Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Portugal  /  Algarve  /  Faro District  /  Lagos  /  Nature  /  Ponta da Piedade

Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

4.9
#1 of 13 in Nature in Faro District
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. Ponta da Piedade is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Lagos Edition.
Create an itinerary including Ponta da Piedade
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
2,743 reviews
Google
4.9
TripAdvisor
  • This area is a must-see. And it's fun too! You can walk all along the coast on the hills and cliff edges. Some of the paths can be pretty scary but you don't have to take those. The views are stunning...  more »
  • We drove to Lagos after 6 pm and parked at the Ponta da Piedade parking lot and it was half empty. Perfect time to go when the crowd is gone and the sun puts a golden hue on the rock formations. Stunn...  more »
  • Had a tour of this beautiful site with Antonio in his boat. Will be hard to forget such incredible beauty. Unique and you have to see it!!  more »
Google
  • Beautiful place, worth to visit. If you've got spare 15 euros, it's good idea to watch this amazing structure from the side of the sea on the boat. Restaurant over there hasn't got very various menu, I advise to eat in Lagos city. Car park is free. No overnight staying, but there is a campsite less than a mile away.
  • Ponta da Piedade is a must, there are many ways to explore this amazing place is Lagos. Have a look at Seabookings to easily compare all the different options. There are boat tours, kayak tours, SUP tours and much more.
  • Great attraction. Well worth a visit. EUR 15 per person to go on the boats
  • Amazing natural beauty. One of the unique places in the world
  • Beautiful! Well worth a visit. The views from the bottom of the stairs are impressive looking back up the cliffs.

Plan your trip to Lagos

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Lagos

The historical city core of Lagos is packed full of colorful buildings and bustling streets, some of which date as far back as the medieval period. Though the hotels in the central district are on the expensive side, you can put yourself right in the middle of the city's best restaurants, bars, and tourist attractions by reserving a room there. The center and outlying residential neighborhoods also boast plenty of more affordable options, including smaller hotels, guesthouses, and family-run inns that offer fewer amenities but put you in good position to get out and about on foot. As Lagos is a relatively small town, you'll be within walking distance of both of its premier stretches of beach from nearly any lodging. Those with a car or transportation can get even further afield to experience other nearby coastal areas.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Lagos by other users

7 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujeira do Mar & Algarve BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: September, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CHILE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM BELGIUM August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Lagos BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Lagos BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Barcelona & Portugal BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM FRANCE September, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans