Looking for what to do in Lagos Portugal? Look no further, below are the top 5 things to do in Lagos, in or on the water, and who to do them with.
1. Kayak through the Grottos
Its undebatable, that a necessary part of visiting Lagos is exploring the Grottos. The secret caves, beaches, beautiful orange cliffs and the magical Ponta da Piedade are breath taking, and the best way to experience them is up close, in a kayak.
Ezride Kayak tours Lagos friendly, experienced guides will help you find the best treasures on their 3 hr tours. Expect approx 1.5hrs paddling, followed by 45 mins of relaxing and swimming at a picturesque white sand beach. Then, depending on your energy levels, paddle back or get a tow!
Priced from 35€. Phone to book: +351 913 066 468
2. Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing
with Algarve Watersport
Kiteboarding is a fun, challenging and addictive water sport. If you haven´t yet give it a go, Lagos is a great place to try. Algarve Watersport teaches Kiteboarding in an easy and safe spot, on the Lagos Lagoon. Depending on the tides the water is between knee and shoulder deep making it easy to learn the basics of kiteboarding. The students are coached by multilingual, certified and well-trained IKO and VDWS-Instructors. Their unique, up-to-date teaching methods are supported by waterproof walkie-talkies, boat assistance and teaching with video camera. Modern kiteboarding equipment is included for the duration of the course. Students are taught in small groups, not more than 4 students per teacher for 3h/day.
Priced from 119€. Phone to book: +351 960 460 800
3. Stand-Up Paddle boarding
with Sup Lagos
Another fun way to discover Lagos´ amazing coast line, is by gliding across the crystal clear surface of the ocean, on a SUP board. If you´ve already tried Kakaying and are looking for a different challenge while discovering the Grottos, SUP is an excellent choice. Its a great work out, strengthening all your core muscles and muscles & creating an incredible sense of balance. The Sup Lagos team offer everything you need, plus free pick-up and drop off, and high quality GO PRO photos of your tour. They have a range of tours, including “Sunrise Grotto Tour Lagos”, “National Park Secret Beach & Cave Tour” and “Whole day River SUP Tour”.
Priced from 42€. Phone to book: +351 932 839 003
with the Surf Experience
Weather you want to learn, or are already experienced, the Algarve coast offers excellent conditions for surfing. The Surf Experience is the longest running and most qualified surf school in Lagos, established in 1992 (back when the founders were some young, wild, surfers boys). Their team of instructors have over 100 years of collective surf knowledge, so you can be sure they know what they´re doing. They take you to the best surf spots, providing transport in characterful surfy Jeeps, all equipment, a tasty lunch and show you a really good time! They also offer boot camps, surf safaris, accomodation, yoga and more.
Priced from 50€. Phone to book: +351 282 762 644
If you are already a confident surfer, you can hire a board from Jah Shaka Surf shop. They have all your surf needs covered, and the friendly staff also give great tips of where to go.
5. Take a boat trip
With Bom dia Boat trips, or on the famous Booze Cruise!
If you like to enjoy the ocean, without having to get too wet, perhaps a boat trip is a better way to discover the Lagos coast line for you. If you´re looking for a relaxed tour, with your partner or family, Bom Dia offers trips in their big traditional Sailing boats. After sailing along the Lagos bay, the boat anchors in a sheltered cove. There you can take a swim and go snorkeling, while the staff prepare a great lunch.
Priced from 25€. Phone to book: +351 282 087 587
Alternately, if you´re looking for a boat trip complete with endless drinks and young Party people, the Lagos Booze Cruise will be your dreams come true! The 3 hour trip on their 70ft boat, features all you can drink beer and sangria, drinking games, funnels, swimming, music, dancing and a whole lot of craziness! Their outgoing staff are sure to show you a goodtime! Even if you are not a big drinker, its a great day on the ocean with a boat full of friends.
Priced from 40€. Phone to book: +351 968 758 785
Looking for things to do in Lagos, but your are more of a cat than a fish? Check out our top 5 things to do in Lagos – on land!