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Book a hotel near Lagos and you’ll find yourself in a city with small cobblestone streets, bordered by city walls and two main squares Praça Luis Camões and Praça Gil Eanes. There’s also a beautiful marina, a fishing port and the popular Meia Praia Beach. Visitors come to Lagos to enjoy the great food, cool nightlife spots and beautiful beaches.
Things to Do in Lagos
Take a boat trip to Ponta da Piedade and discover intricate rock formations and grottos. It’s best seen from the sea and several boat tours leave the Marina every day.
Book your hotel near the Marina to be close to the city’s bars and restaurants. Taste the local clams ‘conquilhas’, served with garlic, olive oil and white wine, little plates of barnacles or chunks of octopus with rice.
Enjoy a public art walk around the city. Admire the vibrant coloured tiles adorning the walls of the Municipal Market, the D. Sebastião sculpture from João Cutileiro in Praça Gil Eanes and the geometric drawings on the Portuguese sidewalks.
Discover historic landmarks such as the Governor’s Castle, Slave’s Market or Ponta da Bandeira Fort. This Fort provides beautiful panoramic views over the sea and it also hosts the popular August 29th swim, when crowds go for a midnight swim in the sea.
Play Golf in one of Lagos’s amazing golf courses, such as Boavista Golf Course.
Explore Lagos’s beaches. Batata, Pinhão, Dona Ana and Camilo all have clear waters and sandy coves. Some are accessible from the city centre by road, but others require travel by boat. Porto de Mós Beach is also a great large beach with seaside restaurants, a picnic area, tennis courts and parking. Most beaches in Lagos provide ample opportunities to practice some water sports, such as diving and jet skiing.
A visit to Lagos Zoo is another enjoyable trip, particularly with children. Visit the old fishing villages of Praia da Luz and Burgau with stunning sunsets and unspoiled beauty. See the remnants of the old Roman ruins of Salema. Aljezur is home to a 10th century Moorish castle.
There is a bus service from the capital of the Algarve- Faro, to Lagos, but most visitors prefer to rent a car to explore the Algarve at their own pace.