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From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

1. From Lagos: Benagil Sea Caves Speedboat Tour

Hop onboard one of our specifically designed speed boats for a unique adventure to Benagil. Despite the distance of 12 nautical miles from Lagos to the coast of Carvoeiro and Benagil. Enter the various caves in the area that are not accessible from larger vessels. Listen as the guide tells stories about the Algarve region along the way. Visit amazing caves and hidden grottos from the inside, and see natural wonders that can't be reached in any other way. Keep a lookout, as dolphins can often be seen navigating the waters here, and if they are spotted and are less than 3 miles away, the boat will head in their direction so you can get a closer look at these playful animals. Enjoy a unique adventure on every tour, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit. Return to Lagos at the end of your tour.

From Lagos: Kayaking and Boat Cave Explorer Tour

2. 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.

From Lagos: Algarve Cruise by Catamaran

3. 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.

Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

4. Coasteering Algarve: Cliff Jump, Swim & Climb in Sagres

Begin this tour that takes place in the stunning coasteering location in the southwest Algarve, in the Costa Vicentina Natural Park located between Sagres and Lagos. Start the 3 hours of excitement by getting ready with your wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, and shoes, and getting a briefing on safety and prevailing conditions. Walk down to the water's edge and start off exploring the coastline, hidden beaches, amazing cliffs, and rock formations, admiring the clear ocean waters and learning about the marine environment and some local traditions. Soon you’ll be swimming in the ocean and inside sea caves, and climbing and walking along the rocky shoreline. You’ll have a chance to try some cliff jumping as well. Starting with small jumps to develop your confidence and technique, you’ll build up to jumps of up to 10 meters high. You can even jump inside the grottoes. After all the action, it will be time to walk back over the cliffs along the scenic coastal path while chatting about your experience.

Lagos: Guided Scenic Quad Tour

5. Lagos: Guided Scenic Quad Tour

Depart from the Marina of Lagos in the direction of Meia Praia beach, the biggest beach in Lagos. Stop to take some photos, and then head to Vale da Lama via off-road trails. Arrive in Vale da lama and ride along the sand dunes, before returning to the meeting point.

Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

6. Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

Start with an intro from your experienced instructor on the basics of waves, currents, tides, and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner. The beginners use foam surfboards for safety and full-length wet suits to stay warm and comfortable. The course takes approximately 2-hours which includes a theory lesson on the beach. Learn how to surf in the Algarve and develop a new passion.

From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

7. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

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.

Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

9. Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend one dive in ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish. The dive itself will be around 35 minutes.

Lagos Kayak Adventure

10. Lagos Kayak Adventure

Meet your guide at the Marina de Lagos and start your kayaking adventure. Leave the Harbour to your kayaking start point - along the way your instructor will provide you with all the information you need regarding water safety, kayak use and what you can expect to see during the day.   Arrive at your location and be met by the main boat (catamaran) which will be close by for assistance throughout the tour. During the kayak tour your experienced guide will give you information about the beaches, caves and curious rock formations.  At the end of the tour return back to the catamaran with the kayaks to relax for a few minutes before jumping into the crystal clear waters for a swim. At the end of the tour you will be conveniently transported back to your starting location. 

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What people are saying about Lagos

Das Team kümmert sich ganz wunderbar um einen. Wir waren nur zwei Teilnehmer und wurden vor, während und nach dem Tauchgang sehr gut betreut. Unser Tauchlehrer Nuno ist mit viel Ruhe auf uns eingegangen. Besonders den ersten Ängste konnte er mit seiner Herangehensweise entgegenwirken. Es lohnt sich sehr, wenn man das Tauchen einmal ausprobieren möchte. Eine große Portion Mut wird allerdings auch benötigt ;-) Wir sind ca 10 Meter tief getaucht und waren so lange unterwegs bis einem kalt wurde. Insgesamt eine unglaubliche Erfahrung! Tolles Team! Preis-Leistung passt vollkommen. Herzlichen Dank für das Erlebnis.

This was a fabulous tour to learn about some of the history of the Algarve region, explore some unique areas, like the thermal spa in Caldas, appreciate the amazing views on top of the mountain, and end the day enjoying some wonderful wine at a local winery. Antonio is an exceptional guide for this tour. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, willing to answer all questions, and is super friendly. We even stopped at a site along the way to observe the hundred nesting white storks. It was a truly enjoyable day and I would highly recommend this tour to appreciate more about the Algarve region.

Miguel was our guide but the whole crew were very kind and genuine. We were fortunate that it was toward the end of the season do there were only three of us. Our kayak trip through some cave and around Ponta do Piedade was spectacular. The weather cooperated and it was very professionally handled.

The quad bike tour exceeded all my expectations I would 100% do it again and recommend to anyone who is visiting Lagos and wants to do something a bit different and adventurous!! My tour guide was extremely helpful also

No better way to start your morning then a gentle kayak out at the sea! Ruben was an awesome guide - made sure everyone in the group was safe and shared lots of info about Lagos