Lagos, Portugal

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This summer we had the opportunity to travel to Europe and backpack through a few different countries. One of our favorite stops was in Lagos, which is a costal town in southern Portugal. The actual town was nice, but it was the coastline that really made us fall in love with Lagos.

Lagos doesn’t have an airport, so if you are planning to get to Lagos by plane, then you will fly into Faro, which is about 46 miles (75km) away. From there you can take a taxi or a bus to Lagos. There are plenty of accommodations in Lagos, including camping, but we decided to stay in the TagHostel which was awesome! The hostel was in a great location, right next to the harbor, and the staff were so accommodating. I definitely recommend staying there.

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The highlight of our stay in Lagos was kayaking along to the coast to Ponta Da Piadade. Seriously, it was ridiculous.  It is a MUST do!

We decided to go with a group, since it was cheaper to do so, but if I could do it over, I would rent a kayak for the day and go early in the morning to watch the sunrise. All along the coast are dozens of caves and arches that we were able to kayak through and under. It felt like something out of a movie. It took us about 30 minutes to paddle to the Ponta Da Piadade,  and there are several “private” little beaches along the rocky coast that can’t be accessed by land. We stopped at one of the beaches to relax and explore the beach a little, before heading back.

If you are heading to Lagos and want to book a tour or rent your own kayak, these guys were great – GoodTimes

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