Friday, 18 September 2009

Lagos vs Faro - Hostels and How to get here

I would recommend Lagos any day over Faro,

Faro, although the capital of the Algarve, is really an administrative centre and not a travel destination. The old centre around the Sé (Cathedral) is small.

Lagos, however retains the feel of a historic Portuguese town while having great beaches as well as restaurants and night life. The west coast, if you have a car, is well worth exploring.

I must declare an interest here....I live in Lagos.

As regards hostel accommodation, the Pensão MarAzul is great but be aware that a dirty great big car park is being built right behind it at present.

If you are hostelling and on a budget have a look at the following.
(Good food at night in their cafe next door )

(In-crowd destination - But you are always well looked after by Mama)

State-Run Youth Hostel

Gold Coast Hostel

For information on getting to Lagos, have a look at the articles on the following page on my blog: