Lagoa is a city in the Algarve region of southern Portugal
Lagoa itself is not very spectecular, since it is inland. However, the nearby beaches, caves and nature sights are worth a few stops along the way between Albufeira and Portimao.
The nearest train station is 1 Estômbar-Lagoa, where also many buses pass by.
Mostly by bus, but there are enough trails along the cost to hike a large part of it.
- 1 Algar de Benagil. A famous pit cave.
Small boats leave from Benagil beach, can be book on the spot. Alternatively the cave can be entered by a kayak or SUP board. Though, kayaks are €30/hr for 2 people. So, better to bring your fins and just swim over there.
- Getting there/away: Buses from Lagos and Portimao go to nearby 2 Praia do Carvalho, from where it is 20 on foot. Otherwise regular buses from Lagoa go directly to Benagil Beach.
- Praia das Gaivotas (Beach).
- 6 Praia de Vale Centianes (Beach).
- 7 Praia da Marinha (Beach).
- Praia da Nossa Senhora da Rocha (Beach).
- 8 Praia do Paraíso (Beach).
- [dead link] Restaurant O Boteco, Praia do Paraíso, Carvoeiro, 8400-556 Lagoa, ☏ . Located in the quaint Carvoeiro Village, "O Boteco" stands out for the quality of its cuisine, especially its regional dishes (various chargrilled dishes and seafood platters), excellent service and privileged location with a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea and the small Praia do Paraíso (Paradise beach).
It is possible to stay closer to the beaches in different towns near Lagoa where the major hotels are located, such as Porches, Carvoeiro or Mexilhoeira da Carregação e Ferragudo.
- 1 Vilalara Thalassa Resort (First Thalasso in Portugal), Praia das Gaivota, Alporchinhos, 8400-450 Porches, ☏ , fax: , ✉ email@example.com. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Located by the sea where nature is found in its purest state, the Vilalara Thalassa Resort, with its expressive but tasteful architecture, is a place dedicated to well-being and the senses.