It is your choice!


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With our job, is quiet easy to understand how lost and disconnected people are from themselves.

With all the technology nowadays, it is pretty easy to get lost… From a distance of a click!, it is easy and fast to send that message, make that phone call, capture that moment for eternity…

How many of us actually take the time to think that we really don’t need that all the time? How many of us tried to turn off our phones for a day, get some rest from the social media and everything that is happening in the world? How many of us went somewhere without the mobile phone for an entire day or weekend?

Have you done the experience and watch people you find in the street, at a café or restaurant or even at work? How many of them are on the phone or with a tablet? How many of them are taking selfies?

We won’t be hypocrites and say we don’t do the same; we also love to take pictures. We also like to hear the voices of far-away family and dearest friends; we also have mobile phones, computers, and can be found in the social media…

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Birdwatching in our Backyard!

It is known that a lot of birds that live in the northern part of Europe during Spring and Summer, move to Africa in Fall searching for better temperatures and more food.

Backyard Tours - Algarve, Lagos. BirdwatchingThese migrations are very interesting and they include a wide variety of birds, from big ones like albatrosses and some eagles species, to smaller like the swallows – this last ones very symbolic in Portugal.

The birds accumulate body fat, increasing their weight in 50%, preparing for the epic journey that waits for them at the end of the Summer – beginning of Fall. Yes, an epic journey! I believe that flying more than 10.000 km’s isn’t a walk in the park.

Backyard Tours - Algarve, Lagos, Corvos MarinhosBecause of this, Portugal in general, but the South-Western coastline is a very important place in which any one can observe a lot of bird species, especially the maritime migratory birds during the months of September and October.

So, if you happen to see a lot of birds, or even any weird looking one, that’s probably a flying bird heading for Africa.

Backyard Tours - Lagos, Algarve, BirdsThis is the beautiful and unexpected Algarve!

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Things to do in Lagos


What is there to do in Lagos, Algarve?

Some just want to relax, have their spot in the beach, and choose our amazing Algarve to do so, because they have heard about Lagos as having some of the best beaches in Europe and in the world.

They also know that Portuguese people are simple, quiet and humble, and therefore know that this is the right place to have an invigorating vacation – not only no one will bother them, but at the same time, if needing help, they’ll find a Portuguese fellow happy and ready right away.

The possible next most common reason to visit Lagos, are the water sports. The popularity of water sports in Lagos, have been growing like crazy the last few years, and due to the wondrous natural monuments and beauty around here, everybody ends up trying at least one of the possible sea adventures (surfing, kayaking, paddling, diving, among others).

Others, come for the great and spiritual Lagos’ nightlife. Lagos is certainly the right place for those who are searching for a little craziness – some booze and summer love stories to tell to their friends after returning home.

Lagos is all that. That’s right! But it can be so much more. The Backyard Tours are trying to leave a different impression on visitors. Change people’s mind about Lagos, the Algarve and the Portuguese people.

We’re the new Portuguese generation, but we don’t forget about our ancestors, our History and our identity. We are ready to show everything there is to know about Lagos and Sagres, in a really relaxed and comfortable way… the new generation’s way.

We only need your company to make that happen. Come with us, send us an email, talk to us through our facebook or blog.

Be carefree, be adventurous!!

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