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Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

#1 of 131 in Parks in Faro District
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Tall, pointy rock formations appear out of the turquoise waters at Ponta da Piedade, and collections of arches and grottos connect the secluded beaches with one another. Visit the golden sand beaches nestled at the base to see these geological rarities--they're up to 20 m (60 ft) tall--or explore the tunnels and mazes of the area via a small fishing vessel. Seek out an organized boat tour, walk along the shore, or simply hike on your own along a nature trail that leads to the top of the rock formations via more than 180 stairs. More adventurous visitors can rent kayaks here. Put Ponta da Piedade on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lagos driving holiday planning site.
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  • A must see when visiting Algarve. On a bright day with blue sky the views are just magnificent. You can take a walk around these rock formations or take a boat tour.  more »
  • it cannot get any better than walking in this nature area and enjoying the amazing views of the cliffs and beaches.  more »
  • Lovely place to visit. Give yourself time if you want to do the 6k walk. Lovely beaches but you need to walk down the steps to them. Once down you have to walk back up. But deffinately worth the...  more »
  • Short walk down many steps to a very spectacular view. The colour of the sea is amazing against the aged rock formations. With the arches worn into the rock it is truly worth the wonder down.
  • Very beautiful place, especially during a nice sunset. If you are not afraid of heights and are a little cautious you can walk along the edge of the cliff and discover the stunning holes, natural bridges and drop-offs in the rock.
  • A beautiful place to go out for a walk from Lagos on a nice day. Plenty of sun, some grottoes, and a nice sea breeze. I would say, watch your kids though because they could disappear over the edge with one misstep. You could spend a whole day here exploring, but most will only need a half a day.
  • Really beautiful place, walking distance from Lagos city center. I’ve been there during summer and winter, and it is just worth it no matter the weather. During summer is super crowded so avoid this location if you don’t like to constantly take pictures of other weird tourists around. Winter is much nicer but the wind is really cold so take a windbreak jacket with you.
  • Visited in February. The weather was really nice. It was wonderful to walk around without the tour people there. Sites were nice to walk around and take tones of pictures.

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