Best Things To Do in Lagos, Portugal

Have you ever visited a new place and felt ‘wow’ about it? For many visitors, it happens at Lagos.

Lagos may not be as popular as other cities in Portugal, but don’t let that fool you. Lagos is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination that is worth a visit. You will be surprised by some of the unique things to do and places you can explore at this hidden destination.

You can definitely plan a few hours of a side trip here while traveling to Faro or Albufeira. You might wish to revisit it someday again, to take a break and relax at Lagos.

If you have plans to visit Portugal and are not sure if Lagos should be included in your itinerary, keep reading. In this list, we have put together some of the things to do in Lagos and around. We have a hunch that if you include this city in your travel plans, you will be thrilled you did so.

Tourist Attractions in Lagos

Here is the list of things to do in Lagos and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Ponta Da Piedade

    4.8 (44 Votes)
    Ponta Da Piedade

    Outdoors, Nature

    Address: Estrada Ponta da Piedade, Lagos, Portugal

    With abstract shapes of sandstone cliffs segregated over the years, today the Ponta da Piedade offers a surreal view with natural geological formations including secret grottos, beautiful cliffs, rock pillars that are 20 meters tall, arches that form gateways to small lagoons and tunnels carved by the water – all complementing the pristine...Read more
  2. Praia Do Camilo

    4.6 (43 Votes)
    Praia Do Camilo


    Address: Rua da Costa D'Oiro | between Praia Dona Ana Beach and Praia da Boneca Beach, Lagos, Portugal

    By far the most scenic spots around Algarve, the Praia do Camilo beach can be accessed by climbing down 200 steps that open into the landscape view of the sandstone cliffs and small outcrops embraced by the blue water and the warm, golden sand. This beach is located between the Dona Ana Beach and the Boneca Beach and even though not as grand, th...Read more
  3. Meia Praia

    4.6 (33 Votes)
    Meia Praia


    Address: Meia Praia, Lagos, Portugal

    Owing to its long stretch of 4 kilometres, nearby restaurants, hotels and the view of the ocean unlike any other place in Lagos, the Meia Praia is one of the most popular beaches in the city. The sheer size of the beach is what makes its a perfect spot to spend an afternoon at. You are sure to find a quiet spot for yourself in spite of the numbe...Read more
  4. Praia Dona Ana

    4.6 (11 Votes)
    Praia Dona Ana


    Address: Dona Ana, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal

    Named as one of the best beaches in the world, the Praia Dona Ana offers untouched views of Lagos with all the modern facilities you will need. A short walk from Lagos city followed by a steep climb down the staircase and you reach the pristine beach with a view of the untamed ocean. The place is embellished with golden-yellow sandstone rock cli...Read more
  5. Praia Do Porto De Mos

    4.5 (18 Votes)
    Praia Do Porto De Mos


    Address: Estrada de Porto de Mos, Lagos 8600-513, Portugal

    If you are looking for a tranquil spot in Lagos where you can unleash the adventure junkie within, head to the Praia do Porto de Mos- a 4 kilometre long, sparsely crowed beach that offers the best of water sports in Lagos. Owing to the unsheltered beach area with shallower cliffs adorning its periphery, this beach is one of the windiest beaches ...Read more
  6. Farol Da Ponta Da Piedade

    4.7 (37 Votes)
    Farol Da Ponta Da Piedade

    Address: Farol da Ponta da Piedade, 8600 Lagos, Portugal

    Dating back to the early 20th century, the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse was built on the former grounds of the ruins of Nossa Senhora da Piedade- a hermitage. Originally, the lighthouse used an oil lamp but in 1952, the structure was automated to incorporate an electric lamp. Today, even though entry to the tower is not allowed, the lighthouse ha...Read more
  7. Centro Cultural De Lagos

    4.4 (29 Votes)
    Centro Cultural De Lagos


    Address: Rua Lançarote de Freitas, no. 7, Lagos, Portugal

    The Centro Cultural de Lagos is the heart of the cultural and art life in Lagos. With an auditorium that has a capacity of 300 people, an Italian stage, 3 rooms that accommodate temporary exhibits, boutiques and a number of eateries, the centre is the premier spot to catch up on the trending art pulse of the city. The exhibits cover a wide spect...Read more
  8. Lagos Zoo

    4.4 (23 Votes)
    Lagos Zoo


    Address: Medronhal-Quinta Figueiras, 8600-013Barão de São João, Lagos, Portugal

    Located 16.5 kilometres from Lagos city centre, the Parque Zoologico de Lagos is more of a small petting zoo than a commercial one. The zoo is home to 350 species of animals and birds including hornbills, cobras, turtles, turkey, lemurs, hippos, pelicans, kangaroos, sloths, peacocks, parrots, reindeers, penguins and dwarf crocodiles. The zoo has...Read more
  9. Marina De Lagos

    4.4 (25 Votes)
    Marina De Lagos

    Waterfront, Harbour

    Address: Marina de Lagos, Edifício da Administração, 8600-315 Lagos, Portugal

    The marina de Logos was opened in 1994 and since then it has become one of the best Yacht harbours around Lagos. Come here for a charming walk at sunset to see the beautiful yachts form intricate silhouettes against the orange sky or simply explore the marina for some daytime street shopping. The small stalls that line the marina sell everything...Read more