Discover Lagos

Lagos and Surrounding Areas

From a traveller’s perspective, Lagos is a town of unrivalled opportunity. Located in the sunny Algarve region, Lagos offers travellers far more than a picturesque coastline and a plethora of premier surf spots. Lagos is home to a rich and complex history, a diverse landscape full of outdoor adventure potential, a booming food scene, and vibrant nightlife.

Old Town

Our Portugal surf hostel, Bura Surfhouse, is a short walk from Lagos’ celebrated Old Town. Meandering cobblestone roads encased in the town’s towering 16th-century medieval city walls have stood the test of time and guide travellers and locals alike to some of Lagos’ most iconic sights.

A pleasant stroll to the Old Town from our Portugal Surf hostel takes about 15 minutes. The Old Town houses some of the area’s best restaurants, bars, and cafes. So, find a quiet spot and watch the world go by with a Galao and a Pastel de Nata.  

Lagos old town is full of hidden gems, so why not lose yourself within the winding cobbled streets and immerse within the local culture.

Local Beaches AND Walks

The Algarve is known for its warm weather, stunning, cliffy coastline, and gorgeous beaches. Without venturing far from the city centre, guests at our Portugal surf hostel will find a pleasant variety of beaches, some are well-known and populated, while others are more secluded.

Meia Praia – A popular surf spot during the summer months, Meia Praia is an expansive sandy beach near the heart of the city.  
Praia don Ana – Towering cliffs shelter Praia don Ana in a pristine cove where turquoise waters meet golden cliffs. Praia don Ana is one of the most picturesque beaches in the entire Algarve.
Praia de Porto de Mos – This long stretch of sandy beach is a great place to escape the crowds of the other nearby beaches.
Praia do Camilo – Sandwiched between sea cliffs, Praia do Camillo is a small, secluded paradise.  
Praia da Batata – Lagos' closest beach offers stunning cliff views but can draw a crowd during the peak summer months.

Perhaps the most popular attraction in Lagos is the famous cliff walk, which traces some of the most striking coastal landscape on the planet, and it won’t cost you a penny.


Walking from our Portugal surf hostel to the Old Town, guests can find a variety of restaurants that cater to all budgets. Enjoy a variety of culinary experiences, ranging from traditional Portuguese seafood and petiscos to classic favourites like curry, sushi, and pizza. Lagos is also home to a growing vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free scene, ensuring everyone can enjoy dining out.


The Algarve is more than just warm weather, pumping surf, and a stunning landscape, it’s also home to some of the most exciting nightlife in Portugal. Whether you want to spend your nights socialising at our Portugal surf hostel bar, or out on the town, there’s also plenty going on after dark. Lagos has a large selection of bars, party bars, and clubs to keep you entertained throughout the night.

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On the southwest corner of Portugal, an idyllic village sits atop immense cliffs, this is Sagres. A short, 30-minute drive from our Portugal surf hostel, will take you to this tiny village that feels like it’s perched on the edge of the world. If you want to venture further into the unknown, the west coast of the Algarve offers incredible coastal hiking opportunities, as well as the some of the most consistent surf spots in Europe.

THE Westcoast

The west coast of the Algarve is full of quality surf spots, rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, and plenty of adventure opportunity. If you’ve thoroughly explored the area around our Portugal surf hostel, take a day trip west to see more of the breathtaking coastal landscape that makes the Algarve unique.

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