MUST DO: Kayaking Along the Coast of Lagos in Portugal

If there’s one thing you mustn’t miss in Lagos, it’s definitely kayaking along the coast at Ponte de Piedade. With a 2.5-hour tour, you’ll kayak alongside the towering orange cliffs, visit beautiful beaches, and explore caves with crystal-clear blue waters. The guide will show you the most stunning spots as you leisurely float on the calm waters. This is the best way to experience the beauty of the Algarve!

What Does the Activity Look Like?

You don’t need any prior experience for kayaking in Lagos. You’ll go kayaking in pairs and receive instructions beforehand. Then, you’ll hop into the kayak and paddle along beaches and through some caves towards Ponte de Piedade, the most beautiful section. The water is usually very calm, and on a sunny day, it turns bright green-blue in shallow areas. Along the way, the guide will share information about the surroundings, and you’ll have plenty of time to take photos. After about two hours of kayaking, it’s time to head back, and your arms are likely to be somewhat tired from paddling. It’s quite convenient that they connect all the kayaks together like a train and tow them back to the starting point by boat.

Note: The conditions, such as water clarity and how calm the water is, depend on the weather and the weather in the preceding days. The summer months are the best period, but conditions are usually excellent in the spring and autumn as well. Kayaking in Lagos is not possible from November to February.

What to Bring for Kayaking?

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or Cap
  • Water

How Much Does Kayaking in Lagos Cost, and Should You Book in Advance?

For this tour, you’ll pay $34 per person, which includes all equipment such as the kayak, life jacket, and paddles. You can use a locker to store your clothes and other belongings. Additionally, you’ll receive a dry bag for items you want to bring along while kayaking. You can book this tour here, which we highly recommend because they allow free cancellations up to 24 hours in advance, keep group sizes limited to 14 people, and work with experienced guides. Payment can be made using iDeal.

Tip: Schedule the kayak tour on your first day in Lagos so you haven’t already seen the coast from the beach or a viewpoint. It’ll make the experience even more breathtaking!