What are the top 6 things to do in Lagos – Algarve? Lagos is in western Algarve and is one of the most famous historic cities in the Algarve. It offers visitors a glimpse into the Portuguese culture with street markets and festivals. It is also a gateway to hidden beaches and picturesque coves.
Here is a list of the top 6 things to do in Lagos – Algarve.
Zoológico de lagos
This Zoo opened in 2000 to promote environmental awareness and conservation among visitors. The Zoológico de lagos Algarve is also involved in animal welfare as part of its objectives. The History of the Zoo states that ‘We were born to Preserve, Educate and Protect.’
Lagos Zoo Algarve is the largest zoo in Portugal and the only one that takes part in zoological breeding programs in the country. It is home to over 140 different species of animals from 5 continents hosting many birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
If you’re after a family fun-filled day out whilst visiting this town, then Zoo de Lagos is the place to visit. Be sure to check out what time animal feeding is as you might feed some yourself!
Golf Courses in Lagos
As with most of the Algarve, golf courses are found in practically every town. Lagos is no different and is home to some of the most beautiful courses in Portugal. One that stands out because of its incredible Atlantic Ocean views from just about any hole and spectacular scenery is Boavista Golf.
Another course that ticks all the boxes and is a challenge to play on is Palmares Golf. An American designer, Robert Trent Jones Jr designed this 27 hole course. The course was built on the side of a south-facing hill overlooking the Bay of Lagos. It is one of the most attractive locations for golf courses in the Algarve. There is one hole in particular that really stands out as it’s a real challenge. This is the fifth hole, which is a par 5, placed on a dune and stretches for 550 metres.
For more information about some of the best golf courses in the Algarve, be sure to have a read of the 5 best golf courses in the Algarve.
The Ponta da Piedade
The Ponta da Piedade is an amazing landmark in Lagos, Portugal. It has some incredible rock formations that stand about 20 metres above the sea, creating stunning arches and coves. Ponta da Piedade has a beautiful blue lagoon and white sandy beaches, which makes it one of the most popular beaches in the country. The Ponta da Piedade, which translates to “Piety Point”, was once a fishing village that grew after the King of Portugal promoted it with an inn. The village then grew into its current state as hotels were constructed and tourists started flocking to Lagos.
Pro Putting Garden
Pro Putting Green in Lagos is an artificial turf that simulates an actual golf course. It has been designed to make mini golf a lot more interesting and challenging by having rolling contours on the course. You have the choice of playing either 9 or 18 holes on this course creating some serious competition between family and friends.
Holy Trap Escape Room
If you’re into horrors, then this activity is definitely one for you! This escape room is a new type of role-playing game that is becoming increasingly popular among millennials. In this type of game, players are locked in a room with other teammates and they have to use the objects in the room, their logic and problem-solving skills to escape in 60 minutes. This is a great activity to help with team building as it tests the ability of individuals working together within the confinement of a small space using limited resources.
Black and White Coffee Shop in Lagos
When visiting the Algarve you’ll never be short of a cafe or coffee shop. Lagos has a variety of quirky spots to stop off for a bite to eat or something to drink. One very popular coffee shop that you have to visit is Black and White coffee shop. This Aussie style speciality coffee shop serves a variety of brunches, lunches, snacks and sweets to satisfy all customers. The delicious food and presentation is second to none and keeps customers coming back. This shows as the coffee shop is always buzzing with people either coming in for a take-away or sitting down enjoying the atmosphere.
There are many other things to do in Lagos in the Algarve, but these are just the top 6 things to keep you occupied whilst visiting Lagos. The scenery and activities definitely keep tourists coming back for more each year.
Seagull Circuit offers great tours to various locations throughout Lagos and the Algarve. You can explore the beautiful scenery and attractions of this popular destination.