Day Trips from Lagos to Serra de Monchique, Portugal

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  • From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

    1. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

    Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

    Our guide took us through so many small caves and arches. He led us down close to the coast so we could see all the details. He didn’t rush us so we had time to enjoy the beauty and take pics. They provide a dry bag so you can bring your bag with you or they have lockers. They tow you back with a boat so you only paddle one way. We absolutely loved it. It was convenient to book online.

  • From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

    2. From Lagos: 2-Hour Kayak Cave Explorer Tour

    Hop aboard and explore the sea caves and beaches of Ponta da Piedade on a 2-hour tour by kayak and boat from Lagos. Admire the beautiful golden sand beaches created over millions of years, and listen to your guide as they explain the rules of navigation and how to use your kayak gear for your safety. Once at Ponta da Piedade, board your kayak and follow the guide through the beautiful caves and small beaches the area is famous for. After your kayak adventure, get the chance to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters. Then, jump back on board and relax on the way back to the city.

    Very helpful to have a knowledgeable guide take us into the caves. Boat was very smooth and swimming off the boat was great fun. 2 hours was enough. the 3 hour trips would involve a lot more effort!

  • From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

    3. From Lagos: 3-Hour Algarve Cruise by Fun Catamaran

    Climb aboard a catamaran for a fun 3-hour cruise from Lagos to Praia da Luz and back. Depart Lagos and see the mesmerizing beaches and rock formations of the golden coast of the western Algarve. Sail towards the stunning cliffs and grottoes of Ponta da Piedade and continue to Praia da Luz, known for its volcanic landscape and palm tree-lined promenade. Then, journey back towards Lagos and anchor near the caves of Ponta da Piedade for a cocktail and some time to swim. Dive into the inviting waters and make use of available paddle boards, snorkeling gear and a water trampoline. Soak up the sun on the sunbathing net as the boat calmly cruises through the peaceful waters back to Lagos.  

    The crew was really nice and helpful. They explained all the sightseeings. The catamaran is spacious and new

  • Lagos: Benagil Sea Cave Tour

    4. Lagos: Benagil Sea Cave Tour

    Take an unforgettable boat tour to the amazing giant sea caves at Benagil. Embark on a 1.5-hour guided cruise on board an inflatable RIB. Travel along the unique Algarve coastline discovering incredible scenery and breathtakingly beautiful natural rock formations. Admire the views of the amazing cliffs of the Algarvian coastline surrounded by stunning beaches.   When you arrive at the giant sea caves at Benagil, gaze in awe at their splendor. See for yourself why Algar de Benagil was recently considered one of the most beautiful caves in the world. At the end of your tour, you will return to Lagos.

    The tour was very nice, the Algarve coast seen from the ocean looks amazing. The guides were helpful and caring.

  • From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

    5. From Lagos: Algarve Golden Coast 4-Hour Cruise

    Climb aboard to explore the southwestern Algarve on a round-trip, 4-hour cruise from Lagos to Cabanas Velhas. Pass magnificent beaches of golden sand, cliffs of staggering rock formations, the sea caves of Ponta da Piedade and the iconic black rock of Praia da Luz. Drop anchor in a secluded bay near the fishing village of Burgau. Enjoy a complimentary meal. Jump into the water for a swim and snorkel among the marine life, sip a cocktail on the deck or grab a paddleboard for a little adventure. Work off some energy on the trampoline or inflatable water park.

    Laze in the sun on the way back to Lagos but keep an eye open to spot dolphins in their natural environment.

    Boatcruise was very fun and relaxed with a super friendly crew who did a great job, i can absolutely recommend!

  • From Lagos: 2-Hour Boat Trip to the Benagil Caves

    6. From Lagos: 2-Hour Boat Trip to the Benagil Caves

    Climb aboard a boat in the marina at Lagos, and then cruise along the coastline of the Algarve to marvel at the sea caves. Benefit from comfortable seats and the best safety facilities for a truly relaxed experience out on the water.  Listen to the live on-board commentary and get a better appreciation of the rock formations and the history of the area. Discover hideouts for pirates and sea stacks of incredible beauty. Every adventure is different, depending upon the tide and sea conditions, which will determine which caves and areas you can visit.

    The driver was safe The guide Pedro was super friendly. The caves are beautiful. The boat ride was super fast and fun.

  • Lagos: Jetboat Adventure

    7. Lagos: Jetboat Adventure

    Hop into a jetboat for a 45-minute spin around Lagos. After meeting at the dock, your captain will give you a quick safety briefing, describing the rip-roaring maneuvers that you’re about to experience. Then you’ll be off on the jetboat, its powerful motor shooting out a rushing stream of water, allowing it to go much faster than traditional boats.  With Ponta da Piedade in view, you’ll arrive at the ideal playground for your jetboat adventure. Experience 360° turns, rapid stops, and lots of fun splashing to cool you off from the hot day — but you can put anything you don’t want to get wet in the provided lockers before you board. After your thrilling ride through the harbor, you’ll head back to the dock, having taken in an exciting new perspective of Lagos.

    Well organised trip. Great skipper. Loads of fun - be prepared to get extremely wet.

  • Lagos: Guided Scuba Discovery Diving Trip for Beginners

    8. Lagos: Guided Scuba Discovery Diving Trip for Beginners

    Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend 4 hours in the ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish.

  • From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

    9. From Lagos: Family-Friendly Catamaran Tour of Benagil

    Lose yourself in the picturesque landscapes of the Algarve coastline on this catamaran sailing trip. Marvel at rugged cliffs and fabulous beaches as well as stunning sea caves and natural arches around Benagil. From the sea, admire the beaches of Pintadinho, Paradise, Carvoeiro, and others. Visit the visually striking Benagil Sea Caves and stop for a swim in the crystal clear waters at a beach near Benagil. Use the catamaran's forward-viewing platform to get the best possible pictures of the caves and beaches. Enjoy this adventure on board a luxury family-friendly catamaran with ample space to move around. Make use of the facilities including toilets, sun protection, and bottled water. The catamaran is wheelchair accessible and has space to store children's buggies.

    Amazing experience. The catamaran ride was great and we explored way more grottos than I expected. We spent enough time in the Benagil cave to take enough pictures and videos. The results are amazing. Thank you to our guide, a very skilled skipper and the wonderful added bonus of having a portuguese water dog on board! Definitely recommend this trip!

  • Algarve Coast: Paragliding Experience

    10. Algarve Coast: Paragliding Experience

    Take part in a truly unique experience as you paraglide over the waters of Meditteranean sea and the iconic Algarve coastline, experiencing a short aerial flight. With the help of an experienced pilot, you don't need any previous training or experience to fly over and enjoy the spectacular views off the Portuguese coast. If you depart from the West Coast, fly over the dramatic Costa Vincentina, one of the most beautiful places in the world.  If you depart from the South, fly over white sand beaches, light water, and red clifts, using the  Algarve ‘s south breeze with its fantastic ocean smell to help guide your flight. Feel an immense feeling of euphoria when you return to back solid earth and be able to share this special memory with friends and family with complimentary photos and videos from your flight. The interaction with nature is immense, but the ecological footprint is minim...

    Unforgettable experience since it was my first time. The instructor considered our safety and security first before doing any activity. Highly recommend.

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What people are saying about Lagos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 994 reviews

Booking and payment via the app was very easy. We also liked the memories of the tours. Our driver was Vasco, happy and in a good mood he entertained us very well the whole time. It never got boring. History, country and people and also the plants and animals ... not a subject he didn't know anything about. We had a lot of fun, saw and experienced a lot. Lunch was delicious too. And at some point the tour was unfortunately over again. Any time.

Great relaxing trip with catamaran including a break on the water to swim. You can buy drinks on board. Staff is very fun and friendly, would definitely recommend this activity!

The driver was safe The guide Pedro was super friendly. The caves are beautiful. The boat ride was super fast and fun.

Loved the fact that you kayak around the coast with a guide who tells you about each stop.

The guide was fun, I'm happy that I did choose this trip :)