Unmissable things to do
Summer in Lagos, Portugal: beaches, watersports aplenty, and fun for all the family… not to mention more events than you can count and unlikely friends to be made wherever you look. A trip to Southern Portugal in the summertime is sure to be unforgettable but check out our list of the best summer things to do in Lagos, Portugal, to ensure there’s never a dull moment.
The beauty of staying at LUX MARE is that you can soak up every drop of what the Algarve has to offer before escaping into your bubble of pure relaxation the moment you step back into your luxury villa at the end of a busy day. That’s what we call balance. Now, let’s get into the best of what Lagos has to offer in the summertime.
Bask on Lagos’ most beautiful beaches
Only a stone’s throw from award-winning beaches prized for their beauty, pristine waters and soaring cliffs, no trip to Lagos in summer is complete without basking on at least a couple of beaches. Whether you want to head to famous Dona Ana beach to be amazed by its rock formations, are willing to venture through a cave to spot an ancient high-up bridge at Praia dos Estudantes or want to walk miles along pristine white sand at Praia São Roque, Lagos’ beaches offer something for everyone and a surprise around every corner.
No summer holiday is complete without watersports
The perfect way to cool off once the sun starts beating down, watersports are one of the most popular things to do in Lagos, Portugal. In fact, Lagos is well-known among surfers, popular among divers, and a success with sailors, but it also caters to amateurs. Want to try out kayaking in a cave-exploring experience? Or how about something altogether more unusual? You’ve heard of a skatepark, but have you heard of a wakepark? Picture Wakepark Lagos: a water landscape built for you to try out some tricks, learn the ropes, and get comfortable on the water.
…or at least making a splash
Or there’s an entirely different way of getting water into your holiday: a day out for the whole family at your waterpark of choice. Waterparks within 40 minutes of Lagos include:
- Slide & Splash – home to iconic rides such as “Disco River” and zero gravity Big Wave
- Aqualand Algarve – unveiling a 5-storey-high “King Cobra” ride in 2023 to add to its popular surf beach, wave pool, and kiddie section.
- Zoomarine – 30 hectares of rides and chances to interact with animals from dolphins and seals to butterflies and some of the sea’s strangest inhabitants
How about getting friendly with the local… wildlife?
And speaking of wildlife, did you know that the best time to spot some of the Algarve’s largest residents is Spring and Summertime? With dolphin-spotting boat trips registering a sighting rate of 90%, any trip out is almost sure to get you up close and personal with at least one of the region’s 26 resident species of cetaceans. From common and bottlenose dolphins to the odd orca, countless species of birds and a wide variety of fish, its warmer, still summer waters have southern Portugal teeming with life just waiting to be discovered.
Or, finally, attending any of Lagos’ summer events
2023 has seen an exciting events programme catering to all tastes and desires, which is set to happen all over again in 2024! From the annual Lagos Food Fest to outdoor concerts and Arte Doce sweets fair, to Book Fairs, Music and Folklore Festivals, all rounded off with the ‘Banho 29’ party: one of Lagos’ most beloved traditions of a collective midnight dip in the sea. Summer in the Algarve extends into September and beyond with events, promising no end to the fun for all ages.
With everything Lagos has to offer right on your doorstep, a stay at LUX MARE makes sure you can be in the thick of it all… and still be able to switch off completely, surrounded by luxury in backdrops designed to cater to your every whim.
Ready to explore the best of both worlds?