Solo Female Travel in Lagos

Lagos, beautifully ensconced on Portugal's southern Algarve coastline, is popular for its mesmerizing blend of tradition, history and attractive beaches, making it an enticing destination for tourists worldwide. This charming town packs a punch with its vibrant nightlife, a well-preserved old town brimming with unique architecture, including the beautiful Lagos castle and St. Anthony's church. Spectacular cliffs and the crystal clear waters of Praia Dona Ana and Meia Praia are inviting jewels for beach lovers and surfers. Lagos also has a rich seafaring heritage and is known as the launching point of many voyages during the Age of Discovery. With a bountiful array of fresh seafood from the surrounding Atlantic Ocean, the local gastronomic scene is a delight for food enthusiasts.

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Safety:Safe

Lagos is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. It's a popular tourist destination with a low crime rate. As a precaution, it's recommended to keep your belongings secure, avoid deserted areas at night and listen to your intuition. As with any foreign location, awareness of your surroundings and local customs is key. The locals are friendly and the city is well-policed, which creates a sense of security.

Transport:Easy

Navigating Lagos is quite manageable. The compact town is very walkable and you can reach most attractions on foot. Public transportation is also available for longer distances. Furthermore, rental bikes and scooters are popular options. However, there might be some difficulties during the tourist season with crowded areas.

Things to do:Interesting

Lagos is teeming with lots to engage in. Its stunning coastline offers enjoyable water-based activities such as surfing, dolphin watching, and boat tours. For the historically inclined traveler, Lagos's rich history can be explored through its ancient walls, fortress, and museums. Dining by the seaside and trying traditional Portuguese cuisine is another unique experience Lagos offers. Surrounded by natural beauty, Lagos also offers opportunities for hiking and exploring their beautiful coastline and cliffs, making it a location full of variety and activities appealing to different tastes.

Food:Above average

Portugal's Lagos offers a rich variety of food. From savory traditional Portuguese dishes to fresh locally sourced seafood, every foodie would be satiated. The place also offers international cuisine such as Italian, French, and Asian for those who want to enjoy a taste of home or try something different. The pastries and wine here definitely require a special mention for their unforgettable taste. Much to your delight, you will find numerous vegan and vegetarian options too. The only downside is that the street food scene is not as vibrant compared to other culinary destinations.

Budget:Moderate

While not the cheapest destination you could choose, Lagos offers a moderate level of affordability. Accommodation, transport and food can range quite considerably in price, but typically, they fall into a medium budget range. It's more appropriate for travelers who are willing to spend a bit more for a unique experience. However, there are also many free or inexpensive activities to enjoy, such as its beautiful beaches and stunning natural sights.

Is Lagos worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 9 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

4.3/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

3.5/5
Charlotte

Charlotte

United Kingdom

Solo travel experience

Lagos was an amazing experience, the beautiful landscape paired with the kindness of the locals made me feel so safe. It was very easy to meet people and make friends. I stayed at Orange3 hostel and it was walking distance to everything. Highly recommend adding this to your list of places to visit!

Posted: March 27, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 3/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 4/5
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Lagos is a stunning destination for solo travel and I highly recommend it. Lots to do, including paddle boarding and kayaking tours. Felt really safe the whole time, met friendly people, and the coastline was lovely.

Posted: February 7, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Samira (23)

France

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If you visit Lagos during summer, you will really understand why the English are there in numbers. The sun will burn you, but the sea will soothe you. Lagos is a small town south of Portugal. I felt it was very safe with very cute streets and artwork. The beaches are walking distance. It was great to rewind here.

Posted: December 10, 2023Experienced: May, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Lagos. The city gives off the vibe of a typical surfer's town, not too big and not too small, and the atmosphere is really nice. A walk along the beaches there is absolutely beautiful.

Posted: December 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Lagos is a pretty city in the south of Portugal. It’s has beautiful beaches, amazing caves and a nice nightlife. Here is always something going on and you can take easily busses to get to other places around Lagos.

Posted: April 17, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Lagos is a great city to stay in! Public transportation is very easy to understand (I used both the bus and the train), and the city itself is very pedestrian-friendly once you're there! As a solo woman I felt safe walking at any time of the day, both visitors and residents were very welcoming, and the city is beautiful! Take advantage of the activities offered there too!

Posted: October 26, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Enjoy the performances of street artists - Visit the beaches (Praia Do Camilo, Praia De Dona Ana) - Savor the wine - Wake up to the sunrise on the waterfront - Book a kayak tour to Benagil Cave Safety: There were no issues and I felt safe. Recommendations: Lagos is one of my favorite places I've ever been to. Kayaking through the caves, then relaxing on those amazing beaches.

Posted: September 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Wander to Ponta da Piedade - Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches - Go on a boat ride to see the coast Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Lagos is just amazing. Some of the best beaches I have ever been to.

Posted: September 10, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Things to do: - Ponta da Piedade - Camilo Beach - Meia Praia - Dona Ana Beach - Estudantes Beach - Pinhão Beach - Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse in Lagos - Canavial Beach - Visit WOW (World of Wine) - Porto Mós Beach Safety: I felt completely safe everywhere I went. Recommendations: Lagos is one of my favorite places to visit. The beaches are great and the water temperature is also good.

Posted: September 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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