Ponta da Piedade, Lagos

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#1 of 18 in Nature 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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  • Doesn't get any better by the mood. Good for the soul and sunshine, and unique views. It lacks only a snack with good food!
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  • Super worth it! The view is beautiful from above and below. To get down there are 200 steps (tired, but it's worth it). There's still the option to get a boat and walk around the cliffs.
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  • This it a must do activity if you are in algarve. Easy to purchase tickets. We paid £20 per person for a one hour boat ride which took us all around the rock formations. Stunning natural beauty.  more »
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  • So beautiful!! The water is so clear, and the rock formations are really amazing. You can either enter the beach by stairs, or you can rent kayaks over in the Lagos marina, or even buy a seat on a boat. They make trips daily, and it is a lovely ride.
  • Very nice view. See this marvellous coast from above the grottos. Go behind the lighthouse where you have several pathways. Do not approach too much and be careful
  • Awesome place. This place was the highlight of our Portugal trip. The views are breathtaking. I suggest the following: 1. Take a boat tour (1-2 hours depending upon your interest), which would enable you to see explore the grottos. Take the boat from the marina in front of the train station. The cost is €10 for a one hour journey. With boat you also get to see numerous beautiful beaches on the way. 2. Walk or take a toy train(€2.5) which goes around the town. The view is equally awesome from the top. Visit different points. You can also take the stairs to get down and go for a swim in the sea. There are many small-small beached between the marina and this place which can be enjoyed also.
  • Beautiful! Find the staircase and walk right down to the waves.
  • Ponta da Piedade is where nature meets Paradise. Rocky caves amidst azure emerald waters. Small sandy beaches and coves hugging the shores. A must-visit on Lagos! 😍😍💛💙💚😍😍

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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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