The most visited city in Portugal is a true gem for tourists. The unique beaches with the insane views and crystal clear ocean waters, make it one of the best summer destinations.
Lagos beaches have been voted as the most beautiful ones in the world and among the ones you should definitely visit at least once in your lifetime.
Why visit Lagos?
The Algarve city is a must for tourists and the most popular destination in Portugal, especially in the summer. Why would someone miss these beautiful and breathtaking beaches? They have been formed naturally and the view is stunning from every point.
How to get to Lagos?
The nearest airport to get to Lagos is 90 km away in Faro. You can get to Lagos by taxi, which is not recommended since it can cost up to 100 euros or more. The best options are to take the train or bus from Faro city.
To get from the airport to Faro city, you get buses 14 and 16 (If the bus displays “Praia de Faro”, it is heading straight to the beach and not the city centre). You will be in the city in about 15 minutes.
Faro Train Station: Largo da Estação, 8000-133 Faro, Portugal
Faro Bus Station: Proximo, Av. da República 126, 8000-078 Faro, Portugal
You can book your tickets online or take them from the two stations. What you have to know is that if you book them online 8 days before you can get them cheaper.
The train departs daily at 07:00, 08:22, 16:00 and 17:56. So, if these times do not work for you, you can always choose to travel by bus. If the two sites show you no departures, you can always visit them at their booking offices.
Official Sites to book your tickets
Beaches you have to visit
- Praia do Pinhao
- Praia Dona Ana
- Camilo Beach
- Meia Praia
What to do
- Ponta da Piedade
- Lagos Zoo
- Caves boat trips (Benagil Caves)
- Go around in the city centre
- Drink Gin Sul
What about the food?
Anywhere you eat in Lagos you will be pleased. There are many options regarding your preference in cuisines. Just make sure to try Pastel de Nata; a traditional and delicious pastry. Casa do Prego and Tasca Jota were a bit pricey but it was definitely worth it.
Things you need to know
1. There is no public transportation. But taxis are extremely affordable.
2. The ocean is freezing. It is almost impossible to put all of your body inside.
3. Be prepared for a lot of walking.
4. Always be aware of pickpockets.