What are the best Airbnb’s in Lagos? Look no further. We have done all the work for you and share below some amazing Airbnbs in the Lagos area.

Lagos is a much sought-after tourist destination on the Western side of the Algarve. Rightly so, since the area has a lot to offer. From beautiful beaches to picturesque small towns with cobbled streets. It’s a great place to use as your base while enjoying everything the Algarve has to offer.

Staying in an Airbnb may save you a few bucks. Not only will you save on your accommodation, but many of the rental apartments we handpicked also have more character and are much more quaint than your traditional hotel room.

Not familiar with Airbnb? Here are some of the best reasons to stay in an Airbnb.

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In a hurry? Here are our top picks for where to stay in Lagos, Portugal

What types of Airbnb can you find in Lagos?

Villas

Staying in a villa is a great option if privacy is an important consideration for you.

It is like a home away from home, it will have all the privacy and facilities you’re used to at your own home (or it will at least come close). These villas also often have a pool.

A villa allows for regular cooking and cozy evenings with comfortable relaxation.

This is a great option for families as it can be easier to manage a family in a complete, normal house, as opposed to spread across different hotel rooms.

If you really want to spoil yourself during your holiday in Lagos, you could opt for a beachfront villa. Nothing is more relaxing than the sound of the sea.

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Apartments

You can also stay in an apartment. Lagos counts plenty of rental flats in all price ranges. From apartments in a private condominium where you often can enjoy plenty of amenities such as a shared pool, tennis court, etc to city apartments, budget apartments, and more.

These fully furnished apartments have often a sunny balcony where you can BBQ with friends and family or relax after a busy day.

So no matter your taste, preference or people you are traveling with, there is definitely a private apartment for you.

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Quintas

A Quinta is a family-owned traditional country villa or estate type farmhouse surrounded by a large plot of land.

Nowadays, lot’s of Quintas are transformed into Airbnbs and boutique hotels.

This is a great option if you want to stay in the Portuguese countryside and experience Portuguese traditional life and culture.

Note that since these quintas are mostly located in the countryside you definitely need a car to travel around. A quinta is not ideal if you plan to spend most of your time on Algarve’s stunning beaches or if you rely on public transport.

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Best Airbnb in Lagos

Casa Bom Porto Beachfront Villa Praia da Luz Lagos

  • Maximum 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds and 4.5 baths 
Beachfront villa Airbnb in Lagos, Portugal
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Casa Bom Porto Beachfront Villa is located at Luz, Lagos, Portugal.

The villa’s location is its biggest advantage.

It is a rare opportunity to enjoy your vacation in a place where the sea is a few steps away.

All kinds of water sports activities, cafes, and restaurants are within walking distance.

The two-storied house consists of a spacious living room, an open kitchen, and an outside terrace from where you can enjoy amazing views of the beach.

You can enjoy spectacular views of the sea right from inside the rooms and more closely from the outside terrace.

The villa has a BBQ area, an indoor fireplace, and its own heated swimming pool.

Very helpful and responsive host.

Amazing Airbnb in a fantastic location great for families or adults alone.

Rating: 5.0

Extra amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Air-conditioning
  • Heated Pool
  • Garage for 2 cars
  • Bath, Beach and pool towels are provided
  • Linen are provided
  • Travel cot bed and high chair available when requested.

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Amazing Beach House in a private condominium

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds and 2 baths
Appartment Airbnb Lagos
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Just imagine spending a day on an exclusive private beach.

This Beach House located in a private condominium will turn your dream into reality.

Not a beach fan? Don’t worry, this amazing property also has a large shared swimming pool. The main pool is 35m in length and there is a smaller one for children.

Both pools are open from 15 May to 15 October.

Access to the pool is included in your stay. The sunbeds however aren’t included. You can rent them from the bar concession or you can relax on the hammock and the swinging chair on your own private terrace.

Guest love the cozy and stylish decorated apartment and the amazing views you have from the porch. The host is happy to give tips on things to do in the neighborhood.

The apartment has 1 bathroom. There are also toilets and showers at the swimming pool.

Great place in an amazing location close to the beach, town, restaurants and local sights.

Dona Ana Beach, one of the best beaches in Lagos is only a 5 minute walk from the Condo!

Rating: 4.84

Extra amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24h security
  • Private beach access
  • Bed linen and towels are provided. You can rent beach towels.
  • Air-conditioning

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Charming apartment with large balcony

  • 6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2.5 baths and balcony
Best Airbnb in Lagos
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This is a charming recently refurbished design apartment. The beautiful balcony is a great place to enjoy a family lunch or relax after a busy day.

The apartment is part of Marina Park where you will find plenty of amenities such as a pool, a playground and children’s pool, two tennis courts, a small supermarket and more.

The apartment lies just a short walk from the marina where you will find many restaurants and from the bearch.

There is free outside parking and a reserved underground parking spot included with your stay.

Great place to stay several days or weeks.

Rating: 4.94

Extra amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Netflix
  • Air-conditioning
  • Beach towels, beach toys and parasol
  • Children’s toys
  • Travel cot, highchair a stroller and baby tub available upon request
  • Garage

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Villa with big private pool

  • 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds and 4 baths
Villa Airbnb Lagos
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The Villa is located in the hills about 15 minutes from Lagos.

Explorers who want to discover Lagos and the Western Algarve will love this place.

The Villa can accommodate 8 people. It is spacious and well-equipped. You will love the big pool. The game room is always open for family entertainment.

The host is very courteous and generous.

Rating: 4.5

Extra amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hot tub on request
  • Beach towels and a beach umbrella
  • BBQ

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Nice Apartment with pool close to beaches

  • 5 guests, 1 bedroom, 5 beds (1 double, a bunk bed and mattress on the floor) and 1 bath
Good Airnb in Lagos, Portugal
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Nice one-room apartment located in the village of Raposeira near Sagres, about a 30-minute drive from Lagos.

The apartment lies in a quiet area but still close to lots of famous beaches and a few good surf spots. Surfboards and wet suits can be rented.

There is a shared swimming pool, jacuzzi and sunny terrace with BBQ.

Most people find the host friendly and helpful.

Great apartment to relax for a couples of days.

Rating: 4.46

Extra amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free private parking
  • Shared terrace with BBQ
  • Shared pool and jacuzzi

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Stylish house with private swimming pool

  • 7 guests, 4 bedrooms, 5 beds and 2.5 baths
Luxury Airbnb in Lagos
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This is an elegant semi-detached modern house with 4 bedrooms and 2,5 bathrooms.

The property lies close to the beach of Porto de Mos and a 15-minute walk from Lagos center. An Uber drive to the center costs approx. €4. There are also some nice restaurants in the area.

The swimming pool is great and there is also a small backyard.

Amazing host who answers quickly when you have any questions. Some reviewers mention that the house is only suitable for 2 adults max as there are only 2 loungers and the second double bed is apparently very uncomfortable.

Amazing property for a couple with children.

Rating: 4.46

Extra amenities:

  • Air-conditioning in all rooms
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private pool
  • Netflix
  • Garage

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Lopes Apartment

  • 4 visitors, 1 bedroom, 2 beds (1 double and a sofabed) and 1 private bath
Cheap Airbnb in Lagos
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Tucked in the hills between Luz and Lagos you find this amazing one-bedroom apartment. Guest loved the comfortable bed and the outside patio from where you have fantastic views. The apartments are relatively new, they were completed in 2018.

It’s a great place to relax for a couple of days.

Very friendly and considerate host.

The only downside is that you absolutely need a car since there is no public transportation around. The center of Lagos is 5 minutes by car.

Rating: 5

Extra amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Washer and dryer (shared)
  • Air-conditioning

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Quiet double room

  •  2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 single beds and 1 private bath
Quite Airbnb appartment in Lagos, Portugal
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Quiet Double Room is a wonderful little place in the heart of the town of Lagos. The beach is just a few minutes away.

There are a good number of coffee shops and restaurants nearby.

Inside the apartment, the décor is nice and elegant. Guests can use the self-catering kitchen and enjoy the gorgeous sea views from the sunny rooftop terrace.

The hosts are kind and wonderful people. All guests who stayed at this place loved the personal touch and felt immediately at home.

Note that there is no air-conditioning and that the Airbnb is shoe free.

Rating: 4.88

Extra amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • BBQ
  • Terrace with sea view
  • Bed linen and bathroom towels are provided

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Good choice in Lagos

  • 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds and 1 bath
Airbnb Lagos, Algarve
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Good Choice in Lagos is a contemporary apartment with 2 bedrooms. Guests have the whole place to themselves and loved the fully equipped kitchen and comfy beds.

Easy check in with a lock box for the key.

The city center is only 10 minutes’ walk. The beautiful Batata beach is only 1.5 km away.

The host is friendly and helpful. She is very proactive and responsive to the guests’ queries. Most guests were impressed with the host’s outstanding hospitality.

Note that there is no air-conditioning. During hot days, the apartment can get a bit warm.

Lovely place in a great location.

Rating: 4.63

Extra amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Easy self check-in

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Petit and cozy house

  • 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds and 1 bath
Best Airbnb Lagos Portugal
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Petit and Cozy House is a lovely Portuguese apartment located in the old city of Lagos. It is a great place for 4 people, be it friends traveling together or a couple with children.

It is located in a tranquil neighborhood but still very central. It is only a 5-minutes walk from the beaches, bars, restaurants, and shops.

Besides, it provides a lot of amenities such as a well-equipped kitchen with an oven. There is also a cozy small patio where you can relax and enjoy your meals.

Very welcoming and helpful host.

Cozy little apartment exactly as shown in the photos. True hospitality.

Rating: 4.84

Extra amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Cable tv
  • Bed linen and towels are provided

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Casa da Lavoura in Quinta das Alagoas

  • 4 guests, 1 bedroom,  1 double bed, 2 single beds, and 1 bath
Quinta Airbnb in Lagos
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The location of this Airbnb is different from others. This renovated Quinta lies in the countryside on the outskirts of Praia da Luz but only a 2-minute walk from the beach. It’s perfect for 3-4 people.

From the Quinta, you can enjoy magnificent views. Guests love the location, the beautiful garden terrace, and the natural swimming pool which also serves as a great spot to witness amazing sunsets.

This is a great location to connect with nature.

Some guest found there was a sort of weird odor in the bathroom. Other reviewers were disappointed that problems mentioned during their stay remained unsolved but overall people are very happy with this property.

The Airbnb is managed by an agency situated in Lagos, about 15 minutes away by car. You must first collect your keys from the agency before going to the Airbnb. The agency is not a superhost but because it is a very charming quinta in an exceptional location we still decided to feature it here.

If you plan on working during your stay you better look elsewhere as the Wi-Fi connection is not all that reliable. A car is also must.

Charming airbnb in a beautiful location.

Rating: 4.30

Extra amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi (according to the reviews the connection is not that reliable)
  • Air-conditioning
  • BBQ grill
  • Bed Linen
  • Free parking

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Casa Carmen

  • 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 2 single beds and 1 bath
Best Airbnb for families with children
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This beautiful 2 bedroom cottage lies in a quiet place near the beach. Although it lies in a quiet location it is still very close to restaurants and shops.

There are several bungalows but they are arranged in such way that everybody enjoys loads of privacy.

Guest love the comfortable beds, the well equipped kitchen and the beautiful views.

Casa Carmen is a perfect place for families with kids. All ingredients for a pleasant summer holiday are available: a nice swimming pool, a big trampoline, an outdoor BBQ, a private terrace, and a tennis court.

The host lives on the property and goes above & beyond to make sure you have a wonderful stay.

Hidden gem, perfect if you love a quiet place away from the crowds.

Rating: 4,78

Extra amenities:

  • Free Wifi
  • Bed linen and bath towels are provided
  • Washing machine available for a fee
  • Organized themed dinner evenings in the outdoor kitchen
  • Free parking on the premises

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Best Airbnb experiences in Lagos

While Airbnb was originally used for accommodations only, they have recently expanded the platform to include experiences.

Airbnb experiences are activities, tours, and classes run by locals to provide a more authentic experience of a new place while traveling.

These experiences allow visitors to gain more insight into the local customs, food, culture, and locations.

As they are provided by locals, it is often possible to gain knowledge that might be skipped or missed in common tourist guides.

Depending on the area there are a range of experiences available. That can be everything from food classes, hiking tours, winter activities, to more in-depth tours.

Here we have some of the best Airbnb experiences available in Lagos, Portugal.

Make a sunrise SUP tour

Sup tour Algarve Airbnb
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This sunrise SUP tour explores the picturesque Algarve coastline and starts at the spectacular Praia Dona Ana beach.

No worries if this is your first SUP experience, David is a qualified Paddle Board instructor. He starts each session with an introduction and gives loads of paddling tips throughout the entire excursion.

From the Praia Dona Ana you will explore the rugged coastline until Ponta Da Piedade exploring some beautiful caves along the way. It will be an unforgettable trip.

What guests are saying

Guests who took this trip loved the spectacular sunrise and the amazing scenery. The guide is really helpful and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is comfortable on the SUP.

Highly recommend for both beginners and pros.

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Go horse riding

horse back riding is one of the best airbnb expeirences in the Algarve
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If you love horse riding, this tour is definitely something for you. It will take you through the woods and you will ride along the beautiful coastline of João Darens. You will enjoy beautiful views of the ocean and the cliffs.

The host is very friendly and makes sure everyone is comfortable.

What guests are saying

Fun and amazing experience in an incredible location. This is a great activity for both beginners and more experienced riders.

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Go Paragliding

Paragliden Algarve, Airbnb
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Did you ever dream about flying like a bird? Well, this is your chance.

Nelson is an experienced paragliding instructor and tandem pilot who prioritizes safety. He is a pro and he will make sure you feel completely comfortable.

The weather conditions will dictate whether or not you can take off, the location where your flight can take place as well as how long the flight will be.

What guests are saying

This is an insane experience, beyond description, thanks to a very professional crew. It’s obvious that Nelson is very passionate about his sport.

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Make a hidden sites and Bites walking tour in Lagos

Hide and bit walking tour, Algarve
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This is a great walking tour if you’re interested in learning more about the history of Lagos, whether this is your first visit to the region or not. The guide is passionate about his city and shares a lot of interesting stories.

What guests are saying

Particular well-crafted tour with a good rhythm and a few surprises. The host brings the history and culture of Lagos to life.

This is a great way to discover and learn more about the city of Lagos.

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Top reasons to stay in an Airbnb in Lagos

Accommodation is always a huge consideration when traveling and in recent times this often comes to the Airbnb vs hotel debate.

Lagos is no different, there are numerous Airbnb’s available in this charming coastal town.

There are a number of aspects to consider when looking at potential Airbnbs.

More privacy

Staying in an Airbnb often provides more privacy than a traditional hotel as Airbnb accommodation is usually separate.

This also allows for more freedom as there aren’t as many strict rules regarding house-cleaning and the like.

Rather, there are usually simple common courtesy guidelines.

This freedom also extends to having a full kitchen and separate rooms, making Airbnb a great choice for longer stays.

More unique and authentic experience

While hotels are fairly similar in most parts of the world, Airbnb can differ hugely by location.

This can provide a more unique and authentic experience of staying in a new place.

This can also allow for meeting local residents and learning local customs and recommendations.

This integration is helpful in bridging the gap between being a tourist and understanding the area, people, and culture better.

Often better value than a hotel especially when you are traveling as a family

When it comes to price, Airbnb can often work out as better value than a hotel, especially considering all the benefits that come with it.

If you are traveling as a family or in a group, it can also be significantly cheaper than a hotel.

Conclusion

Organising accommodation can be difficult when traveling to a new area, especially as it has potential to have a large impact on your trip.

Airbnb is a great contender to the traditional accommodation models and allows travelers to choose more customized accommodation.

With everything from apartments to villas to traditional Quintas, Airbnb is able to cater to everybody’s needs.

Which Airbnb is your favorite?

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