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Lagos in the Algarve, and the Barlavento in particular, with its perfect weather conditions, is easily accessible by short flights or trains from all major European hubs. It is simply a utopia for the nature lover, from the adrenaline junkie to those who just want to relax on the beach with a good book in their hands. To help you! below are some of our suggestions, from how to get to Lagos, to keeping a restless family occupied, enjoying some downtime together or simply getting a fuller taste of the destination you have chosen for your stay.

How to get to Lagos

Luz Car Hire


The Algarve car hire and rental company with 32 years of a family atmosphere allowing them to always be ready to help and inform their customers and friends. 

Lagos Transfers


If you don't want to rent a car but want to get to Lagos as quickly as possible, there is always the option of a private transfer. Sharing a vehicle with others can be a good option and will cost around €70-90.



There is a train station in Lagos, behind the marina and a short walk from the city centre. As well as organising local tickets. The trainline website can organise tickets for those looking for further European travel.



The 56 bus runs from the airport and continues to Albufeira, Lagoa and Portimão, before terminating in Lagos about 2 hours and 20 minutes later. It runs five times a day between May and October, and only twice between November and April, seven days a week.

Algarve Boat Trips

Algarve Boat Rentals


Offering a variety of boats, more so on the power side. They specifically specialise in bareboat rental (self-drive) including the best RHIBs available in the Algarve for those that hold valid licenses accepted in Portugal.

Algarve Yacht


If travelling to Lagos, is a little off the beaten track, Algarve Yacht has access to other options be they power or sail across the Algarve. Rob the owner is also an RYA powerboat instructor who can help you kickstart your boating aspirations.

Coast Beach Chill


Now here is a nice little charter. Jared and his crew are the hosts with the most. Offering a small power boat skippered charter. Including up the river Arade on a Silves trip. Also operating their bar and restaurant in the marina.

Karma Boat Cruises


 If a power cruiser is more to your taste, Khaled is your man with his Cranchi Endurance "Karma" and gets all our votes for the best host. Taking you to the favoured locations in style.

Lagos Boat Tours


 The famous Ponta de Piedade grottos are a must-see on your Lagos visit. Rui Pedro with extensive knowledge of the history, of the region, is the man to show you,  in virtually any language of your choice.

Sealife Dolphin Watching


Offers a unique  Dolphin Watching adventure, with fully certified Marine Biologists on every trip. An almost guaranteed sighting of Cetaceans in their natural habitat, these are the recommended operators.

Marina and Boat Courses

Algarve Boat Courses


A supplier of all forms of boat courses along the Algarve to further your on-water ambitions to an RYA syllabus. Powerboat, ICC, Jetski, own boat tuition, and shore-based courses are all tailored to your criteria.

Escola Nautica Algarve


 A powerboat school based in Lagos that can start you on your way into boating in either English or Portuguese, providing all levels of courses to move you up the ladder in your handling skills, as well as providing first aid courses.

Marina de Lagos


Home to all of us boat operators and schools. The marina is probably one of the coolest places to hang out in Lagos with a variety of restaurants on offer, easy free parking behind, and the train station on its doorstep for easy travel.

RU Sailing


If after a trip with us, your appetite and imagination have been truly fired, this is the sailing school of choice, simply no better. Rob and Jules offer the most comprehensive RYA-based courses available all on our doorstep for regular visitors.

Adventurous of Spirit

Algarve Balloons


Get up early and see the Algarve in a completely different light, floating over the hills and valleys at the speed of the wind in complete silent flight. A quite unique experience enjoyed by all including on a family level.

Algarve Watersport


Anything to do with any watersport and these guys have you covered from kitesurfing, surfing, wing foiling, and windsurfing down to their wakeboard park. Becca and the crew will take care of you.

Algarve Outdoor Tours


Cycling and more, downhill and tours, this crew covers cycling. Having operated for over 20 years in the region, what they don't know about cycling is probably not worth knowing.

Skydive Algarve


The foremost skydiving operation in Portugal and Europe, running drop zones in Spain and the UK. Providing Tandem jumps of various altitudes, beach landings, and providing to skydivers of all levels.

Leisurely Pace

Lagos Divers Algarve


Ever thought about scuba diving? Lagos Divers is a 5-star PADI IDC dive centre catering to all, from beginners to the experienced. From wreck diving to snorkelling, equipment rental, and expert guidance.

Lagos Adventure


Kayaking along the Ponta de Piedade coastline is a must on your Lagos visit. Humberto and his enthusiastic team are always on hand to provide you, with an incredible experience over a two-and-a-half-hour tour.

Ocean Blue Portugal


Ocean Blue have its villa set in the wooded hills of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park featuring four individually stylised apartments with a pool and their activity breaks as well as their boat for SUP tours.

Zoo de Lagos


A zoo in Lagos? Yes! This is quite an amazing little place, small and cosy, quite different from any zoo you have been to before with about 150 different species, a penguin beach, and a petting farm.

Rental and Real Estate

Exclusive Algarve Villas


Enjoyed your visit to the Algarve? If and possibly looking for a more permanent footing Bart and his team with a comprehensive 16-year knowledge of the market are the company to help you realise your dreams.

Marcela Properties


Marcela Properties has been established in the Algarve for over 25 years.
With prices ranging from budget to luxurious ocean-view villas, this professional team will help you locate the property of your dreams.

Rental Valley


Rental Valley is a Dutch property management company offering a wide range of rental options throughout the Algarve, making it easy for clients to arrive and check-in for their holiday stay.

Resort Rentals Algarve


If you are looking for an apartment, a luxury villa in a golf & leisure resort, a holiday villa in Lagos "Off Resort" or a private condominium, Resort Rentals Algarve has the accommodation to suit you.

VMC Algarve Holiday Homes


VMC offers a complete service from offering Holiday rentals, managing properties on behalf of their owners, travel connections within the Algarve as well and setting up your activity schedule during your stay with us in the Algarve.


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