Paragliding in Lagos, Faro, Algarve Portugal

Height above ground:
980m / 3214ft
Lagos is a municipality in the Barlavento region, in Algarve, Portugal. The fresh air comes from the Atlantic ocean and the Bensafrim River. The old part of the city is like a castle, circled by the city walls, that were constructed during the 16th century. On a hill behind the fish market, you will find the church of St. Sebastian with a breathtaking view from up there.

Walk along the cobbled street at the back of Praça Infante Dom Henrique square, where you can find the status of prince Henry, and you will come to Lagos ‘golden church’ of St. Anthony. It was rebuilt in 1769.

The entrance of this church is through the museum. In the opposite side you will find the place, where the slaves were sold after the voyages, the ‘Slave Market’.

If you try paragliding in Lagos, it’s sure that you will become the slave of the panoramic view. Feel the fresh air, breath and let the clouds make a veil of emotions for you. The adrenaline will burn your mind and you will scream ‘I want more’. The best conditions for paragliding are in spring, in autumn and in winter. The wind promise you an experience that you will never forget.

There are paragliding schools in Lagos, with experts at your disposal, in case you need someone to open your wings. In Lagos, when your foot are in the land, you can do other activities, such as a tour at the vineyards, where you can taste the good wine, or take some photos with the wild animals in Lagos’s zoo. There are also, comfortable accommodations where you can relax.