Portugal

lisbon

Ah this place is a dream! I got to spend my 28th birthday weekend there this year and we had the most amazing weather.

Lagos 

Getting there:

We flew into Faro airport, which is on the southern coast of Portugal and it took about 35-45 minutes drive to Lagos. We hired a rental car from www.rentalcars.com for 4 days and it only costed us about £100.

Accommodation:

We stayed in a lovely air b n b above a bakery (does it get much better than that?) right in the center of Algarve Lagos.  I can recommend a good hostel based on location; see link: https://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Lagos-Central-Hostel/Lagos/94725

Things to do:

– Walk around old town (love, love, love a small beach town) and do a bar crawl

– Eat seafood, drink green wine, have rose sangria

– Do a boat tour through the rock formations and caves

– Trek along the southern coast to the different beaches (Praia Dona Ana, Praia Do Camilo, just to name a few ;))

– Visit Sagres which is Europe’s most easterly point

– Hire a surfboard

– Sunbathe (this I never get sick of); we also visited Praia da Marinha & Praia de Benagil which were amazing!

What I wish I knew/did:

I always just wish I had more time!

Lisbon

Getting there:

We drove to Sagres for an early (hungover) start to the day and went up along the coast to Lisbon. I definitely wish we had more time and stayed the night in Lisbon as there was so much to see!

Things to do:

– Walk around along the water and in town

– Hike up the old castle

– See Sintra

What I wish I knew/did:

The drive takes around 5+ hours to Lisbon so maybe hire an open top convertible ;).

 

Overall Recommendations:

Ahhh all I can say is I wish I had more time!! I wish I could’ve visited Sintra as well as seen Porto (town north of Lisbon). 100% no regrets about Lagos as I loved the rock formations and sunny south coast weather!

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