Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

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#1 of 74 in Parks in Faro District
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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  • Site to visit if you're going to lakes, near the village is a site with much charm ideal for a nice souvenir in the form of photo or video but little else
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  • A must visit when you are in Lagos! Actually this place with its unforgettable views will stay in my memories associated with Lagos. When there take your time to stroll through the hills and watch the...  more »
  • This should not be missed! Both from land and from sea, we have this beautiful piece of nature. It's been rather busy, yet you can still take pictures without a lot of people there on. Watch out on the cliffs: this is sandstone and is becoming dangerous for crumbling according to the locals.
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  • 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.

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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.
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