We were so lucky to find Alba Vilas as we only booked about 3 weeks before we wanted to go on holiday, leaving on 17th September. From start to finish Jan and Nick made the booking and arrival process as easy as they possibly could, always being very helpful and prompt in their responses. Although we had visited Portugal before we hadn't been to Lagos, so were uncertain what we would find. However, we loved it and will certainly go back. The apartment, as detailed by everyone else who has reviewed it, really is brilliant. It's spacious, modern, well fitted out and spotlessly clean. There were just two of us but with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen, huge lounge and well appointed patio, which got the sun all day long, there would be plenty of room for at least four people to enjoy this great property. We particularly liked the well kept garden, lots of beautiful birds and a great sized swimming pool, that at this time of year, we were often the only ones using! We only had to call Dinnis once (on hand to help locally) and he came very quickly, for something that was actually our mistake! We didn't hire a car but used a very friendly and efficient transfer company called Mystic Algarve Transfers which cost €75 each way on the motorway (about 50 minutes) or €63 each way on the national road (about 70 minutes). To be honest, we really didn't need a car as the beach, Marina and Lagos old town were all in easy walking distance and the small shop, almost at the end of the road, provided all our essential provisions. The 3 mile long beach was great, very clean, uncrowded and had a number of nice beach bars along it. We love eating out and there are numerous good choices in Lagos. Of those we tried, we could certainly recommend Dos Artistas if you like fine dining, great service and unusual food (a little more expensive than most but well worth it in our opinion). Another called Fernandos, a simple restaurant very near the Fish Market, specialising in steak, provided a fabulous chateaubriand for a very reasonable 30 Euros for two people. (The quality was clearly evidenced by the fact that we couldn't get in until Friday night, despite first trying on Monday!) We have already ear marked many more that we would like to try on our return. Our only disappointment was a quick decision, provoked by tiredness, to try Portofino's in the Marina on our first night. This was terrible quality food and the service was dreadful. However as the only poor experience in our whole week, we will not be dwelling on it!