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Praia da Lota

Quarteira, Algarve

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors

The charm of the former fishing village of Praia da Lota takes everyone under its spell. If you want to plunge into the history of the resort you should pay it a visit. On the way here you will be able to see lots of fishermen at work. The beaches here were once used for fish auctions. Walk across white sand, as fine as powdered sugar, and bathe in the warm sea. The water is kept temperate by the stream from the Mediterranean.

Praia da Lota - A little piece of the past

To get to Praia da Lota you have to cross a long bridge. The journey certainly won't get boring because you can watch lots of passing boats and fishermen going about their work. In times gone by the beach was used for selling the catch of the day.

Nowadays Praia da Lota thrives almost exclusively on tourism. Every summer lots of people are attracted here. The sand is white and fine like powdered sugar. You'll enjoy bathing because it's shallow and deliciously warm. The Mediterranean stream ensures the temperature is ideal and you'll find it difficult to drag yourself out again.

Lifeguards keep watch and ensure safety, in case you should get into difficulty. If you're not going to plunge straight into the blue warmth, you should take a walk along the dunes. The flora in this area is really beautiful. White cottonweed sways in the breeze. Keep to the marked out paths, as they have been designed specially to protect the nature of the resort.

If you find you’re hungry after all that activity you can search out one of the two restaurants on the beach. Take a break from the hot sun and grab a moment's peace in the shade with some cool drinks. Here you can order snacks or meals and enjoy the nature around you.

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Praia da Lota is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 52 of 107
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 10/10 points
Place 2 of 107
Fun, games and entertainment - a paradise for families!
Water sports: 5/10 points
Place 22 of 107
Wind and waves are not ideal here, but you can still have some fun in the sea.
Party: 2/10 points
Place 29 of 107
Not much happening at this beach and you won't find any party locations here either.

Atmosphere at the beach
3/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
3/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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> 50 Years
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Nationalities
Portugese
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Restaurante Olimar Map icon
Restaurante Olimar

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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Taruga Benagil Tours
Offer:
Boat

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
  • Restaurante Olimar
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

  • Taruga Benagil Tours
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    Offer:
    Boat

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 37.167336, -7.513004
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  • Jellyfish
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