Guidebook - Lagos

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Miguel And Liv
Guidebook - Lagos

Restaurants

Where to eat...
Best restaurant in town. Friendly, helpful staff, delicious quality food and cocktails. Amazing tapas and mains. Exclusive, yet affordable wine menu. Try their octopus!
BARBOSA Bar & Kitchen
17 R. António Barbosa Viana
Best restaurant in town. Friendly, helpful staff, delicious quality food and cocktails. Amazing tapas and mains. Exclusive, yet affordable wine menu. Try their octopus!
Amazing ocean view with fresh fish and seafood. Not the cheapest.
65 locals recommend
Restaurante Camilo
65 locals recommend
Amazing ocean view with fresh fish and seafood. Not the cheapest.
Amazing view over Lagos bay. Fresh fish and seafood. Not the cheapest.
10 locals recommend
Mar
10 locals recommend
Amazing view over Lagos bay. Fresh fish and seafood. Not the cheapest.
Perfect place to try some local and traditional pastry.
15 locals recommend
Padaria Central
23 R. Primeiro de Maio
15 locals recommend
Perfect place to try some local and traditional pastry.
Good tapas and interesting take on traditional Portuguese dishes. Average price, just outside the old town centre.
10 locals recommend
Tasca Jota Lagos
8 R. Salgueiro Maia
10 locals recommend
Good tapas and interesting take on traditional Portuguese dishes. Average price, just outside the old town centre.
Nice small with well cooked food close to Meia Praia beach.
29 locals recommend
Tasca do Kiko
A Estr. de São Roque
29 locals recommend
Nice small with well cooked food close to Meia Praia beach.
Amazing view, delicious food, good portions and cheap. Book ahead, its always full. Monchique mountains, 30min driving from Lagos but it's worth it.
24 locals recommend
Luar da Fóia
4 N266-3
24 locals recommend
Amazing view, delicious food, good portions and cheap. Book ahead, its always full. Monchique mountains, 30min driving from Lagos but it's worth it.
Fresh fish and cheap. Close to Meia Praia beach.
22 locals recommend
Tasca Da Lota
22 locals recommend
Fresh fish and cheap. Close to Meia Praia beach.
Local food at a great price. Booking is needed, always full.
28 locals recommend
Os Lambertos
LB 11 R. do Compromisso Marítimo
28 locals recommend
Local food at a great price. Booking is needed, always full.
Beach bar in Meia Praia beach. Private parking. The food is not amazing but to have lunch while you are on the beach its great. Pool and sun beds.
8 locals recommend
Restaurante & Bar Duna Beach
8 locals recommend
Beach bar in Meia Praia beach. Private parking. The food is not amazing but to have lunch while you are on the beach its great. Pool and sun beds.

Beaches

Around Lagos...
Longest and widest beach. Usually windy in the afternoon. Our favourite.
17 locals recommend
Meia Praia
17 locals recommend
Longest and widest beach. Usually windy in the afternoon. Our favourite.
Iconical beach. Plenty restaurants/beach bars.
56 locals recommend
Praia da Luz
56 locals recommend
Iconical beach. Plenty restaurants/beach bars.
Good when its windy, two good beach bars. Gets very crowded during the summer.
28 locals recommend
Praia de Porto Mós
28 locals recommend
Good when its windy, two good beach bars. Gets very crowded during the summer.
Town beach. Small, but close to the center, good for a quick refresh.
Praia Da Batata
1 R. dos Lagos
Town beach. Small, but close to the center, good for a quick refresh.
Small, beautiful beach and crystal clear water. In between cliffs. 200 stairs to get to the sand... and back up :)
73 locals recommend
Praia do Camilo
73 locals recommend
Small, beautiful beach and crystal clear water. In between cliffs. 200 stairs to get to the sand... and back up :)
In 2013 Dona Ana beach was considered by the Spanish magazine Condé Nast Traveler the best beach in the world and “the most beautiful in Portugal”.
6 locals recommend
Praia de Dona Ana
6 locals recommend
In 2013 Dona Ana beach was considered by the Spanish magazine Condé Nast Traveler the best beach in the world and “the most beautiful in Portugal”.
Praia do Burgau is a lovely little sandy beach located in the small and relatively unspoiled fishing village of Burgau. The beach is backed by high, sloping cliffs but almost disappears when the tide comes in.
Praia do Burgau
Praia do Burgau is a lovely little sandy beach located in the small and relatively unspoiled fishing village of Burgau. The beach is backed by high, sloping cliffs but almost disappears when the tide comes in.
Salema Beach was voted one of the best secret beaches on the planet by US magazine “Travel&Leisure”. Beautiful fishermen's village with good quality seafood restaurants.
30 locals recommend
Salema
30 locals recommend
Salema Beach was voted one of the best secret beaches on the planet by US magazine “Travel&Leisure”. Beautiful fishermen's village with good quality seafood restaurants.
The main attraction of Praia da Rocha are the spectacular rock formations surrounding the beach. These impressive red-coloured cliffs give the beach a fascinating feel. 20-minute drive from Lagos.
67 locals recommend
Praia da Rocha
67 locals recommend
The main attraction of Praia da Rocha are the spectacular rock formations surrounding the beach. These impressive red-coloured cliffs give the beach a fascinating feel. 20-minute drive from Lagos.
Praia da Marinha is an iconic beach near Lagoa. It is known as one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. CNN highlights the amazing cliff side and it is the favorite beach of Lonely Planet in the Algarve. According to TripAdvisor, Praia da Marinha is one of the best beaches in Portugal.
92 locals recommend
Praia da Marinha
92 locals recommend
Praia da Marinha is an iconic beach near Lagoa. It is known as one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. CNN highlights the amazing cliff side and it is the favorite beach of Lonely Planet in the Algarve. According to TripAdvisor, Praia da Marinha is one of the best beaches in Portugal.

Activities

What to do...
Lagos's award-winning marina, built in 1994, lies in the Bay of Lagos close to the historic heart of the town. It makes a pleasant destination for a stroll along the palm-fringed waterfront with a good choice of bars, eateries and shops.
69 locals recommend
Marina de Lagos
69 locals recommend
Lagos's award-winning marina, built in 1994, lies in the Bay of Lagos close to the historic heart of the town. It makes a pleasant destination for a stroll along the palm-fringed waterfront with a good choice of bars, eateries and shops.
Sagres is primarily a surfing destination, but there are sheltered pristine beaches for relaxing on, and an unassuming cool vibe about the town. Day-trippers are drawn to Sagres by the Cabo de Sao Vicente, a remote and bleak headland, aptly fitting for the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe.
140 locals recommend
Sagres
140 locals recommend
Sagres is primarily a surfing destination, but there are sheltered pristine beaches for relaxing on, and an unassuming cool vibe about the town. Day-trippers are drawn to Sagres by the Cabo de Sao Vicente, a remote and bleak headland, aptly fitting for the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe.
Slide & Splash is a popular water park in the Algarve. The water park is quite big and offers many fun attractions for the entire family. Next to the water slides you can see live animal shows and in the Aquafeeling area you can enjoy a relaxing massage or fish spa.
138 locals recommend
Slide & Splash
125 Vale de Deus
138 locals recommend
Slide & Splash is a popular water park in the Algarve. The water park is quite big and offers many fun attractions for the entire family. Next to the water slides you can see live animal shows and in the Aquafeeling area you can enjoy a relaxing massage or fish spa.
Dolphin Seafaris was the first company to practice dolphin watching in the Algarve. In addition to the dolphin watching, they also do other tours such as visit the caves of Ponta da Piedade and the caves of Benagil.
Seafaris
Dolphin Seafaris was the first company to practice dolphin watching in the Algarve. In addition to the dolphin watching, they also do other tours such as visit the caves of Ponta da Piedade and the caves of Benagil.
Watersports such as jetski, banana boat, donut, parasailing and kayak.
52 locals recommend
Meia Praia
52 locals recommend
Watersports such as jetski, banana boat, donut, parasailing and kayak.
Ponta da Piedade is a group of rock formations that is widely regarded as the most beautiful part of the Algarve coastline. It is located 3 kilometers south of Lagos city centre and gives an amazing view all the way to Sagres on the west and Albufeira on the east. Amazing track to walk.
87 locals recommend
Ponta da Piedade
87 locals recommend
Ponta da Piedade is a group of rock formations that is widely regarded as the most beautiful part of the Algarve coastline. It is located 3 kilometers south of Lagos city centre and gives an amazing view all the way to Sagres on the west and Albufeira on the east. Amazing track to walk.
The winds and the waves have joined forces to create a sculpted cathedral worthy of God Neptune. Crowned by a round skylight, the Benagil Sea Cave is a light-filled dome painted in shades of amber that encloses an intimate beach within its layered walls. You’ll find this quite unique natural creation.
87 locals recommend
Benagil Caves
87 locals recommend
The winds and the waves have joined forces to create a sculpted cathedral worthy of God Neptune. Crowned by a round skylight, the Benagil Sea Cave is a light-filled dome painted in shades of amber that encloses an intimate beach within its layered walls. You’ll find this quite unique natural creation.
Incredible solar boat trip up the Arade River to the medieval town of Silves.
Algarve SUN BOAT Trips | Solar Powered Eco Friendly Boat Tours
Incredible solar boat trip up the Arade River to the medieval town of Silves.
Explore the small city centre of Lagos and feel its centuries full of history.
127 locals recommend
Lagos
127 locals recommend
Explore the small city centre of Lagos and feel its centuries full of history.
Whilst this is not quite on the scale of the big city zoos it manages to pack in plenty of animals among the beautiful landscaped subtropical gardens.
59 locals recommend
Zoo de Lagos
59 locals recommend
Whilst this is not quite on the scale of the big city zoos it manages to pack in plenty of animals among the beautiful landscaped subtropical gardens.
The karting track at the Autodromo Algarve is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, making this an ideal Algarve attraction for anyone keen to experience the very best in karting.
Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve
The karting track at the Autodromo Algarve is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, making this an ideal Algarve attraction for anyone keen to experience the very best in karting.
Located in the coastal town of Alvor, Southern Portugal Skydive Algarve offers the ultimate experience. Very professional and safe. Amazing views.
15 locals recommend
Paralvor-centro De Paraquedismo Unipessoal Lda
15 locals recommend
Located in the coastal town of Alvor, Southern Portugal Skydive Algarve offers the ultimate experience. Very professional and safe. Amazing views.
The ideal place for kitesurfing is located on the south-western coast of the Algarve, between the villages of Lagos and Alvor. It is a large shallow lagoon with perfectly clean sea water.
Kite Surf Algarve
The ideal place for kitesurfing is located on the south-western coast of the Algarve, between the villages of Lagos and Alvor. It is a large shallow lagoon with perfectly clean sea water.
They offer everything from one hour hacks to four day adventures, private lessons and even pony rides for the little ones.
Qpa Horse Riding
They offer everything from one hour hacks to four day adventures, private lessons and even pony rides for the little ones.
The cable park is located in Lagos and offers an outstanding playground for wakeboarding.
Wake Salinas
14 En 125
The cable park is located in Lagos and offers an outstanding playground for wakeboarding.
Very good 18 hole golf course with amazing views.
8 locals recommend
Boavista Golf & Spa Resort
8 locals recommend
Very good 18 hole golf course with amazing views.
Paint out is located in Sargaçal two kilometers from Lagos near an old factory. The space is organized by three fields, music and party area.
Paint Out - Paintball
Paint out is located in Sargaçal two kilometers from Lagos near an old factory. The space is organized by three fields, music and party area.
Ferragudo is characterised by fishermen’s cottages, whitewashed buildings, and narrow cobbled streets. It’s one of the prettiest towns in the Algarve.
58 locals recommend
Ferragudo
58 locals recommend
Ferragudo is characterised by fishermen’s cottages, whitewashed buildings, and narrow cobbled streets. It’s one of the prettiest towns in the Algarve.
Carvoeiro is a picturesque and traditional Portuguese resort town, which is situated along a stunning coastline of golden beaches and dramatic natural scenery.
76 locals recommend
Carvoeiro
76 locals recommend
Carvoeiro is a picturesque and traditional Portuguese resort town, which is situated along a stunning coastline of golden beaches and dramatic natural scenery.

Supermarkets

Within a short walking distance...
Our favorite. Good prices and large variety.
9 locals recommend
Aldi
9 locals recommend
Our favorite. Good prices and large variety.
Big supermarket with Worten and Sport Zone shops inside.
10 locals recommend
Continente Modelo Lagos
10 locals recommend
Big supermarket with Worten and Sport Zone shops inside.
Good option if you´re close to the center. Good bread and pastry.
13 locals recommend
Lidl
13 locals recommend
Good option if you´re close to the center. Good bread and pastry.
Smaller supermarket. Just in front of Lidl.
8 locals recommend
Pingo Doce
2AB Av. da República
8 locals recommend
Smaller supermarket. Just in front of Lidl.
By Lagos Marina. It is a good option for bigger shopping.
19 locals recommend
Pingo Doce
14 N125
19 locals recommend
By Lagos Marina. It is a good option for bigger shopping.
Big supermarket with shops and Burger King.
29 locals recommend
Intermarché
29 locals recommend
Big supermarket with shops and Burger King.

Bars and Nightclubs

Have fun...
Bon Vivant is located in the heart of the Lagos nightlife. Is set over five levels, with the top level being a rooftop terrace with great views over Lagos
15 locals recommend
Bon Vivant
105 R. 25 de Abril
15 locals recommend
Bon Vivant is located in the heart of the Lagos nightlife. Is set over five levels, with the top level being a rooftop terrace with great views over Lagos
It seems like these “monkeys” like to party and the owners have a reputation for making sure that their customers have a good time. Good for younger people.
Three Monkeys Bar
28 R. Lançarote de Freitas
It seems like these “monkeys” like to party and the owners have a reputation for making sure that their customers have a good time. Good for younger people.
Good bar with live music and fantastic roof top and great choice of international beers and cocktails.
9 locals recommend
Peppers
33 R. Soeiro da Costa
9 locals recommend
Good bar with live music and fantastic roof top and great choice of international beers and cocktails.
Customers of ZanziBar rave about the inexpensive but good cocktails and the welcoming atmosphere. Open from evening to 4 AM, it’s another hotspot with music that attracts a vibrant crowd.
Zanzibar Lagos
Customers of ZanziBar rave about the inexpensive but good cocktails and the welcoming atmosphere. Open from evening to 4 AM, it’s another hotspot with music that attracts a vibrant crowd.
Perhaps the coolest thing about Whytes is the Beat the Bartender game, played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10 PM to Midnight. The game seems simple: roll a higher dice than the bartender and your drinks are free.
Whytes Bar
7 A R. do Ferrador
Perhaps the coolest thing about Whytes is the Beat the Bartender game, played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10 PM to Midnight. The game seems simple: roll a higher dice than the bartender and your drinks are free.
If you like Karaoke.
Bar Lionheart
12 R. do Castelo dos Governadores
If you like Karaoke.
If you want to watch football and play some darts
Eddies
97 R. 25 de Abril
If you want to watch football and play some darts
The Tavern is your place to watch live sports with a great atmosphere. And you can be sure to find a wild party
The Tavern
24 R. Lançarote de Freitas
The Tavern is your place to watch live sports with a great atmosphere. And you can be sure to find a wild party
Where every night is party night. They've got Beer Bongs, Jäger Bombs, Shots, Beer Pong, Pool, Laybacks and that’s just to get your engine running. Bar and table top dancing, flaming bars and wild dress-up parties.
Joe's Garage
78 R. Primeiro de Maio
Where every night is party night. They've got Beer Bongs, Jäger Bombs, Shots, Beer Pong, Pool, Laybacks and that’s just to get your engine running. Bar and table top dancing, flaming bars and wild dress-up parties.
Live music nights are a feature whilst a wide range of beverages which include draught Guinness, Carling, Peroni, Old Speckled Hen, plus, imported ciders and tasty cocktails. Located in Lagos Marina.
The Lighthouse Sports Bar - Tapas and Grill Restaurant
1 Passeio dos Descobrimentos
Live music nights are a feature whilst a wide range of beverages which include draught Guinness, Carling, Peroni, Old Speckled Hen, plus, imported ciders and tasty cocktails. Located in Lagos Marina.
At the Marina with live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
18 locals recommend
Amuras Bar
1 Passeio dos Descobrimentos
18 locals recommend
At the Marina with live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Nightclub open until 4am. Good for younger crowd.
club nox
5 R. da Sra. da Graça
Nightclub open until 4am. Good for younger crowd.
Nightclub open until 4am
Grand Café
2 R. da Sra. da Graça
Nightclub open until 4am
Stevie Ray's Bar is the place to head if you're in the mood for a more than generous serving of quality live music, alongside a fine choice of whiskies, cognacs, port wines, champagnes and exotic cocktails.
Stevie Ray's
9 Rua da Senhora da Graça
Stevie Ray's Bar is the place to head if you're in the mood for a more than generous serving of quality live music, alongside a fine choice of whiskies, cognacs, port wines, champagnes and exotic cocktails.
Dh is a good and relaxed bar/nightclub with high quality beverages
9 locals recommend
Dom Henrique
75 R. 25 de Abril
9 locals recommend
Dh is a good and relaxed bar/nightclub with high quality beverages