So you got 72 hours for a Lagos Holiday and honestly with so many beaches to choose from its really about 72 hours of recharging your batteries. Portugal is the perfect opportunity to explore and sight-see, enjoy fresh seafood, and take part in exciting activities like parasailing. The historic town is one of the most popular with tourists, and for many good reasons. It has a blend of historic spots, relaxing beaches, and activities suitable for visitors of all ages.
So, 72 hours for a Lagos Holiday. Well in order to maximize your time, you gotta figure out your bearings; Where are you now, where is your accommodation, where are the things want to see, do, eat and drink and what is the fastest way to move in between it all.
So we created a custom guide and map that highlights where all the places we visited can be found.
Kevin And Constance have a private room with bathroom and balcony in an apartment that overlooks river. Its next to Marina and within easy walking distance to area beaches, Lagos town center, shops, bus and train station.
If you’re thinking of using Airbnb for the first time, we have a $40.00 credit from us to use towards your first booking 🙂
Praia da Batata
Lets start with what everybody wants. The beach. This is Lagos’ main town beach and is just minutes from the town centre. The Batata beach also hosts the traditional beach party Festa do Banho 29 on the night of August 29th.
After wasting most of the morning on the beach; tanning, swimming, reading a good book, sipping a Sagres beer or sleeping. You might want to explore the city centre a bit…or not.
Forte Da Ponta Da Bandeira
Built in the 17th century, this fort still has most of its original features. In addition it has a little museum about the history of Portugal.
One of the spectacular features of this Lagos are the beautiful grottos. To explore these grotto there are plenty of boat tours taking guests in and around the stunning rock formations. For the most part the prices are reasonable. Located close to the fort was Traditional Boat Trip Ponta Da Piedade in which local fishermen on small boats in Ponta da Piedade take you out to see the grottos. The price was under 20 euros and you can call +351962977336 for reservations.
As mentioned before, some of the biggest draws for tourists are the beaches, including Praia Dona Ana and Praia do Camilo, and the largest beach, Meia Praia. They offer an ideal way to unwind on the coast, with clear waters and stunning cliffs.
If for some reason lying on the beach with a good book starts to get boring there are plenty of beach activities and water sports. Everything from beach volleyball to kayaking, waters skiing, sea dooing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing and sky diving.
After you’ve relaxed by the water and gone for a swim, head towards the center of town for a meal of fresh fish. With an abundance of fresh fish and seafood as well as fruits and veggies you can reprogram your taste pallet and give your digestive system a break from breaking down meat. Although the line up can be long, I highly recommend Adega da Marina. In fact we ate there twice…
Once you’re ready to explore historical sites, be sure to check out Forte de Ponte da Bandeira, built in the late 17th century, for a glimpse at what life was like in a Spanish fort. Built in 1715, the Church of Igreja de Santo Antonio is also not to be missed.
The average person doesn’t need to think twice about getting out of town for a 48 hour travel adventure or a long weekend. The only thing stopping you dead in your tracks is finding cheap flights. Please visit our helpful posts on Booking Flights. Personally, I’m all about simplicity so I recommend Skyscanner, the the best way to search the best rates in flights.
Finding accommodations is an absolute chore…yawn. So we’ve put together some helpful tips on Booking Accommodations. My personal favorite is Airbnb. If Airbnb was a contact in my little black book, the page would be worn out with dog eared page corners. Letters and numbers a bit smudged because of beer spills and coffee stains, Travel on Airbnb and get a $26 travel credit from me. Cheers!
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Using the latest travel apps, technology and gear, I take a city; see the sights, taste the food, smell the roses, hear the stories and feel the love. All in 48 hours. Then, using videography & editing, photography and writing I retell and share those stories with my readers and viewers. I'm Christopher Rudder and welcome to Rudderless.