Lagos is a small city in southern Portugal but probably the best place to spend a holiday on the Algarve. Dotted around the coast either side of the city are numerous white sandy beaches with varying levels of facilities, but all guaranteed to attract tourists. We work with all the major car hire suppliers in the region so are confident you will find a car and budget to suit your needs, just request a quote online now with no obligation.
Collecting Your Hire Car:
Proceed to the Car Rental Desk as specified on your Car Hire Booking Confirmation, be sure to have your booking voucher, driving licence and passport to hand.
Car Rental Policies:
You will find these detailed under `Important Information`for the hire car of your choice, including details about excess, insurance coverage and options to upgrade along with deposit and payment card information. Breakdown Assistance is automatically included.
Here are some general points to consider regarding driving regulations and road conditions in Lagos:
Driving Regulations and Practices:
- Portugal follows right-hand side driving rules, with strict enforcement of seatbelt use for all passengers.
- The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.5 g/l, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited.
- Speed limits are generally signposted and can vary depending on the type of road.
Road Conditions and Challenges:
- The road conditions in Lagos and the Algarve region are generally well-maintained, but some rural roads may be narrow and winding.
- Be cautious of potential challenges such as hilly terrain, especially in rural areas, and take note of any weather-related hazards, particularly during heavy rains, which can occasionally lead to flooding.
Tolls and Fuel Stations:
- Some highways in Portugal, including those in the Algarve region, may have tolls. Familiarize yourself with the toll system and payment methods before traveling.
- Fuel stations are commonly found along major roads and within urban areas. Most stations accept major credit cards, but it's advisable to carry some cash for smaller, independent stations.
Road Signage, Language, and Distances:
- Road signs in Portugal are generally clear, using both Portuguese and international symbols.
- Lagos is well-connected to other towns and cities in the Algarve region. For instance, Portimão is approximately 19 kilometers (12 miles) east of Lagos, while Faro, the capital of the Algarve, is about 90 kilometers (56 miles) to the east.
Emergency Telephone Number:
- The emergency service number in Portugal is 112. This number can be dialed for police, medical, or fire emergencies.
Please note that the information provided here is based on the knowledge available at the time of writing. For the most up-to-date and accurate information, it is recommended to consult current travel resources and local authorities before embarking on your journey.