Check out Vivenda Miranda, a boutique hotel, which has recently been renovated to the highest standards providing quirky, fun accommodation in Lagos on the Algarve coast of Portugal. Formerly the 17th century private home of a noble family, the house and gardens perch on a cliff overlooking the sea. With 25 individually styled rooms, the hotel combines the best of Portuguese traditional influences and contemporary European style.
Lagos has the charm of a fishing town. Yet, it was also historically significant as the place where many of the Portuguese explorers left during the country’s heyday as an empire. The dark side of this history is that Lagos is also the setting of Europe’s first slave market. Any trip through the Portugal, especially if you visit the Algarve, should include Lagos.
Besides the historical aspects, Lagos has fabulous beaches making it perfect for a sunshine-filled family holiday. It’s proximity to the sea means the fish and seafood is excellent and there are some excellent restaurants in Lagos. The beauty of the Algarve rugged coastline makes Lagos also the perfect base from which to explore this side of the Algarve.