Car hire in Portugal - Car Hire Lagos

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Portugal Algarve - Car Hire Lagos

History-packed Lagos is among the most attractive of the Portugal Algarve´s coastal towns. It is an atmospheric town encircled by massive 16 th century walls that effectively shut out the 21 st century. To a large extent, it has survived the advent of tourism with its charm intact, because most of the development has been outside the town. Many holidaymakers conveniently visit this town with the help of Algarve car hire.

Holiday-makers tire of the beach and drift into Lagos to discover a maze of cobbled streets, too narrow for cars to penetrate. Café owners have set up tables and chairs, tempting visitors to stop and sample their delicious coffee and cakes, in between exploring the town´s churches, museums, art galleries, antique shops and bustling market.

Parkinging areas, to leave your hire car of car hire Lagos, are available along the Avenida dos Descobrimentos, the palm-lined road that runs alongside the River Bensafrim. Sheltered from the open sea, the river was adapted for use as a canal to provide access to the town´s harbour. Sleek white yachts and battered fishing boats sit side by side in the modern harbour, and signs point the way to the offices and companies offering fishing trips and voyages to the caves and coves of Ponta da Piedade, a spectacular free-standing pillars, rock stacks and grottoes of the cove near Lagos. At Ponte da Piedade you find fishermen waiting to take visitors on short trips to the nearby grottoes.

Exploring the west coast in a hire car of Lagos car rental will probably be the highlight of your stay and you will understand why so many visitors return year after year…

Algarve´s golf courses are among the best of the world. This region is known as a true golf paradise and widely regarded as the foremost golf holiday destination in Europe. At the last count there were 22 golf complexes, 32 separate courses and over 549 widely differing holes to play along the south coast of the Algarve – and another two complexes and 45 holes within easy driving distance just over the Spanish border.

Golf is an all-year around sport but the remain season is from October to May.

There are lessons from professionals available on all Lagos courses. Unlike in Britain, all of the Algarve´s courses are open for visitors. Most of them require a handicap certificate; all insist on a dress code and proper course etiquette.

Famous golf courts in the Lagos área are:

-Boavista: Boavista offers two distinct sections of play providing a variety of attractive and interesting holes. From the commencing welcoming first hole to the last putt on the 18th green it promises a sensible game for the average player. A meandering downhill par-4, 7th hole set against a glorious backdrop of the clear Atlantic ocean ,which is visible from most holes ,with exhilarating breathtaking views extending from Praia da Luz round to with the hills at Monchique creating a spectacular backdrop. The course is bordered by beautiful sub-tropical landscaping: Umbrella pines, blossoming almond, fig, palm and olive trees line the rolling fairways, weaving their way between water hazards and carefully placed bunkers. All this beauty leading to harmoniously designed properties, combined to make this course a delight for the golfer. Boavista has a large parking area were you can leave your rental car of Lagos car hire.

-Palmares Golf: This course is laid out on the side of a south-facing hill overlooking the Bay of Lagos. The course at Palmares Golf is one of great beauty, perfectly blending beach and mountain scenery.  It is questionably the most attractive location of all the golf courses in the Algarve. The views as you play your round are quite breathtaking.
Five of the holes are placed on the sand dunes with the fifth, a par-5 of 550 metres making a real challenge. At present there are no villas clustering the fairways so the feeling of openness as you play is very refreshing.
The course is a showpiece to the imagination of Frank Pennink, one of the most prolific golf course designers in Portugal. Pennick has created a course of undeniable beauty and quality.
From the veranda of the clubhouse, set between holes 9 and 10, the view covers 25 kms of Altantic ocean coast.

Palmares Golf has a large parking area were you can leave your rental car of car hire  Lagos.