What to do and see in Lagoa, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

November 23, 2017 Deane Carmody

Discover the best top things to do in Lagoa, Portugal including Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Carvoeiro Boardwalk, Algarve Freedom Kayaks, Algar de Benagil, GRASPaWASP, Quinta dos Vales, Pescadores Beach, Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha, Praia de Benagil, Wildwatch Algarve.
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1. Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

Praia da Marinha e Praia de Vale Centeanes, Lagoa 8400, Portugal
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
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5 based on 114 reviews

Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos

Reviewed By RockMeAsmodeus - Southport, United Kingdom

This is a fairly easy trail that links two Beaches, with a lot of dramatic views over the cliffs and into the sunken caves. There's one or two rocky sections but anyone should be able to do it. Doing the journey there and back will take about six hours, though if you're pressed for time/energy, just go one way.
I'd recommend starting at Praia de Marinha and hiking westwards toward Praia Vale de Centianes. Marinha has a car park, but no other facilities (including toilets!) whereas Vale de Centianes has a cafe and is easy to get a taxi from. Plus if you start in the morning, the sun will be behind you until midday.

2. Carvoeiro Boardwalk

Estrada do Algar Seco, Carvoeiro, Portugal
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 763 reviews

Carvoeiro Boardwalk

Reviewed By Sabine K

Carvoeiro built this boardwalk about 2 1/2 years ago and it is excellent and good fun, especially with nice weather (which is 310 days in a year), and blue skies. At the end you can have lunch at the ALGA SECO Restaurant. Good quality and all very fresh, especially the fish, which the fisherman from Carvoeiro delivers every morning! Service is friendly and quick! The view over the blue pools directly to the ocean is spectacular!! Go there on a nice sunny day, you won´t be disappointed. We live in Carvoeiro for 6 months every year and we always have lunch there when we feel like it!

3. Algarve Freedom Kayaks

Praia Grande de Ferragudo, Ferragudo 8400-273, Portugal
Excellent
94%
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5 based on 266 reviews

Algarve Freedom Kayaks

We are a small company offering Kayak Tours and on the Golden Coast of the Algarve (between Ferragudo and Carvoeiro)visiting some of the most spectacular caves and coastline of the region.

Reviewed By Laura W

We had a really good day with freedom kayaks. We booked on for the BBQ kayak tour. It was great paddling in and out of caves and tunnels and we saw some really beautiful coastline.
The BBQ was on a secluded beach and we had lots of time to swim, snorkeling and relax here. The food was freshly cooked (chicken, sausage, ribs, shrimp, tuna, salad, fruits and cookies plus soft drinks) and there was plenty for everyone to eat.
The tour was meant to be 4 hours but as there was no afternoon tour we were out for 6.5 hours allowing us lounger at the beach.
The kayaks are stable sit on tops and a safety boat is never far away from anyone who needs to stop paddling. The guide was good and we felt safe throughout the trip. The safety boat tows the kayaks the first couple of km and after paddling around 7km of coastline the boat can also tow you back to port of you can't manage the return paddle.
Get to Ferragudo from Praia da Rocha using the ferry taxi which costs €6 return and leaves from the marina.
This trip is well worth the €40 (€25 without BBQ)

4. Algar de Benagil

Cm1154 | Praia de Benagil, Benagil, Lagoa 8400, Portugal +351 969 617 828
Excellent
73%
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Algar de Benagil

Reviewed By funtaina25 - Sunnyvale, California

This beach was very tiny but cute. The view, the waves, and the sand so nice. Now, keep in mind most of the Beaches in Portugal around this area, the water is cold. This beach was not as cold as the one in Praia Dona Ana. The parking in the area was a bit crazy as well but you can manage to find something but again the beach was crowed

Rua Jeronimo Buisel | Edificio Rocha Mar, Loja 1, Praia da Rocha, Portimao 8500-812, Portugal +351 912 979 234
Excellent
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5 based on 168 reviews

GRASPaWASP

GRASPaWASP, Scooter, Vespa, Convertible Cars and Bike Rental. GRASPaWASP TOURS: Guided Tours by Convertible Car and Scooter guided tours. Let GRASPaWASP kick-start your vacation into high gear! Rent your Scooter and experience Italian timeless style, combined with modern 4 stroke engines! An unforgettable and environment-friendly mobility! Easy online booking and scooter Delivery to your place! GRASPaWASP TOURS offers you an extraordinary adventure driving a Convertible Car. Cruise natural landscapes that only the Algarve can offer in which you will discover places, that is much more than sun and sand!

Reviewed By cuty777 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

I don't think I have ever been treated better by a business. Actually, to tell you the truth, I think even my friends are not quite as nice half of the time.
The communication with the owners happens in real time, they respond within minutes with very detailed information - pre-set Google maps, phone numbers, location, you name it.
Ralf and Ilenia delivered the scooter to our apartment, gave me an opportunity to try it out and when I did not prove to be quite as a capable rider as I thought, offered to take us on a tour in their convertible for no extra charge. (I almost rode the scooter into a store and they still let me ride it around the block for a proper test :))
Ilenia arrived on time, did an amazing job navigating narrow and hilly streets all the while chatting effortlessly about a variety of subjects (what an interesting life she's had!). She brought snorkeling equipment, swam to the caves with us, offered to take pictures, laughed and made our tour absolutely wonderful. There was no rush, it felt like we were out with a friend for an afternoon of swimming.
I would highly recommend working with this company - capable, patient, genuinely enjoying their job, providing the highest level of customer service.

6. Quinta dos Vales

Sitio dos Vales | Caixa P. 112, Estombar, Lagoa 8400-031, Portugal +351 282 431 036
Excellent
64%
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24%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Quinta dos Vales

Reviewed By PeterHarvey - Norwich UK

We were doing a comprehensive tour of Algarve wineries and I'm afraid were underwhelmed by the wines here, in comparison with most others we visited. "The avant-garde" statuary and installations were bizarre and self-indulgent. Is this a winery or an art gallery ? The wines were competent but unremarkable, we had the entry level and middle level tasting flights plus a couple of freebie add-ons and, to be fair, despite competing with the onslaught of 2 tour buses-full we were well looked after. One rosé I wanted to try was opened and pronounced corked which I disagreed with, but was withheld and we had to have a cheaper example. But the other - off the list but just bottled - was a Syrah / Viognier (as in Cote Rotie) which was OK, but not cheap. A contextual comment is that in our opinion, Cliff Richard's place Quinta de Miradoro has some much better wines and a more interesting tour.

7. Pescadores Beach

Armacao de Pera, Portugal
Excellent
41%
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4.5 based on 110 reviews

Pescadores Beach

Reviewed By Jotravelnut21 - Newtownards, United Kingdom

What a beautiful beach! It's lovely to stroll along here in the early morning and watch all the little brightly painted boats go out to fish or wait for them to come back and unload their catch. Very relaxing!

8. Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha

Alporchinhos, Porches 8400-458, Portugal
Excellent
54%
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4.5 based on 483 reviews

Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha

Zona numa falésia, que entra pelo mar dentro, com a Capela da Nossa Senhora da Rocha do séc. XVI, a praia da Senhora da Rocha de um lado e a Praia Nova do Outro lado. Com uma vista panorâmica única. Neste lugar já existiu um forte militar que protegia a costa de ataques militares e piratas. Na capela podem-se acender velas a pedir a protecção de Nossa Senhora da Rocha.

Reviewed By kyredhead16 - Union, Kentucky

There is really not much to the church. You can look through the window but no entrance. It is really very, very small. But the surroundings can be breathtaking particularly at sunrise. The sun comes up and hits the little white church and it's very pretty. But the cliffs, oh, they are gorgeous. There are all sorts of colors only seen when the sun is shining so strongly directly on them. It's worth getting up early to see it at least once. And it's easier to find a parking space. Along the road near the little church there are snack shops and occasionally entertainment on the little stage beside the road. Usually American music such as Elvis or country.

9. Praia de Benagil

Cm1154, Lagoa 8400, Portugal +351 969 617 828
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 815 reviews

Praia de Benagil

Reviewed By Artem L

This place worth the trip. When we came to the beach there are no supsurfs available to reach the cave. So we went to the nearest shop and bought inflatable mattress, bought sparkling wine and swam to the cave. And now I am seriously recommend to go to the cave for 2-3 hours with some food and wine and have a really good time in this beautiful place. but the fact that you DO NOT NEED TO DO exactly is to take a boat trip. Because we saw people who go into the cave, but they can not land on the cave shore. It's horrible.

10. Wildwatch Algarve

R. Infante Santo, 73, Ferragudo 8400-252, Portugal
Excellent
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5 based on 213 reviews

Wildwatch Algarve

Wildwatch Algarve is dolphin watching and more. We leave from Ferragudo. After the trip in our dolphin watching center, you get extra information, coffee, tea and cookies and we show you the video of the dolphin trip... We offer unique cave trips, kayak and snorkelling trips as well as sailing adventures.

Reviewed By joannet723 - Exeter, United Kingdom

An incredible experience for the whole family. The company are passionate about conservation and very informative about their work in the area. The boats were well equipped and speedy, leave your sunglasses and hats at the base! We spent a couple of hours following a...Moreobrigado :)

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