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Lesser-known Portugal tourist destination has pints under £2 and all-night beach parties

Lesser-known Portugal tourist destination has pints under £2 and all-night beach parties

It has around 300 days of sunshine so you're almost guaranteed perfect beer garden weather

With the British summer proving to be a bit of a washout, you may be considering booking a break somewhere sunny.

And if you’ve got your eye on Portugal for a potential sunny holiday, then you may want to give Lisbon and Porto a miss in favour of this underrated city.

Situated in the sun-soaked Algarve, Lagos is home to stunning beaches, clear waters and incredibly cheap pints. What more do you need, eh?

According to, a pint of beer in Lagos costs just £1.69. I’m just off to dig out my passport.

Temperatures vary month to month - July and August are the warmest months with temps around 28C, but be warned that some days can get as hot as 40C.

But the area has around 300 days of sunshine, so unless you’re particularly unlucky it’s likely that you’re guaranteed the sunshine.

If drinking in the sun all day isn’t your thing - then there’s also plenty to do, including sea kayaking, windsurfing or quad biking.

And there's also loads for the less adventurous among us.

There’s plenty to do including sea kayaking.
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There are activities such as wine tours and picturesque walks to take in the beautiful scenery, or you can take a trip into the Old Town, where there’s numerous bars and restaurants and plenty of pretty architecture to catch your eye.

After sundown, holidaymakers can head to the local nightclubs which will keep you drinking and dancing until the wee small hours.

There’s also the option to check out the popular tourist spot Duna Beach, which hosts all night parties with DJ sets throughout the week in peak season.

Lagos in Portugal is home to stunning beaches.
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Naturally, Lagos is busier during the hotter, summer months but it remains mild for most of the year, so it’s also a good shout for a break later in the year, when you’ll miss the crowds and still get to enjoy temperatures hovering around 25C in September and 23C in October.

You may be pleased to know that getting to Lagos from the UK isn’t too expensive, either - with flights to Faro in August from a little over £30 return on SkyScanner.

Once in Faro you can hop on a train for around a fiver to take you to Lagos.

Accommodation costs vary and it really depends on what you’re after - hostels are cheap as chip, with shared rooms from about £11.50 a night.

But if you wanted something a little fancier there are full apartments available on airbnb from around £100 a night.

Featured Image Credit: Carol Yepes/John Harper/Getty

Topics: Travel, World News