3 reasons why we love Lagos, Algarve


Street in Lagos, Algarve filled with beautiful buildings, restaurangs, shops and cafés

Lagos is a town with plenty of fun things to do. An excellent choice for those who are looking for variety. There is a great range of things to see, beautiful beaches, modern restaurants and fun bars. It can feel quite touristy during high season, but it is still worth a visit.


Things to do in Lagos


Ponta de Piedade


A visit to Ponta da Piedade is a must when you are in Lagos. It is an absolutely stunning place with impressive rock formations and caves. See it from above to enjoy breathtaking views or get up close by boat or kayak.


Impressive limestone rocks and caves with great views and hike in Lagos, Algarve
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Lagos downtown


So much to see in Lagos. I recommend starting with a visit to the local market, Mercado Municipal de Lagos, as they close early.


After the visit, continue in towards the old town and discover all the cute alleys. Make sure to stop at Praça Luís de Camões, a charming plaza with the famous green tiled house and Igreja de Santa Maria. At the end of the old town, you'll find the city walls and Lagos Castle.


From there, make your way through the market stands by the waterfront and continue straight to Lagos Marina for an ice cream break.


Pretty buildings with traditional Portuguese tiles in old town Lagos, Algarve
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Lagos beach


Lagos is home to some of the best beaches in Algarve. My favourites are the smaller scenic beaches, Praia Dona Ana and Praia Do Camilo. The beaches here have soft sand, beautiful cliffs and blue water (can get pretty crowded during peak season though).


Sand beaches with limestone cliffs and clear blue water in Lagos, Algarve
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Where to eat and drink in Lagos

Find more food spots in our Lagos food guide.


Mussels in white wine sauce and other creative dishes at A Petisqueira, Lagos
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Healthy, colorful Poké bowl at Poké Lagos, Algarve
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I hope you enjoyed this Lagos guide. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


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