Lagos, Portugal! (Julia)

lagos1   This past weekend, for the first time in months, Maddie and I ventured outside of Spain to Lagos, Portugal, land of sparkling yellow-sand beaches, rocky cliff sides, and delicious seafood. For any beach lover, this is the place to go! The water is crystal clear and is a shade of deep turquoise that will take your breath away.

lagos2Our first night there, both of us were eager to explore. We hiked along a cliff-side path and looked out on the mesmerizing ocean. Later we ate a fish dinner at a small Portuguese restaurant. The highlight of that meal, though, was the dessert. We ordered something called “Dream, ” and its name was no joke. We’re not even completely sure what it was – some kind of pudding with cookies and cream on top. We ended up asking the waiter for one after another.

Another highlight of our trip was our excursion to Sagres, Portugal where we visited Cabo San Vicente, the most southwestern tip of Europe. We stood on huge, rocky cliffs that jutted into the ocean below and watched as the sun set.lagos4

The next morning we went on a kayaking expedition along the coast. We kayaked into caves and through huge rock tunnels. I had never experienced anything like it! At one point we stopped to take a break on a secret beach. It was a bit rainy, but even so, the kayak trip was wonderful.

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Sunday evening we returned home to Spain. Even though we enjoyed Portugal, it was great to be back in Villanueva!

 

 

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