Besides the beautifull swimming pool…

Casa do Governador is a 4 story villa with 370m2. In the ground floor you’ll find the dining room, an independent kitchen and a small pateo. The first floor is the more spacious one: here you have the garden, the swimming pool, the living room, two bedrooms with one independent bathroom, and a private parking space for 4 cars. You can enter the Villa either from the ground floor (where the main door is) or from a gate in the first floor. In the second floor you’ll find 2 more bedrooms, another independent bathroom and a terrace over the garden and pool. In the third floor there is a terrace where you can relax, catch some sun, and enjoy the view over the sea and the city.

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Welcome to Casa do Governador

Casa do Governador is an extraordinary house with a unique location – the historic center of Lagos, near the main attractions of the city but secluded from the crowd. Relax in the oasis of its green garden with swimming pool or enjoy the beaches, just 100 meters away.

Although the Governor’s House has private parking for 4 cars, you can walk by to the main attractions of the city, The villa has 4 bedrooms (two with double beds and two with 2 single beds each), two bathrooms with bath and shower , a dining room with seating for 10 people, a living room with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, garden with barbecue, private pool, several terraces with excellent sea views and the city, heating, TV, DVD, Satellite TV, CD player, Playstation, Wireless Internet.

Info and Booking here.

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What to do in Lagos?

Whether your idea of a holiday is to relax or to party, Lagos has it all. By day enjoy white sands, crystal waters and nice restaurants with ocean views. By night, the centre comes alive with buskers and street entertainers, happy hours and a multitude of bars… this is a town that never sleeps, so be prepared for good times 24/7!

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Download a pdf free guide here.

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Sea Activities in Lagos

There is plenty to do in the sea while in Lagos. Take a 20 minute walk from Casa do Governador to the Marina and book your sea adventures there. Don’t miss the BBQ Cruise on Bom Dia. It’s a must.

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Meia Praia

Meia Praia is the most famous of the Lagos beaches. Its sheer size, wonderfully clean sand, lovely beach bars and proximity to the town make it a perfect choice for relaxing into the Lagos beach life! Meia Praia extends over 4km up to the delta of the rivers Odiáxere and Arão and has numerous car parks along it’s length. Walking from the marina, past the train station takes around 5 minutes to reach the western end where 3 of the beach bars are situated. There are ramps and wooden walkways for ease of access. Alternatively, during the summer there is a water taxi (“Vai Vem”) from the main avenue in Lagos (“Avenida dos Descobrimentos”). The pontoon is opposite the underground car park and it drops off on the other side of the river giving direct access to the far western end of Meia Praia beach.

Distance from Casa do Governador: 10 minutes walk (the shortest route by water taxi).


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Batata Beach

Praia da Batata is the closest beach to Lagos town centre and consequently is known locally as the “town beach”. Is also the nearest beach from Casa do Governador.  As you arrive to the beach you are met with the magnificent sight of a fortress, Forte Ponta da Bandeira, which was historically used to guard Lagos by protecting the river mouth from attack. Although small compared to Meia Praia, Praia da Batata is wonderfully sheltered and is divided into smaller coves accessible by holes in the rocks. There is a beach bar at the main entrance to the beach and another further along, which is also accessible down some quite steep steps. There are sunbeds for hire and activity kiosks at the entrance to the beach for water sports and sea kayak tours.

Directions to Praia da Batata: from Casa do Governador go down the street towards the sea. Then turn right towards an ancient fort (Forte Ponta da Bandeira). Its the first beach you’ll find. You can’t miss it. 5 minutes walk.


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Student’s Beach

Praia dos Estudantes is a small secluded beach embraced by cliffs, which offer shelter from any sea breezes. It tends to get crowded very easily due to its small size. Access to the by stairs or trough a passage in the end of Praia da Batata. Praia dos Estudantes has a restaurant/bar on the top of the cliff.

Directions to Praia dos Estudantes: From Casa do Governador go down towards the sea and then turn right, going up the road. Shortly after the stairs going down for Praia da Batata you find the stairs for Praia dos Estudantes.
Distance from Casa do Governador: 6 minutes walk.

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Pinhão Beach

Praia do Pinhão, located between Praia dos Estudantes and Praia Dona Ana is a small beach embraced by cliffs, sheltering you from the northeast winds, very common in Lagos summer season. The beach is divided in two by a giant rock, but you can access both sides independently or trough a caved passage in the rock. Both accesses are not suitable for disabled or older people. Praia do Pinhão has no restaurant nor bar.

Directions to Praia do Pinhão: From Casa do Governador go down towards the sea and then turn right, going up the road and turning left 20 meters after Praia dos Estudantes. 10 minutes walk.

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Dona Ana Beach

Dona Ana beach in Lagos is embraced by cliffs, which offer shelter from any sea breezes and the magnificent rock formations offer a fabulous sight from the beach. Access to the beach is by way of wooden steps, so it’s not suitable for disabled access. Dona Ana beach has a restaurant and there is limited parking behind the beach.

Directions to Dona Ana beach: To walk from Lagos town centre, follow the road past the cultural centre (“Rua Lançarote de Freitas”) to the arch in the town walls. At the roundabout turn left, walking past Campsite “Trindade” and the road to Dona Ana beach is on the left. It is less than 1km from the arch to Dona Ana.

Distance from Casa do Governador: 20 minutes walk.


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