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    Lovely Setting

    by kevin36 Updated Nov 28, 2008

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    Take a visit to "Luz" you wont be disappointed,it is a lovely setting with a very relaxed atmosphere,Plenty of things to see and do with a lovely beach,
    The cliffs in the background are famous for changing color as the sun sets.
    There are plenty of places to eat and relax and watch the world go by.
    If you take your Europe Tom Tom with you,all you need to put in is: Luz. I originally put in Praia da Luz and it didn't recognise it,however Luz was fine.
    Luz the Video
    If you are looking for a place to get married Luz is popular,links below.

    Luz Luz stvincents stvincents stvincents
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    Bom Dia

    by kevin36 Updated Sep 22, 2008

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    I went out on the Bom Dia for a family fishing trip for 3 hours, had a great time. The crew were very welcoming and knew their fishing. Caught loads of fish including octopus? I never knew you could catch them on rod and line.
    A good afternoon was had by all; I can highly recommend a trip out with them they really did look after us...
    And what makes that difference is they love their fishing too. Go you won't be disappointed.

    2008 back from another trip to Lagos,done a spot of fishing again on Bom Dia,this time I took a video of the event and once again was well looked after.
    For Information you now need a Fishing License for sea Fishing in Portugal, these are supplied by the companies doing the fishing trips.

    Octopus Sea Bream Bom Dia
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  • See Lagos and Sagres on a Sidecar Tour!

    by tsathoggua Written Aug 23, 2007

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    This is a fantastic and exhilarating experience! Sidecar Experience run tours down to Sagres during the day and in time for the stupendous (and very popular) sunset. I've not seen anyone else offering an activity that's so unique, though I suppose it's only a matter of time. This is a fantastic idea! The motorbikes and sidecars are truly impressive machines! We'll be touring with them again next time we're in Lagos!!

    The views are terrific!
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    Hiking Down the Coast

    by farpost2 Written Aug 12, 2007

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    If you are looking to get away from A LOT of the people in Lagos you should take a hike up the coast. Head west of the town and follow the main road up a small hill until you see signs for beach access. I can't remember the name of the first beach but it is hard to miss. There is a trail that runs along the coast for a couple miles and leads to a nice lighthouse and eventually to some of the "grottos". It is a great walk and even if you don't go the whole way you can still get great views of the cliffs and rocky islands.

    View from the trail The lighthouse west of town
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    Walking the city center

    by chodearm Updated May 1, 2007

    I was beat. I was tired. We were walking the town center in astonishment, buildings falling apart in age like my muscles were falling apart in fatigue. Bladders were at the tipping point. A beer as an excuse for bathroom permission was in need. We sat, there, within the city walls with thoughts of rest riddling through our minds. I saw the sun give me this shadow and here is where I stole it and tranfered it into pixels which made it into your head through your sockets.

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    Promontory of Sagres

    by evilprebil Written Feb 16, 2007

    The is rumored to be where Henry the Navigator planned all of his excursions. Lagos is the obvious choice to depart from to see it, but we departed from Vilamoura. I'll include some more details soon.

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    Market

    by evilprebil Written Jan 18, 2007

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    There are all sorts of street vendors that seem to be especially commonplace in beach towns but Lagos is also home to a lovely market. I don't think it has a specific name, perhaps only referred to as 'mercado'. It is mainly a fish market. There is also a lovely selection of vegetables and fruit (I had some wonderful figs!). There is also nuts and olives to purchase for snacking, as well as spices (such as piri piri spice). Nice place to just browse for a bit if you can resist the produce!

    Some stalls on the main Av.
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    Aqualand

    by kevin36 Updated Mar 19, 2006

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    Aqualand Algarve is located in the central area of the Algarve, near the town of Alcantarilha (Armação de Pera), 15 Km from Albufeira. The park has water attractions for all tastes, some totally unique in the country, such as the Banzai, which give moments of joy, fun, adventure and relaxation.
    Banzai Boggan
    Get ready to discover the attraction that makes Aqualand Algarve a unique water park in Portugal. Try to surf on your board after descending a nearly vertical drop of 23 meters and gaining a dizzy speed. The sort of ride you would tell your friends about. Do you dare?

    Anaconda Kamakaze Banzai Rapids Surf
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    driving through the algarve

    by deedeechi Written Nov 28, 2005

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    My best experience in the algarve, was hiring a motorini aka moped and drving through the algarve countryside to the nearby fishing villages. this was not only inexpensive, but we were able to really take in the scenery unlike you could trappped in a car or bus. (the zen and art of motorcycle maintanance...a book that explains this theory) we could stop when we pleased and well also able to manuveur through the tiny narrow streets unlike a car could. there are many little cities worth checking out near lagos that are only about an hour drive away and the highways are pretty much desolate. you'll have a great time if you decide to do this, i promise.

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    Bahia (AKA Church)

    by Rwafish Updated Mar 25, 2005

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    The Bahia beach bar, this is a magical place. Its THE place to be on Sunday afternoon, relax on the terrace or the beach in front of the bar watching the waves and the Volleyball game (taking part if thats your thing). GREAT food, an amazing atmoshere and the best bit, a live Funk band that are absolutely awesome. Fed up of the Ibiza 4/4 thud , thud , thud of european dance music, get your medicine here!

    Known affectionately as THE CHURCH, Hallelulljah!

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  • Tapas in Lagos

    by samantha30 Written Feb 16, 2005

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    While in Lagos we run into this Tapas Bar and would recommend it as it is very good and romantic. We came back several times, be aware that sometimes you have to wait a little bit longer for the food.... but it is worth it!
    it was called something like " My Lemon "

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    Dom Henrique

    by Leipzig Written Aug 3, 2004

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    Dom Henrique (Prince Henry) was born on March 4, 1319 in Porto and conquered the city of Ceuta (North Africa) in 1414. He also was the first who set foot on the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.
    In 1434 he sent two ships, lead by captain Gil Eanes to find a sea passage to the Orient was Cape Bojador.
    He developed certain kind of fast caravel and was the first who brought goods from Orient and Africa to Lagos as well as slaves from Africa.

    Because of that he got the name "Prince Henry the Navigator"

    statue of Dom Henrique

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    Monchique Convent

    by Westbrook Updated Apr 21, 2004

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    The best things about Monchique are the drive there and the views.

    It's a dusty, rough-around-the-edges but cute little mountain town. Some of the narrow streets are flanked by charming and elegantly painted traditional cottages. Others are flanked by broken shells of traditional cottages.

    Anyway, we parked and we followed increasingly erratic signs to the Convent.

    Again, the best thing about this was the walk there and the views.

    As you walk through the woods you also get a close look at the workings of the cork industry, with lots of trees in various states of denudation.

    The convent itself is pretty drab.

    There are probably some great walks in these hills. I wish we'd had more time to explore them.

    Walk up to convent

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    If you like Zoos...

    by Westbrook Written Apr 21, 2004

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    Lagos Zoo is great. Especially if you like Zoos.

    And if you like monkeys.

    We're approaching mid 30s, but the Zoo sounded like an interesting diversion. It was. It only takes an hour to get around and the drive there takes you through some charming rural inland Algarve.

    This place is aimed squarely at kids with lots of fowl roaming free, a farm section and barrels of monkeys doing monkey-like stuff on their specially constructed islands. Better than cages. We liked the monkey islands. Good Zoo thinking.

    Lemurs.  Cool.

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    Gil Eanes

    by NunoF Written Jan 1, 2004

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    Portuguese navigator, shield-bearer of Prince Henry, Gil Eanes was the first to sail beyond Cape Bojador, clearing the superstitious terror inspired by this promontory, thus giving birth to the era of the great Discoveries (1434).

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