A short summary of what we got up to in our 5 days in Portugal. We had a bit of a problem before we even got into the country, as we realised at 11pm the night before leaving we booked the wrong bus. Who knew there is a Lagos in Spain, Portugal and Nigeria? I certainly didn’t! Our ticket said Lagos (Malaga) not realizing that is in Spain and we intended to be in Portugal. A wasted 100 euros later, I have now learnt my lesson the hard way to double check EVERYTHING or get Tyler to book it all from now on haha! 11 hours on a bus and 16 hours of travel, just when we thought we had made it, our bus broke down 10kms from Lagos. They eventually sent out another bus, by the time we had arrived at our hostel we were officially over it haha.
Tyler and I decided to make a video of our time in Lagos. We thought that giving you the chance to see the town the way we saw it would be more ideal for this location. We hope it’s an enjoyable change from the usual written blogs. Give some feedback on whether you liked the video post or not!
TIPS – The Benagil sea cave we went to (as seen in the video) are NOT actually in Lagos. We had to catch a public bus to Lagoa (4.5 euro each one way) then another to Benagil (2.25 euro each one way) which is just over an hour journey. From there we walked down to Praia de Benagil beach from the bus station (where ‘Maps.me’ comes in handy again). There are normally boat tours running to take you to several caves, however the weather was too rough for them to operate. Instead, we had to swim to the Benagil Sea Cave to see it’s magnificence! Try and head there on a clear day to avoid this problem, as the swim wasn’t easy in bad conditions!
FOOD – As bad as it sounds we didn’t really experience the local food. Because of the money we lost on the bus situation we had to buy food and make breakfast, lunch and dinner ourselves to save a bit of money. In saying that the restaurants and cafes we walked past had very reasonable prices. We found an awesome place for fresh smoothies that I craved everyday, and had to resist having multiple.
LOCALS – The locals are full of fun, I guess that’s a given if you live in a party town full of tourists. The reception guy working at our hostel was one of the funniest people I’ve ever met! Always a laugh and it was easy to meet other travellers staying in a hostel.
MONEY – Currency is euros, same as my last post would probably recommend not having too much on you. Because it is a very touristy town as well as going out partying, having small amounts of money on you is definitely safer.
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