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Aside from its hedonistic appeal, Lagos has historical clout, having launched many naval excursions during Portugal’s extraordinary Age of Discoveries.


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$35.81 Water Sports

Kayak and Snorkel Trip in Lagos

Your sea kayak tour begins at Cais de Solaria in Lagos, where you'll meet your guide and be outfitted with your kayak and paddle, water proof bag and life jacket. All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced kayakers; your experienced guide, who is up to date on local wind, current, and tide conditions, leads the tour and is glad to keep an eye on you and answer any questions you may have. Once you're on the water, paddle through fascinating rock formations, observing their details in a way that would be impossible if you were traveling on a boat.Stop to snorkel and swim at a deserted beach next to Praia Dona Ana (equipment provided), and enjoy an off-the-beaten-path location that you don't have to share with crowds of people—you’ll practically have it all to yourself. Spend at least half an hour at the beach swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing. A motorized support boat follows your group to make sure that everyone is safe and sound. Note: Children who are at least 5 years old are welcome to take part, provided that they know how to swim.

$23.87 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Lagos to Ponta de Piedade Grotto Sightseeing Cruise

Meet at Marina De Lagos 15 minutes prior to your chosen time. Board your low profile vessel, designed and built in Portugal, to visit the amazing grottoes, caves, sandstone cliffs and secluded beaches at Ponta Da Piedade. This is a must do trip, and enjoyable for the whole family while visiting Lagos. These special grotto boats are designed to get you into the smallest grotto while maintaining fabulous seagoing abilities. Guided tours are approximately one hour and fifteen minute in duration. Every adventure is different depending upon tide height and sea conditions, that governs which caves and areas you can visit on every trip. Your safety and protection come first.

$35.81 Water Sports

2-hour Kayak Tour of Ponta da Piedade Caves and Beaches

Board our modern and spacious power catamaran as we depart from Marina de Lagos heading towards Ponta da Piedade. On the way, pass the amazing golden beaches of Meia Praia, Batata, D.Ana, Camilo and the Lighthouse.As we cruise towards the famous caves of Ponta da Piedade, listening to your guide as he explains you how to use your gear and about safety and navigation rules. Once there, board your kayak with the help of the crew and follow the guide paddling through the caves, small coves and beaches. Witness the mesmerizing colors and shapes of this ancient place, and keep an eye open for the beautiful underwater tunnels.After the kayak tour, the catamaran will be waiting nearby. Back at the boat, you will have some free time to go for a swim and enjoy yourself with the onboard snorkelling gear. After that, it is time to go back. Jump back on board, soak up the sun, relax and have a refreshingly cold drink on the way back to the city.

$50.13 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half-Day Lagos Golden Coast Cruise with Lunch

Meet at the marina in Lagos 15 minutes prior to the departure time, then set sail for your open-sea adventure. Travelling aboard a modern and spacious catamaran with an experienced team, this 4-hour journey will take you from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas/Burgau and back. Along the way, cruise past the golden beaches, cliffs and caves of Ponta da Piedade and spot the iconic black rock of Praia da Luz.  Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard, anchored in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. While you are there, savor a refreshing cocktail, or dive in to swim, snorkel or paddle board. On the way back, relax on deck and keep a look out for dolphins. Your tour ends back at the marina de Lagos. Note: Bring a jumper or a wind jacket as the coastal winds can be strong, as well as sunblock, and your swimsuit and towel.

$23.87 Cultural & Theme Tours

Algarve to Lagos and Sagres Half-Day Tour with Transport

Start your half-day trip with a hotel pickup, and then travel west to Lagos, your first stop of the day. Eternally popular, Lagos boats seductive scenery, and its pristine beaches, modern and historical architecture and atmospheric bars are the embodiment of a picture-perfect Algarve town. Learn of Lagos’ links to the Age of Discoveries — the Middle Age era of European exploration — and see its sights on a walking tour around the center.Pay a visit to Antonine Museum, an exhibition space enclosed within an 18th-century church, to see a range of artifacts found in the local area, some of which date to Roman times. After exploring the exhibits, continue to the site of the first European black slave trade back in the 15th century, when Lagos went on to become an insipid hub for slave trading. Stop for photos by the Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator, and hear how it was erected in honor of the town’s intrepid explorer who left Lagos in 1415 for the Moroccan city of Ceuta — an event that kick-started the Age of Discoveries.Travel west and then stretch your legs on a walking tour around the laid-back little village. Admire its pretty fishing harbor and village center, and then travel to Cape St Vincent, the vantage point that marks Europe’s southwesternmost point. Then, start your journey back to the Algarve region, and finish your half-day trip with a drop-off at your hotel.

$125.33 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Algarve Tour by Convertible Cabrio from Portimão

Make the most of your Algarve stay by renting a convertible Cabrio and enjoying a scenic drive. Your full-day tour starts in Praia da Rocha (Portimão), lasts approximately 6-7 hours tour and includes lunch in a typical restaurant in the hills. You will drive your provided car and your guide will be happy to stop for pictures at any place.Begin the tour by visiting Algarve natural parks, river springs and mountains where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the coast. Your tour can include other activities like bathing in the sea, snorkeling or a picnic in a quiet bay. See Monchique garden, largely covered in eucalyptus trees, cork oaks and pine trees. Its highest peak Foia at 3,000 feet (920 m) offers a stunning panoramic view of the coastline and the ocean.Next, head to Lagos, which always has a seafaring connection, originally visited by Phoenicians and Carthaginians, and then, during the 15th century, was the base for the 'Voyages of the Discoveries' when trade between Africa and Portugal brought a great deal of wealth into the town.Finally, see Dona Ana, Ponta da Piedade, and Meia Praia before heading back to Praia da Rocha, your starting point.