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.