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Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

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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.
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  • 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 »
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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.