Lagos is located in the western Algarve and is a city that blends together history, culture, nightlife and entertainment with stunning local beaches.

Anyone looking for miles of golden sands will be impressed with the beaches in Lagos, with the nearest to the town centre being Meia Praia and covering more than 4 kilometres.  If you are looking for a picture perfect beach in Lagos then you have to pay a visit to Dona Ana beach, complete with its stunning rock formations.

Anyone looking for things to do on Lagos beaches will be pleased to know that on both Porto de Mós and on Meia Praia there are sunbeds and shades, great during the peak of the summer when you are looking to relax after a dip in the sea!

Away from the beaches, if you are looking for things to do Lagos then it is well worth soaking up some of the history of this city, one of the most important in the Algarve, culturally and historically.  Take the time to pay a visit to the ancient slave market in Lagos, to the beautiful churches of the city and to the local market to pick up fresh, regionally produced products from the Algarve.

Water and the sea seem to influence a lot of the things to do in Lagos thanks to its location. From the marina you can take a Lagos boat trip out to watch the dolphins in the Algarve, visit caves and beaches or alternatively get into the water yourself for some scuba diving in Lagos or even try your hand at kayaking along the Lagos coast.

When the sun sets then there are still plenty of things to do in Lagos, with the city being home to a fantastic choice of bars and restaurants offering cuisine from around the world and of course, some Algarve specialities.

There are so many things to do in Lagos, you will find yourself returning time and again to discover more!

Lagos Marina

Lagos Marina is a bright, modern and relaxing area of this historical city and a great place to enjoy a drink or some food while admiring the boats or to browse the shops along the waterfront.

While Lagos is known for being filled with historical buildings and landmarks, the marina area offers another side to the city thanks to its modern design and contemporary look.

Lagos Marina was first opened in 1994 and since then crews from all over the world have visited the marina by boat, while visitors to the Algarve have taken the time to walk across the bridge and discover the marina on foot.

The Lagos marina is actually one of the most easily accessible marinas in the entire Algarve.  Boat access is needless to say, pretty simple, while if you are walking it is easy to find by following the waterfront in an easterly direction until you reach the footbridge.  The Lagos train station is just behind the marina and from this line you can link to destinations across the country, while those coming by car can take advantage of the 500 car parking spaces right behind the railway station.

For sailors, Lagos Marina provides everything you need for a comfortable arrival and stay and the Marina is proud to boast a blue flag status and also holds the 5 Gold Anchor standard from the Yacht Harbour Association.

If you do not have your own boat then Lagos marina still offers plenty to do for all ages, thanks to it being home to a selection of various restaurants, bars and shops.

Many people head straight into Lagos and miss the marina but it really is a very beautiful, clean and relaxing place to sit out and watch the boats while enjoying a cool drink in the sunshine.

There is plenty of space at the marina, so even during the peak of summer it doesn’t feel overly crowded and while it is far smaller than marinas such as Vilamoura, it has a certain charm about it that makes it a popular spot with residents and visitors alike.

Lagos Marina boasts a varied events programme throughout the year which draw a good crowd and an even better atmosphere, especially for the water events.

Arts feature strongly at the marina with events dedicated to exhibitions of works and even drawing lessons, while there are also events focusing on tasting local wines or sampling Portuguese cuisine.

By far the most popular events are those on the water and it is from Lagos Marina that you can watch the beautiful Portuguese caravel boat during special occasions or watch the fun dinghy races.

There are a number of Algarve boat trips that set off from Lagos marina and if you would like to know more about any of the trips or details about events at Lagos marina, then give our team a call and they can let you know everything you need for a great day out at Lagos Marina.

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