Visit Lagos - Best of Lagos

Located on the gorgeous seafront of Algarve in Southern Portugal, Lagos is a beautiful city and an important one from the tourism point of view. The life of this coastal town is generally busy. From long sandy beaches to significant historical places, Lagos is always on the bucket list of people traveling to Portugal. The towns of Lagos take one on a journey to the ancient Portugal. With a proximity of Bensafrim River and the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Lagos is home to many spectacular beaches. The sandy cove of Praia do Camilo and beautiful cliffs that surround the towns coastal area make it a favorite destination to many.

There are many historical buildings in Lagos. Some of the landmarks include Santo Antonio church, Mercado dos Escravos (Europe’s first slave market) and the charming 17th century Bandeira Fort. The traditional Portuguese houses (you can opt to stay in one), the cobbled streets offering a walking tour of this stunning city, and the views of turquoise sea water of Lagos make many travel enthusiasts flock here all year round. In addition to the beautiful landscape, Lagos has an interesting nightlife. There are many bars such as Joe's Garage, Bon Vivant, Shaker Bar, The Box Bar, and Bar Quim and plenty of nightclubs. Whether you want to grab a beer or sip some wine or cocktail, these bars welcome you with their cool ambiance. The seductive natural beauty, wonderful historical architecture, and a laid-back vibe, the town of Lagos is, indeed, a great place to be at.

Lagos Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Lagos tips for your visit

  • Time Zone - WET/GMT UTC (Azores UTC-1)
  • Currency - MEuro
  • Electricity - The power sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Internet - Fibre Optic, ADSL broadband, cable and wireless Internet brands
  • Languages - Portuguese, English
  • Tipping - It is customary to tip an additional 10 % of the service.
  • Security- National Emergency Number: 112; Lagos Hospital: 282 763 034; Train station: Tel. 282 762 987; Bus station: Tel. 282 762 944; Fire: 117

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Facts and Stats for Lagos*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lagos

    Know the pollution level of Lagos before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Lagos: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lagos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lagos.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Lagos - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 65.44 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.93 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 32.76 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.5 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lagos

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lagos

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.54 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.88 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 81.14 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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