Lagos Travel Guide

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Lagos Highlights

  • Pro
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     Young, vibrant, energetic, eclectic, 

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     Can get very hot / so dont hurry 

  • In a nutshell
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     Where I used to imagine I would go on vacation. 

Lagos Things to Do

  • Dolphins

    Take a trip on the Dolphin Safaris RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), which leaves from the Lagos Harbour, when we went it cost about 35 euros each but well worth it,The trip last approx 45mins,Taking in the views of the coastline as well,past the grotto's and boats . Their record for finding the Dolphins is excellent and the boat is very fast with jet...

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  • Grottos

    If this is your first visit to Lagos, you simply must take a "grotto tour". Step into a small fishing boat, let your local fisherman be your guide, and witness from the water, the distinctive and magnificent cliffs that surround the Lagos area. It is truly a sight unseen! Your guide will navigate around and under the intriguing rock formations,...

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  • Slave Market

    One of the darker periods in Lagos’ history is the time when in the 15th century the town sported a market at which slaves, imported from North Africa, were sold on a market. The first African slaves entered post-medieval Europe through this small building that dates back to 1444 although most of it dates to 1691 by request of the 2nd Marquis of...

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Lagos Restaurants

  • Great Place on the Front

    This is a large Restaurant on the main road that goes along side the river front at Lagos, It caters for people just calling in as well as for coach parties.It's a massive restaurant with two large rooms as well as space outside.The service is excellent and the food was lovely.My Dad has had a really nice Chicken Piri Piri there and mymum really...

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  • Great restaurant but no reviews

    I was so impressed with this restaurant on my recent visit to Lagos that i thought i will add a review on one of the popular holiday review sites but to my amazement could not find any comments on this place.Although from the restaurant name you will deduce that it does Piri Piri chicken which is very good although not the hottest i have ever tried...

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  • All-Round Excellence

    Whilst in Lagos you must try the A Floresta Restaurant – a Portuguese restaurant with English and Portuguese dishes. A warm welcome awaits you by “Alexander the Little” who speaks excellent English. Diners re-visit night after night. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is very friendly and the prices are considerably less than the typical...

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Lagos Nightlife

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  • Best club in the Algarve

    Simply the best club i've been to in the whole algarve..I was there last year, and im returning next week to lagos, and it will defenatly be the place ill go clubing..Great music, and the best location, right on top of the beach!! no dress code is required, although youl fit in better with trousers..

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  • Great Night Out!

    Just got back from a great week in Lagos, loved it! Spent most of my evenings at Wolfs Lair which is just next to Bom Vivant on the main strip. Its open till 4 pm and you can dance your heart out, great music and great staff!! relaxed

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  • night life

    lagos has a lot of bars, the most british bars but also from other freigners and also portugese bars,the barkeeper of bar terapia is a german, is a nice ambiancenear bar terapia you have also bar greehousearound the marina there are also some bars relaxed bohemian

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Lagos Transportation

  • Car Hire

    I booked Auto Jardim through First Choice here in the UK before going out.They delivered the car free and on time to the apartment, a nice modern Renault Clio with air con,the only extra to pay was the damage waiver insurance, which turned to be approx euro 52:00 for the week with a 50:00euro deposit,which I got on return of the car.Overall I was...

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  • Bus station

    I hired a car for my time in the Algarve as I wanted the freedom of exploring all the way along the coast from Cabo de Sao Vicente in the west to Vila Real de Santo Antonio on the Spanish border in the east and so didn't use the local bus. However, there is a very useful English website dedicated to bus routes and timetables etc which you can find...

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  • bus onda

    there are ONDA bussen around lagos.Is cheaper to buy a card ONDA with 10 trips for 7,5 euros for BURGAU and LUZ,bus 4 onda amarela.(otherwise costs 1,50 a trip)for PORTO DE MOS en MEIA PRAIA 10 trips for 6 euros bus 2.

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Lagos Shopping

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  • Post Office

    Portugese Post office, this is the place for your stamps etc to send your postcards home.For those who have not been to Portugal your looking for CORREIOS. Your stamps etc Local prices

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  • An Aladdins Cave

    This shop is like an Aladdins cave, there is so much in it, Local arts crafts, Antiques, gifts, Jewelry more or less everything you can think of.

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  • Mobile Phone

    Buying a Mobile,you should find that that your mobile phone will work fine in Lagos?.I had 2 One was : T Mobile the other O2 both worked fine.To text back to the UK: nothing is needed to be done different, just text in the normal way although the text might cost three times its normal tariff's.To phone: dial 0044(uk) then leave off the ( 0 ) of the...

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Lagos Local Customs

  • Tipping

    Please correct me if I'm wrong about this but someone told me that it was right. Tipping in Portugal is 12%, and this is rarely included in the bill, although sometimes the bill tells you how much to leave as a separate amount. IVA includio means its included and IVA no includio means it isn't.

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  • Praca Dom Henrique

    Public Ceremonies are often held on Praca Dom Henrique next to the main avenue.Shown in these pictures is an award ceremonie for the police.

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  • Siesta

    Some places will close down between 12-3pm for SiestaI have attached a link below to some useful maps that can be downloaded with acrobat reader, I think you will find these very useful.

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Lagos Warnings and Dangers

  • The sea is cold in Lagos.

    Even if you are in southern Europe then you are at the atlantic ocean when you are in Lagos and that means that the sea is only around 17-18 degrees celcius warm/cold during summer months, so make sure you are prepared for that.You can go swimming there for sure, but you just need to be prepared for some cold water.

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  • Fake Weed

    We were approached by a big gangster looking fella who sold us realistic looking and smelling wax.The stuff looks and smells like hashish, but is easy to snap. We lost 40 euros on that!I blame it on being 18 and a newbie traveller.Walk away if someone approaches you.

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  • Sunburn

    Watch the Sun as when you get the Atlantic breeze blowing you can get sunburnt very easyAvoid mid day -4pm for walking etc gets very hot.Buy bottled water from the supermarkets.Try and get in the shade from mid day there are shady places even on the beach.

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Lagos Tourist Traps

  • The Revenge

    You know that, once, we had a king who took our army to a battle in Morocco, where he was defeated and killed, loosing our independence to the Spanish in 1580 (if you didn't know now you do!). In revenge someone decided to build a statue in Lagos. Very appreciated by some specialists, I call it the hockey keeper, and think that it is king...

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  • Holiday rep trips

    If you get asked about going on Bus tripsbeware you may well be picking up other tourists from other resorts,so expect to be travelling a while before getting to your destination,then expect to be rushed about before getting back on the coach.we took a trip to the Monchique mountains and were disappointed. If you are going to go to visit other...

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  • Watch out on the beach at night

    When we were there in the summer of 2005, loads of young people headed to the beach after the bars closed. We didn't initially have any problems when we went down there for the first couple of nights, but because its so dark, you can barely make anyone out. One night, my friend who I was there with went to the beach with a guy we'd made friends...

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Lagos What to Pack

  • Sun cream / High factor

    SuitcaseHand luggage Light clothing,shorts, sandles, sunglassesHat. Deodrant etc can be exspensiveHigh factor sun cream. Digital Camera at least 3.2mega pixels. Beach Umberella most airlines will let you take them (not the big parasol types). telescopic fishing rod ,if you want to fish the inlet.euro plug adapter for your hairdryer.Tea...

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  • Climate in Lagos

    Rainy season is between October and Mai, summer is mostly dry and sunnyAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 18 – 21°C ( 64 - 70°F ); min: 8 - 11°C ( 47 - 51°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 25 – 28°C ( 77 - 82°F ); min: 16 - 18°C ( 60 - 64°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 19 – 26°C ( 66 - 78°F); min: 11 - 17°C ( 51 – 63°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 15 –...

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Lagos Off The Beaten Path

  • Take a trip to Cabo Sao Vicente.

    Cabo Sao Vicente is the south nwestern most point of Portugal and is a rocky place with giant waves crashing in and if you have time to make a detour while you Are in lagos then it is surely worth it.The lighthouse and the surrounding buildings at the cape has been restored recently and worth exploring too, but the main site is the amazing nature...

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  • Cape St Vincent

    If your looking for a romantic evening ,hire a car and go to Cape St Vincent and see the Sunset .lots of couples go there in the evening just to watch the sun go down ,can be spectacular.It will take you just over half an hour to an hour depending on traffic.While your there if your lucky look over to the cliffs with the shear drop and see if you...

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  • Go for a walk along the cliffs.

    Go south of Lagos (near the Bombeiros, fire department) up to Praia do Pinao. From the follow the cliff paths along the Dona Ana beach, Camillo beach, and Ponta de Piedade. Their you might have a drink at Bar Sol Nacente (Bar of the rising sun). Then follow the path in the north west direction to Porto de Mos. At times this might be steep. Use good...

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Lagos Sports & Outdoors

  • Surfing with FilSurf surf school

    If you have no idea how to spend a day or a couple of days in Lagos, I strongly suggest that you book surf lessons with FilSurf surf school no matter if you are a beginner or an advanced surfer! It's great fun not only for young people, but also families.The school offers group and private lessons. A 1-day-surf lesson costs 50 EUR and includes:max...

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  • Fishing trips

    You can go out on Big Game fishing trips for Marlin etc from Lagos Marina. Pump your muscles up first

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  • Mountain Bike around the cliffs

    If you don´t know what to do, you can rent a mountain bike and go around the cliffs. Lagos coast is really beutifull.Eventually you can stop in the gorgeous beaches and have a refeshing bath.There are many bike rentals in the city, just look and ask for the best prizes and availability.RENT & BIKE TOURS Ask for Victor Neves. Tlf/Fax: 282 764 345...

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  • There is a nice little beach right in...

    In Lagos you also have a very nice little beach right by the center of town where you can walk down in a couple of minutes and it´s a fine little place with nice sand and a nice vibe and a nice place to go if you can live without the party at Meia Praia.

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  • Blue Skies

    The warm weather, it was very hot at times but generally it was about 35 degrees when we were there.I will always remember the constant blue skies every day ,we only had two days that were slightly cloudy,and of course that nice Atlantic breeze.oh how I wish I was there now. The people ,were very good to us and patient.Considering we speak no...

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  • Buying a home in Lagos

    For anyone looking to buy or rent a vacation home, Lagos has several agencies and services catering to its large ex-pat community. When I was there, asking prices did not seem that outrageous compared to other parts of Western Europe.

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