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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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    A Cidade de Areia (The sand City) Fiesa 2006

    by kevin36 Updated Jan 10, 2012

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    A magicalworld of gods and myths awaits you at FIESA 2006.
    An enchanted atmosphere,a journey in time to the myths of ancient Greeks and Egyptians, the gods of mighty romeand the drama of the last supper.
    Admire the sculptures in every powerful detail.
    The biggestsand city in the world.
    on until the 20th september 2006.

    Fiesa 2006
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    Cape St Vincent

    by kevin36 Updated Oct 8, 2009

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    Believed to be the End of the World, until the discovery and European colonization of the Americas, this is where the cliffs of the most South-westerly point of Europe jut into the Atlantic Ocean.
    From the Phoenicians rounding the cape to head north for the tin islands, to Sir Francis Drake, heading east to Cadiz, to modern-day yachtsmen, tankers and freighters, this was and still is an important navigational reference point.
    Perched above the edge of the rolling waves is a lighthouse, whose beam can be seen up to 32 miles away at sea. This landmark is set within the remaining buildings of the 17th Century Franciscan Convent. Originally a hermitage founded in the 13th Century A.D., the convent was established in the 15th Century.

    Cape St Vincent Lightouse Sagres Fort near Cape St Vincent Cape St Vincent Cliffs Cape St Vincent Cape St Vincent
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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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    Fortaleza de Sagres

    by kevin36 Updated Oct 8, 2009

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    The Fortress of Sagres,
    What a view, from the outside just looks like a large fort? but inside its like the tardis.
    I was amazed just how big it was inside? this is one of those places that is not what it seems inside.
    A national monument and Natural Park .
    you can expect to spend at least 2hrs here if you walk around the whole site.
    But to my surprise I came across the suicide fisherman, fishing off the steep cliffs.
    You got to have nerves of steel to fish like they do.
    There were a few people we came across having picnics there too and explained that they spend all day there just watching the world go by.
    There is an exhibition center and a 16th century Church inside, The Church of Nossa Senhora.
    and the scenery is simple and unspoilt.

    Fortress of Sagres Church of Nossa Senhora Inside Inside The Fishermen
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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.

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    Visiting the old city streets and shops in Lagos

    by dlytle Written Nov 17, 2003

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    Access to the old town is easy through entrances in the wall. The main shopping and tourist area is closed to vehicles, so you can browse and take in the sights at your leisure. Once inside, you'll find a market and neat, well-supplied shops specializing in silver filigree, copper, leather, a good selection of wines, great breads and delicious pastries. There is also a wide variety of restaurants for all tastes. The great earthquake destroyed or damaged many of the historic buildings, but left unscathed one that you absolutely should not miss. It's one of Portugal's national treasures, the military chapel of Santo Antonio.

    Pedestrian shopping street in old Lagos
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    Henry the Navigator

    by NunoF Written Jan 1, 2004

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    Although he didn't sail himself, Henrique (Henry) (1394-1460), the third son of King João I, laid the foundations for Portugal's maritime expantion that were latter built upon by King João II and consolidated by King Manuel I.
    As Master of the wealthy Order of Christ and Governor of the Algarve, Henry was able to finance expeditions along the African coast.
    By the time he died he had a monopoly on all trade south of Cape Bojador. The legend tells that he founded a great school of navigation either at Sagres (see also my page) or Lagos. %f

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    Take the little tourist train.

    by cachaseiro Written Sep 7, 2010

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    like many other tourist towns, Lagos has a little tourist train running and i think it´s quite good to do a trip with it if you only have a day in Lagos as it passes most of the interesting spots in Lagos and also stops at the Ponte da Piedade.
    It´s a good alternative if you don´t want to take one of the many boat trips.

    The Lagos tourist train.
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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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    Meia praia.

    by cachaseiro Written Sep 7, 2010

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    Meia praia is the long wide beach that stretches east from Lagos.
    This is very much the beach of the young crowd, especially the part of it that is close to town.
    There you have party party beach bars, beach vollay and a hip hippie crowd hanging out.

    Meia Praia.
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    The old city walls.

    by cachaseiro Written Sep 7, 2010

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    Lagos still has a fairly large part of the old city walls left intact.
    They really add the the nice vibe of the town and you should make sure to pass by them and have a look at them while you are strolling along the river in Lagos.

    The old city walls of Lagos.
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    Algarve Cliffs

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Near Lagos you can find a spectacular coastline. You hardly can see it from landside. On the quai of Lagos Harbour you get picked up by boats to show you the beauty of the coast. Most tours are held in Portuguese, Spanish, English and German by the driver.
    On the tour you'll see the west beaches, the impressive golden rock arches and the caves.

    Algarve Cliffs

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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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  • 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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