Lagos and Portimao/Praia de Rocha (Rock Beach)

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November 15th 2021
Published: November 15th 2021
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From Albufera just a 5 euro bus ticket to Lagos. I left on Friday AM, a trip planned Thursday evening as the landlord informed me Thursday PM there would be no water for 1 day. (maybe 2).

There were not many cheap last minute bookings so....In Lagos I stayed at a hostel which was very clean and I had a shared bath that was actually private as there were 5 bathrooms and only 4 people staying. Its off season and town was not crowded at all.

The bus terminal was directly across from the marina a key place t visit and only a 10 minute walk through old town to my hostel.

Most boat tours of the cliffs and rocky coast and caves were shutting down. I decided not to take a boat tour but reserve it as an experience if I should get visitors.

Instead I took a hike to Ponta de Piedades where you can see most of what is seen in the boat tours but from the top of the cliffs.

I will return to Lagos and spend more time going further West to Sagres and Salema when have time.

From Lagos I went to Portimao by bus, a former large fishing port-just a city now on the river and Rock Beach to the south ; Praia de Rocha.

I wish I had spent more time in Lagos rather than going to Praia de Rocha which is highly commercialized and a noisy all night party combination carnival food heaven and mini-Las Vegas complete with discos and a casino

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Lagos centro  VendorLagos centro  Vendor
Lagos centro Vendor

Roasted Chestnuts- I bought 6 for 2 euros-nice snack Assados=roasted
Lagos Fortress TunnelLagos Fortress Tunnel
Lagos Fortress Tunnel

Lagos was a walled city

they use the greek word for this fruit Diospiro; God's Fruit

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