Things to do in
Lagos, Portugal

Explore the old town, relax on the beaches, and take to the water in this bustling Portuguese town.

Our most recommended things to do in Lagos, Portugal

Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

1. Lagoa: Slide & Splash Water Park Entrance Ticket

Enjoy a day at Slide and Splash in Lagoa with its more 25 attractions. Relax in the cabanas, unwind with a massage, visit the fish spa center, and more. Experience the newest area of the park, home to the "Big Fall" a full-speed shuttle, the "Boomerang" a float trip with light effects, and 6 lane "Race". Discover pools and water slides suitable for guests of all ages. For younger guests, enjoy the fantasy water world of Tropical Paradise and the children's Foam Slides. Thrill-seekers can ride the gravity-defying Big Wave or the new Big Fall, the fastest "trip-capsule" in the park – only for the bravest. Enjoy the Disco River, the Black Hole, the Banzai, the massage and fish spa, 6 dining locations, and more. Relax in the leisure area with its 15 cabanas. It's an extra charge to experience these new areas reserved for groups of 4, 6, or 10 people. Enjoy perks such as fridge use, safes, and discounts at the restaurant and shop.

From Lagos: Benagil Caves Speedboat Adventure

2. From Lagos: Benagil Caves Speedboat Adventure

Climb aboard a boat in the marina at Lagos, and then cruise along the beautiful coastline of the Algarve. You will visit the famous Benagil Caves while hearing a live commentary about the iconic rock formations.  Benefit from comfortable seats and the best safety facilities for a truly relaxed experience out on the water. Listen to the live onboard commentary from your local guide and get a better appreciation of the rock formations and the history of the area. Discover hideouts for pirates and sea stacks of incredible beauty. Every adventure is different, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit.

From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

3. From Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Witness the dramatic beauty of the Algarve on a cruise from Lagos. Hear coastal secrets from your guide, admire the towering rocks of Ponta da Piedade, and see idyllic beaches, including Camilo Beach. Choose between a small-group experience or a private experience. Set sail in comfort with cushioned seats as you depart Marina de Lagos. Make your way along the coast, passing pristine beaches, such as D. Ana Beach and Camilo Beach. Listen to insightful explanations about the sights from your guide. Take in the breathtaking views of the Barlavento region as you sail across the turquoise waters. Pass the beaches of Batata, Pinhão, and a nudist beach as you draw closer to the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade. Marvel at the towering arches and golden cliffs of Ponta da Piedade and discover the interesting meanings behind their given names, such as the "Kitchen" and "Living Room" from your guide. Then, head towards the small semi-circular beach of Barranco Martinho, between Canavial Beach and the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse, characterized by a tall rock near the waterline. Finally, enjoy the scenic ride back to Marina de Lagos, where you will disembark at the end of the tour.

Lagos: Guided Kayak Tour

4. Lagos: Guided Kayak Tour

See Lagos from a different angle on this guided kayaking tour. Take off from Praia de Batata, paddle into dark caves, and relax on a sunny beach. Begin your tour at Batata Beach. Meet your guide and get into your safety gear before hopping into one of the double kayaks. Start paddling through the clear waters with your kayak partner and head towards Ponta de Piedade. As you paddle, enjoy the peace of mind brought to you by the support boat, which cruises alongside. Follow your guide's kayak into several caves, discovering fascinating rock formations. Take a rest halfway through your 2.5-hour tour on a sunny beach to sunbathe or enjoy a refreshing swim.

Lagos: Dolphin Watching & Benagil Tour w/ Marine Biologist

5. Lagos: Dolphin Watching & Benagil Tour w/ Marine Biologist

One trip, two Magic Experiences! Dolphin Watching & Benagil Cave trip with Marine Biologits! You will experience the best Lagos has to offer in 1 go with the best team and on board the safest vessel! Leaving from the Marina de Lagos, this 2h30 tour will take you onto the Atlantic Ocean, to explore and search for one of six different species of wild Dolphins, living in their natural habitat, in the Algarvian coast. Our Marine Biologists are there to guide you through this amazing experience with these majestic animals! From there, you'll continue on to visit the most famous maritime cave of all of Portugal - "Algar de Benagil" - and all of the dramatic coastline from Benagil all the way back to the Marina de Lagos. All of this on board our speedboat "Hurricane", the most safe, fast, modern and adaptable cruise boat you'll find! Hurricane is proved to be "Dolphin friendly" has it is run with 2 Hydrojet Propulsion Systems, which avoid any harmful contact with these majestic creatures we all aim to protect! On board this cruise, you are helping to spread the word of Conservation and Protection for Ocean Wildlife! Creating memories that will last you a lifetime! Note: the search for wild dolphins is exactçly that, a search. Our experience team wild guide you through the main feeding areas and hotsppot around Lagos and, with that in mind, our success rate is ~98%.

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

6. Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

Sail the seas of the Algarve in true Portuguese style on a boat cruise in a traditional Portuguese boat. Visit to the rugged sea caves and get up close to the dramatic Ponta da Piedade rock formation. Learn more about the area from your local skipper. For an unforgettable experience, you will board your unique vessel complete with a traditional Portuguese design. These special boats are designed to get you to sail to the smallest grotto. This boat will take you on a memorable journey along the breathtaking coastline, entering two amazing caves briefly and revealing the hidden grottos from the inside. Located around the rock formation of Ponta da Piedade, get an amazing perspective of famous beaches such as Dona Ana Beach, Camila Beach, and Nudist Beach, as well as sandstone cliffs. Every journey will be different and a true adventure depending on the tides and sea conditions. This is a must-do trip and is enjoyable for the whole family.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Rock Formations Guided Boat Tour

7. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Rock Formations Guided Boat Tour

Stop At: Ponta da Piedade, Lagos Portugal Join us in our one-hour long trip, where you´ll get to visit Lagos mesmerizing grottos sculpture by the wind and the sea , also the famous beaches Dona Ana and Camilo. Experience the peaceful surroundings, perfect for living unforgettable moments. make your time a Happy Time . Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

8. From Lagos Marina: Ponta da Piedade Kayak Tour

Discover the beautiful Ponta da Piedade on a kayaking trip with a guide. Enjoy panoramic views of the Algarve Coast, explore Algarve's cliffs, and kayak into the many caves and grottoes along the coast. Climb aboard the catamaran at Lagos Marina and set sail to Ponta da Piedade for a 2-hour guided kayak tour along the Algarve Coast. After leaving the Marina, the boat heads to Ponta Da Piedade, where you will discover Algarve's famous grottoes and cliffs by kayak during the 1-hour journey accompanied by a guide who will comment throughout your adventure. Spend 15 minutes relaxing and swimming in the grottoes, unknown bays and quiet beaches before heading back to Lagos Marina. Please note that throughout your tour, the catamaran will escort the group for safety and comfort reasons.

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

9. From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

Climb aboard a catamaran cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the western Algarve's golden coast. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. While the boat is anchored in a secluded bay, dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling goggles, and inflatable balance track, and more. After your swim stop, it's time to relax and soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.

From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

10. From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

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What people are saying about Lagos, Portugal

Overall rating

4.7
(8,672 reviews)

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour of the Benagil sea caves with Seafaris. We went on a Sunday and chose a time close to low tide in hopes of a seeing more/better caves. I wasn’t able to confirm any special access, but we saw several amazing caves and really enjoyed our fun guide. The weather was beautiful, if a little chilly, and I’d recommend the whole experience to others in Lagos this time of year.

Very good experience, both Humberto and Ricardo and the boys were very attentive and taught us how to enjoy the adventure. They explain very well and are always with you. They also took photos of us to remember. 100% recommended

Great value for the dollar! Guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. They even gave tips and suggestions about other things to see and do in Lagos.

great tour for the money. very professional, clean boat, good o traction. our tour guides Sebastian and Johnny were excellent. highly recommend.

Great weather, fantastic crew. We enjoyed this tour immensely!