Vila Baia

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Rua Alfredo Nascimento Batista, Praia Da Luz, Lt. 35, Lagos, 8600 152, Portugal
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by chipandpin

We are a group of golfers planning to stay at Boavista resort near lagos next October,can anyone tell me how much we should expect to pay for taxis into lagos and back and is their any taxi firms better than others.Alternatively do any buses run past the resort.None of us wish to drive for the 4 days we are there.
ON another note can anyone clarify the transfer time from Faro airport to lagos as we get times ranging from 45minutes to 1.5 hours.

Re: taxis

by cubsur

Boavista is only a couple of miles outside Lagos, so a taxi won't cost a fortune, maybe 5 Euros a go. There is a local bus running past the resort. Current timetable is on this page

and the times won't be vastly different next October. Portas de Portugal is just on the edge of the town centre; the Terminal (Bus Station) is opposite the marina a couple of hundred yards further up the road.

The cash fare is €1,45 but if you invest in a rechargeable pre-pay card the fare becomes 70 cents. The card itself costs 3 Euros.

The bus also goes to Praia da Luz in the other direction.

Lagos is nearly 60 miles from Faro airport, so to do that in 45 minutes is pushing it I would say! Reckon on at the very least an hour in a private transfer, yes more like 1.5 if the driver is half sensible. If you opt for one of those cheapo 'shuttles' you might be on a coach with 50 other people and yes why is is always you who is last off after a three hour tour of the Algarve!

Re: taxis

by chipandpin

Thanks a lot that's really helpful.We have private transfers ready to book from Faro so hopefully it should not take more than 1.15 hours.
I am looking to book a transfer from Boavista to Parque da Floresta golf course for one of the rounds we play,return of course included.I have a quote from the transfer company bringing us from the airport but seems high to me as it doesn't
look that far apart.It is for 16 golfers using 2 minibuses at 140 euros do you think there may be a local firm in lagos who can do it cheaper?

Re: taxis

by cachaseiro

Not much to add to the brilliant advice from our Algarve expert, but i would like to add just one little thing.
In Lagos you cannot expect to be able to flag down a taxi from the road, but you should get one from the official taxi stop which is down by Praca Gil Eanes in Lagos.
Alternatively you can get a hotel, restaurant, etc to call one for you, but taxis there generally don´t drive around town looking for clients.

Re: taxis

by cubsur

Chipandpin - if that's €140 for two minibuses effectively hired all day I reckon that €8.75 per head to get to the course and back is reasonable. I don't live in Lagos, so I don't know the local companies but if you visit there is a resident expert in the Lagos forum there who might be able to help.

And the previous poster is right about the taxis. You must either go to a taxi stand or, if in the hotel, phone for a pickup. They can't be flagged down.

Travel Tips for Lagos

Almond trees

by acilina

I'm going to show you some aspects of Algarve life, that tourists generally don't see...

It's in February that the almonds trees are all coverd with little white flowers. The legend says that in old times a mourish king married a princess from the north of Europe. After some time the princess was homesick
because she would like to see the snow. As in Algarve doesn't snow, the king order a large plantation of almond trees that, in winter, turned the land white with its flowers...


by evilprebil

There are all sorts of street vendors that seem to be especially commonplace in beach towns but Lagos is also home to a lovely market. I don't think it has a specific name, perhaps only referred to as 'mercado'. It is mainly a fish market. There is also a lovely selection of vegetables and fruit (I had some wonderful figs!). There is also nuts and olives to purchase for snacking, as well as spices (such as piri piri spice). Nice place to just browse for a bit if you can resist the produce!

Take the little tourist train.

by cachaseiro

like many other tourist towns, Lagos has a little tourist train running and i think it´s quite good to do a trip with it if you only have a day in Lagos as it passes most of the interesting spots in Lagos and also stops at the Ponte da Piedade.
It´s a good alternative if you don´t want to take one of the many boat trips.


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Address: Rua Alfredo Nascimento Batista, Praia Da Luz, Lt. 35, Lagos, 8600 152, Portugal