Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, also known as the Lagos Fortress is a small, 17th century military fortress which was built next to the harbor to protect the town of Lagos from attacks. Today however, the well preserved fort is a great example of military architecture, and has become a popular tourist attraction. It is also known to host exhibitions and other events. To enter the square fort, visitors will have to cross a small drawbridge into the courtyard which consists of a chapel and a museum. While here, visitors must make it a point to climb the ramp which leads to the top of the fort. From the battlements, they will be met with incredible views of the town of Lagos and the bay. Also accessible from here are the guard towers.   ...more

Lagos, Portugal



Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, also known as the Lagos Fortress is a small, 17th century military fortress which was built next to the harbor to protect the town of Lagos from attacks. Today however, the well preserved fort is a great example of military architecture, and has become a popular tourist attraction. It is also known to host exhibitions and other events. To enter the square fort, visitors will have to cross a small drawbridge into the courtyard which consists of a chapel and a museum. While here, visitors must make it a point to climb the ramp which leads to the top of the fort. From the battlements, they will be met with incredible views of the town of Lagos and the bay. Also accessible from here are the guard towers.   

Ticket Price


Opening Hour

Tuesday to Sunday 9:30am–12:30 and 2:00pm–5:00pm Closed on Mondays

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 30 minutes or more

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The fort’s architecture and the view from the top  

Prayer Facilities

Muslim tourists will not be able to find prayer facilities at the Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, nor will they be able to locate any mosques or Islamic Centers in the town of Lagos. Muslim visitors will therefore have to find a secluded place outdoors to offer their prayers, and if unable to, they will have to return to their hotel rooms at prayer times.  

Halal Food

The Forte da Ponta da Bandeira does not house a food outlet. Visitors will however be able to find plenty of restaurants and cafés in the town of Lagos. While there are no known Halal restaurants in the town, Muslim tourists will be able to dine on suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes at a local non-Halal restaurant.  

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  • Experience Halal Local Hospitality at Tinhat Boutique Hotel & Restaurant When You're In Davao City, Philippines

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It is a family partnership carefully watching the halal respectability and advancing the Muslim-accommodating society to the world's voyagers. It is an 18-room hotel structured and outfitted in a themed way to suit the individual taste of solace at a reasonable price. It has an on-location halal affirmed kitchen to cook for both Muslim and non-Muslim visitors for their dietary necessities and to guarantee that every single dietary prerequisite is given in the agreement to the Islamic faith. The slogan 'Home Sweeter Than Home' mirrors the Tinhat climate that is uncommonly not the same as the homogenous hotel condition, in fact, a home better than home for each visitor around the globe. The course in setting up Tinhat was fresh, sweet, and genial yet rich. "A Smile Brings Extra Mile in Business" and " Smile Is the Best Form of Charity" are the convictions grasped by the Tinhat organization. They accept that administration with a smile carries delight to each visitor who livened up their day while at Tinhat - the trademark of a genuine Filipino motion - that activity expresses more intense than words, the pride, and soul that stays in each heart of its employees. Halal Restaurant via GIPHY At Tinhat's ensured Halal restaurant, they guarantee that you will love their range of local halal treats. The Halal supply network is profoundly watched and privately sourced, hence, lessening carbon impressions that help the safeguarding of the Earth, endorsing local products for sustainable progress of local farmers and guaranteeing Halal trustworthiness. You can be guaranteed that Halal meals are served to visitors as they carefully execute the Halal Management System that Halal affirmation is profoundly seen which results in it being safe, healthy and sterile. 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An additional fee of Php 300 per hour will have to be incurred if it surpasses the allocated hours limit. Please try to remain cautious about the no-smoking mandate in Davao City. According to the government's declaration;The no-smoking law forbids smoking of any tobacco item including e-cigarettes, shishas and so forth, in all locations and entertainments foundations, work environments, encased open spots, somewhat encased open locations, public buildings, open outside spaces and every open public space, government-owned vehicles and other different methods of public transport inside the regional purview of Davao City (Ordinance No. 0367-12).                     Address: Artiaga Street, Davao City, Davao del Norte 8000, PhilippinesCheck-In: 2PMCheck Out: 12PMTravel Time From Airport: 20mins (Airport Transfer: Php 500)Nearest ATM: 360m Website ...

  • A Muslim's Guide to the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations 2016

    This Muslim Guide to the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations 2016 has been put together by HalalTrip for Muslim soccer fans who are traveling to catch the excitement at the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations 2016 that will be held in Lagos, Nigeria.   About the Event   Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations will be taking place from 13th to the 18th December 2016 at EKO Atlantic City. Those visiting the event will get to see eight teams compete against each other in fierce competition where the winner is ultimately declared the best beach soccer nation in Africa. The two finalists of the tournament will also get to participate in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017 that will be held in the Bahamas, as the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations is also a qualifying tournament.    The first four editions of Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations was held in Durban, South Africa with the following two editions being held in Casablanca and El Jadida in Morocco and the next one in Roche Caiman in Seychelles. This is the first time Nigeria will be hosting the African Beach Soccer Cup of Nations.     The 8 Participating Nations   Traveling to Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations is a great experience for soccer fans – where some skilled players with plenty of talent on the field can be seen.  The eight countries that are participating this year are:   - Egypt - Ghana - Ivory Coast - Libya - Madagascar - Morocco - Nigeria (host country) - Senegal   A Brief History of Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations   The championship was first established in 2006 and has been taking place every two years - like the Beach Soccer World Cup. Currently Senegal is the most successful team by being three-time champions - and this year’s host, Nigeria have also been two-time champions. Madagascar and Senegal were last year’s finalists who qualified to play for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2015 that was held in Portugal - where Madagascar became the champions. Traveling to Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations is where you will get a chance to see some of the best beach soccer teams in Africa play.   Muslim-friendly facilities at EKO Atlantic    Halal Food: Finding Halal food in Lagos will not be that hard since Nigeria has one the highest Muslim populations in West Africa. While there might not be  Halal food at EKO Atlantic, there are small number of Halal restaurants in Lagos close to the venue– such as  Sherlaton Indian Restaurant which is about 2km away and  Viceroy Restaurant about 3km.   Halal Restaurants: The Lagoon Restaurant is also 4km from the venue with the Veggie Victory being 5 km away. Muslims visiting 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations can also ask restaurant staff if Halal food is being served at the restaurant. If not, you can select vegetarian or seafood options that are available to be safe.    Mosques: While there are no specific prayer facilities at EKO Atlantic, there are a few mosques in Lagos that are close to the venue such as the Lekki Central Mosque that is 12 km away and the Syrian Mosque located at least 7km away.  Muslim travelers traveling to 2016 Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations can also get more information about Halal food in Lagos and Halal restaurants in Lagos from the local Muslims as and the local mosques.      Click here for more Muslim-friendly guides for other sporting events around the world!     ...

  • Day 2 in the Philippines with Aizat – Exploring Davao and Samal Island

    ASSALAMUALAIKUM. I felt so sleepy today so I just skipped my breakfast and of course I was so ready for our lunch since they told me that we would eat good food today. And that was one of the reasons why I skipped my breakfast today (kidding!). We started our day today at Museo Dabawenyo. Museo Dabawenyo - also known as “Museum of the people of Davao” - is one of two best known museums in Davao. So it is one of the main attractions here since most locals and foreigners come here to see a glimpse of Davao's past. And I was so excited so I admit that I really fell in love with the place since I really wanted to study and do some research about the past because it was also related to what I’m taking now (I mean related to my studies). My professor would be so proud of me – in my dreams! Museo Dabawenyo is just meters away from the Andres Bonifacio Rotuna and Osmena Park if I’m not mistaken. But trust me, I did some research before we went to this museum last afternoon. But guys, don’t worry because you can just ask the people around here. This is a famous museum and of course they know about the place well. But…I’m not the kind of person who can easily remember some things - especially places. Bye! People were actually not allowed to take pictures inside the museum but alhamdulillah they gave us permission to take some pictures inside, but not too much. To me it was really okay because it was such an honour to get a chance to take pictures inside. Thank you to the Museo Dabawenyo team and of course to HalalTrip team for this opportunity. Hey it’s me! – Please say hello from the other side. Our second destination was at the Philippine Eagle Center. Guess what they have inside? Of course eagles (please get an eye check-up if you have a problem guessing what they have inside) – see the place name laaa! The Philippine Eagle Center is located at the foothills of Mt. Apo in Malagos. But the best part of this place was that they not only had eagles there, but other birds, mammals and reptiles as well. Pretty cool right? If you want a tour guide, just ask for them at the front counter and they will help you of course! The picture that was been taken was really cool and I’m so excited to upload it, honestly. I didn't expect the picture to have been taken like this. So cool! Honestly this was the best part and my favourite part where my picture came out like this (crying blood because it’s really really cool!). And of course we were so hungry and we couldn’t wait to sit down to a nice meal. Thank you to Koi Café for our lunch. The most excited person to eat of course was the person named “Aizat Abd”, that’s not me. We were so ready to eat! Don’t stare at this food too long or it will steal your soul. We ate so much here probably because we skipped our breakfast (not really skipped because we went for breakfast while we waited for Puteri). Or maybe because we felt hungry, hungry and hungry again? If you have the right table, you can watch the food being made in the kitchen. Grilled chicken. Looks so tempting right? Grilled tuna – I took only a little bit of it because I ate too much tuna yesterday. I only ate the grapes and forgot to take other desserts. My favourite was the churros because we could eat it with melted chocolate. Extremely satisfying! Well, keep that in mind. After the meal, we went to our next destination which was Samal Island. But before that, we went to the mosque to perform a prayer. There were so many beautiful mosques founded here. This was one of the most beautiful mosques here. Our last destination today, Samal Island! This island was really awesome and so beautiful. Can I live here forever with my family, and…future wife maybe? (I feel so shy huhuhuhu). You can get to Samal Island by a boat and it takes around 40 minutes. The water is really calm and so clear! I wished a mermaid would suddenly appear here, but it just didn't happen - sad. The view is pretty cool right? That is why I want to live at this place forever. Away from the busy world, away from my work (especially my academic research). These were our rooms. The rooms and common areas were both beautiful and comfortable. It was not just beautiful, it was amazing because it was above the sea water and we could see the clear sea water directly when we went out from our room. Thank you to Pearl Farm BeachResort! Our rooms were just a bit of a longer walk to the main areas but I didn’t mind because you could call for a shuttle service here anytime you wanted, to anywhere you wanted to go - only around this resort. Everything was just perfect; the pool was beautiful too. Overall we loved, loved and loved our stay here. The main highlight for the day - we were given a special dinner and a surprise! The entire event here was made just for us at the resort's special beach area. Along with the entire tour group, we got to taste the delicious and special menu here. So check out the pictures below to see what they all had to say about it. I do love if everybody dragged their family and friends here to try this food and to enjoy it like I did (I ate a lot, especially the shrimp). This is only for me and I finished it all. This is a special mango juice because they planted mango trees here. This means that they have their own mango farm just so that they can make fresh mango juice and serve mangoes to their guest everyday. And guess what? I want to cry again (such a cry baby!). At the end of our dinner, we got to see a special fire performance. All of them were playing with fire and dancing. Crazy, right? I was not buying it because I might have died and turned out to be a grilled human. But yes, it was crazy good and I felt amazed by the entire performance. I had never imagined that I would get to see such a performance live. For those who want to see the performance, you can view it on my Instagram (@skullsulivan) and cry with me. Honestly, Samal Island is full of surprises and I’m so touched! Can’t wait for tomorrow. Goodnight! . Click on my timeline for more updates from my journey:   . ...

  • Day 2 in the Philippines with Puteri – Exploring Davao and Samal Island

    Hello again with me in Day 2! Me and the group started our morning by visiting Museo Dabawenyo, a must-visit place for everyone wanting to know more about the history of Davao City. I love this place. There is so much information that we can get from here such as the culture of Davao citizens. We also found out that the water in Davao is the 2nd cleanest water in the world after New Zealand and Davao received an award for being one of the safest cities in the world. A funny and unique fact at the museum was a woman statue who citizens believed that touching it would give them children in their marriage. After we were done with the museum, we went to the Philippines Eagle Foundation - a park-forest for all kinds of eagles. The main rule of visiting the place was that we needed to be silent since the eagles didn't like noise. Their wings were sooo pretty so I couldn't see the difference between which one was male or female. Hehe. Then I asked my guide and he said the one with the bigger body (which seems to be muscle) was the male. I asked again where all the females were since all eagles that I saw were male. He answered that all the females were pregnant now and so they were moved to a more silent and safe area. It was great to know how eagles lived in real life, like how the females got pregnant, the types of food that eagles eat, etc. The best thing that we got from this visit was that we met a humble, smiling man who could communicate with those eagles. Because of him we could take a photo with the eagles at a close distance. Thank you Sir! :) After playing around with the eagles, we headed to Malagos to have some cheese & chocolate tasting and had lunch too since it was already lunch time. Don't worry, it was all Halal. After we were done with our lunch, we went to find a mosque to take Salat. Sadly, we couldn't find a mosque at the village so we went straight back to the city. We then finally we found a mosque inside the Islamic Centre of Davao. Unfortunately there was no praying dress here so I picked socks to cover my feet up. It was 35 degrees here so I needed to wear clothes of a good fabric that provided a cold effect, like this batik asymmetric tunic. The time was already 3 o'clock so we headed to the Pearl Farm Resort - a very beautiful resort in Samal Island. We had a pretty sunset on board as well. Oh what a view! When we arrived at the resort, I was amazed by the resort itself. How they managed one area from another area was pretty cool because it brought a comfortable feeling to all guests. After having checked in our luggage, the guide brought us to a beautiful area for dinner. Seriously, I didn't know what to say about my dinner since it was so great and yumm yumm! I could eat four plates and still not feel full. Haha. After eating like a zombie, the guide let us try the famous mango juice. And we were like "Yaa Rabb, why this mango juice soo good?!" Hehe. Trust me guys, it wasn't sticky like other mango juice out there. Then a surprise arrived. The fire dancers! Oh I loved this performance. Having a dinner in the middle of the island with fire dancers in front us was a really nice experience. We really enjoyed the night. And we closed the day's activities with some plate of raw mango. Oh what a fun day! I'm happy! I'll see you guys on Day 3. Wassalamu'alaikum Wr. Wb. . Click on my timeline for more updates from my journey:   . ....

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