Surrounding Area

At VitaSol Park you’ll find a range of activities to help you make the most of the endless hours of sunshine.
Guests can hire bicycles to explore the area, book jeep and boat trips, take part in water sports (surfing, windsurfing and scuba diving lessons are available) or book a tee time at one of the nearby golf courses.

Below is a list of things to see and do in the area:

Algarve International Circuit

The Algarve International Circuit has been designed to be one of the best modern European racing circuits, offering excellent safety and comfort for both drivers and spectators.
Sítio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande, 8500-148 Portimão, Portugal.
Phone No.: 282 405 600* | E-mail:
* National landline call

Train Station

Just 5 minutes from VitaSol Park, Lagos train station is the last stop on the Algarve line and connects to Vila Real de Santo António. Opened in 1922, it is still used by many tourists and locals.
Estrada de São Roque, 8600-315 Lagos

Forte da Ponta da Bandeira

Restored in the 1960s, the fort is an authentic landmark of the maritime fortifications of the old Guerra de Lagos Square. The site is home to a museum dedicated to the Portuguese discoveries, with a focus on preserving and promoting cultural heritage through history and archaeology.
Avenida das Descobertas, 8600 Lagos

Lagos Hospital (Terras do Infante Hospital)

Open 24 hours a day, Lagos Hospital is a basic emergency service available to residents and visitors of the Vicentine Coast (Lagos, Aljezur and Vila do Bispo).
Avenida Dom Sebastião 129, 8600-502, Lagos.
Phone N.: 282 770 100
* National landline call

Church of Santo Antonio

Built before 1707, destroyed in 1755 and then rebuilt in 1769. Listed as a monument of national importance in 1924, the church is notable for its abundance of magnificent gilded woodwork. The walls (up to 1.40 metres in height) are covered in blue and white albarrada tiles, characteristic of the 18th century.
Rua General Alberto da Silveira, 8600-594 Lagos

Church of Santa Maria

Considered by many to be the principal church of the region since supplanting the Santa Maria da Graça church. Of particular interest are its main Renaissance portal, the busts of Saints Peter and Paul and the images of Our Lady of the Assumption, St Gonçalo de Lagos and Our Lady of Mercy (18th century).
Praça do Infante 8600-525 Lagos

Marina de Lagos

Situated on the Bay of Lagos, Lagos Marina has the privilege of being close to the historic centre of the city that was the cradle of Portuguese discoveries. In addition to the marina’s exemplary services, you can enjoy a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities.
Learn more at:
Edifício da Administração, 8600-780 Lagos

Mercado dos Escravos

The first of its kind in Portugal, it is now used for travelling exhibitions and was where the sales of slaves took place after 1444. The first floor was used as a customs house, guard house and military prison.
Praça do Infante d Henrique, 8600-525 Lagos

Museu Municipal de Lagos

The Museum of Lagos, with its vast collection of regional and African archaeology and ethnography as well as its mineralogy and history of Lagos, is housed in the Church of Santo António and is a place not to be missed!
Rua General Alberto da Silveira, 8600 594 Lagos