Lagos Tourism

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.

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

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Lagos

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

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • How safe is Lagos for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lagos.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 31.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 31.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.88 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 21.88 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Lagos is 156.85 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 69.7 (High)
    • Climate Index 98 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.38 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.95 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 45.56 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.28 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 51.43 (Low)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.04 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 84.85 USD

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

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