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Best things to do in Praia da Lota

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Beach
“Unbeatable views, this place cannot be missed. To reach the beach arrive early as high tide makes things more tricky. If hunger strikes, everything at the Restaurant Casa Velha is delicious ”
11local recommendations
Beach
“Uma das Praias da Baia de Monte Gordo com uma extensão de areal de mais de 10 Km de praia com areia limpa e águas quentes. ”
7local recommendations
Other Great Outdoors
“The old town (not to be confused with the new town inland) and home to the best beach in Eastern Algarve. It also has a number of very good local restaurants (too many to name) and a weekly outdoor market. Parking either Fabrica side or in front of town walls. Views from atop the church across the sandy beaches are spectacular and yet it remains largely undeveloped and unspoilt one of the reasons it was voted in Top 10 beaches in the world recently. Access out to the beach is by foot and expect to wade up thigh deep out to the sandy dunes. Motor boats do collect beachgoers from Fabrica side. There is a small beach kiosque selling beer and snacks but other than that this is a remote beach paradise so bring your lunch, a sun umbrella and spend the day. ”
57local recommendations
Sublocality
“Manta Rota has an excellent supermarket and high quality Butchers. If you don’t want to go far you can source everything you need in the village.”
6local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“From fresh fish caught on the day to deliciously grilled meat and fabulous home made deserts, there is nothing that isn’t good at this place located at one of the most beautiful views in the area”
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Restaurant
“On the way to the beach, restaurant with good local specialty. The owner speaks 6 fluently”
4local recommendations
Convenience Store
“Minimercado que tem de tudo um pouco e está aberto todo o ano. Mini market which is open all year round and has a little bit of everything.”
2local recommendations
Restaurant
“Delicious food with a fantastic vista. This place serves modern dishes made with local ingredients.”
4local recommendations
Bar
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Natural Feature
“Beautiful all natural unspoiled setting. A beach sand strip to which you will be taken by a local fisherman for as little as 2€. There are no shades on the beach so it is best to arrive with lots of water, beach hat and beach umbrella. Check the near-by restaurant for lunch or dinner. ”
4local recommendations
Night Club
“The nightclub with deep bass and DJs. VIP Lounge with champagne. Too noisy for me...”
3local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like seafood try this one. Beautiful location! Perfect for an early dinner after the beach!”
3local recommendations
Restaurant
“Restaurante fantástico, com os mais diversos pratos, especialmente peixe e marisco. Tem como por exemplo arroz de marisco soberbo, paella de marisco fantástico, e muito mais a escolher, nao esquecendo as sobremesas com doces regionais. Aberto todo o ano”
2local recommendations
Café
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“Fica situado junto à praia e onde poderá relaxar tomando uma bebida fresca junto ao mar.”
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Restaurant
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Natural Feature
“Great beach with a couple of high quality beach restaurants at great prices.”
2local recommendations