Portugal had been on the top of my travel list for a while and with so many good things I had heard, I set out to plan an Easter trip. I initially had Lisbon as my intended destination but finding direct flights from Scotland was almost near impossible.
Faro however would take 3 hours directly to sprawling beaches and a variation of rock formations I had learnt about in Geography class. I am from Lagos Nigeria and I had often heard that it had derived its name from Lagos, Portugal where a 30 minute drive from Faro airport landed me in probably the most idyllic place I had ever been
The Geography geek in me came alive with rock formations and caves, it truly was a surreal experience getting to see these unclose and pictures don’t do them justice
The Marina was the key central point of the city, great for water activities and a chance to take in the view of the city
This was really the point of the trip, the beach was picturesque with pretty beach front restaurants lining the shore
Another highlight of the trip was the colourful architecture, these reminded me both of my native downtown Lagos, Nigeria and the new style of architecture in its surrounding areas.
The best thing about being by the ocean was the endless supply of seafood with everything
I was fortunate enough to discover the resort Vila Gale Lagos on Booking.com a sea front escape overlooking the Atlantic ocean. The resort came with a magnificent pool, a relaxing spa and a wonderful ambiance, I would definitely be staying here on my next visit to Lagos.
What I wore
My weather app was a life saver and all the clothes I packed were appropriate for the more than warm Spring weather
If you are thinking of a last minute end of Spring holiday destination, I would definitely recommend the beautiful Lagos, Portugal!x