Bordering the Atlantic Ocean on the most southern tip of Portugal is the area known as the Algarve. Renowned as a tourist destination since the 1960’s, this area is home to magnificent seaside views and breathtaking landscapes. As a popular tourist destination, the Algarve is a destination-must for many tourists and backpackers alike who visit Portugal during the summer. FlightHub Review has compiled the ultimate guide to visiting this beautiful region of Portugal.
Where to stay:
Rising Cock Hostel This internationally known hostel is one of FlightHub’s top picks for your stay in Lagos. With a fun and friendly atmosphere, make friends and lasting memories easily at The Rising Cock. In the morning, let Mama take care of you with bottomless crepes made fresh in the kitchen. The hostel also has The Henhouse for female travelers looking to bunk with other gal pals.
Algarve Surf Hostel Portugal is known to be one of the best places to surf in the world, and the Algarve provide you with some of the best beaches to do so. Learn how to surf and explore all the best that Lagos has to offer at the Algarve Surf Hostel. Reasonably priced and jam-packed with activities to keep you busy, FlightHub can’t think of a better way to enjoy the sand, sun and surf.
Where to Eat
The Garden Bar and Grill In an oasis of floral and green, spend the day or evening at the Garden Bar and Grill. Located in the center of town, the restaurant boasts a friendly atmosphere and wonderful culinary dishes for even the pickiest of eaters. FlightHub recommends grabbing a bite to eat at this wonderful and cherished local spot.
Casa Rosa A favorite and well established restaurant in Lagos, enjoy some of the best Portuguese cuisine at affordable rates. Great quality and fresh ingredients come together for dishes that start at under €5, how could you go wrong? FlightHub loves this restaurant because it also comes with free table games to keep you occupied throughout your meal! FlightHub would like to inform readers that this restaurant is seasonal, so be sure to check for availabilities prior to your arrival!
Where to play
Nah Nah Bah Though a seasonal business, enjoy some of the best burgers and live music this side of Lagos. Popular with tourists and party-goers alike, start your night off right at Nah Nah Bah. More than just a burger shack, FlightHub suggests grabbing something tasty to eat to fuel yourself up before your big night out. Prices are reasonable, and more than generous, so enjoy!
The Tavern Are you sometimes overcome with the need to become a pirate? Are the sounds of the “Yo Ho” the anthem to your landlocked life? If so, FlightHub suggests making your way to The Tavern, one of Lago’s most famous bars. With friendly staff and cheap drinks, this is a favorite for tourists to visit.
Where to swim
Praia da Batata The closest and most conveniently located beach near town, Batata beach is just off the N125 highway and located near the Castel of Ponta da Bandeira. A favorite for locals and tourists alike, enjoy the gentle rolling waves and friendly fish that swim with you. As the town’s main beach, enjoy the beautiful rocky cliffs where locals and those with enough courage dive off, or perhaps opt for a kayak tour instead. With minimal waves, this beach is great for kids and leisure water activities.
Porto de Mós Farther out from the busy city center, this beautiful sandy beach located on the western side of Lagos. As the second largest beach in the Lagos region, FlightHub recommends this beach as a wonderful alternative if you’re looking for something quieter and less crowded. Due to the geographical location of the beach, Porto de Mos is an excellent place for body surfing or playing in the waves. Get your boards out and enjoy the day on the surf!
Are you ready for your trip to Algarve?
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