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Travel Guide of Lagos in Portugal by Influencers

Lagos is a municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve, in southern Portugal. The population in 2011 was 31,049, in an area of 212.99 km². The main town of Lagos has a population of approximately 22,000.

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Discover our travel guide of Lagos in Portugal made of pictures from travel influencers and photographers.

Travel Tips for visiting Lagos

Lagos is a coastal city that was the departure point for sailors during the Portuguese conquests. 

Lagos has also witnessed the passage of the Carthaginians, Romans, and Moors,

As the former capital of the Algarve, you will be amazed by the cultural opulence of the city: the cobbled streets of the city center will take you to the charming parks of the historic quarter from where you can observe the fortifications dating from the 16th century.
The Algarvian handicrafts, the traditional canning industry, the myths and legends of the Moors, and the beaches will convince you to stay in Lagos.

 See the sunset in Ponta da Piedade 

There are two different ways to visit Ponta da Piedade: you can either go by land along with one of the paths that run along the coastline, or you can go by sea on a boat tour. These boat tours are done on old fishing boats, as they can easily navigate through the rocky structures.
For the more adventurous visitors, it is also possible to visit the area by kayak or stand up paddle.

Visiting Ponta da Piedade from the land is equally enjoyable, as there are paths that run along the top of the cliffs, stairs that lead to the most beautiful cave in the area, and a walkway that offers breathtaking views of the coastline.

The most beautiful beaches of Lagos

For swimming, there are many possibilities in Lagos but we selected two favorite beaches; Praia do Camilo and Praia dos Estudiantes.

  • Praia do Camilo

Praia do Camilo is the beach not to be missed during a stay in Algarve. Indeed, it is a real little paradise with clear water for swimming and a fine sand beach. 
From the stairs to get there, the view of the ocean is breathtaking.
This beach has to be earned because there are many steps to go down but after the effort, the comfort of being in one of the most beautiful places in Portugal.

  • Praia dos Estudiantes
A real favorite for the students' beach, especially because of the bridge connected by two rocks.
Near the center of Lagos, it is an unmissable beach during your passage in the area.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Lagos

Where to eat in Lagos

At the restaurant O Camilo
Just before the steps leading to Praia do Camilo is the restaurant of the same name.

It is a popular address for both tourists and locals. The specialties are the fish that you can choose in the window. Freshly caught, they are also well cooked.
All this for a good quality-price ratio and a magnificent view of the ocean.

At Amorizade 
The Amorizade restaurant was ranked N°1 on Tripadvisor 

 it is a little bit out of the heart of the city. 
Two French people run the restaurant. It will be the occasion to eat foie gras or a lemon meringue pie.

 Lagos is worth a visit for its spectacular ocean landscape explore.

 If you still have a thirst for adventure, there are many other caves and even some hidden beaches to discover all around Lagos.

For fans of water sports and kayaking, Lagos is a paradise 

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Benagil Caves

  21.8 km (13.5 miles) away from Lagos

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Fortaleza de Sagres

  26.9 km (16.7 miles) away from Lagos

  Travel guide of Fortaleza de Sagres

São Rafael Beach

  34.6 km (21.5 miles) away from Lagos

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Pescadores Beach

  37.3 km (23.2 miles) away from Lagos

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Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina

  42.0 km (26.1 miles) away from Lagos

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