Lagos is not only the name of the most populous city in Africa, but also the name of an old town on the Portuguese coast of the Algarve. For most tourists Lagos is synonymous with the harbour town in Portugal. Fine beaches and bizarrely shaped rocks make the Algarve a popular holiday destination.
One of the best-known tourist resorts on the Algarve is Lagos. You can book a hire car for exploring Lagos directly at TUI Cars and pick it up in town. Enjoy the coastline of the southernmost region of Portugal in the comfort of your own car. Lagos has attractions that are easily reached in a hire car, such as the zoo on the outskirts. But there is more than Lagos out there to discover in Portugal's south. In a hire car you are free to explore and take detours on the way to the destination of your choice.
Driving in Lagos
If you are traveling in Portugal in a hire car, there are some traffic regulations you ought to be aware of: If you have held your driver's licence for less than a year, you cannot drive faster than 90 km/hour on motorways. Otherwise, the maximum speed is 120 km/h for passenger cars – indicated by traffic signage. This applies to the whole of Portugal and also to Lagos. Hire cars are no exception. You should pay particular attention to the speed limit on dangerous roads. Also, do not let it bother you if a car comes up close behind you and then honks its horn before overtaking. It is how they do it in Portugal. Experience the Algarve in your own rental car. Lagos is an ideal starting point for exploring the west. You can pick up a hire car in a rental office in the centre of town just a short walk away.
Algarve by car: Lagos is just the beginning
Lagos is a great starting point for a marvellous car trip. From here you can go east along the southern Portuguese coast. You will see many interesting towns on the way. One possible destination is the important harbour town of Faro. Faro is easily reached by car. From Lagos it’s just a 90-minute drive along the coast to Faro. Discover the lagoon, the Capela dos Ossos decorated with bones and skulls, and the quaint harbour with its maritime museum. Faro is multi-faceted, and so is Lagos. A hire car brings tourists comfortably to all major town on the coast.