Lagos is a little less than a 2 hr shuttle ride from the Airport in Faro, Portugal. The Shuttle Direct service was slick, easy, and dropped me off right at the Marina de Lagos, all for only 15 Euros. The countryside on the southern coast of Portugal looks very Mediterranean with Cyprus trees and houses with tiled roofs nestled into the hillsides, and the occasional colonial-style fort. In some places along the water, there are huge salt fields that looked from the air like a patchwork quilt. The touristy surf/beach town is dominated by the marina and all the masts are the first thing you see when arriving by car from the east.