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Things to do in Vale de Engenhos, Lagoa

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Praia da Marinha is an iconic beach near Lagoa. It is known as one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. CNN highlights the amazing cliff side and it is the favorite beach of Lonely Planet in the Algarve. According to TripAdvisor, Praia da Marinha is one of the best beaches in Portugal.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Beach
“There is a reason why Marinha Beach has been awarded with a Golden Flag and classified as one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, nature has left its beautiful traces in these cliffs and awarded this beach an amazing greenish-blue sea. But don’t think this beach only has colourful and shaped cliffs to offer. The sound of the birds searching for fish will take you to the underwater realm. You only need a diving mask and some fins to get into the wonders this beach has to offer you. This patrimony, which belongs to Lagoa, but mostly to the world, has had the attention of some entities, like the University of the Algarve or the CCR Algarve, as well as its own Municipality, to set underwater trails that lead you to an adventure full of emotions. You can also go to the big algar, where the information board will explain you how these caves are formed in lime coastal areas.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach
“Praia de Albandeira is one of the best kept secrets the Algarve has to offer and it is famous for its stunning arch in the water.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fabulous new Lords Bar offers floor to ceiling view to the Atlantic! Sports TV, Large screen. Light music. Karaoke & live music. Delicious cocktails & bar snacks all day. Very friendly service. Free wifi. Full air conditioned. Open 11:30am-late.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“ From this beach you can make a beautiful walk along the cliffs by the sea.”
  • 1 local recommends
Resort
“As suas belas paisagens não deixam ninguém indiferente. Delicie-se enquanto passeia pelas encostas da Costa algarvia e descubra novas praias onde só chega caminhando. parta a descoberta”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tourist Attraction
“ The seven hanging valleys hiking route is one of the most scenic hiking route in the Algarve. A 6 km trail along cliffs and down to beaches. Beautiful scenery.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the natural beaches nearby the villa. This beach changes a lot, in the winter there may be a river passing trough when there are heavy rainfalls. The hike will start going down this beach. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“Almost a private beach, just for a few people that know it. A short walk from the villa. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“To mark activities in the area and tours in Portugal and Spain. It has a restaurant with food out. It also has pool and playground for children.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The beach is surrounded by steep cliffs, which create magical, almost mistical feeling. A breathtaking view from above is unforgettable. This small, scenic, cove beach is located in Lagoa, next to Marinha beach. It is easily accessible from the nearby parking lot. In real life, the beach is even prettier than on the pictures. Paradise for swimming, snorkeling, SUP, and kayaking.”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
  • 1 local recommends