Lagos is on Portugal's Algarve coast. It is one of the places that was instantly on my wishlist when i saw the photos.
The beaches of Lagos are some of the best ones that I have seen in Europe. The colour of the sand reminds me of Goa beaches.
The rock formations in Lagos make the beaches even more spectacular. As a result, there are many viewpoints and hiking possibilities.
Every beach is a little different and the best part is that you can hike from one beach to another.
My best memories in Lagos were when I was relaxing on the beach with a snack and a book.
I'm not into sweets but Portuguese egg tarts - pastel de nata is my favourite snack.
I hiked everyday for 7 days in Lagos and discovered some hidden beaches and viewpoints.
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Click the photo to read about my restaurant recommendations. I was able to find some affordable seafood restaurants with amazing food.
Lagos has more than just one good beach. There are so many nice ones but I have shortlisted 4-5 unmissable ones for you.
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Here are some more viewpoints that I found in Lagos during my sunset hike.
What I liked about lagos was that it still didn't feel overly crowded, even though it is famous. The beaches had a lot of empty spots and so did the hiking paths.
I did see some other places in Algarve but they didn't stand out to me the way Lagos did.
Is Lagos safe for solo travel?
Yes, I traveled solo and I felt very safe. I met a lot of solo travelers and had a good time.