Camilo Beach

Praia do Camilo is simply beautiful! The view over the beach from the top is breathtaking and if you can make it down all the steps you will not be disappointed! Picturesque cliffs embrace the little beach and the rock formations are magnificent. It is a wonderfully sheltered bay for swimming and is an ideal choice of beach for a breezy day.
There is a restaurant on the cliffs above Camilo beach which is very popular with local residents, serving local dishes and specialising in freshly caught seafood and the views are stunning!
‘Praia do Camilo’ is on the way to Ponta da Piedade and is the turning 500m further on from Dona Ana along ‘Estrada da Ponta da Piedade’. There is a small car park by the restaurant.

Distance from Casa do Governador: 25 minutes walk.

Source: LagosUncovered.com

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Porto de Mós Beach

Praia do Porto de Mós is a beautiful sandy bay backed with tall multi-coloured cliffs at either side. There are two beach restaurants with the usual stunning views and a large car park right behind the beach.
Porto de Mós beach is 3.5kms from Lagos town centre. To get there follow the Avenida dos Descobrimentos past the fort and up the hill past the fire station. Turn left at the ‘ball’ roundabout, straight across the ‘tulip’ roundabout, straight across the next roundabout, down the rather steep hill to the beach. If you are feeling energetic and want a great view..walk up to the top of the cliffs on the western side of the beach…you can even walk all the way to Praia da Luz! Just to the left of Porto de Mós is the small beach of Canavial.

Distance from Casa do Governador: 30 minutes walk.

Source: LagosUncovered.com

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Ponta da Piedade

A Lagos beach list just wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the stunning cliffs at Ponta da Piedade and, in fact, there is a very tiny beach just to the left of the lighthouse! From the point there are views all the way to Sagres in the west and to the east, the Algarve coastline stretches into the distance with views across the bay to Alvor, Portimão, Carvoeiro and beyond with the Monchique hills as a backdrop. The flora on the cliffs changes throughout the year with wild flowers of all colours opening from December onwards, tall giant fennels, huge “flowers” on the Agave plants and figs for the picking. People gather on the cliffs to watch the sun set behind Sagres – it really is a sight not to miss and all this before exploring the amazing caves underneath the cliffs on one of the many boat trips.
To get to the Ponta da Piedade in Lagos just follow the road past Dona Ana beach and Camilo beach right to the end – there is a car park, restaurant and two touristy shops.

Distance from Casa do Governador: 30 minutes walk.

Source: LagosUncovered.com

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The Governor’s Garden

Enjoy your stay relaxing in Casa do Governador’s sheltered garden. Here you can read your favourite author while getting a tan, or prepare an outdoor meal using our barbecue facilities.

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Governor’s Free WiFi

Our guests have free internet access while staying at Casa do Governador. You can use our Playstation 3 web browser or bring your iPad or Blackberry along. If want want the real kind of surf, check our suggestions on “Water Sports & Activities” in the menu at your right. 😉

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Where to enter?

You can reach Casa do Governador by Rua Dr. Mendonça, 5 (our main entrance) or by an upper paralel street, Rua Julio Dantas, 28b (our garage entrance). On our guests arrival we always advise them to use the garage, even if they don’t travel by car: its easier to carry your luggage to the rooms. The main dificulty is to discover our garage door number – mother nature keeps covering it. So we leave you a photo of our big white gate. You can’t miss it. 😉 

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The Governor’s Pateo

There is a charming pateo on the ground floor that takes you to the dining room or the kitchen. Enjoy its quietness.

From the pateo you can access directly to a small lobby in the first floor, towards the living room.

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