What to do in Lagos when it rains

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 facial


Heather Bain massage is a top rated massage & wellness studio offering a range of treatments. Massage types include Swedish (relaxing), Deep tissue, Ayurverdic, pre / post natal, Lomi Lomi as well as invigorating facials. Definitely something to enjoy while the sun is hiding.


2. Do an indoor yoga class


Inlight, in the centre of the old town (Travessa do Forno 4), offers a variety of yoga classes in a beautiful, bright, calm yoga studio. You can see the schedule here.
The Movement Lab also has a full schedule of yoga, pilates and dance classes. Other studios include Le Dome, La Casa del Corpo, The Pilates room, Urban Dance Studio and Casa Sakra.

Or, if the sun is shining, El-Sol Lifestyle offers beach yoga classes.
A sunrise or sunset yoga class with a backdrop of icon Algarve cliffs and sea, is truly a memorable experience.


3. Catch a film at the Lagos Cinema


Lagos has a cinema in the centre of town on Rua Candido dos Reis. It has a full program of new releases. Check out what´s showing here.


4. Check out an exhibition or concert at the Cultural Centre


Entry to the Lagos Cultural 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.


5. 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.


6. Go for coffee (or hot chocolate) and cake

(now you have an excuse)

Abigail’s makes a mean hot chocolate, and indulgent homemade brownies.
Twin Fin Café has great coffee, banana bread served warm and amazing homemade cakes.  Or enjoy Vegan Pasteis de Nata / Portuguese Custard tarts and other treats, while playing some games, with or without your kids at O Ninho Family Café. 

Check out our post on “Coffee – what to order and where” here.


7. Play some rounds of pool, darts or board games


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, board games or if you can handle it, their special game, “battle shots”.

The Collab bar also has a range of board games, as well as food and drinks. Its spacious and bright with big windows to enjoy watching the rain from the cosiness inside. They are also laptop friendly.

Alternately, try the pool hall on Rua Doutor Joaquim Tello where they have many pool tables. *Note that many bars close over the quieter winter months.


8. Go for spa day or swim in an indoor pool.


Cascade Resort also has a day spa with heated swimming pool (outdoor, around 20°), jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Day passes are 20€.

SAL Spa in Praia da Luz offers spa circuts and day passes for 25€

For a nice option without the price tag, you can swim in the Lagos town pool for 3€ a session. Its indoor and 25m long with 6m.


9. 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

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