Blue Lagoon Paphos

blue lagoon paphos

The Blue Lagoon, located roughly 50 kilometers from Paphos, is a picturesque bay with soft white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters.

As you may have already suspected, this is a pretty popular tourist hotspot! But can you get there on your own, and what are the differences between the various boat trip offers and tours to the Blue Lagoon Paphos?

Let’s delve into the details.

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The Best Time to Visit the Blue Lagoon

The spring and summer months, particularly from April to September, are undeniably the best times to visit the Blue Lagoon.

However, keep in mind that during July and August, the area tends to be more crowded with tourists. Additionally, the heat in the Blue Lagoon area during these months can be quite intense, so make sure to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen, a hat, and lightweight clothing.

Boat Tours to the Blue Lagoon Paphos

Taking a boat trip is the ideal way to explore the Blue Lagoon.

Whether you’re booking a trip online, through an agent, or directly from the tour company, prices typically range from 10 euros for children to 50 euros or more for adults, with boat rentals being an exception, but we will get into that later.

So what makes one tour stand out from another, and which one is the best choice for you?

To help you decide, we’ve listed all the available options and their current prices here, though they may change over time.

Best Budget: Blue Lagoon Boat Trip From Latchi Harbour

For those who have access to a car or are comfortable with public transportation, heading straight to Latchi’s waterfront would be a cost-effective option.

There, you’ll find several tour companies ready to take you on an adventure to this stunning destination.

Prices typically range from 10 euros for children to 20 euros for adults for a journey of 2.5 to 3 hours. Many of these tours also include complimentary fruits, refreshing juice (often orange or lemonade), and even a glass of wine, served 40 minutes into the trip.

The boats have changing rooms, restrooms, and a bar serving a variety of beverages, snacks, and ice cream. Most boats also feature two decks, with some boasting additional attractions like a glass-bottom viewing area, an inflatable slide, and snorkeling gear.

Plus, there’s usually a stop at the Blue Lagoon for swimming, allowing you to enjoy the translucent teal waters for 40 minutes to an hour.

Here are some of the best boats in Latchi Harbour:

  • Nafsika 2 – This boat has upper and lower decks along with two bars that serve complimentary fruits, juice, and wine. The journey lasts approximately 2.5 hours and includes an hour for swimming. You can also request snorkeling gear and other floating accessories.
  • Mediterranean One – A two-deck boat with a glass floor, offering a 2.5-hour cruise with an hour of lagoon swimming. Refreshments such as fruits, juice, and wine are provided throughout the trip.
  • Blue Diamond – On this boat, you’ll find an inflatable slide, snorkeling gear, and a guitarist who plays and sings. The excursion lasts about 3 hours with swimming, and you’ll be served fruits, juice, and wine.

While not mandatory, we strongly suggest booking in advance. Most cruises depart in the morning around 10:30 and again between 13:00-14:00.

If possible, try to arrive a little early to secure comfortable, shaded seating.

blue lagoon paphos swimming

For those interested in a 4.5-hour cruise with a meat-based meal option, prices range from 16.90 euros for children to 28.90 euros for adults (once again, without a transfer).

Below are the ticket prices:

AdultChild (Ages 2-12)Up to 2 Years Old
Boat Trip Only18-20 euros10 eurosFree
Boat Trip With a Meal28.90 euros16.90 eurosFree

Best Value: Blue Lagoon Boat Trip With Transfers

If you prefer the convenience of being picked up and dropped off at your hotel (in an air-conditioned bus, of course), combined with stops at interesting sites and local businesses, then this next tour is just what you need.

Obviously, the price is slightly higher since it includes transfers, ranging from 25 euros for children to 38 euros for adults, not including meals.

The bus tour starts around 8:00, depending on the hotel from which you’re picked up, and ends at 18:00.

Here’s the route we took (twice!):

  • A brief stop at a banana plantation and the shipwreck. There’s a shop nearby selling freshly squeezed juice, coffee, and snacks.
  • A hike to the Baths of Aphrodite in the Akamas Peninsula National Park, where you’ll find a gelato stand to help you cool off.
  • A lunch at a local tavern in the village of Polis. Food isn’t included in the price, however, it’s relatively inexpensive compared to other taverns.
  • A 2.5-hour cruise with a one-hour swimming stop. Fruits, juice, and wine are served on board.
  • A visit to a local winery for tastings of various wines and the intensely flavored Cypriot Zivania (for those with bold hearts, and bold hearts alone).

Overall, both of our trips to the Blue Lagoon were filled with adventure and good vibes. So, If you ever get the chance to go on this tour, don’t think twice — just go for it!

Below are the ticket prices:

AdultChild (Ages 0-11)
Boat Trip With Transfers38 euros25 euros

Just the Boat Ride

Only interested in sailing? No problem! Here’s a 6-hour tour where you’ll spend 3 hours cruising in the Blue Lagoon.

The trip includes hotel pick-up and drop-off, an inflatable water slide, snorkeling gear, and music. In addition, guests are offered fruits, juice, and wine.

The price for this one is 25 euros for children (with infants under 3 being free) and 35 euros for adults.

Boat Ride With BBQ

Looking for a trip to the Blue Lagoon that includes a lavish barbecue?

This boat ride comes with hotel pick-up and drop-off, a hearty barbecue meal, and complimentary servings of fruits, juice, and wine for dessert.

The sailing portion is 3 hours or so, and the entire trip, including transportation, lasts something like 6 hours in total.

Here, the price ranges from 35 euros for a child (age 0-11) to 50 euros for an adult.

Private Boat Rental

If you’re traveling as a small group, renting a private boat is a great option to consider.

The duration of the private boat rental is 4 hours, and the prices vary depending on the type of motorboat you choose.

For example, a small motorboat (50 horsepower) suitable for 6 people will cost 138 euros, while a boat with a 250 horsepower engine, suitable for a group of 8 people, will cost 289 euros, excluding fuel.

Both boats are equipped with life jackets and snorkeling gear.

That being said, it’s important to note that you’ll need to make your own way to Latchi Harbour and that a valid driver’s license is sometimes required to rent a boat.

Please pay close attention to the instructions and drive safely!

How to Get to Latchi Harbour

Bus

While public transportation can get you to Latchi Harbour, be aware that you may need to change buses 2-4 times, depending on which part of the city you’re in.

From Paphos Harbour

Bus route 610 leaves the main station at the harbour every 15-20 minutes and makes a stop at Karavella station in the Old Town. From there, you’ll need to switch to route 645 heading to Polis, and then transfer again to route 622 to reach Latchi Harbour.

From Tombs of the Kings Avenue

Start by boarding bus route 615 towards the Tombs of the Kings bus station. Next, take bus route 618 to the Old Town. Once you arrive, switch to bus route 645 to Polis and finally transfer to bus route 622 for Latchi Harbour.

From Universal area

Hop on bus route 603 to Karavella station. Then, switch to route 645 bound for Polis and transfer to route 622 to Latchi Harbour.

Feel free to check out the estimated travel durations:

Bus RouteTravel Time
Paphos Harbor-Karavella61010-13 minutes
Tombs of the Kings-Karavella6157-10 minutes
UniversalKaravella6037-10 minutes
Karavella-Polis64540-45 minutes
Polis-Latchi Harbour6226 minutes

Taxi

Taking a taxi from Paphos to Latchi and back can be quite expensive, costing several hundred euros. This option might not be the most budget-friendly, especially considering there are more affordable alternatives that include both the boat trip and transfers.

Car

For those who enjoy the freedom of independent travel to Latchi, renting a car is a much more convenient and economical option compared to buses or taxis.

Just avoid trying to drive directly to the Blue Lagoon with a private car as the road is extremely rough.

Other Details

Location

Is There a Blue Lagoon in Paphos?

Yes, indeed! The Blue Lagoon is situated in the village of Latchi, which is around a 50-minute drive from the city.

How Do You Get to Blue Lagoon From Paphos?

To get to the Blue Lagoon from Paphos, you need to make your way to Latchi Harbour, where you can then access it by boat.

How Deep Is the Blue Lagoon in Paphos?

According to VisitCyprus, the Blue Lagoon’s depth in Paphos is 10 meters.

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