Discover Lagos: one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches

Lagos en Portugal es una de las ciudades más hermosas del país.

Our planet is full of captivating places, but some seem to have a certain privilege in their characteristics. Such is the case of Lagos, Portugal, a destination that seems to have been favored in the creation of our world, with beaches that appear to be painted by a master, bathed by the Atlantic in one of its most majestic versions.

The green and blue waters, which can be admired in their full splendor from the surrounding cliffs, are undoubtedly a postcard that anyone who visits them will never be able to forget. Mainly because it is one of those dreamlike places that one rarely has the privilege to visit, and when you finally set foot on the warm sand of those beaches, it will become increasingly difficult to leave.

This impression is shared by most tourists who visit Lagos because in addition to the unique magnetism of its coasts, the cliffs seem to have been created with very particular shapes that even recall images of Hollywood inspired by other planets. Its caves, grottoes, and nooks also resemble those pirate tales, so visiting these beaches with children will become a magical journey.

Much more than a beautiful beach

The city of Lagos may not have the splendor of other more touristy towns in the area, such as Albufeira, which is usually crowded with British tourists, but what it lacks is compensated by beautiful coastal architecture and priceless tranquility. It is a relatively small town, with just over 30,000 inhabitants, people with a lot of warmth who will always make you feel welcome and comfortable in every step you take in their beautiful city.

On the other hand, one of the impressive attractions that await you in Lagos is its gourmet cuisine, inspired by classic Portuguese dishes, with a unique touch that will undoubtedly make you want to come back. In its abundant restaurants, you can taste everything from prawns, barnacles, clams, mussels, to most of the fish that the Atlantic Ocean can offer, such as “Carapaus alimados,” which consist of cooked horse mackerel served cold with tomato, onion, potatoes, and the best olive oil.

There are also establishments like Restaurante da Mena that offer all kinds of typical dishes with prices between 8 and 10 euros. There are other high-quality restaurants as well, such as Adega da Marina, which specializes in seafood dishes, and Prato Cheio, which offers casseroles and all kinds of seafood stews that will fill not only your stomach but also your soul.

The culture of Lagos

Another great attraction that can be experienced when visiting Lagos is the historical circuit since the city and the region have thousands of years of human history. It was recognized as a city only in 1573 but has a long history of ups and downs. This gives it a very particular character that combines Arab, Spanish, and Portuguese influences, making it a very attractive city.

lagos, portugal

Among the most notable points of interest in Lagos is the Castle of the Governors, which, as its name indicates, was the point from which the city was governed from its beginnings. Other historically significant structures, such as the Lagos city walls, survived the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755, which unfortunately took away a part of this city’s history.

But even so, a large part of that cultural legacy of thousands of years is still present in the region, both in the humility of its people and in the streets and sidewalks, which clearly resemble the small medieval villages of the past. It is a destination that will resonate with those who are looking to spend a few days of absolute relaxation, where their only concern will be which typical dish to try.

Lagos: a place to live

A large number of tourists who visit Lagos end up inquiring about properties and how much it would cost to live there. In the city’s real estate market, which is limited due to its structure and history, there are all kinds of properties, including some brand new ones of very good quality.

The average price per square meter in Lagos ranges from 3,600 to 5,600 euros, just slightly above similar cities’ offerings, such as Albufeira, where it ranges from 3,400 to 5,200 euros. The city offers a wide variety of properties, from humble houses in need of renovation to architecturally designed and spacious houses.

The price differences between the two cities can be easily explained by the difference in supply. In Albufeira, for example, there are approximately 19,000 houses on the real estate market, while in Lagos, the number is close to 10,000.

At AIM Global, we can help you fulfill your dream of finding a property or an investment fund that allows you to live in Lagos, Portugal, for as long as you wish. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Where can I find more tourist information?

For more tourist information about Lagos, you can visit the Lagos Tourist Office. It is located in the city center and is open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can also access the official tourism website of Lagos at www.visitlagos.pt, where you will find detailed information about the region, activities, places of interest, and events.

What are the areas of interest in Lagos?

Historic center: Explore the charming old town of Lagos, with its narrow cobbled streets, picturesque squares, and historic walls. Here you will find iconic places such as the Church of Santo António and the Fort of Ponta da Bandeira.

Beaches: Lagos is famous for its beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters. Some of the most popular ones are Praia Dona Ana, Praia do Camilo, and Meia Praia. Enjoy the sun, practice water sports, or simply relax on these incredible beaches.

Ponta da Piedade: This stunning landscape of rock formations and cliffs is located near Lagos. You can explore this area by boat or kayak to discover sea caves and natural arches.

Marina de Lagos: If you enjoy the nautical atmosphere, visit the modern marina of Lagos. Here you will find luxury yachts, restaurants, shops, and a lively nightlife.

Museums: Lagos is home to several interesting museums, such as the Municipal Museum Dr. José Formosinho and the Wax Museum of the Discoveries, which will immerse you in the history and culture of the region.

What to do in Lagos?

Boat tours: Embark on a boat trip to explore the coast of Lagos, admire the rock formations of Ponta da Piedade, and enjoy dolphin watching.

Water sports: Practice surfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, or diving in the crystal-clear waters of Lagos. There are schools and specialized centers that offer classes and equipment rental.

Gastronomy: Enjoy delicious Portuguese cuisine in the restaurants and taverns of Lagos. Try traditional dishes such as bacalhau à Brás, grilled sardines, and pastéis de nata.

Nearby excursions: Take advantage of Lagos’ strategic location to make excursions to other nearby places, such as Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and the beaches of the western coast of the Algarve.

Nightlife: Lagos offers a lively nightlife with a wide selection of bars, clubs, and live music. Explore

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