It's a real shame about Antonio's: it was something of an institution, particularly on Sundays watching the local Portuguese coming down for lunch in their finery mixing with the tourists in their beachware. Let's hope some way is found to reopen it.
When I was last there in July, I wondered why half the gravel car park just above Antonio's had been screened off with corrugated iron and I feared the worst as I went back home and met a trailer coming down the hill with a JCB on the flatbed. There's no other work ongoing in the area, so I guess that was the beginning of the work on the new hotel. I'm back next week, so I'll go and have a look.
I agree with itsmeagain: Porto De Mos has really been spoilt over the past 5 or 6 years and it's getting worse with the monster development taking shape east of Porto De Mos. The Cascade Resort has already opened and it looks as if the much of the area down to the Praia Do Camilo is going to be developed.
On the other side of town, the new road linking Modelo with the dual carriageway that leads up to the A22, is well on the way to completion. It will become a Lagos bypass, which is good in one way. But it will also create a new northern boundary for the town and in due course, though hopefully not for a good while, we can expect the area between that new road and the current northern outskirts of Lagos to be filled in.
I am struggling to understand where all the holidaymakers to fill these new hotels are going to come from. Up to a year or so ago, the only largish hotel in Lagos was the Tivoli. Now there are two new 5-star hotels along Meia Praia, the Cascade, a new one at Porto De Mos with another to come. Then you read about 17% hotel room occupancy rates in the western Algarve during the off-season (by far the weakest figures along the whole of the Algarve) and the government is about to disincentivise tourists from traveling to Lagos by introducing tolls on the A22. It really doesn't make sense.