Welcome to Lagos

In the incredible Algarve region, south of Portugal, lies Lagos. The charming little town manages to balance its history and tradition in harmony with one of the most cosmopolitan places in the Algarve. Lagos is distinguished by the caves and rocks that decorate the beaches sheltered in the bay, making it one of the most diversified and visited areas of Portugal, with total reason. As a holiday destination, Lagos offers visitors glorious beaches, vibrant nightlife and a charming historic center which has retained its character and traditional charm. Within the region of Lagos is an abundance of sights and varied activities, which makes the city a fantastic destination for tourists who want more than excellent beaches and glorious climate for their holidays. See our list of Top 10 Things To Do In Lagos and also check this article about the Top 8 Best Beaches In Lagos.

Top 10 Things To Do In Lagos

1. You Must Visit Ponta da Piedade

With the Atlantic at your feet, Ponta da Piedade is the ideal place to look out over the clear waters that bathe our coast. It is a magnificent scenery, and you can take advantage of it from the cliffs on trails or on boat rides and marine sports such as kayaking and SUP. The old lighthouse on site completes the landscape.

2. Get some sun in Praia do Camilo

Arriving at the viewpoint of the cliffs of Ponta da Piedade, is the access to Camilo beach. It is made by a long and renovated staircase, with a breathtaking view. Down below is a small beach of clear water sheltered between cliffs, ideal for diving.

3. Visit the Lagos marina

Have a drink in one of the most beautiful marinas in the Algarve. Located in the Bay of Lagos, the marina has restaurants and shops focused on tourism and is located next to the historic center of the birthplace of the Portuguese Discoveries.

4. Have fun at Praia Dona Ana

Between rocky cliffs, this beach of thick sands and water of blue and green shades is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Europe. It can be explored by its marine fauna or by the caves, with help of small boats of the local fishermen in boat trips.

5. Get to know the Porto de Mós Beach

Beach with extensive sand between high cliffs, where, at its base can be found clay, which they say have medicinal properties. One of the most frequented beaches in the region, it maintains natural and stunning characteristics. With good beach services and lifeguards, it is ideal for a family day out on the beach.

6. Don't forget to go to Batata Beach

One of the most frequented beaches in Lagos, Batata beach is close to the center of the city and has calm waters protected by the cliffs. It has a beautiful view and it is recommended to arrive early to ensure a good place on the sand, as it is a small and well known beach.

7. Relax in Meia Praia Beach

With over four miles of fine golden sand, the beach follows along the bend of Lagos Bay. It is ideal to enjoy with family and favors the practice of nautical or beach sports, such as windsurfing, water skiing, parasailing, sailing or beach volleyball.

8. Vale da Lama/Ria de Alvor

Between Odiáxere and Alvor, lies this complex estuarine system that integrates dunes, beaches and agricultural lands, semi-natural forest, pine forest and salt marshes, besides harboring species and habitats of community interest.

9. Discover the Pinhão Beach

Situated in a small rocky bay, this coarse sand beach is accessible via a pedestrian trail that starts from Dona Ana Beach and runs along the top of the cliff top. The small sandstone nestled between high cliffs is ideal for those looking for a unique and private environment.

10. Enjoy a day on the golf courses

To cater to the growing number of golfers and beginners in practice who live and visit the Algarve, the region of Lagos has several golf courses. With variations of difficulty, they all have magnificent views and are a great choice for entertainment off the beach.

Top Tours & Activities in Lagos

2H Cruise To Ponta Da Piedade – Snorkeling, Swimming In The Ocean & Visiting The Caves

Come and visit the beautiful Ponta da Piedade seen from the sea. One of the most beautiful landscapes of the Algarve coast.

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From Lagos: 3-Hour Catamaran Fun Cruise With Water Toys And Music

Relax and join us on a 3 hour cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz, anchoring near the amazing grottos, cliffs and beaches of the golden coast. Go for a swim, snorkel, use our paddle boards and water trampoline in an afternoon of excitement and fun. Discover just how beautiful and magical the western Algarve really is.

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Boat Tour To Watch Dolphins From Lagos

Join us on an exciting safari off the Algarve coast and meet one of the most incredible creatures on earth. The dolphin watching is a must do in Lagos for the whole family and will be the highlight of your trip!

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Algarve Golden Coast – Boat Cruise In Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Witness the amazing rock formations and beaches of europe's best kept secret. Join our team on this beautiful half day cruise which will be the highlight of your holidays!

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Kayak Tour In Ponta Da Piedade, Lagos

Kayaking is definitely the best way to enjoy the beautiful caves from ponta da piedade in lagos.

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Boat Tour In The Grottos And Rock Formations Of Ponta Da Piedade From Lagos

Join our experienced crew on a visit to the amazing grottos of Ponta da Piedade and marvel at the stunning coastline from the Algarve. We will show you the most beautiful rock formations on this 1h15 tour from Lagos Marina. A boat tour you will never forget!

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Kayak Cave Explorer Tour In Lagos, Portugal

Follow us on this exciting Kayak guided tour to the famous beaches and caves of Ponta da Piedade. Explore these amazing and ancient rock formations.

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Private Excursion To The West Algarve: Sagres, Lagos And Silves

Set off on a full-day private excursion in the stunning west side of the Algarve! Your professional local guide will take you to the best spots in Sagres, Lagos and Silves. This is the perfect way to get to know the true Algarvian soul! We'll pick you up and drop you off anywhere you are staying in Algarve.

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Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.