porta Da Villa

Nice quiet location at the top of the hill from the main streets of Lagos town center
All rooms have air conditioning although can be a bit on the noisy side.
Self catering apartments with living room downstairs leading up to the bedroom and bathroom, up one more flight of stairs to the roof terrace.TV is supplied although we never watched it ,too much to see and do.
maid service every day ,changed towels etc and cleaned to a good standard.Kitchen was basic ,but again we would eat out every night. outstanding views can be enjoyed from many areas of Porta da Vila, across the terracotta rooftops of Lagos to Meia Praia beach and the surrounding streets are cobbled and hilly. Porta da Vila has its own superb swimming pool surrounded by a spacious, semi-covered poolside terrace and served by a poolside snack bar. The airy apartments are arranged in three sections of the building and offer comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation. The studios are at ground level overlooking the swimming pool, with direct wheelchair access at street level and alternative access via steps from reception. Most of the larger apartments are duplex-style with the bedrooms upstairs. These vary in layout, some having a balcony or an extra bathroom or shower room

nice appartements and houses

by windpaard about porta da vila

nice big apartements and houses ,very cheap in the low season,about 25 euros is february the houses hade 2 stocks with private terasse on top

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

by acilina

"Praia do Camilo"

This is Camilo beach, a small beach with lots of steps in his high staircase, but it's worth the effort.
All the coast line is garnish with several beaches. If you can see trought the rocks in front, you will see after Camilo, the D. Ana beach and Pinhão beach. Then, Students beach and Batata beach.
It follows the Lagos Port, the long pavement, good for nice on foot promenades side by side the water, then the Lagos modern Marina, and after that the long beach Meia Praia, the one we see at the background of this picture.
Before this Camilo beach, there is the cape Ponta da Piedade with it lighthouse, and after some rocks the Luz beach.
Behind the Meia Praia beach we saw a small mountain, Monchique, very pleasant when, in hot summer days we prefer the shadow of trees.

This ia a poem about Lagos written by Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, who has been recently awarded by the title Rainha Sofia.
«Un jour a Lagos ouverte sur la mer comme l’autre Lagos»

Em Lagos
Virada para o mar como a outra Lagos
Muitas vezes penso em Leopoldo Sedar Senghor:
A precisa limpidez de Lagos onde a limpeza
É uma arte poética e uma forma de honestidade
Acorda em mim a nostalgia de um projecto
Racional limpo e poético

Os ditadores – é sabido – não olham para os mapas
Suas excursões desmesuradas fundam-se em confusões
O seu ditado vai deixando jovens corpos mortos pelos caminhos
Jovens corpos mortos ao longo das extensões

Na precisa claridade de Lagos é-me mais difícil
Aceitar o confuso o disforme a ocultação

Na nitidez de Lagos onde o visível
Tem o recorte simples e claro de um projecto
O meu amor da geometria e do concreto
Rejeita o balofo oco da degradação

Na luz de Lagos matinal e aberta
Na praça quadrada tão concisa e grega
Na brancura da cal tâo veemente e directa
O meu país se invoca e se projecta.

And another one:

Lagos onde reenventei o mundo num verão ido
Lagos onde encontrei
Uma nova forma do visível sem memória
Clara como a cal concreta como a cal
Lagos onde aprendi a viver rente
Ao instante mais nítido e recente

Lagos que digo como passado agora
Como verão ido absurdamente ausente
Quase estranho a mim e nunca tido

Foi um país que eu encontrei de frente
Desde sempre esperado e prometido
O puro dom de ter nascido
E o sol reinava em Lagos transparente

Lagos lição de lucidez e liso
Onde estar vivo se torna mais completo
- Como pode meu ser ser distraído
De sua luz de prumo e de projecto?

Ou poderemos Abril ter perdido
O dia inicial inteiro e limpo
Que habitou nosso tempo mais concreto?

Será que vamos paralelamente
Relembrar e chorar como um verão ido
O país linear e transparente

E sua luz de prumo e de projecto

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Caminho da Manhã
Arte Poética I, 1990

"Slave Market at night"

Many years ago, since 1444 africans were sold here! The first floor was used as a Military Prision, Guard House and Customs House. This Slave Market is of a great importance in popular tradition, since it is known that the first market that sold slaves brought by caravels from Africa was held in Rossio da Trindade, at Porta da Vila, a place nearby.

Now it's a place for several paintings exibitions.

"Praia da Luz"

Around 2000 BC Lagos was called “Lacobriga”, which mean Lake of Brigo (the King at that time), you may see, by the picture, the reason. And this is no lake, this is the Atlantic Ocean!
It was captured from the Moors in 1189 but it was not until 1249 that it was finally claimed by Dom Afonso III and integrated into the kingdom of the Algarve. This historic town has played an important part in the story of discovery and conquering the rest of the world. It was from this very harbor that Vasco da Gama sailed in 1499 on his historic and epic discovery voyage. It was the capital of the Algarve from 1578 until 1756 and there remain several ancient buildings to testify to its historic glory. From its port maritime expeditions were embarked upon to discover the world at the orders of Prince Henry the Navigator. Also, the armada of 800 vessels led by the ill-fated heir to the throne Dom Sebastião embarked from Lagos in 1578 to capture the town of Ceuta in Morocco.


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Forum Posts

Arriving in Lagos

by Shido181

Hello I~ve just spent the last week in lisboa. I'm an american bartender looking for a job and a place to stay doesn't have to be in the city I'm pretty good with busses and trains. Also I will take any job. big or small to get started I'm staying for three months. please let me know

username: gone_adrift

thanks later

Re: Arriving in Lagos

by cachaseiro

you are arriving late.
the season is almost over and i dont think you should expect to find work for more than a month.

Re: Re: Arriving in Lagos

by Shido181

yeah I know I had some set backs... medical problems with my eyes and what not. I just got a job handing out fliers but I want to get one of those your boat jobs. anyway how did you get that job. later


Re: Re: Arriving in Lagos

by cachaseiro

i just walked down to the avenida wehre they sell the trip and i was hired right away.
it was mainly due to the fact that i speak german though.
i worked for the company called actual that has the 2 big boats called via lagos and via sagres.
i was the one who got the idea for the booze cruise that is very popular today.
i lost my popularity in the company though, when i seduced my boss's 18 year old daughter.
i would suggest that you try to speak to a company like bom dia.
they are quite good to work for and they don't depend as much on german tourists as the other companies.


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Address: Areias de Sao Joao, Lagos, Algarve, 8600, Portugal