Marina de Lagos ( Lagos Marina), Lagos

Marina de Lagos ( Lagos Marina), Lagos (must see)

What would a marina have looked like in the time of Henry the Navigator? Henry financed Gil Eanes' first effort to explore the west African coast. The vessel used was a barge. It was basically unsailable and not really seaworthy. Gil Eanes was a brave man. One look at the Lagos Marina confirms support for sailing has come a long way.

The Marina was opened in 1994. It is meant for pleasure boats home-ported in Lagos and for boats coming in from sea, stopping by on their way to other destinations. It has 460 berths for mooring with support facilities. It has the Marina Club, restaurants, residences, green and recreation spaces, including the Adventure Park for children.

Lagos Marina is the homeport so to speak of the Lagos Navigators. They are an independent group of berth holders with the mission to assist visitors in enjoying their stay in Lagos. Working with the marina, the Navigators organize events throughout the year, always sharing knowledge and experience.

Gil Eanes would have loved that kind of back-up.

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Marina de Lagos ( Lagos Marina) on Map

Sight Name: Marina de Lagos ( Lagos Marina)
Sight Location: Lagos, Portugal (See walking tours in Lagos)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Lagos, Portugal

Create Your Own Walk in Lagos

Create Your Own Walk in Lagos

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Lagos Coastline Walk

Lagos Coastline Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Lagos Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles