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Things to do in Lagos, Algarve

Welcome to Lagos, a vibrant town located just an hour's drive from Faro Airport in the Algarve. As one of the larger towns in the region, Lagos is renowned for its stunning natural attractions, historical charm, and abundant outdoor activities. From the breathtaking Ponta de Piedade viewpoint to the sandy cove of Praia do Camilo, Lagos offers a plethora of experiences. Join me as I explore the top activities and attractions that Lagos has to offer with plenty of options that will not cost you any money. 👇


Exploring Lagos' beautiful beaches

Lagos boasts an array of absolutely beautiful beaches. Take the opportunity to drive or hike around and discover secluded beach gems. From sea caves and natural bridges to white sand and turquoise waters, the Algarve's pristine beauty awaits. Don't forget to visit Ponta da Piedade, a must-see in Lagos, known for its unparalleled beauty.

My personal favorite beaches in Lagos:

  1. Praia do Camilo

  2. Porto de Mos

  3. Ponta de Piedade (not a sandy beach but a must-see in Lagos)

  4. Meia Praia

Things to do in Lagos, Algarve
Ponta da Piedade, Lagos



Coasteering: the ultimate adventure

Experience the best adventure ever with coasteering, a thrilling combination of climbing, swimming, hiking, and cliff jumping along the stunning Algarve coast. Swim through magnificent ocean caves, climb rugged cliffs, and take exhilarating jumps. Lagos offers numerous options for this adrenaline-pumping activity.




Lagos is the perfect destination for surfers of all levels. With a variety of surf schools, you can book a lesson or rent a board to catch the waves. The surf spots around Lagos are ideal for learning, and when conditions are too small or big, surf schools can take you to the west coast or sheltered bays. For the best surfing experience, visit between October and May.



Road tripping

The Algarve is a fantastic region for road trips, with wide and scenic roads that lead to breathtaking beaches and natural wonders. Discover hidden gems as you embark on a memorable journey through beautiful landscapes. Check out our recommended favorite road trip for an unforgettable experience.



Hiking: golden cliffs and Atlantic beauty

Embark on a cliff hike in the Algarve, a favorite activity for many. Traverse the golden cliffs and admire the clear blue Atlantic Ocean. Take a hike all the way to Praia da Luz, where you can watch surfers at sunset or enjoy a refreshing drink. Transportation is convenient, with affordable taxis available for the return journey.

Things to do in Lagos, Algarve
Praia da Luz at sunset



Supping or kayaking

Lagos provides the perfect playground for stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking. With natural bridges, sea caves, and clear turquoise waters, these activities are ideal for good weather. Also, this is the perfect activity if you like to be active on a hot summer day.

A SUP/Kayak guide in the area will guide you on an incredible journey of exploration! Trust me, you'll want to do this! It's magical!



Cave and dolphin tours

Embark on a cave or dolphin tour, a popular tourist activity in the Algarve. Many companies in Lagos offer boat tours along the beautiful coastline, allowing you to explore hidden caves and enjoy the scenic wonders and marine wild life.

Things to do in Lagos: Dolphin watching
Watch dolphins in Lagos



Lagos is a perfect destination for those seeking sun, beautiful beaches, outdoor activities, water sports, and a lively atmosphere. With its array of amenities, including restaurants, bars, cafes, and more, Lagos has something for everyone. Experience the best of the Algarve in Lagos, where adventure and relaxation await at every corner.


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