Apartment in Meia Praia, Lagos, Algarve - 1 Minute Walk To Beach
About michael fitzpatrick
Welcome to Lagos!!. My name is Michael and myself and my wife Breda are the owners of the apartment, which we rent out every Summer. We first visited Portugal about 10 years ago and fell in love with the beaches, weather, golf courses, scenery, restaurants and people. The town itself is not over developed and extremely relaxing. We aim to provide the best service to all our guests. We arrange a meet and greet for all guests on arrival and try to accommodate all guests if they have any special requests so don't be afraid to ask! We have years of experience in the area and can offer advice on places to visit and restaurants to eat in. We have a hints and tips booklet left in the apartment for all guests to give all the best local advice.
Why michael fitzpatrick chose Meia Praia
After much searching we came across my apartment in Meia Praia and knew it was the one for us. With its location on the beach, private pool, stunning views and peaceful location and so close to the lovely, historical village of Lagos. There are so many restaurants and beach bars close by. If the beach is not your thing we have a private rooftop terrace on the apartment overlooking the sea with sun loungers to be sure you get the tan you came for. Lagos is just a 15 minute walk away but if you are feeling lazy there is a bus stop at the apartment to take you in for €1. The local people are so friendly and cannot do enough for you when you are over.
What makes this Apartment unique
There are numerous restaurants, offering a wide variety of menus from the humble, but generous Portuguese, to the exotic Far East. There are many bars and discos to keep one entertained in the evening. The Cultural Centre has regular exhibitions, and holds Concerts and theatrical events in the auditorium. Another open-air auditorium, set within the west walls, also holds entertainments in the summer. There is a cinema that shows films, with their original soundtracks and Portuguese sub-titles. Several of the bars hold Folk evenings. Folk Dancing or Fado singing are attractions which can also be appreciated at some of the restaurants. Details of these events are usually published in both the local English papers.
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Stunning sea views
I agree with other reviews, the photos don't do it justice. Good size apartment, very well equipped, no air-conditioning but plenty of fans and natural gentle sea breeze on balcony -roof top terrace was amazing, lovely pool (quiet but enough ppl around to create a nice atmosphere), close to beach and restaurants, 25 min walk to town or taxi varies between €6-€8. Owner and caretaker extremely helpful and friendly. This was our second visit to the apartment and we hope to have many more!
Cheers Lorraine. So glad you all enjoyed. You will be welcome back.
Perfect !! Love it there
Perfect situation right on the beach spotlessly clean and everything you need is there. Met by the caretaker who gave us all the information we needed . The pool is lovely and there is a little bar there which has friendly helpful staff. Walk into Lagos took about 25 mins and we did this along the beach as it was such a lovely walk this brings you out to the marina at lagos . All in all it was the perfect Base for us and would definitely go there again.
Thanks for review. So glad you all enjoyed. I'm sure your experience will impress many future holiday makers.
We have just arrived home after having a fabulous holiday the apartment has a lovely roof terrace so you have sun all day and the views are stunning it is well equipped and lovely and clean.Michael was excellent to deal with and response to any questions was really good we are returning again next year.
Thanks Carol for a great review. Glad you both had a great time. Look forward to hearing from you next year
Perfect location to enjoy the best of Lagos.
This delightful property is well maintained and has excellent quality fixtures and fittings. Its location is perfect being only a short 5 minute bus or taxi ride into town and a pleasant 2 minute walk to some of the best beaches in Europe. The view from the massive roof terrace is spectacular.
The apartment also overlooks a large pool which is ideal to relax around and soak up the sunshine.
The owner Michael is a pleasure to deal. He is obviously keen to make your stay enjoyable and trouble free and replies promptly to communications. Can't wait to return.
Great review. Thanks a lot Nick. I am sure your endorsement will assure other would be
holiday makers that Lagos is a wonderful place.
Perfect location in the Algarve
Have just enjoyed a peaceful 10 days at this lovely apartment. Lovely front and back balcony, one overlooking the pool that has early morning sunshine and one with beach and sea views, with Lagos town in the distance - perfect for an evening drink. The glorious beach is only a 2 minute walk from the apartment, and is never crowded, even at the weekends when the local families are out relaxing. The sea is freezing but still went in for a swim most days. There are a couple of lovely restaurant/bars on the beach that serve fresh fish and great white sangria or very drinkable wine- very reasonably priced too. Didn't use the pool but it was kept immaculately clean and never looked too busy when we passed by.
A gentle 30 minute stroll takes you into Lagos where there are masses of good restaurants to choose from, and some nice cocktail bars for a late drink. It is a nice traditional town, good to visit both daytime and in the evening. Only €7 for taxi back to the apartment.
You don't need a car, but there are lots of other nice unspoilt beaches and villages to visit if you have one -sardines in Portimao always a must for us and the surf beaches on the Atlantic coast.
Played golf at Palmares, only a 5 minute drive from the apartment which is a good 27 hole course. A bit pricey even at low season rates, but worth it.
Would definitely recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to visit the Algarve
Excellent review. Needs no further comment. Thanks Debs
This is just a lovely apartment light and airy and spotlessy clean. The sun terrace is hugh with plenty of room to sun bathe on 4 loungers with nice comfy covers. There are another 2 balconies so you can also get shade if you need it. The views from the sun terrace and the balcony are great they overlook the beach and the town of Lagos which is a stroll away of about 30 minutes. It is lovely decorated too with plenty of wardrope space for clothes etc. We have just came back and the pool area was lovely and very quiet most times we had the pool all to ourselves. If you don't fancy a stroll to town or the marina there are lovely restaurants minutes away also if you walk in and want a taxi back there are loads of taxis and not dear. The shops are great too really cheap ones as well as dearer ones. I would recommend Michael's apartment as it peacefull and quiet away from the buzz at night but if want it its near at hand too. The marina is also near at hand with some more bars and restaurants and if you want to venture further the train station is a very short walk away. There is also a bus stop just outside and there is also a wee train that you can use. All in all we had a fab holiday in the apartment.
The apartment is across the road from Meia Praia beach. Literally a one minute walk.
Fly to Faro - The apartment is approximately 45 mins from the airport along the motorway.
Most Budget airlines, such as Aer Lingus, Thomson, Ryanair and EasyJet fly into Faro and have very low fares.
Most of the known car rental agencies work from Faro. Contact Drive for Fun on 00351 917788076
Low cost transfers are available from 'resort hoppa' website from Faro to the apartment.
The apartment is a just outside Lagos town (12 min walk). It is a 10 minute walk to the Marina.
There are numerous restaurants, offering a wide variety of menus from the humble, but generous Portuguese, to the exotic Far East. There are many bars and discotheques to keep one entertained in the evening. The Cultural Centre has regular exhibitions, and holds Concerts and theatrical events in the auditorium. Another open-air auditorium, set within the west walls, also holds entertainments in the summer. There is a cinema that shows films, with their original soundtracks and Portuguese sub-titles.
Several of the bars hold Folk evenings. Folk Dancing or Fado singing are attractions which can also be appreciated at some of the restaurants. Details of these events are usually published in both the local English papers.
For those whose interests are afloat there are boat trips, deep-sea fishing trips and tours of the grottoes that lie beneath the Ponte de Piedade. For the even more active, windsurfers can be hired at many of the larger beaches. New for Summer 1999, is the opportunity to go para sailing. There are opportunities for Divers to explore the seabed, but you must bring your certificates to enable you to participate.
The West Coast is ideal for surfing in the Atlantic Rollers off deserted beaches. There is a microlight centre at the Municipal aerodrome.
For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land there are two golf courses in the area, two bowling greens, tennis courts and squash courts. There are arranged Nature walks, led by an Algarvian society, and other nature and bird-watching tours. Don’t forget the Horse Riding!
If you want to do nothing at all, but just laze in the sun, there are beaches of all shapes and sizes, from the long sandy stretch of Meia Praia to the small cliff-bound hideaways of the Ponte de Piedade.