Although the Algarve is sunny pretty much all year round, unfortunately some times it does have to rain. If you´re unlucky enough to be around when that happens, don´t fret, there are still some nice things to keep you entertained. Here´s a list of what to do in Lagos when it rains…
1. Get a massage or do a yoga class
Treat yourself to massage at
Eli Thai massage, in Lagos centre. Call to book +351 915 429 355
Sala de Estar has a regular yoga schedule as well as a range of massages.
Inlight, Travessa do Forno 4 offers yoga classes.
Myomao, Mobile massage & Physiotherapy that comes to you. Ph +351 910079062
2. Catch a film at the Lagos cinema
After many years of closure, the Lagos cinema finally opened in 2013. It is in the centre on Rua Candido dos Reis and is super cheap at just 4.50€ a ticket! Check out what´s showing here.
3. Check out an exhibition or concert at the Cultural Centre.
Entry to the centre is free. They have a large exhibition space with inner courtyard, and have frequently changing exhibitions. Inside you can ask for their agenda which lists a variety of concerts. They also have a cafe inside, if you feel like relaxing with a coffee while waiting for the rain to subside.
4. Do the Museum trail
Lagos has three centrally located museums, which are all a short walk from each other. You can buy a combi ticket to visit all three. They include the Museu municipal, Slave market museum & Lagos Fortress. Click the links to read more about each.
5. Go for coffee (or hot chocolate) and cake (now you have an excuse)
Check out our post on “Coffee – what to order and where” here.
6. Play some rounds of pool or darts.
Three monkeys bar is open daily from 1pm*, and always has some friendly faces inside to keep you company. As well as pool and darts, they have internet, games and their special game, “battle shots”. Alternately, try the pool hall on Rua Doutor Joaquim Tello where they have many tables. *Note that many bars close over the quieter winter months. If Monkeys is closed, try Eddie´s bar on the main street where you can always watch sports or play darts, or Shaker bar opposite is open pretty much all year round.
7. Go for a swim in a pool, and maybe follow it with a sauna!
You can swim in the Lagos town pool for 3€ a session. Its indoor and 25m long with 6m. Or, head to the Solinca Health Club (part of Aqualuz hotel) for the complete experience. They have a jacuzzi, sauna, turkish bath, pools, massage rooms – plus a gym and squash courts. A single visit will be more expensive than the town pool, but you can make a day of it. (*note, you´ll need a full piece swimming suit and cap).
8. Drink on.
Yes, as suggested by one of our readers, there is always the option to just keep drinking in Lagos. You´ll always find somewhere and someone to have a few drinks and good times with!… Goodtimes Lagos