10 Amazing things to do in Sagres: Complete travel guide

10 Amazing things to do in Sagres: Complete travel guide

One of the most popular places in the Algarve is the mesmerizing Sagres cliff display on the westernmost point of the region. Tourists flock to this spot throughout the summer season and beyond, so is it really worth visiting?

Find out in this post, including the best things to do in Sagres.

While the jaw-dropping cliffs are popular, the town of Sagres itself is a quiet and relaxed surf spot where you can regenerate energy, eat heaps of local food, and easily get to the best surf beaches in the Algarve.

There is a lot to see and do in Sagres and you’ll have a great base for seeing other places during your Algarve itinerary.

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What to do in Sagres

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How to get to Sagres

The closest airport is Faro Airport, which is about an hour and 20 minutes away by car. If you’re going to Sagres, I do suggest you get a rental car so that you are free to discover all the surrounding areas without being dependent on the extremely poor public transport there.

Be aware that there are automatic tolls throughout the Algarve, so you’ll have to check with your rental company if they’ve got it included in the car hire or if you need to pay it. In that case, or if you come from Spain, you’ll have to drop by a petrol station on the motorway and ask for a card to connect your credit card with the number plates for when you drive through them.

From Lagos, it takes 35 minutes to drive to Sagres. There is also a bus between Lagos and Sagres, number 47. You can see timetables here. It’s easy to reach Lagos by bus from most places in the Algarve.

Sagres Algarve

Where to stay in Sagres

There are loads of great places to stay in Sagres, but here are some of my top choices.

Wavesensations – Sagres Surf House – A wonderful home away from home. Situated right by the beach, this cozy hotel offers surf lessons and other activities. There is free parking, but if you don’t drive they also offer a paid airport shuttle.

Pousada de Sagres – Close to the beach, this is a lovely hotel with an outdoor swimming pool with views. You can indulge in a drink in the bar or order room service from the tasty restaurant. This hotel has free parking and you can bring your furry friend!

Casa Azul Sagres – Rooms & Apartments – This is another fantastic hotel only a 5-minute walk from the beach and you can book your surf lessons or bodyboard lessons right at the hotel. You get free parking or can book an airport shuttle if needed.