Lagos- What to see

In this post we will show you our favorite places in Lagos. We visited this city very thoroughly, because we were here on a week’s honeymoon. We were able to discover the real gems that we wanted to share with you. Check what to see in Lagos. Portugal, and especially the Algarve coast have to be on your “must see” list in the world.

Cliffs of Ponta da Piedade

This unusual place is located 2.5 km from the center of Lagos. Here you can see amazing and breathtaking rock formations, such as: grottos, caves, rock arches, inlets and coves. You can treat yourself to a motorboat trip.

east side:

Lagos, sunset on Ponta de PiedadeLagos, Ponta de Piedade

west side:

Lagos, Ponta de PiedadeLagos, Ponta de Piedade

Praia Dona Ana

Very famous beach praised in tourist guides. It is very popular, what means that it can get crowded. Personally, I didn’t like it, but you have to be here and judge for yourself.

Lagos, Praia Dona AnaLagos, Praia Dona Ana

Praia do Camilo

The beach, to which long wooden stairs lead and from which you can admire the wonderful landscape. Like Dona Ana, it can be crowded, but it didn’t bother me here, because it made up with its beauty and atmosphere.

Lagos, Praia do Camilo, stairsLagos, Praia do Camilo, stairs

Praia do Pinhão

A small, intimate beach surrounded by weathered rock cliffs. Perfect for people who like peace and beauty. It tempts with golden sand and transparent water. My favorite.

Lagos- morning on Praia do Pinhão

Praia dos Estudantes

Different from other beaches, because apart from the beautiful rocks surrounding it, we can see a small bridge – a rebuilt remnant of the Lagos earthquake. The beach ranks second in my personal ranking right next to Praia do Camilo.

Lagos, Praia dos EstudantesLagos, Praia dos Estudantes

Praia da Batata

The “potato” beach right next to the center. It is surrounded on one side only by rocks, which is clearly visible from the street. Still, to my surprise, a lot of people rest on it.

Lagos, Praia da Batata

Praia de Porto de Mós

Known for its white, long, rocky cliffs beach. Fairly wide, so there is enough space for everyone. On the left side of the beach you can see white rock shelves, where you can relax nicely.

Lagos, Praia de Porto de MosPraia de Porto de Mos

Praia do Canavial

Beautifully presented beach from Ponta da Piedade. Surrounded by beautiful orange cliffs. More accessible from the ocean.

Lagos, view of Praia do Canavial

Marina de Lagos

A beautiful marina in Lagos with a promenade where tall palm trees grow, equidistantly planted. You can go to one of the restaurants, book a cruise or simply admire various boats and yachts.

port in Lagos

Promenade in Lagos

The promenade runs along the entrance to the port of Lagos. We can see a beautiful old town from it and among others Fortaleza do Ponte da Bandeira and Praia da Batata.

Lagos, cruise, city center

Old town in Lagos

In the historic center of the city of Lagos we can walk through the streets and squares that have a unique charm. The Old Town is also a place where you can admire tiles, e.g. on residential buildings.

Lagos, Church of St. AnthonyLagos, Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

Fortaleza do Ponte da Bandeira

17th-century building near the old town just off Praia da Batata. A drawbridge leads to it. Built for port defense. Today it serves as a museum, which is filled with exhibits referring to geographical discoveries.

Lagos, Forte da Ponta da Bandeira Lagos, Forte da Ponta da Bandeira Lagos, Forte da Ponta da Bandeira

Meia Praia

It’s the longest beach in the Lagos region. A 4 km long beach, from the eastern part of Lagos to the western part of the Odiáxere River. The further to the east, the fewer people and more beautiful shells. It is worth taking a walk to the very end of the beach, where you can see two small lighthouses.

Lagos, Meia Praia

If you liked our photos, be sure to see our entire gallery and travel report. In one of the entries there is even our wedding shooting on the cliffs. Everyone is welcome to see it!


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