Lagos is a historic and characterful city that is situated on the beautiful Western Algarve. The coast is beautiful and can be explored by sea on one of the panoramic boat trips departing regularly from the Marina pier. Lagos coast is also a favorite spot for scuba diving.
Ponta da Piedade is a series of highly weathered cliffs that form the southern headland of Lagos. The Atlantic Ocean has chiseled stone arches, grottos and sea caves into the colorful golden cliffs which are considered the best natural feature of the Algarve. There are scenic hiking routes along the top of the headland.
Visitor seeking a cultural holiday will be impressed by the number of historical monuments and the traditional heritage of Lagos. This is a vibrant and historic city that provides a blend of fascinating historic sights and excellent tourist attractions.
The main Lagos attraction is the abundance and beauty of the beaches. The visitors can choose either the large stretches of sand dunes, like Meia Praia, or the small and cozy cliff beaches, Praia da Batata or Praia Dona Ana.
Both options are appealing: the size of Meia Praia beach makes it an ideal place to practice water sports, while the cliffs of the smaller beaches offer a range of caves, rocky pools and charming sheltered places that makes the delights of the families.