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Best Sea Experiences in Lagos
Boat tour to Benagil from Lagos
Would you like to get to know the world-famous cave of Benagil from Lagos? That’s now finally p...
Coastal cruise in Lagos
This coastal cruise in Lagos takes you to explore the enchanting coastline from Ponta da Piedad...
Boat tour in Lagos with lunch
This boat tour in Lagos is one of the most popular boat trips in the Algarve because it combine...
Dolphin watching Lagos
Did you know that the Atlantic along the Algarve is home to wild dolphins? You can go and obser...
Benagil cave tour from Lagos
Benagil is one of the most impressive marine caves of Portugal, or maybe even Europe. This Bena...
Kayak tour from Lagos
Discover the coastline from Lagos to Ponta da Piedade by sea in a sporty way, a kayak tour from...
Boat Party in Lagos - Booze Cruise
This boat party in Lagos is 3 hour trip of a wild party with all you can drink. Body shots and ...
SUP Algarve's secrets tour
This SUP Algarve's secrets tour will take you to visit hidden beaches, and venture inside dark ...
Sunset wine cruise in Lagos
During this sunset wine cruise in Lagos some delicious local and regional wines, cheese, local ...
Boat trip to Ponta da Piedade
On holidays in Lagos? A boat trip to Ponta da Piedade is a must! The coastline of Lagos is worl...
Full day private charter in Lagos
On this full-day charter in Lagos on a luxury yacht, our private skipper will show you the most...
Lagos sailing boat trip with lunch
During this Lagos sailing boat trip with lunch you will sail in the Bay of Lagos and along the ...
Private yacht in Lagos with watersports
Explore the caves and grottos around Ponta da Piedade on your private yacht in Lagos with water...
Kitesurfing in Lagos
Kitesurf in Lagos is a great way to keep in shape during your holidays, try a new exciting spor...
Private Grotto Cruise in Lagos
If you are looking for a classy way to explore the region around the famous Ponta da Piedade, j...
Tips & tours in Lagos, Portugal
You can do SUP, surfing or kitesurfing or just go on a boat tour in Lagos and discover the caves around Ponta da Piedade. Dolphin watching boat tours in Lagos are also very popular, just like the coastal tour from Lagos to the famous Benagil caves. For us, this destination is the absolute Must-Do for ocean lovers! In fact, Lagos is the place where SeaBookings was born and part of our team lives here :)
- Our favorite beach: Praia Dona Ana
- Our favorite restaurant: Tasca do Kiko
- Our favorite boat tour in Lagos: Dolphin watching Lagos
- Our favorite watersport in Lagos: SUP in Lagos
Language and currency in Lagos
Getting around in Lagos & the Algarve
Lagos is a small city, almost everything at walking distance, you can explore the city center, some pretty beaches, and of course do a boat tour to the impressive caves of Ponta da Piedade or Benagil. For more tips around getting around in the Algarve, read these tips.
Discover the city of Lagos
With children, in Summer or Winter, visit the interesting science museum or the Portuguese Discoveries Wax Museum. The Centro da Ciência Viva, is located in the old city of Lagos. The Portuguese Discoveries wax museum (Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos) is located in the Marina of Lagos. With good or bad weather, both will provide you with a pleasant and interesting time with your family.
Many historical monuments, were constructed from the end of the thirteenth century on, the Lagos walls (Muralha de Lagos), Lagos castle (Castelo dos Governadores), and several fortresses (Forte da Ponta da Bandeira and Forte da Meia Praia) were built. These monuments were constructed to guarantee the protection of the coast and citizens of Lagos against invasions and constant attacks of pirates and corsairs. During the Discoveries, Lagos had a very important role. It was one of the main departure points for the conquerors in the North of Africa, and the initial phase of the Portuguese Discoveries, lead by Infante D. Henrique.
On the canal that accesses the Lagos Marina, you can find a replica of the “Caravela da Boa Esperança” (Caravel of Good Hope), on a caravel like those Gil Eanes the navigator, discovered a passable route around Cape Bojador, which marked the beginning of the African exploration. With the departure from Lagos, the Portuguese navigators conquered and discovered Ceuta, Madeira Island, the Azores Islands, Alcácer- Cequer, Arzila and Tânger. In the middle of the 15th century, the first African slaves arrived in Lagos. The slaves started to be sold, thus a slave market was built, next to Praça do Infante Dom Henrique. Nowadays you can visit the Lagos Slave Market, but as a museum which offers visitors a perspective on this regrettable chapter of Portuguese history.
The “Igreja de Santo António” - Santo António church, is a must see in Lagos. It has a beautiful baroque gilded temple, the decoration with baroque carvings, thus considered one of the most beautiful churches in the country. You can visit the Santo António Church, by visiting the Lagos museum (Museu Municipal Dr. José Formosinho), open at Tuesdays to Sundays, with a cost of only 3€ each entrance. Another church worth a visit is the São Sebastião Church, it also has some gilded carvings and a small bone chapel.
The best boat tours in Lagos
The wild dolphins have also been one of the favourite things to see in Lagos, the sensation of seeing them swimming in the wild, touches everyone. The dolphin watching boat tours depart from Marina de Lagos.
For the younger party generation, don’t miss out on one of the best boat parties in Portugal. Dance, drink and go for a dive in the ocean on the Booze Cruise in Lagos.
There are many boat tours in Lagos, but don’t forget to book in advance, as they get sold out very quickly, especially during the busy summer season.
The best watersports in Lagos
Coasteering is an exciting way to discover the most “secret” places along the Algarve’s coast. You’ll hike, jump into the water and climb up some cliffs. Parasailing in Lagos is a must for the adrenaline seekers. Get a stunning view over Lagos. In a sum, Lagos has a huge variety of cool watersports to offer. SUP, Kayak tours, surf tours, coasteering, parasailing, jetskis and even windsurf lessons.
Where and what to eat in Lagos
The most recommended typical restaurants for lunch is Casa Chico Zé, just outside town. For dinner, with a real Portuguese atmosphere, go to “Restaurante Calhou” or “Tasca do Kiko” for a bit fancier sphere. For vegetarian or vegans, there are some cool options for you. The most recommended place to eat for vegetarians or vegans in Lagos, are “Artesão” in the Marina of Lagos, “Poké Lagos”, “ Fresco’s café”, “Green Room” and many others.
Enjoy the gorgeous beaches around Lagos
Whatever you decide to do during your trip to Lagos, we promise you will love any of the watersports and boat tours in Lagos! Sunshine and a lot of fun are guaranteed! For any further tips or requests, feel free to contact us anytime.
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