A small scale resort-like 'village' of several clusters of houses around the main hotel building, the Costa d'Oiro is a calm and practical base for exploring the rest of the region from. Located in an area just after Lagos in the Porto Mos area, there isn't much in the immediate surroundings, but it is close to the quaint surfing village of Sagres at the south-westernmost tip of Portugal - this makes it an idea place to come to for a real break. A more peaceful alternative to the large resorts found in busier spots in the Algarve. The hotel caters to a wide-ranging clientele, from couples, to small groups of friends and families. The clusters of tiled roofed houses give the hotel a local atmosphere, which is embellished by the well-planted garden. An overall calm and pretty but fuss-free local establishment set in the Porto Mos residential area.