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Things to do in Lagoa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Resort
“Great attraction. Visit if you have the car. For more details contact Carlos +351 914 908 348. You have to go to the Armação da Pera (fisherman's beach). Excursion with a boat takes 1h20min, price 20€.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Beach
“Once elected The best beach of Europe. Great for snorkel and stand up paddle.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“This wonder of nature is one of the best things to see in the Algarve. The beach is most famous for its sensational cave called "Algar de Benagil". This cave has a round hole in the ceiling that frames the beautiful blue sky inside. In low tide there is a beach inside. You can go there swimming or by kayak.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A truly spectacular small cove beach in Lagoa. Unforgettable coastal walks that go on forever. Marvelous rock formation with crystal clear water. The sand is warm and soft during the summer months. The earlier you can come to the beach the better. To reach the caves boat, kayak, or paddle board is required. Swimming to the cave is not safe.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beach
“very beautiful views in a long wooden boardwalk, very calm and relaxing at sunset.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Porches pottery is simply beautiful. Live handicraft. Bacchus Bar and Restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beach
“There is a reason why Marinha Beach has been awarded with a Golden Flag and classified as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, nature has left its beautiful traces in these cliffs and awarded this beach an amazing greenish-blue sea. But don’t think this beach only has colourful and shaped cliffs to offer. The sound of the birds searching for fish will take you to the underwater realm. You only need a diving mask and some fins to get into the wonders this beach has to offer you. This patrimony, which belongs to Lagoa, but mostly to the world, has had the attention of some entities, like the University of the Algarve or the CCR Algarve, as well as its own Municipality, to set underwater trails that lead you to an adventure full of emotions. You can also go to the big algar, where the information board will explain you how these caves are formed in lime coastal areas.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We adore this small restaurant in Benagil. Food is stunning and respects Algarvian traditions such as the carob tart (Tarte de Alfarroba) and the fresh seafood cataplanas. To die for! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Carvoeiro has a sheltered sandy beach and cafes, bars and restaurants galore. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“For me one of the most beautiful beaches in Algarve, the entrance to get this beach is by a hole in rocks, you can swim, snorkerl, and climb in left side 15min walking you can find the most famous cave in Algarve, Benagil”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“Famous Doll in rock with a lot of stairs and views of the sea trough wooden walkway withbenches to stop and admire to Carvoeiro”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Expensive but in an extraordinary setting. Lovely spot to have a drink after taking a look at the Boneca Cave or after a walk on the boardwalk along the cliffs. Stunning views. (Algar Seco, Carvoeiro)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Tour Provider
“Visit the many sea caves by boat and see the beautiful coastline. They do different kinds of tours, lasting from 30 mins to 3 hours. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“Just a spectacular beach sheltered by huge cliffs, great beach restaurant. My wife s favourite beach.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
  • 5 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“Have a spectacular time at this Authentic Bavarian Beer Garden. Genuine food including delicious Bavarian breakfast on weekends, Obatzda, Flammkuchen cold meats & sausage boards, pork Wienerschnitzel etc. German Beer & Vila Vita’s own house wine, home-made apple strudel & even the famous giant pretzels! Oktoberfest: 29 Sept. - 5 Oct. 2016, don’t miss it! Safe children’s play ground on site. Perfect for groups. Open Tues. -Fri.1-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-10pm. All home-made sausages & meat by master butcher Thomas Weber, for sale at the in-house gourmet butcher’s shop! Tues. 2-6pm, Wed, Thurs. & Fri. 10am-1pm & 2-6pm, Sat. 10am-1pm. Tel. 282 381 177. GPS: N37.12746o W8.40150o. EN125, by small roundabout, near Porches. Look for small sign, in front of pottery.”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“We adore this small restaurant in Benagil. Food is stunning and respects Algarvian traditions such as the carob tart (Tarte de Alfarroba) and the fresh seafood cataplanas. To die for! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Expensive but in an extraordinary setting. Lovely spot to have a drink after taking a look at the Boneca Cave or after a walk on the boardwalk along the cliffs. Stunning views. (Algar Seco, Carvoeiro)”
  • 9 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Have a spectacular time at this Authentic Bavarian Beer Garden. Genuine food including delicious Bavarian breakfast on weekends, Obatzda, Flammkuchen cold meats & sausage boards, pork Wienerschnitzel etc. German Beer & Vila Vita’s own house wine, home-made apple strudel & even the famous giant pretzels! Oktoberfest: 29 Sept. - 5 Oct. 2016, don’t miss it! Safe children’s play ground on site. Perfect for groups. Open Tues. -Fri.1-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-10pm. All home-made sausages & meat by master butcher Thomas Weber, for sale at the in-house gourmet butcher’s shop! Tues. 2-6pm, Wed, Thurs. & Fri. 10am-1pm & 2-6pm, Sat. 10am-1pm. Tel. 282 381 177. GPS: N37.12746o W8.40150o. EN125, by small roundabout, near Porches. Look for small sign, in front of pottery.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a suprise for your mouth prices a bit higher but quality reservation required from June till October”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Italian restaurant where everything is prepared when ordered. You can request your own recipe (from what they have).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Very good steaks and a very comfortable dining area for a lovely leisurely experience. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Quiet restaurant where you find fresh fish and some evenings they have live portuguese music.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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