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Lagos Activities for couples

Our most recommended Lagos Activities for couples

Lagos: Boat Cruise to Ponta da Piedade

1. 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 sailing boat. Visit two 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: Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists

2. Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Marine Biologists

Leaving from the Marine de Lagos, you’ll be taken on a thrilling 1.5-hour ride into the Atlantic Ocean in search of wild dolphins. The high success rate and professional crew make this a must-do tour while in Lagos.   Hop on board the boat and then relax on the bench seating. Take advantage of the extra viewing room, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. The marine biologist on board will help identify the dolphins and interpret their behavior. They’ll be collecting data while on board for the purpose of preservation and conservation of these beautiful animals, as well as passing their knowledge on to you. Every trip is a meaningful excursion that provides great memories and education, as well as supplying scientific data to help future conservation projects.

Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Professional Marine Biologists

3. Lagos: Dolphin Watching with Professional Marine Biologists

Dolphin watching is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the Algarve! With a tour provider that has over 30-years experience, you can get up close and personal to one of nature's most spectacular and fascinating creatures.  Take part in a tour with the first ever company to search for dolphins in Algarve, and enjoy the experience with guides who have over 30-years experience. This is a day trip along the stunning coast of Southern Portugal you'll never forget. You have the ability to go on a boat ride that will suit all your adventure needs, including, riding on a world-renowned dolphin searching boat "the Tornado rib". Feel the thrill of the wind in your face as you glide across the glistening Atlantic Ocean in search of beautiful bottlenose and common dolphins or even other different species of Wildlife, before gently settling amongst the pods to watch them dance and play in their natural habitat. This tour lasts approximately 90-minutes and runs throughout each day from Lagos, Alvor and Portimão.

Sagres: Sunset Tour

4. Sagres: Sunset Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Lagos, venture towards Sagres. Here, visit the picturesque Algarve village, as well as the St. Vicente Cape, the most southwestern point of Europe. See the Cape Lighthouse and gain a truly unique view of the sunset which is considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Whilst enjoying the sunset indulge in a glass of port wine and a Pastel de Nata, before the tour wraps up with drop off back to your Lagos accommodation.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Grotto 1-Hour Tour with Local Guide

5. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Grotto 1-Hour Tour with Local Guide

Cruise along the beautiful coastline of Ponta da Piedade for an hour, visiting emblematic rock formations, fantastic beaches, little coves and sea caves recognized world-wide for their unique features. Meet your multi-lingual and experienced local guide and skipper at the Lagos Marina and begin your adventure out to sea. Discover the most beautiful grottoes of the Algarvian coast, cruising through narrow passages like the Siamese Twins, the Arch of Triumph and the Corridor. See the interiors of famous caves, including the Cathedral, the Kitchen, the Garage, the Living Room, and more... You’ll also come across gorgeous beaches and sea coves, including the cove of Ponta da Piedade. Enjoy the curious and fun rock formations that resemble animals and things, like the Elephant, the Camel, the Titanic, the Gorilla, the Doll and others. Pass by the lighthouse of Ponta da Piedade, built in 1912 on old church grounds. At the end of your experience, you’ll head back to Lagos Marina.

From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

6. From Lagos: Small-Group 4-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience and discover a rich diversity of high-quality wines from a local winery on a 4-hour small-group tour aboard a minivan. Discover three amazing local wines accompanied by a plate of tapas with cheese and sausages. Visit the winery's production room and wooden barrel room to see where the magic takes place. You will then return to Lagos via the region's stunning countryside, to stop and see the famous Algarve oranges, ancient Cork trees, and some of the oldest villages of the region. Enjoy some free time to visit the ancient Moorish village of Silves, and walk along its cobbled streets making your way up to its castle before you head back to your accommodation in Lagos.

From Lagos: Benagil Coast and Grotto Boat Tour

7. From Lagos: Benagil Coast and Grotto Boat Tour

Climb aboard a sleek, brand new speedboat, designed and built in 2019 to provide all the comfort, safety, and visibility you could desire on a day trip along the Algarve coast. Head from the Lagos Marina to the Benagil caves, appreciating the natural beauty of the Algarve cliffs as you pass. See some of the most impressive sea caves in Europe, including the astonishing Algar de Benagil. Admire its astonishing dome-like structure as well as the iconic natural peephole at the top. Gaze up at the gorgeous striated rock and the sunny sky. Relax on the satin smooth sand of the beaches in and around the caves. Learn about the natural history of the area from your knowledgeable guide.  Accessible mostly only by boat, the Benagil Caves are well-worth the trip up the coast. Enjoy the sights along the way as well, spotting hidden beaches, charming villages, and many other sea caves.

Lagos: Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental

8. Lagos: Stand-Up Paddle Board Rental

Make the most of the pristine waters of Lagos with a paddle board. Lightweight and easy to carry, these boards are a perfect way to view the sights of the area from a different vantage point. Your boards come complete with a paddle, life jacket, pump, and a map of the best SUP destinations in Lagos and the western Algarve. You will receive itinerary suggestions including nature paddling in the Ria do Alvor, a coastal cruise from Praia da Batata to Ponte da Piedade, and a river cruise with wave surfing in Odeceixe. Other options include paddle boarding at the famous Benagil caves and other spots along the south coast towards Sagres.

Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

9. Lagos: Ponta da Piedade Boat Tour with Local Guide

Immerse yourself in the rich history and stunning landscapes of the Algarve region on a guided tour. Visit caves and beaches along Portugal's coast and learn about the region from your guide. Meet your guide at the Lagos Marina and cruise along Lagos’ coastline. Explore the caves of Ponta da Piedade, the Golden Beaches of Batata, Pinhão, D. Ana, Camilo, Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. See the Sagres, which was once thought to be the "End of The World." Learn about the colorful names of caves such as The Titanic, the Lover’s Cave, the Cathedral, and the Elephant. View the breathtaking beaches of Barranco Martinho, Canavial, and Porto de Mós. Pass by the Lighthouse, built in 1912 on old church grounds, and learn about Portugal's age of discovery and Henry the Navigator. After the tour, be returned to the departure point.

Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

10. Algarve: Full-Day Guided Sightseeing Tour with Lunch

Visit some of the most fascinating and picturesque locations in the Algarve on this full-day guided tour. Explore off-the-beaten-track gems giving you an in-depth view of Portugal’s past and present. Travel to the town of Silves, in Moorish times the capital of the Algarve. Here, visit the Moorish castle and admire magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Continue to the impressive cathedral and explore the narrow streets and alleys. Next, head up to the Monchique mountain and admire the scenic hillsides and eucalyptus groves. Arrive at the charming village of Caldas de Monchique, with springs famous for their healing properties. From here, follow the winding road to the highest point in the Algarve – Fóia – standing at 902m above sea level. Take in the dramatic views and capture spectacular photos. Next, make a stop in the small village of Marmelete and enjoy a traditional lunch in one of the local restaurants. After lunch, travel to Costa Vicentina and visit some beautiful beaches. Enjoy free time to relax on the shore or explore the area. Next stop: Cape St. Vincent. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and breathe the fresh Atlantic air of the most southwestern point of Europe. Marvel at the cliffside lighthouse that defies the elements and hear the fascinating history from your guide. Finally, visit Sagres, a quaint fishing village nearby, and explore its sheltered fishing port.

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4.9 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Paulo is a great and personable guide! During the trip you learn a lot about the region and hear little anecdotes that may not be in every travel guide. Then it goes through the winery and Paulo tells something about the history of the winery and the production of the wine. With tapas and a view of the vineyards, you can enjoy the various wines. We really enjoyed the tour and can only recommend it!

We had an amazing day trip, Carlos our guide was so knowledgable and so entertaining throughout the day! Fabulous lunch and fire water tasting! Would highly recommend this trip. Wonderful views at Cape St Vincente , lovely to see the countryside Silves and Monchique were highlights too. Thank you Carlos and Portitours! From Jane and Nick

The fast ride brings a lot of fun with it. However, you really shouldn't have any back problems. We were also lucky enough to see dolphins. All in all, a successful tour. Incidentally, you will be equipped with waterproof jackets and life jackets.

We were able to see around 10 common dolphins. The crew was super nice and professional, and even though the sea was quite wavy, were the biologists capable of finding dolphins.

We got to see dolphins from up close! Amazing experience and very informative too. Would definitely recommend!