PePe's Travel Guide for Lagos and Portimao

PePe
PePe's Travel Guide for Lagos and Portimao

Bezienswaardigheden

Beautiful beach with two very good restaurants.
55 locals recommend
Praia de Porto Mós
55 locals recommend
Beautiful beach with two very good restaurants.
Beautiful terrace with stunning views over the ocean. Also a great fish restaurant for dinner in the evening. or lunch in the afternoon. Adress: Av. dos Descobrimentos, 8600-465 Lagos, Portugal
19 locals recommend
Mar
Avenida dos Descobrimentos
19 locals recommend
Beautiful terrace with stunning views over the ocean. Also a great fish restaurant for dinner in the evening. or lunch in the afternoon. Adress: Av. dos Descobrimentos, 8600-465 Lagos, Portugal
Beautiful old fortress at the entrance to the cities port
Fortaleza de Lagos
Beautiful old fortress at the entrance to the cities port
Stunning views and amazing sunsets, a must see! Great fish restaurant, o Paulo, just a couple of meters away, see in my restaurant recommendations. In my opinion best to combine with a hike and a dinner in o Paulo, make sure to leave on time.
Fortaleza da Arrifana
1 EM1003
Stunning views and amazing sunsets, a must see! Great fish restaurant, o Paulo, just a couple of meters away, see in my restaurant recommendations. In my opinion best to combine with a hike and a dinner in o Paulo, make sure to leave on time.
Considered as “The End of The World” in medieval times. Great views and sunsets, can be quite fresh and windy so don’t t forget to bring a jack or sweater.
60 locals recommend
Lighthouse of Cabo de São Vicente
60 locals recommend
Considered as “The End of The World” in medieval times. Great views and sunsets, can be quite fresh and windy so don’t t forget to bring a jack or sweater.
Beautiful beach with stunning views and cliffs, stay on walking and find yourself a more quiet place on this beautiful beach
40 locals recommend
Beach Três Irmãos
Rua Praia dos Três Irmãos
40 locals recommend
Beautiful beach with stunning views and cliffs, stay on walking and find yourself a more quiet place on this beautiful beach
Beautiful beach. Favorite for golf surfers. Also possible to hike or mountainbike to the beach of Praia do João Vaz. Beautiful nature.
32 locals recommend
Praia da Ingrina
32 locals recommend
Beautiful beach. Favorite for golf surfers. Also possible to hike or mountainbike to the beach of Praia do João Vaz. Beautiful nature.
Beautiful Views. Ponta da Piedade (Portuguese for "point of mercy") is a headland with a group of rock formations along the coastline of the town of Lagos, in the Portuguese region of the Algarve. Consisting of yellow-golden cliff-like rocks up to 20 meters high, they are one of the most famous touristic attractions of Portugal. Several grottos in Ponta da Piedade can be visited by boat. The location also contains a lighthouse, dating back to 1913.
15 locals recommend
Estrada da Ponta da Piedade
Estrada da Ponta da Piedade
15 locals recommend
Beautiful Views. Ponta da Piedade (Portuguese for "point of mercy") is a headland with a group of rock formations along the coastline of the town of Lagos, in the Portuguese region of the Algarve. Consisting of yellow-golden cliff-like rocks up to 20 meters high, they are one of the most famous touristic attractions of Portugal. Several grottos in Ponta da Piedade can be visited by boat. The location also contains a lighthouse, dating back to 1913.
Stunning views from the Monchique mountain. Worthwile the trip up the mountain.
Miradouro da Fonte Santa
Stunning views from the Monchique mountain. Worthwile the trip up the mountain.
Beautiful and huge beach. The beach is so big it is always possible to find yourself a quiet spot.
161 locals recommend
Meia Praia, Lagos
161 locals recommend
Beautiful and huge beach. The beach is so big it is always possible to find yourself a quiet spot.

Buurten

Old town of lagos, nice area to walk around and to explore. Lots of historic buildings and terraces for luch dinner and drinks.
482H+G6
Old town of lagos, nice area to walk around and to explore. Lots of historic buildings and terraces for luch dinner and drinks.
Famous Boulevard and beach in Portimao, lots of bars and restaurants huge beach usually very crowded in high season.
315 locals recommend
Praia da Rocha
315 locals recommend
Famous Boulevard and beach in Portimao, lots of bars and restaurants huge beach usually very crowded in high season.
Little park at the riverside, nice place to make a walk along the riverside. Lots of restaurants and terraces and desks to book boat trips.
Jardim Visconde Bivar
6 Praça Manuel Teixeira Gomes
Little park at the riverside, nice place to make a walk along the riverside. Lots of restaurants and terraces and desks to book boat trips.

Uit eten

Excellent fish restaurant on the beach of Praia Porto do Mos.
95 locals recommend
O António
Avenida Fernão de Magalhães
95 locals recommend
Excellent fish restaurant on the beach of Praia Porto do Mos.
One of my favorite restaurants in Lagos. Very original menu with amazing Tapa's and small dishes, Brazilian Portugese and spanish style. Very reasonable price/quality . Excellenat wines.
51 locals recommend
Tasca do Kiko
A Estr. de São Roque
51 locals recommend
One of my favorite restaurants in Lagos. Very original menu with amazing Tapa's and small dishes, Brazilian Portugese and spanish style. Very reasonable price/quality . Excellenat wines.
Reasonable priced restaurant with a tipical portugese menu. Nice for an affordable lunch. Sea Bass is my favorite in this place.
46 locals recommend
Tasca Da Lota
46 locals recommend
Reasonable priced restaurant with a tipical portugese menu. Nice for an affordable lunch. Sea Bass is my favorite in this place.
Very nice and affordable traditional restaurant in the old city centre of Lagos. Traditional portuguese menu. Great value for money.
22 locals recommend
Don Sebastião
20-22 R. 25 de Abril
22 locals recommend
Very nice and affordable traditional restaurant in the old city centre of Lagos. Traditional portuguese menu. Great value for money.
The best Pirri Pirri in the surroundings. On a 10 minute ride to Odiaxere. Also Take Away, Best is to call first for take away. Great value for meney!
CHURRASQUEIRA O MARCELINO
41 N125
The best Pirri Pirri in the surroundings. On a 10 minute ride to Odiaxere. Also Take Away, Best is to call first for take away. Great value for meney!
Best Grill ever.!!! Great views from high altitude (700 Meters) towards the coast and ocean. 45 minute ride from Lagos but 100% worthwile the trip. Great value for money.
31 locals recommend
Luar da Fóia
4 N266-3
31 locals recommend
Best Grill ever.!!! Great views from high altitude (700 Meters) towards the coast and ocean. 45 minute ride from Lagos but 100% worthwile the trip. Great value for money.
Nice restaurant with all you can drink formula for the house wines. Great lams rack!
9 locals recommend
Solar Do Farelo
9 locals recommend
Nice restaurant with all you can drink formula for the house wines. Great lams rack!
Good Italian Restaurant located on Praia da Rocha. Very reasonable priced.
41 locals recommend
La Dolce Vita
Avenida Tomás Cabreira
41 locals recommend
Good Italian Restaurant located on Praia da Rocha. Very reasonable priced.
Best place for pirri pirri. We always stop here for dinner on the road from Faro to Lagos especially after arriving on Faro airport with a late afternoon flight. Best value for money!
51 locals recommend
O Teodósio
50 R. do Emigrante
51 locals recommend
Best place for pirri pirri. We always stop here for dinner on the road from Faro to Lagos especially after arriving on Faro airport with a late afternoon flight. Best value for money!
Great food, Pizzaria and local dishes and wines. Often live music. Situated near the castle of Silves. Make a little walk in the old town. Recommend to make a reservation especially in the high season. Reasonable priced.
32 locals recommend
Café Inglês
11 R. do Castelo
32 locals recommend
Great food, Pizzaria and local dishes and wines. Often live music. Situated near the castle of Silves. Make a little walk in the old town. Recommend to make a reservation especially in the high season. Reasonable priced.
Great fish restaurant with great views over the cliffs and ocean. Not cheap though, but the location is worth the trip and the money. Recommend to make a reservation especially in the high season.
58 locals recommend
O Paulo
32 Rua Serpa Pinto
58 locals recommend
Great fish restaurant with great views over the cliffs and ocean. Not cheap though, but the location is worth the trip and the money. Recommend to make a reservation especially in the high season.
Very good restaurant in the old city center of Portimão, Portuguese steak is my favorite with one of the very good and tasty wines.
24 locals recommend
Restaurante Ziza
20 R. Judice Fialho
24 locals recommend
Very good restaurant in the old city center of Portimão, Portuguese steak is my favorite with one of the very good and tasty wines.
Beautiful located restaurant bar and club on a small beach surrounded with amazing cliffs, great sea view from the terrace, food is overpriced but the location makes it worth...
81 locals recommend
Caniço
Aldeamento Prainha Club
81 locals recommend
Beautiful located restaurant bar and club on a small beach surrounded with amazing cliffs, great sea view from the terrace, food is overpriced but the location makes it worth...
Very good restaurant in the centre of Alvor. Reasonably priced and one of my favorites. Good fish menu.
6 locals recommend
The Old Arch
6A Largo da Ribeira
6 locals recommend
Very good restaurant in the centre of Alvor. Reasonably priced and one of my favorites. Good fish menu.
Very good fish restaurant located at the beginning of Alvor Beach.
40 locals recommend
Restinga
40 locals recommend
Very good fish restaurant located at the beginning of Alvor Beach.
Very nice and simple restaurant located at Meia Praia. Reasonbly priced. I like the place because it's simple and easy going.
Bar Quim
15 Q.ta da Praia
Very nice and simple restaurant located at Meia Praia. Reasonbly priced. I like the place because it's simple and easy going.
Chinese restaurant, good food and very reasonably priced.
Palacio Da China
28A Rotunda Estrada do Porto de Mós
Chinese restaurant, good food and very reasonably priced.
Good restaurant, fresh fish nice views though little bit overpriced.
47 locals recommend
Rei das praias
Praia dos Caneiros
47 locals recommend
Good restaurant, fresh fish nice views though little bit overpriced.
Good restaurant for a nice meal at the beach.
Atlântida
Rua Praia dos Três Irmãos
Good restaurant for a nice meal at the beach.
Very nice and cozy restaurant. One of the waitresses is teaching Portuguese classes on Wednesdays for a very reasonable price.
A Curva
31 R. Francisco Bívar
Very nice and cozy restaurant. One of the waitresses is teaching Portuguese classes on Wednesdays for a very reasonable price.
Good Portuguese food for a fair price. The restaurant is on the first floor of the fish Market with a terrace with great views over de harbor of Lagos.
11 locals recommend
Marè
1 R. da Capelinha
11 locals recommend
Good Portuguese food for a fair price. The restaurant is on the first floor of the fish Market with a terrace with great views over de harbor of Lagos.
Great local food from the grill, only lunch! Very reasonable priced.
76 locals recommend
Restaurante Chico Zé - Francisco Jose Sequeira Torres
125 Estrada Nacional
76 locals recommend
Great local food from the grill, only lunch! Very reasonable priced.
Local fish restaurant next to the old fisherman’s port of lagos. Great value for money.
55 locals recommend
A Barrigada
A Estr. de São Roque
55 locals recommend
Local fish restaurant next to the old fisherman’s port of lagos. Great value for money.
If you like the real French cuisine than this is a great restaurant to visit. Lunch and dinner are both of high quality and reasonably priced. Make sure you have the time to enjoy...:-)
Vista Alegre
19 R. Ilha Terceira
If you like the real French cuisine than this is a great restaurant to visit. Lunch and dinner are both of high quality and reasonably priced. Make sure you have the time to enjoy...:-)

Bezienswaardigheden bekijken

Nice area to walk around. Lots of activities to book. Boattrips on the ocean, dollphne viewing etc...
Marina lagos
Nice area to walk around. Lots of activities to book. Boattrips on the ocean, dollphne viewing etc...
A workshop every Thursday morning 10:00 o’clock. Volunteers from this bird center explain their work and show how they keep track of the changing bird life in this beautiful area. A must see for bird loving enthusiasts.
A ROCHA Life
A workshop every Thursday morning 10:00 o’clock. Volunteers from this bird center explain their work and show how they keep track of the changing bird life in this beautiful area. A must see for bird loving enthusiasts.
Beautiful Laguna and area to walk around, flamingos, starks and much more birds to see, Portuguese families looking for clams with low tide and many kite surfers with strong wind .
A Rocha Delicada
8500 Caminho da Espargueira
Beautiful Laguna and area to walk around, flamingos, starks and much more birds to see, Portuguese families looking for clams with low tide and many kite surfers with strong wind .
Beautiful fortress with stunning views. Historic part of the great Portuguese marine history.
149 locals recommend
Sagres Fortress
149 locals recommend
Beautiful fortress with stunning views. Historic part of the great Portuguese marine history.
The Mercado de Escravos (Slave Market) is a historical building in Lagos, in the Faro District of Portugal. It is located on the site where the first slave market in Europe of the modern era took place, in 1444. The building was first used for military administration and, later, as a customs house. In 2016, the whole building was occupied by a museum dedicated to the story of slavery.
35 locals recommend
Mercado de Escravos - Núcleo Museológico Rota da Escravatura
26 R. da Sra. da Graça
35 locals recommend
The Mercado de Escravos (Slave Market) is a historical building in Lagos, in the Faro District of Portugal. It is located on the site where the first slave market in Europe of the modern era took place, in 1444. The building was first used for military administration and, later, as a customs house. In 2016, the whole building was occupied by a museum dedicated to the story of slavery.
Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) are the numerous territories and maritime routes recorded by the Portuguese as a result of their intensive maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portuguese sailors were at the vanguard of European overseas exploration, chronicling and mapping the coasts of Africa, Canada, Asia, and Brazil, in what became known as the Age of Discovery. Methodical expeditions started in 1419 along West Africa's coast under the sponsorship of prince Henry the Navigator, with Bartolomeu Dias reaching the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean in 1488. Ten years later, in 1498, Vasco da Gama led the first fleet around Africa to India, arriving in Calicut and starting a maritime route from Portugal to India.
65 locals recommend
Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos
65 locals recommend
Portuguese discoveries (Portuguese: Descobrimentos portugueses) are the numerous territories and maritime routes recorded by the Portuguese as a result of their intensive maritime exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries. Portuguese sailors were at the vanguard of European overseas exploration, chronicling and mapping the coasts of Africa, Canada, Asia, and Brazil, in what became known as the Age of Discovery. Methodical expeditions started in 1419 along West Africa's coast under the sponsorship of prince Henry the Navigator, with Bartolomeu Dias reaching the Cape of Good Hope and entering the Indian Ocean in 1488. Ten years later, in 1498, Vasco da Gama led the first fleet around Africa to India, arriving in Calicut and starting a maritime route from Portugal to India.
Museu Municipal Dr. Jose Formosinho
1 R. Gen. Alberto da Silveira
52 locals recommend
Museu de Portimão Portimao’s award-winning museum opened in 2008 and is a good place to come to learn more of what life would have been like for those who lived in the locality throughout the ages. The site was once a fish canning factory, and the main focus is on the industrial processes once carried out here. The 1000 square metre main exhibition is divided into three distinct areas:
174 locals recommend
Museu de Portimao
174 locals recommend
Museu de Portimão Portimao’s award-winning museum opened in 2008 and is a good place to come to learn more of what life would have been like for those who lived in the locality throughout the ages. The site was once a fish canning factory, and the main focus is on the industrial processes once carried out here. The 1000 square metre main exhibition is divided into three distinct areas:

Activities sports and relaxation

One of the best area’s in Europe to learn kite surfing. Beautiful located at the laguna of Alvor and sheltered behind a beautiful and quiet beach.
Kitesurf lagos school & Kitesurf shop lagos
A3 Rua do Caique
One of the best area’s in Europe to learn kite surfing. Beautiful located at the laguna of Alvor and sheltered behind a beautiful and quiet beach.
Best place in Portimão to rent a bike or to get your bike fixed when broken. Also reasonably priced.
Onebike
Rua Cidade de Damão
Best place in Portimão to rent a bike or to get your bike fixed when broken. Also reasonably priced.
Beautiful boardwalk along the laguna and beaches of Alvor. Start at the parking place in front of Complexo Desportivo de Alvor.
24 locals recommend
Passadiços de Alvor
24 locals recommend
Beautiful boardwalk along the laguna and beaches of Alvor. Start at the parking place in front of Complexo Desportivo de Alvor.
Palmares is a beautiful golf course located at the Ocean and the Laguna of Alvor. Stunning seaviews. When you are not a golf player still worthwile a visit for a coffe or a luch at the clubhouse with stunning views over the ocean and the Rocks of Lagos.
20 locals recommend
Onyria Palmares
20 locals recommend
Palmares is a beautiful golf course located at the Ocean and the Laguna of Alvor. Stunning seaviews. When you are not a golf player still worthwile a visit for a coffe or a luch at the clubhouse with stunning views over the ocean and the Rocks of Lagos.
Very nice and challenging golf course. Reasonably priced. Glubhouse offer a good lunch. One of my favorite courses in the Algarve.
Espiche Golf Club Clubhouse
Very nice and challenging golf course. Reasonably priced. Glubhouse offer a good lunch. One of my favorite courses in the Algarve.
Skydiving and parachuting. Tandem jump for newbees. Check website for prices: https://www.skydivealgarve.com/
44 locals recommend
Skydive Algarve
44 locals recommend
Skydiving and parachuting. Tandem jump for newbees. Check website for prices: https://www.skydivealgarve.com/
Praia do Zavial is a famous surf spot, there is also a small restaurant/bar. When you like hiking, cliffs and beautiful views you can make a beautiful walk from Praia do Zavial to Praia do Barranco, appr one hour walk, stay as much as possible at the sea side, along the cliffs and you will be rewarded with the most amazing views, when you walk back to Zavial stay a little bit more at the inside and you will experience a bit different surroundings.
44 locals recommend
Praia do Zavial
44 locals recommend
Praia do Zavial is a famous surf spot, there is also a small restaurant/bar. When you like hiking, cliffs and beautiful views you can make a beautiful walk from Praia do Zavial to Praia do Barranco, appr one hour walk, stay as much as possible at the sea side, along the cliffs and you will be rewarded with the most amazing views, when you walk back to Zavial stay a little bit more at the inside and you will experience a bit different surroundings.

Art galleries

Places to buy and admire art
Great Portuguese painter of expressionistic art
Geday
18 R. da Hortinha
Great Portuguese painter of expressionistic art
Nice place to buy different styles of art. For decoration and styling or just to enjoy. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly hosts.
Corte-Real Gallery
Estrada de Paderne
Nice place to buy different styles of art. For decoration and styling or just to enjoy. Pleasant atmosphere and friendly hosts.
Small art gallery in Lagos
Galeria de Arte - Tina Gonçalves
6 R. Dom Vasco da Gama
Small art gallery in Lagos
LiR - Galeria de Arte gallery van www.galerialadyinred.com LiR - Galeria de Arte is a fascinating art gallery. Housed in a working co-op winery, the space is large with an industrial, urban vibe.
Lady in Red - Galeria de Arte
LiR - Galeria de Arte gallery van www.galerialadyinred.com LiR - Galeria de Arte is a fascinating art gallery. Housed in a working co-op winery, the space is large with an industrial, urban vibe.

Supermarkets

Excellent supermarket for shopping. Fresh fish and meat on a daily basis.
102 locals recommend
Pingo Doce
102 locals recommend
Excellent supermarket for shopping. Fresh fish and meat on a daily basis.
Fresh bread meat and fish on a daily basis. Wide variety of products reasonably priced.
9 locals recommend
Continente Portimão Cabeço do Mocho
Rua das Papoilas
9 locals recommend
Fresh bread meat and fish on a daily basis. Wide variety of products reasonably priced.
Excellent supermarket for shopping. Fresh fish and meat on a daily basis.
47 locals recommend
Continente Modelo Lagos
47 locals recommend
Excellent supermarket for shopping. Fresh fish and meat on a daily basis.
Excellent supermarket for shopping. Cheap prices wide assortment.
54 locals recommend
Lidl
54 locals recommend
Excellent supermarket for shopping. Cheap prices wide assortment.
On my way from the airport I always make my supermarket shopping here for the first days in Portugal. It saves a ride later on. Fresh bread and reasonably priced.
18 locals recommend
Aldi
1 R. Francisco Assis
18 locals recommend
On my way from the airport I always make my supermarket shopping here for the first days in Portugal. It saves a ride later on. Fresh bread and reasonably priced.
Apolonia have a large selection of wines and ports, a bakery, delicatessen, a fishmonger, butcher even a sushi stand. The supermarket has a small cafe for a coffee before or after and there is a home delivery service for purchases over 75 euros. Prices are bit higher compared to the competitors.
51 locals recommend
Apolónia Supermercados
51 locals recommend
Apolonia have a large selection of wines and ports, a bakery, delicatessen, a fishmonger, butcher even a sushi stand. The supermarket has a small cafe for a coffee before or after and there is a home delivery service for purchases over 75 euros. Prices are bit higher compared to the competitors.
Anyone seeking top quality fresh daily produce from sea or land, served in a warm and friendly manner, simply must pay a visit to the Portimão Municipal Market at Avenida São João de Deus. Opening hours of Portimão Municipal Market Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and public holidays from 7am to 2pm Closed on Sundays.
Mercado Municipal de Portimao
Avenida São João de Deus
Anyone seeking top quality fresh daily produce from sea or land, served in a warm and friendly manner, simply must pay a visit to the Portimão Municipal Market at Avenida São João de Deus. Opening hours of Portimão Municipal Market Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and public holidays from 7am to 2pm Closed on Sundays.
Av. dos Descobrimentos, 8600-668 Lagos, Portugal In the Algarve, there are habits that aren't lost with the routine - buying fresh products in the local market is one of them. Even if you're visiting and have no intention of shopping, you'll certainly enjoy knowing the local market, Mercado Municipal da Avenida de Lagos. Open daily since 8 a.m., this is a place to visit early when the stalls are colorful and fresh fish has just arrived from the sea. Built in 1924, this market is in the spot where Fábrica da Porta de Portugal used to be, until it was fully restored in 2004, adapting to current needs. The place still serves the usual functions - provide the Algarve people with the freshest products of the region – only now that’s done along three floors. And if, before, it was known as “Praça da Fruta” (Fruit Square) for selling only fruits and vegetables, today, it's known for being very complete. The products we find around here are extended to all meals. On the third floor, a café, a restaurant and a terrace overlooking Lagos Bay, make this market one of the places you visit even if you don't need to shop - it's a real treasure that combines habits that passed down from generations, and a wonderful way to show what's best in the Algarve: the fresh products, the people, and, obviously, the sea!
133 locals recommend
Mercado Municipal de Lagos
Avenida dos Descobrimentos
133 locals recommend
Av. dos Descobrimentos, 8600-668 Lagos, Portugal In the Algarve, there are habits that aren't lost with the routine - buying fresh products in the local market is one of them. Even if you're visiting and have no intention of shopping, you'll certainly enjoy knowing the local market, Mercado Municipal da Avenida de Lagos. Open daily since 8 a.m., this is a place to visit early when the stalls are colorful and fresh fish has just arrived from the sea. Built in 1924, this market is in the spot where Fábrica da Porta de Portugal used to be, until it was fully restored in 2004, adapting to current needs. The place still serves the usual functions - provide the Algarve people with the freshest products of the region – only now that’s done along three floors. And if, before, it was known as “Praça da Fruta” (Fruit Square) for selling only fruits and vegetables, today, it's known for being very complete. The products we find around here are extended to all meals. On the third floor, a café, a restaurant and a terrace overlooking Lagos Bay, make this market one of the places you visit even if you don't need to shop - it's a real treasure that combines habits that passed down from generations, and a wonderful way to show what's best in the Algarve: the fresh products, the people, and, obviously, the sea!
This is a small supermarket but only 3 km away from the villa. Just enter the Main Street of MEXILHOEIRA grande.
Serro Supermarkets - Coviran
80 R. Francisco Bívar
This is a small supermarket but only 3 km away from the villa. Just enter the Main Street of MEXILHOEIRA grande.