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Olhao or Lagos?

Cork, Ireland
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Olhao or Lagos?

Hi,

Thinking of going East of Faro this May for a change,have been going to Lagos for the last 10yrs and love it , is Olhao worth a try or any other

suggestions would be appreciated,we like laid back type of places

with nice restaurants and friendly bars.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Olhao or Lagos?

Olhao is still in parts a working town but has its charms have a lookat Tavira this would probaby suit you

Algarve, Portugal
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2. Re: Olhao or Lagos?

The East of the Algarve is quite different. I suggest you stay in Tavira but you visit Olhao. Tavira has more to offer.

www.tavirauncovered.com

www.olhaouncovered.com

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3. Re: Olhao or Lagos?

Neither town actually has a beach if that's important. You have to cross by ferry (foot passengers only) or water taxi to the islands.

I agree Tavira would suit, provided you are happy with the beach situation if relevant.

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4. Re: Olhao or Lagos?

Both are nice towns, you wont go wrong in either.

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5. Re: Olhao or Lagos?

Thanks to you all for the info, what do ye think of Cabanas De Tavira?,

would that be a better option as a base?,I think we will go East for a week as we have been going to the Algarve since 1977 (Praia Da Rocha with just 2 hotels) and have been in most of the resorts in Western Algarve and it would be interesting to see the difference, we can hop on a train and head back west

if we don't like it.

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6. Re: Olhao or Lagos?

It depends on what you are looking for.

Cabanas has few residents and is more of a tourist resort.

Tavira is a city where you experience more of P'gese daily life.

It accomodates well for tourists.

You can also look at Santa Luzia/Pedras del Rei, West of Tavira.

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