4G availability is improving all the time in Lagos, Algarve. This time last year 4G was not fully available across the whole of Lagos.
Focusing on the Vodafone Portugal network which is currently running its +GB unlimited data tariff (available on contract), Vodafone also offer probably the simplest and best value Pay as you go (pre-pago) deal at the moment, always subject to change. (see current 4G tariffs in Portugal here)
We recent ran a few signal and speed tests down in Meia Praia today, from the Vodafone coverage checker it indicates this area is on the fringe of a 4G cell from the main part of town and a 3G cell heading towards Portimao on the N125.
We ran 3 basic speed tests using the same DLINK router in 3 areas:
1 = School (Escola Eb 2,3 das Naus) near the Lagos marina
2 = Dom Pedro Meia Praia Beach Club..
3 = roundabout into the entrance of Palmares Beach and Gold Resort near the Meia Praia train station.
Here are the speedtest results at each location:
The tests were run about 16:30, so not exactly peak times but the idea was to prove if 4G was available in the area and it seems so.